Monthly Archives: August 2018

Richard W. Bentley – 19th and 20th Century Businessman

Behind the scenes of the article on Richard W. Bentley Mr. Howard Frederick Dishman, Sr., was the only child of Howard Armstead Dishman and Inez Howard. Mr. Dishman’s father, Howard Armstead Dishman, was born in Stafford, Virginia. He migrated first … Continue reading

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Eugene Shanklin: Buffalo Soldier, WW I Veteran

Behind the scenes of the article on Eugene Thomas Shanklin Eugene Shanklin Drayton notified me that his great-uncle, Eugene Thomas Shanklin, was a World War I veteran. The only information he shared with me was that his great-uncle lost his … Continue reading

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Correction to Remembering Parker-Gray School from 1920 – 1965

Two corrections were brought to my attention in my article in the Alexandria Gazette Packet dated August 2nd. One was the picture of the Parker-Gray Alumni Association’s officers. The picture did not include all the names of the individuals; and, … Continue reading

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Remembering Parker-Gray School from 1920 – 1965

Behind the scene of the article on Parker-Gray School. Parker-Gray School was established in 1920 in Alexandria, Virginia. The first building was located at 901 Wythe Street where the present day Charles Houston Recreation Center is located. The school had … Continue reading

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