Monthly Archives: September 2020

Behind the Scene – Annie Withers’ Losses: Influenza Pandemic Article

Sammie Shanklin, a fourth generation Alexandrian on his paternal family side migrated to Alexandria from King George, Virginia prior to the Civil War. On Sammie’s grandmother side of the family, the Withers and Johnson came to Alexandria during the Civil … Continue reading

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Grandfather and Us: Wilmer Benjamin Henry

Backstory of the article that was in the Alexandria Gazette Newspaper on September 2, 2020, gives insight into Wilmer Benjamin Henry and his grandchildren. Wilmer Benjamin Henry was born on February 22, 1898 in Accotink, which is located in Fairfax, … Continue reading

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