Newspaper Articles, North Carolina, Other Documents, Paternal Kin

The hoe penetrated to the tissue of the brain.


Goldsboro Headlight, 16 August 1900.

I don’t which Winn this is, but I am certain the Aldridge is my great-grandfather’s brother, John J. Aldridge. Here’s his World War I draft registration card, filed 17 years after this article was published:

JJAldridge WW1

(I’ve always wondered about the “skull broken about 12 years ago.”) Johnnie Aldridge not only recovered, but lived another 64 years after his horrific injury.

John J Aldridge

John J. Aldridge (1887-1964), son of John W. and Louvicey Artis Aldridge.


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