Newspaper Article (1921)
This 1921 newspaper article provides information about the jewelry store and watch repair shop my paternal Grandfather, Shober English Shumate, ran in Elkin, NC. My Grandfather died in 1945, and I only knew he repaired watches. Now, I know a little more about my Grandfather, what he did in 1921, and where his jewelry store was located.
More and more newspapers are being digitized and made available online, and should be incorporated into any research strategy. They provide wonderful insight into our families, and can help tell us who we are and where we came from.
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