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December 10, 1939 “The Selma Times-Journal”
May 19, 1935
Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr.
DOB October 13, 1921 DOD July 21, 1944
Buried: Live Oak Cemetery Division E Lot 34
“Thank you for your service to our country!”
I, (Author: michaeldexterhankins), put together this collage of archived newspaper clippings on Lt. Ernest Bishop Rockwell Jr. of Selma, Alabama, for Doug Buster and his organization: Cemetery Preservation Group Incorporated.
The collection of articles is designed to show the ease in reconstructing a person’s life even if you don’t like to write.
I only subscribed to newspapers.com this past year finding it’s an invaluable tool for composing historical articles and stories. If the cost of a subscription seems too high, perhaps have your church or local library open an account.
October 13, 1921 “The Selma Times-Journal”
December 20, 1927 “The Selma Times-Journal”
Ernest Rockwell Sr. (dad) passed away in 1941. September 24, 1941 “The Selma Times-Journal”.
Flight School Graduation
July 30, 1943 “The Selma Times-Journal”
July 21, 1944 “The Decatur Daily” – Decatur, Alabama
The beautiful home in Selma where the Rockwell family once lived. It’s easy to imagine young Ernest and friends scrimmaging in the front yard.
Gravestone located at Live Oak Cemetery – Selma, Alabama –