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Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. High School All-State Guard

December 10, 1939 “The Selma Times-Journal”

Boy Scouts

Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. Scouts

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 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.


Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. Birth announcement
Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. funeral
Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. hospitalized

October 13, 1921 “The Selma Times-Journal”

December 20, 1927 “The Selma Times-Journal”

Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. obit

Ernest Rockwell Sr. (dad) passed away in 1941. September 24, 1941 “The Selma Times-Journal”.

Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. flight school graduation


Dad's Death

Flight School Graduation

July 30, 1943 “The Selma Times-Journal”

Fatal Crash

Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. crash

July 21, 1944 “The Decatur Daily” – Decatur, Alabama

Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. boyhood home

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.

Lt. Ernest B. Rockwell Jr. grave marker

Gravestone located at Live Oak Cemetery – Selma, Alabama – WWW.Findagrave.Com

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