Category Archives: 1920s

Edwyn Carlisle Perry

Edwyn Carlisle Perry was born in Amboy, Minnesota on Nov 10, 1898 to George and Anna Perry. He was murdered on or about July 1, 1939 in Payette, Idaho. According to newpaper reports on his murder, Edwyn joined the “national … Continue reading

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Thomas Swale, dishwasher story

Clip from wire service about TN Swale in fight with dishwasher, Bemidji Pioneer, 1921 SWALE WAS A DISHWASHER ———- Commander of Legion’s Washington Department Licked Kitchen Boss, Then Took His Job. ———- The story of how a fist fight made … Continue reading

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Thomas Nelings Swale and the “Oriental Question”

Thomas Nelings Swale, mentioned in an earlier post, was interviewed for the Survey of Race Relations, link here and archive housed at the Hoover Institute at Stanford. Thomas was originally Treasurer of the Survey Council, however he resigned because of … Continue reading

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Thomas Swale and Legion fight alien leasing

In the early 20th century, laws were written in various states to try and preserve jobs and land for Anglos (sound familiar?). In Washington State, legal aliens of Japanese descent would be willing and able to pay much more to … Continue reading

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Thomas Swale in line for Legion job

Spokane Daily Chronicle 1921

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