Category Archives: Washington

Frank Delos Tyrrell. Somewhere in Germany. 13 April 45

Somewhere in Germany 13 April 45 Dear Sis and Family: Just a note to let you know I am O.K. I don’t have much time to write to anyone now days for when we are pushing we go night and … 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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Waiting for information

Sending off requests for information to libraries can be a time and money-saving way to do genealogy research. The first time I was surprised by how quickly the information came back. This time I am waiting, waiting, waiting… I know … Continue reading

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Frank Delos Tyrrell

Frank “Delos” Tyrrell was born in SD and moved to Seattle. He enlisted in the Army during WWII and was part of the European theater, including troops who went into Germany at the end of the war. He sent a … Continue reading

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