Document Day: Elvin Wesley Brown, World War I & World War II Registration Cards

     Elvin Wesley Brown was the husband of my Great Aunt Hannah Sidney Cully.  After Aunt Hannah died of breast cancer in November 25, 1932, Elvin moved in with my grandmother Agnes Cully Peters and my mother Betty.  Elvin was known as “Unkie” to all those that knew him well.  He was an excellent gourmet cook and always had to try out the latest cooking supplies.  Elvin was also a Barber by trade.
     Hannah was one of the elder Cully siblings along with her sister Zara [Cully] Brown.  They both married Brown brothers.
World War I Registration Card
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     Elvin was born on July 29 1884 in Duval County, Jacksonville Florida.  This WWI Registration Card was completed on September 12, 1918 in Worcester, MA, and Elvin was 34 at the time.  Hannah and Elvin were married and lived at 4 Pelham Street, which was one of the well talked about addresses that the Cully family resided of which I visited in April 2011.

  Elvin was employed as a Barber at 4 Pleasant Street, Worcester MA at this time, and his employer was Parteur J. N. Harmon.

     Elvin had a medium built, and was of medium height.  He also had Brown hair and black eyes.

Pelham Street where the Cully’s resided
Worcester, MA Family Research Trip
Photo from my Cell Phone Camera

    Elvin Wesley Brown was living in New York when he completed the World War II Registration Card in April of 1942.  He was living at 460 W. 147th Street, NY, NY, where my Mother and Grandmother resided.  (When I went to NY, I had the opportunity to tour the building and also went inside the actual apt my mother lived in.  I did not take pictures of the inside apt. as for the tenants privacy)

     Elvin was documented as being 5’6″ and 163 lbs.  He was Negro, with Brown eyes, black hair and a light brown complexion.  He was also 57 years at the time.

WW-II Registration Card (Side #1)
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World World II-Registration Card (Side #2)
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Me outside of the Apt Building @ 460 W. 147th Street
Waiting to be buzzed in.
Harlem, NY Family Research Trip
Photo by Vanessa Moore

Document Day: Unnamed Cully Male (Son of Joseph B. and Martha Ann (Carter) Cully Death Certificate

     This is the Stillborn Death Certificate of Unnamed Cully (boy), son of Joseph B. and Martha Ann (Carter) Cully.  Martha gave birth to a stillborn boy on September 14, 1930 in North Harlowe, Craven County, North Carolina.  
     The burial of their baby was near their home on September 14, 1930.  The father, Joseph B. Cully was the informant of the death.  The undertaker was M.C. Carter, who was Martha’s Father.  Unsure who the midwife is, but it looks like Z ?   Furline.
     Unnamed Male Cully would be my 4th Cousin 1x Removed.
Unnamed Male Cully Death Certificate
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Document Day: Tob. Alfred Richardson Death Certificate

     Tob. Alfred Richardson was the new born son of Joseph B. Cully (abt 16 yrs old) and Lutie Richardson. He was born on July 6, 1917 and died on August 26, 1917 in Blades, Craven County, North Carolina.  Lucinda Dove Cully and James H Cully were the grandparents of Joseph’s child.
     The cause of death was unknown.  The Acting undertaker was George Fenner (poss. family member to the Carter branch) and the child was buried at Piney Grove Cemetery on August 27, 1917.  
     I was unable to find a marriage license for Joseph B. Cully and Lutie Richardson.  Since the child did not carry the father’s last name, it is to my belief the child was born out-of-wedlock.
     Joseph B. Cully is found in the 1920 U.S. Census in his parents household and is listed as 19 years old and single.
 Joseph B Cully my 3rd Cousin 2 X removed, making baby (Tob) would be my 4th cousin 1x Removed
Tob. Alfred Richardson Death Certificate
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Document Day: Tom Paulette World War I Registration Card

Tom Paulette
My Paternal Great Grandfather
(Photo from Debra Mitchell)

My Great Grandfather Tom Paulette was born on February 17, 1873.  On September 12, 1918, Tom registered and completed a World War I Registration Card.  Tom was 45 years old at the time.  He was living in Schlater, Leflore County, Mississippi with his wife Georgie [Howard] Paulette.  His occupation at the time was that of a farmer.  His employer was R.B. Scheaten.  Tom was of a medium height and slender built.  He had grey eyes and Black Hair.

Tom Paulette was my dad’s (Johnny Roy Mitchell) Grandfather.

WWI Reg Card-Side #1
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WWI Reg. Card-Side #2
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