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Seminole and Hitchita World War II Roll Call/Honor Roll Quilt

Posted by Sue Reich on Tuesday, February 12, 2013,

  Seminole and Hitchita are towns in central and eastern Oklahoma.  The W.S.C.S. (Women's Society of Christian Service)
from these areas created this quilt in 1945 to honor the veterans of two wars; World War I and World War II.  Research to date reveals the men and women names embroidered on this quilt are all American Indian.  
  Many towns across the United States honored the soldiers from their communities who served in World War II with Service banners and Honor Roll or Roll Call quilts.  ...

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Vezy Edward Tracy's World War II Crazy Blocks

Posted by Sue Reich on Friday, October 14, 2011,

Vezy was born in 1908 to a Neoga, Illinois farmer, Jesse Tracy, age 52 and his wife, Martha, age 35. By 1920, Martha Tracy was a single mother of three children, working as a doctor’s maid in Mattoon, Illinois. [1] A decade later, only her middle child, Vezy Edward, was still living at home. At the age of 21, he was employed as a dry goods salesman supporting his mother. [2] On November 22, 1930, Vezy married Vivian J. Storm of Windsor, Illinois, only 18 miles to the west of Mattoon. Vezy w...

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Sue Reich Researcher and Presenter on the quilts of the World War II years. Author of "World War II Quilts" published in 2010. The purpose of this blog is to provide updates on newly discovered World War II quilts.