John Mack and Mabel Forshee Jarrell – 1920 U.S. Census

My great-grandparents, John Jarrell and Mabel Forshee Jarrell appear in the 1920 U.S. Census for Detroit, Michigan. They had moved to Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Their family now included a fourth son, Rolly. They were part of the migration from the rural U.S. South to the industrial North that began during World War I. Detroit... Continue Reading →

John Mack and Mabel Forshee Jarrell – 1910 U.S. Census

My great-grandparents, John Jarrell and Mabel Forshee Jarrell still appear in the 1910 U.S. Census for Desloge, St. Francois County, Missouri. Their family included 3 sons: Rastus Oakley, Marvin, and Vernon Lee, my maternal grandfather. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #familyphoto #genealogy #missouri #missourihistory #michiganhistory #oldphotos #detroithistory #detroit #familyphotos #familyphotography #ancestor #ancestors #ancestry #leadmine #leadbelt #autoworker... Continue Reading →

German Prisoner of War Camp, WWII

Worn photograph of the German prisoner-of-war camp where my grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell, was held in 1944-45. He was reported "missing in action" in France November 5, 1944. He carried this photo in his wallet and one can only imagine the horrors he saw, both in battle and in the camp. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #wwii... Continue Reading →

Vernon Lee Jarrell and Craig Falkner

My maternal grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell, holding his grandson, Craig Falkner (me) in 1965. Taken in Redford, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #falknergenealogy #falkner #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #redfordmi #1960s #grandfather #grandfatherandgrandson #grandson #grandpa

PFC Vernon Lee Jarrell, US Army

World War II medals of PFC Vernon Lee Jarrell, US Army (my maternal grandfather). He went missing in action in France was a prisoner of war in Germany in 1944-1945. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #wwii #wwiihistory #ww2 #ww2history #familyhistory #genealogy #familyarchives #familyarchive #army #usarmy #usarmyinfantry #pow #prisonerofwar #missinginaction #mia #grandfather #grandpa #germany #wounded #woundedinaction #purpleheart #purpleheart💜

Jarrell/Falkner Family

Jarrell/Falkner Family. Earl Jarrell of Florida, USA visited his brothers Vernon and Rolly Jarrell in the early 1970s. Back two rows, left to right: Earl (Rastus Oakley) Jarrell, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, Vernon Jarrell, Mary Ann Jarrell Falkner, Rolly R. “Tiki” Jarrell, John William Jarrell. The children in front are: Cheryl Jarrell Young, Kathleen Falkner Rujan,... Continue Reading →

Jarrell Brothers

Jarrell Brothers. Earl Jarrell of Florida, USA visited his brothers Vernon and Rolly Jarrell in Michigan (early 1970s). Left to right: Earl (Rastus Oakley) Jarrell, Rolly R. “Tiki” Jarrell, and Vernon Jarrell (my maternal grandfather). There was a fourth brother, Marvin “Mick”, but he passed away in 1952. Unfortunately, this is a Polaroid photo and... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel and Daughters

My great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel (center), with his daughters and their spouses. Left to right: Walter Holmes, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, John William Blumenstiel, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, and Vernon Lee Jarrell. This likely dates to the early 1970s. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #holmesgenealogy #holmes #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto... Continue Reading →

Vernon Lee Jarrell Draft Registration

Vernon Lee Jarrell, World War II draft registration. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-45 and was inducted at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA. He was wounded and captured in France in 1944 and was a prisoner of war in Germany. #falknerjarrell #wwii #wwiihistory #fortsheridan #illinois #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyarchives #familyarchive #usarmy #usarmyinfantry #militarymen... Continue Reading →

Vernon Lee Jarrell

Final driver’s license of Vernon Lee Jarrell, World War II veteran and POW. Inducted at Fort Sheridan in 1944, he was a prisoner of war in Germany in 1944-1945. “Vern” was my maternal grandfather and died in 1977. #wwii #wwiihistory #fortsheridan #jarrellgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyarchives #familyarchive #falknerjarrell #usarmy #usarmyinfantry #militarymen #pow #prisonerofwar #normandy #worldwar2 #worldwartwo... Continue Reading →

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