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Marked Made and Given by G. S. Middlehurst Nampa Idaho 10 5 43. According to the 1940 census, George Middlehurst was a foreman at the Pacific Fruit Express in Nampa. A repair shop for railroad equipment.

 

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Held as if an ice pick, the blade orientation not unknown for knuckle dusters. Brass knuckles have a fair amount of depth to their grip. Most are more familiar of the 1918, so this smacker just looks weird but probably feels pretty good in an ice pick hold.

 

Cheers

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Source: FamilySearch.org

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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The 1910 Census from Hutchinson Ward 3, Reno, Kansas, United States, shows George’s profession as “Blacksmith” and his other two brothers, James and Alfred as Automobile Machinists.

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Publication: The Hutchinson News

Location: Hutchinson, Kansas

Issue Date: Thursday, June 22, 1916

Page: 8

 

Machine Gun Company Enlistments. The men who have enlisted in the machine gun company since the president's call are, George S. Middlehurst, 30, single, Avenue F west, Hutchinson.

 

The Knights of Pythias lodge has already helped the guardsmen who are members. Paid up receipts have been issued to all members, to cover the full time of any service which the guardsmen may be called upon to render. Sergeant Willie Dewhirst, and Fay T. Brown, of Company E, and George Middlehurst, of the machine gun company, have been given these receipts. The lodge also gave each man a gold button, on one side of which is the coat of arms of the lodge. On the other is the owner's name, and the address of the lodge. These will serve as identification buttons.

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Source: Fold3

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Publication: The Hutchinson News

Location: Hutchinson, Kansas

Issue Date: Thursday, December 1, 1921

Page: 6

 

Note: Unfortunately, I couldn’t discern the OCR’ed portion of the entire article good enough, but I believe I’ve found the most important part, that is, that he was a horseshoer at this time. It would be nice to get the entire newspaper article, but I don’t have paid access to Newspapers.com.

 

An emergency unit here on Governor Allen's call for help to guard volunteer coal miners in the coal strike.

 

Horseshoer George S. Middlehurst

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Publication: The San Bernardino County Sun

Location: San Bernardino, California

Issue Date: Sunday, December 27, 1925

Page: Page 13

 

Several Colton Employees of P. F. E. Promoted to New Unit in Idaho (Special Staff Correspondent) COLTON, Superindent R. J. Howard of the local Pacific Fruit Express plant has been promoted to general manager of that firm being organized at Nampa, Idaho. Associated with Mr. Howard on the staff of the newly-created F. E. plant in Idaho will be C. R. Hamilton, who leaves the Colton plant to become general foreman. George Middlehurst, who will assume direction of the machine and blacksmith shops and welding departments, having been engaged in those lines of work at this unit of the P. F. E and R. E. Nelson and Emmet Bolts, who will become foremen at the Nampa plant. Mr. Howard will leave Monday for his new field, Accompanying him will be the Hamilton and Mlddlehurst families, who leave a wide circle of friends here and in San Bernardino. The other two men who are slated for promotion to the new unit will leave early next month. It is expected that additional men will be drawn from the Colton plant to conduct the big Idaho car shops as soon as the needs for personnel can be clearly determined. No announcements have been made of the names of successors to the five leaders of the local car-building and repair shops. The appointments will be taken up with the directorate of the company prior to publication of the names of those slated for promotion here.

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Sorry, this should have been continued from the Reno County History

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Source: FamilySearch.org

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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