School Interrupted 1918

A small item in the old newspaper can give you insight into the life of your ancestor.

Here is an item in a November 1918 school newspaper, that tells us that Claire Kilgore will not be coming back to school because her father has died. This small item gives information that might not be known by today’s genealogist who has Claire on their tree, so it is a good item to capture and include on the tree.


Here is the text that is copied off of the student newspaper.

Alvin Kilgore

died 1918
killed in a tractor accident on a farm
in Moorehaven

daughter: Claire Kilgore

Claire was student in 1917
at Florida State College for Women

per the student newspaper
“The Florida Flambeau”
Claire was an athlete for F.S.W. C.

in the newspaper the students say she will be missed this school year.


The newspaper location, newspaper name and link:

Tallahassee, Florida
Fsview and The Florida Flambeau – Nov 2, 1918 – Saturday


Below is the information about the university newspaper:

So never bypass small items because they can add history to your family story.


I hope this post has given you some new ideas to use on your search for family stories.

Thank You

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan