Thursday, September 22, 2011

Now You Know: The Silver Dollar Came Back

The Bryan (OH) Times, January 15, 1963, p. 3
This snippet from the January 15, 1963 edition of the Bryan, Ohio Times mentions my paternal great-granduncle, Lynn Lumas ROCKWELL (1865-1949).  L.L. was married to Beulah Sarah LeMASTERS (1866-1940), daughter of Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (CHEW) LeMASTERS.

In 1902, L.L. Rockwell of Fort Recovery, Ohio, put his initials on a silver dollar and spent it.  It came back to him in January 1937 after being in circulation 35 years.
L.L. operated a garage in Fort Recovery, Ohio for many years, and I assume that is where his silver dollar came back to him.  

I was doing a search on Google to see if I could find mention of the Rockwell garage when I located this article.  Why it was being reprinted as a UPI release in 1963 is a mystery.

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