Friday, April 22, 2016

Tom Mix

TomMix Joins Fox Films
New Comedy Organization Gets Famous Cowboy Photo- player—Eight Years With Selig.

TOMMIX, cowboy, rough rider, motion picture actor, scenario writer and director, has signed with the William Fox forces and will immediately begin work on a series of western comedies for the Fox film comedy program. The engagement of Mr. Mix for Fox film comedies marks the first change America's most famous cowboy has made in his picture career. For eight years he was leading man with Selig and his followers are numbered by the hundreds of thousands in all parts of the world. For staging the Mix comedies Mr. Fox has leased a large tract of land on the Winna Brown ranch, near Los Angeles, erected a complete western city from dance hall to under taking establishment and arranged for the maintenance of a large stock farm to furnish horses and cattle for the films.  Opposite

Mr. Mix, when he begins work for Fox film comedies, will be Victoria Forde. who has played his female leads ever since he has been in pictures.

TomMix is one of the most picturesque figures on the Pacific Coast. He is typically a westerner and unmistakably a cowboy, always wearing a sombrero, which fits exactly with his rugged virile eatures. He is a familiar character in and about Los Angeles.

++ Moving Picture World, 1917.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

John Edward ("Grit"), Bruce.

BRUCE, John Edward ("Grit"), newspaper correspondent, historian; born at Piscataway, Md., Feb. 22, 1856; son of Robert and Martha Allen (Clark) Bruce; self-educated; married Florence A. Bishop, of Cleveland, O., Sept. 10, 1895. Established.

 The Argus (weekly newspaper) at Washington, D. C, 1879, the Sunday Item, 1880; editor The Republican, of Norfolk, Va., 1882; associate editor and business manager the "Commonwealth," Baltimore, Md., 1884; established Grit, Washington, 1884; under name of "Bruce Grit," paid contributor to Boston Transcript, Albany Argus, Buffalo Express, Sunday Gazette and Sunday Republic of Washington; member literary bureau of Republican National Committee, 1900. Established Yonkers (N. Y.) Weekly Standard, 1908; American correspondent to African Times and Orient Review, London, Eng.

Probation officer in Yonkers since 1910; a founder and president Negro Society for Historical Research. Republican. Methodist. Mason; member Order of African Redemption (Liberia) African Society (London). Author (children's book): Biography of Eminent Negroes, 1910; wrote (pamphlets) The Blood Red Record (a history of lynching in the South), 1905; The Blot of the Scutcheon; The Nation, the Law, the Citizen Their Relation Each to the Other; Concentration of Energy; No Heaven for the Black Man.

Address:146 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, N. Y.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Morris W. Lasure

Morris W. Lasure.

Birth: 1843, Montgomery County, Ohio.
Death: Sep. 12, 1928.

Wife: Cassandra Fox Lasure.

Children: Ella, Ida, Hamilton S., Sanford W., Samuel E. Lasure.

Burial: Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.

Mr. Lasure was Marshal of Fairfield Ohio from 1910 -1914.

Ohio State Records.
Fourth Ohio Cavalry, Co. H.

Lasure, Morris, Private, Age 18 Enlisted Sept. 16, 1861 For,3 yrs captured and paroled Oct. 18, 1862, at battle of Kington, Ky.; mustered out with company July 15, 1865; veteran.

Monday, April 18, 2016

154th., Tennessee Infanty, Co. F., "Colored Cooks '.......................

The Colored Cooks

 There is another class that deserves honorable mention. The colored cooks in the army were an important adjunct. Many an officer was enabled to devote his hours off duty to studying "Hardee's Tactics," and was also enabled to keep his uniform in presentable condition, by the aid of a cook, and many a hot, tired and hungry soldier, returning to camp from drill, near noon, was regaled by the rich odors arising from the steaming camp kettle, which his cook, furnished him by a doting father, had filled with tempting viands. And many a sick or wounded Confederate has been tenderly waited upon and cared for by the negro who played with him in boyhood and now tried to do for "young massa" what "ole missus" would have done, but was too far away to do.

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