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THE LAST MAN'S CLUB WWI SURVIVORS ST PETERSBURG FLORIDA
Item #: CWB7959
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GREAT PHOTO PICTURING JAMES G. JONES, 79, AND CHARLES J. ALLEN, 86, MEETING FOR DINNER KEEPING A VOW THEY MADE IN 1939. THAT IS WHEN THE TWO MEN, ALONG WITH 105 OTHER DISABLED VETERANS, JOINED THE LAST MAN'S CLUB AND DECIDED TO MEET UNTIL ONLY ONE MAN WAS LEFT. THE LAST SURVIVOR WOULD DRINK A BOTTLE OF OLD OVERHOLT WHISKEY DONATED BY DOC WEBB, FOUNDER OF WEBB'S CITY.
JONES AND ALLEN WERE THE ONLY TWO OF THE FOUR REMAINING VETERANS WELL ENOUGH TO MEET IN 1979.
THE OTHER TWO SURVIVORS ARE GEORGE MARSIC, 103, OF BROOKSVILLE AND FRANK BAKER, 84 (AND THE YOUNGEST MEMBER), OF LAKELAND, FLA.
107 NAMES ARE ON THE CHARTER AND ONLY 4 REMAIN IN 1979 ON (VETERANS DAY)
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING TELLS THE STORY ON REVERSE
UPPER CLIPPING ANNOUCES THE DEATH OF GILBERT JONES (LEFT), OCTOBER 1980
THE LAST MEMBER OF THE CLUB WAS FRANK BAKER WHO DIED AT THE AGE OF 100 ON FEB 15, 1996
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lb
 $95.00 USD