The Armistice that brought an end to the fighting in World War I was signed on November 11, 1918. The Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended the war, wasn't signed until June 28, 1919. In the interim, in the early months of 1919, soldiers were making their way back from France. The official "Welcome Home" celebration in Hudson wouldn't take place until early September, but the newspaper regularly reported the return of the soldiers, fondly referred to as "Hudson boys." It was such a report that caught my eye on the front page of the Columbia Republican for January 28, 1919.
The 1920 census reveals that the home on Allen Street to which both Edward and John Dolan returned was located at 228 Allen Street.
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An interesting story---thank God Dolan survived being machine-gunned. He was a very lucky man.ReplyDelete