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I wonder why he was so hell-bent on joining the military. And if he was living in Roswell, it must have only been for a short time.
ophion1031 wrote:I wonder why he was so hell-bent on joining the military. And if he was living in Roswell, it must have only been for a short time.
The family had two residences - one in Hamlin and the other in San Angelo, TX. Outside of those, Dickey/Marshall (and I'm firmly of the conviction that they were the same person) doesn't appear to have had a fixed place of habitation during this period. He was all over the place.
Big Bend Sentinel (Marfa, TX),Oct. 1942:
Post Dispatch, Feb. 04, 1943:
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And we have another theatre! I looked up that theatre in Roswell so that I could attempt to contact them just for the hell of it, but it closed down. I will be visiting Roswell later this year (gonna go shroomin' and chase aliens!!) so I will stop by the local library and do some digging. I don't think Dickey lived in Roswell for very long, but maybe I will be able to find some records or photos or something.
Galaxie500 wrote:Dickey's draft registration record...
For those who have a difficult time deciphering cursive, the note on the first image reads: "Cancelled. Registered when he was 16 years old."
Galaxie500 wrote:ophion1031 wrote:Wow, excellent finds right there!! So Dickey was living in Roswell, NM and working at a theater? If that was 1942 and he was born in 1924 he would have been 18... I'm confused. Or did he register when he was 18 but this wasn't filed until a couple years later?
He lied about his age (born in 1926, making him 16 years old at the time of his registration)...thus the notice of cancellation. Interestingly, this wasn't the first time Dickey attempted to enlist under false pretenses -
(Abilene Reporter-News. 08/13/1941.)
Very cool finds!!!
Galaxie, I will be going to Roswell this summer. Do you know of any people or places I should look up while I'm there and see if I can find out anything on Marshall from when he lived there?
ophion1031 wrote:Galaxie, I will be going to Roswell this summer. Do you know of any people or places I should look up while I'm there and see if I can find out anything on Marshall from when he lived there?
As stated previously, it appears that Dickey was only in Roswell for a brief period. It might be beneficial, though, to see what (if any) information is available on the Yucca Theater circa 1942-43.
Brief note - L.D. Brown (Dickey's employer as per the document posted above) was the proprietor of a local theater.
"The theater was open by 1925. The Exhibitors Herald dated August 8, 1925 notes “…L.D. Brown has taken over the Queen theater at Brownwood, Tex.”
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