This blog will attempt to share the stories and histories of my family from Arkansas.
I am researching the SMITH, SLOAN, HAWKINS & PATTILLO lines from Dallas County, Arkansas and the POOLE line from Union & Hemstead Counties.
Headstone of Sylvester Giles at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo, California
Sylvester Giles was born 20 August 1894 in Fountain Hill, Ashley County, Arkansas to John Henry and Alice Ophelia (Besely) Giles. Sylvester was my great granduncle. I do not recall ever meeting him, even though he lived near us. Sylvester enlisted in the Army during World War I, and served as a Private First Class. Sylvester died 15 Feb 1980 in Richmond, Contra Costa, California. He was buried in Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Vallejo, California.