|Published: 10:31 PM, 11/01/2013
||Last updated: 10:31 PM, 11/01/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—A trip to Washington, D.C. last summer to attend the
Key Club International Convention included an added bonus for Jacob Rathbone, a
member of the Cocke County High School Class of 2013.
While in America’s capitol city, Rathbone, his fellow club
members, and chaperones visited Arlington National Cemetery, where they
observed the changing of the guard and saw the eternal flame at President John
F. Kennedy’s grave.
But then Rathbone and fellow club member Robbie Mathis
struck out on their own.
Prior to the trip, Rathbone’s grandmother, Imogene Rathbone,
has asked him to try to visit the graves of her aunt and uncle, James and Maude
(Strange) Rowland. Mrs. Rowland was a sister of Floyd Strange, Imogene’s
father, all natives of Del Rio.
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
In other words, the Rowlands would be Jacob’s
great-great-aunt and uncle.
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