29 December 2010
Elmore Drollette in San Francisco Newspaper
This image of Elmore Drollette San Francisco News Chronicle from August of 1909. His father was George Drollette, uncle of my wife's great-grandmother. It just goes to show that one never knows what one might find in scanned copies of old newspapers.
The eleven year old apparently travelled alone from China back to the United States after spending several months with his father. The article hints that he's travelled across the Pacific before with his mother and indicates that he is returning to his grandparents in Indiana.
I stumbled upon this while working on a Casefile Clues article on the father's employment in China from about 1901 until the 1930s.