Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Turned Up Tuesday - Sheriff Grandpa?

Marriage Record - George Erwin Batchelder
It's been some time (many, many, many... uh, many) months since I've written anything.  I discovered something this afternoon that deserves updating though.

Back in December of 2012, I wrote about the Mystery Chain that had been handed down to me by my mother.  She always told me that the chain was a set of hand-cuffs used by her father while he was working as a police officer.  The problem was that I had never found any evidence of him being a part of law enforcement.

Until today.

This afternoon I pulled up my grandfather's wedding record from 1939, the year that he married my grandmother.  His listed occupation: "Deputy Sheriff".

So, it seems like there may be some truth to the story of the Mystery Chain.  I'm still not completely convinced that he was in law enforcement, based on all other evidence that I've found, but it does appear that on at least one occasion, he is documented as being a Sheriff.

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