Can You Identify These 1917-1920 Silver Spring Residents?
In 1999 the Silver Spring Historical Society purchased a circa 1917-20 photo album assembled by one John Elliott, who was a member of Company K, 115th Infantry.  This
unit trained out of the original Maryland National Guard Armory on Georgia Avenue (now Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Dept. Station #1).

There are photos of the Armory and of the training camp itself (which was located
somewhere along Eastern Avenue on the opposite side of the B&O tracks).  These
photos are all dated 1917.  There are 1920 photos of animals from a Silver Spring farm, whose exact location is unidentified (each farm animals is identified by name though!).

Many names of individuals are found throughout the album.  If anyone
recognizes, or knows of anyone who might recognize or be related to, these individuals,
please contact Jerry A. McCoy at  The society would especially like to obtain more biographical information about John Elliott. Thanks!

  Nettie Barnes
  Corporal Joseph B.  Cissel
  A. D. Elliott (possibly John Elliott's father?)
  Private 1st Class John Elliott (person who assembled photo album)
  Robert B. Elliott
  Reserve Private Henry C. Eslin
  Corporal George Hood
  Private 1st Class Thomas Holt
  Mechanic Earl E. Howser
  Lindsey (possibly either Private 1st Class Edward, John, or Joseph Lindsay)
  Sara Maughlin
  Bob McCanay
  Mechanic Charles E. Pierce
  Candy Ray
  Eleanor Ray
  Private 1st Class James E. Roeder
  Sergeant Charles Shoemaker
  Mrs. Stewart
  Wax Tomson (possibly Private 1st Class Dewey Thompson)
  Ann Wilson
  Mechanic Marcel Zimmerman

Other surnames only (all male individuals):


  Jerry A. McCoy
  Silver Spring Historical Society