Reader Queries

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries, ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.


Here are a few queries from October 2010



Wants Info. On
Edgar Paul Bowman

Dear Editor:
The Kentucky Explorer is the best magazine out there. I enjoy it and often turn to the magazine for help.
I have an uncle who served in the U. S. Army during the early 1950s. I don't know every much about his service, as he never talked about it. I would truly like to know much more.
I am searching for any veteran who knew my uncle and served with him. As I said, I don't know much.
My uncle was Edgar Paul Bowman, and in April 1952 he was attached to Company "F" 502nd Airborne Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Camp Breckinridge Kentucky. He later served in Korea. This is all the information I know about him.
I would like to hear from any veteran who knew and served with Paul.
Keep up the excellent work for Kentuckians.
Roger D. Bowman
401 Latimer Heights
Danville, KY 40422


Words To Song Wanted
Dear Editor:
I was wondering if anyone has the words to a song I heard Roy Acuff sing on the Grand Ole Opry back in the 1940s entitled "I Called And Nobody Answered."
Anna L. Cathers
4307 Rose Lane #3
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Seeking Lancaster Relatives
Dear Editor:
I am the great-granddaughter of Benjamin and Rosa Barnett Lan-caster. They had 10 children all born from 1870 to 1889: S. J. (Stonewall Jackson), Albert Mason, David Allen, James Barnett, Ben Franklin, William Robert, Lou Ella, Thomas Troupe, Susan Mary, and Howard Herbert. The children were all born and reared in the Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky, area.
Please contact me with any information about this family.
Dottie Lancaster Hashizumi
dottiehash@cox.net
310/377-1000


Who Is C. L. S.?
Dear Editor:
Does anyone know the identity of C. L. S. This is the person who wrote about the last years of Daniel Boone's life?
Any help would be appreciated.
David Dary
ddary@cox.net


Townsend Mountain
Information Wanted

Dear Editor:
I am looking to obtain information about Townsend Mountain or its location.
If possible I would like to obtain a copy of the book Townsend Mountain written by Claude Everett Bush.
I have been researching my family history of James Townsend for some time now and would appreciate any information available.
Terry Puckett
pngrace@yahoo.com