Young soldiers stationed in France during World War I. The soldier sitting in front on the right side is my great grandfather, William Douglass Pinkerton, Sr. He is about twenty-two years old and unmarried in the picture. I do not know where he was stationed in France, if he saw action or any of the particulars of his service. He was released from the Army in May of 1919 at which time he returned to his family's home in South Dakota, where his father was pastor on a Native American reservation. Six years later he married my great grandmother Annabelle Evans in California. Notes on the picture above: It looks like my great grandfather is wearing shine guards. Five out of the six young men posing has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.
Hannah D. Pinkerton, daughter of David Pinkerton, Sr and Susannah Griffin, was born 3 Feb 1806 in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Hannah never married. She passed away on 7 Dec 1862 in Manchester, New Hampshire where according to the 1860 US Federal Census she was living with a group of women.
Information and digital image found on Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947