Greeting card from Base Hospital 51, 1 January 1919
William Jennings Bryan Baxter was born 27 December 1897 in Loudoun County, Virginia. In 1918, he was working in Dysart, Saskatchewan, Canada, and he returned to Loudoun County to enlist in the United States Army. Baxter served in the Medical Corps during the war at Field Hospital 51 in Toul, France. Discharged from the army on 11 June 1919, Baxter returned to Clarke County, Virginia, where he farmed and worked as an estate manager for several farms in the area. He married Naomi Bessie Fowler (1905-1992) 15 November 1920 and they had three children. Baxter died 28 October 1973 in Clarke County and was bured in Green Hill Cemetery.
Greeting card from Base Hospital 51, 1 January 1919, William Jennings Bryan Baxter papers, 1918-1919, Profiles of Honor, Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission digital collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Lent for scanning by Nonna D. Good, Maurertown, Virginia