Bacon, Fulkerson, and Moore Families Papers, 1927-1945

KC Manuscript Collection 131

This collection contains records relating to Edith and Ruby Irene Bacon, Paul Fulkerson, and their families.  Ruby Irene Bacon graduated from Dobyns-Bennett in 1927.  The collection includes her diploma and World War II ration books that belonged to her and her husband, Mackenzie Moore, as well as Mackenzie’s draft classification cards and an award pendant.  Edith Bacon graduated in 1930 as class valedictorian.  Her valedictorian speech, as well as a letter commending her on it from J. Fred Johnson, is in the collection.  In addition, there are Dobyns-Bennett High School memorabilia and World War II ration stamps and booklet belonging to Edith and her husband Paul Fulkerson.

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

This collection should be cited as:
Bacon, Fulkerson, and Moore Families Records, 1927-1945.  KC Manuscript Collection 131, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Lydia Davidson donated this collection on June 14, 2005.

PROCESSED BY:                                                                                                          

Brian Wilson processed the collection in 2005.
E. Marshall Galloway re-processed portions of the collection and developed the finding aid in July 2006. Revisions to finding aid made in May 2008 by Brianne Johnson.


Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, Tenn.)
World War, 1939-1945–Economic aspects–Tennessee.



1. Dobyns-Bennett High School Memorabilia of Edith Bacon, Report Cards, Photograph, “Letter K”, and J. Fred Johnson Letter, 1930

2. Valedictorian Speech of Edith Bacon, “The Use of Leisure Time,” May 1930

3. World War II Mileage Ration Stamps and Booklet of Paul Fulkerson, 1941-1945

4. World War II Ration Books, Draft Classification Cards, and Award Pendant of Mackenzie Moore, 1941-1945


Diploma, Ruby Irene Bacon, May 1927