The past is the present for future generations who do not know their history

A life can be summed up by just one document…

as is the case with this one. This Balentine boy was just 23 when a bullet ended his life. There will be more about his family in our next bit of history recounting. Much of his life story is documented in his death certificate that follows:

Photo of death certificate for Thomas Grant Balentine

Death Certificate of Thomas Grant Balentine 1919

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