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Jennison Family Papers
World War I Victory Liberty Loan Service Certificate awarded to J.W. Jennison for faithfully serving the United States Government in promoting the sale of Victory Liberty Loan notes. Donor, Newell Searle, received this certificate from Faith Jennison Scott, a great aunt. John W. Jennison was a flour miller and banker in Janesville. The Jennison mill produced Jersey Lily flour. During WW I, the mill produced flour for the Commission of Relief in Belgium, a humanitarian program that fed Belgians in areas occupied by the Germans. In return, Belgian women embroidered the flour sacks and sent them to the Commission and some of them were sent to the suppliers as a gesture of gratitude. Number of sheets: 1