Searching for any info for Leonard B. Dickerson Sr.

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Hello, I am trying to find information about my grandfather, his name was Leonard B. Dickerson Sr., he was deaf and went to the Tullahoma School for the deaf? He married Nannie Lucille Jackson and moved to Newton Ga.? Thank you Stan
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1900 census shows Leonard at the Tennessee School for the Deaf and Dumb in Knoxville.  

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 January 2015), Leonard B Dickerson, Tennessee School for the Deaf and Dumb Knoxville city, Knox, Tennessee, United States; citing sheet 1A, family , NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,581.

His WW1 draft card prepared September 1918 reveals a middle name of Bismarck, residence in Tipton, Georgia and a printers trade.  He lists Nannie as his contact.   His birthdate is given as January 11, 1884.

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch( : 12 December 2014), Leonard Bismarck Dickerson, 1917-1918; citing Tift County, Georgia, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,558,646.

This October 1922 paper named The Deaf Mutes Journal notes the revival of a newspaper named The Southern Optimist and Leonard is listed as the Advertising Manager.

1940 census shows Leonard and Nannie with sons James Jackson and Leonard and mother-in-law Lula Boykin Jackson.  He s a Linotype operator in a print shop.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 August 2016), Leonard B Dickerson, Ward 2, Atlanta, Atlanta City, DeKalb, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 160-290, sheet 5B, family 125, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 727.

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