According to Perry Hankins' obituary he died in Denver, Colorado where he was being treated for Tuberculous. I knew from a letter he wrote to his young niece in February 1922 that he was also hospitalized in Oteen, North Carolina before being sent to Denver. So when I first saw that database, I immediately thought I might find something more about Perry. And I did. But I didn't expect to find a record for his younger brother and learn that he was also treated for TB.
Before I found this record for James Hankins, I had no idea that Perry's younger brother also suffered from TB. There is no doubt this is the same James Hankins—his mother was Samantha Angeline and the family lived at Earlington, Kentucky.
Jimmy spent just over a year (16 Mar 1923-20 Mar 1924) at the Pacific Branch in Sawtelle near Los Angeles, California. And he recovered. He lived in the Los Angeles area for many years after that and died in Carlsbad, California in 1974.
Perry and Jimmy were sons of Thomas Leander Hankins and Samantha Angeline Petty and the two youngest brothers of my grandmother, Verda Waller Hankins McCauley. (Wednesday's post was Jimmy's marriage record from 1929.)
These records have much more than just hospital information. They have military information—date and location of enlistment, company, regiment and rank, date and location of discharge. And they have personal information—age, physical description, religion, occupation, marital status, name and address of nearest relative.