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The Index to Vital Statistics form lists the births in Montgomery County, North Carolina. The form includes the year of birth, the name of the child, the name of parent, township, page and book. A notable person listed on the form is Lee Kenneth…

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A statue known as "The Mariner", which was erected in 1978 by Earl J. LaPan (1908-1996). The fourteen-foot statue was created for the Mariner Bank in 1978, who paid $18,000 for it. When the bank closed, the statue was loaded by crane and moved to…

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A magazine article published by The Air Force Official Service Journal in May of 1943. The article describes an instituted policy of filming important surgical operations performed at the Base Hospital at Wendover Field, Utah. The first filmed…

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The Eighteenth United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 1960. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Nineteenth United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 1970. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Twentieth United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida for 1980. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Twenty-First United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 1990. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Twenty-Second United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 2000. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The city directory for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for 1956. This public record served to provide an alphabetical list of citizens by head of household, their address, and relevant occupational information. A spouse’s name is listed next to the head…

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A newspaper article published by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 15, 1943. The article reveals promotions and transfers within the military for local individuals, listing the names of those who have a promotion or transfer, and sometimes…

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A page from The Press and Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, New York, from December 16, 1946. Two photographs and two captions describe the arrival of seven German women to New York from Berlin with their American military partners. The image entitled…

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Document providing information about Arthur Joseph Holmes (1923-1942), one of the soldiers memorialized on the Wall of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila, within the boundaries of the former Fort…

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A page from the Reports of Proceedings of the City of Boston Police Commendation for the year beginning with January 3, 1955 and ending with December 29, 1955. The document records the proceedings conducted by the City Council of the City of Boston,…

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A statue known as "Bucking Horses", which was erected in 1962, by Earl J. LaPan (1908-1996). It was commissioned by the First Federal bank, and located in front of its Lake Park, Florida, location. Due to lack of repair, one of the horses fell during…

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A page from the 1958 City Directory for Nashville, Tennessee. The public record served to provide an alphabetical list of citizens by head of household, their address, and relevant occupational information. A spouse’s name is listed next to the…

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The manifest of the in-bound passenger list for the ship General Maurice Rose. The ship sailed from Southampton, England, to New York, New York, in May 1955. Joan V. Harris, wife of Homer Duke Harris, and their daughter are listed as passengers. A…

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A newspaper article published in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on October 22, 1918. The article reports that Wesley John Zimmerman (1893-1990) was wounded on the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive on September 26, 1918. He was attached to the…

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Lyman High School alumna Patricia Simpson. After graduating from Lyman, Simpson began working in a parachute factory in Casselberry, Florida. Shortly afterward, she joined Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), completing a training…

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Seminole High School yearbook dedication to the school's alumni that were serving in the United States military during World War II. The spread shows photographs of the following alumni servicemen: Ashby Jones, Mike Saus, J.W. Hicks, Lewis Wright,…

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The Oviedian, a yearbook for the 1943-1944 school year at Oviedo High School. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally called the Oviedo School, the institution was first established in 1932 as a…

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The Oviedian, a yearbook for the 1942-1943 school year at Oviedo High School. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally called the Oviedo School, the institution was first established in 1932 as a…

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The abstract of World War II military service for Joseph W. Radivoy (1921-1995). The document includes Radivoy's name, home address, date of enlistment, the artillery he enlisted in, the number of years enlisted, how he was separated from active…

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The headstone of Private James Whitley (ca. 1924-1944). A native of Orange County, Florida, Whitely was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and…

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The headstone of Private James Walter Grady (1924-1945). A resident of Sanford, Florida, Grady was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and…

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The headstone of Samuel T. Williams (1922-1945). A native of Eustis, Williams served as a Private First Class (PFC) in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and…

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The headstone of Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944). Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th Fighter Squadron. His airplane crashed in Martimpré,…

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The headstone of Captain Lee Silver (ca. 1922-1945). Capt. Silver was born to in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Herman Silver and Bertha Silver, around 1922-1923. His parents were Herman Silver and Bertha Silver. By 1940, the Silver family had migrated to…

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Andre Clair at the headstone of Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944). Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th Fighter Squadron. His airplane crashed in…

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The headstone of Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944). Maj. Heist was born to Henry S. Heist and Christina Heist on November 6, 1919, in Eustis, Florida. He received his commission on May 29, 1941, to serve in World War II. Maj. Heist was an…

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The headstone of Private Hubert Cody Gibson (1921-1945). Pvt. Gibson was born on June 16, 1921, in Sandersville, Georgia, to Frank Elizah Gibson and Jeanette Buelah Brantley. Pvt. Gibson enlisted in the U.S. Army in Florida as a private in the 191st…

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The headstone of Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida. Capt. Calhoun attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt. Calhoun enlisted as a second…

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The headstone of Corporal Wilson Foch Smith (1918-1945). A resident of Graceville, Florida, Smith was born to Robert Smith and Hester Smith on October 24, 1918. He worked as a farmhand in the Graceville area prior to his enlistment into the U.S. Army…

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The headstone of Sergeant Marion C. Fordham, Jr., who lived in Tampa, Florida, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army on November 13, 1942. During World War II, Sgt. Fordham fought in the 397th Infantry Division of the 100th Infantry Regiment. He died…

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The headstone of Private Rufus H. Lennon Jr. Lennon (1921-1944), a soldier from Bradenton, Florida. Lennon was born in 1921 to Rufus H. Lennon, Sr. and Bertha Lennon. On November 21, 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 19. Pvt. Lennon…

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The headstone of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945), who served for over three years in the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) 569th Bomb Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group, as a waist gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed…

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The headstone of Sergeant John F. Aylward, Jr. (1912-1944), who died on November 3, 1944, while serving in World War II. Also known as Jack, Sgt. Aylward was a part of the Headquarters Company within the 6th Armored Division, nicknamed the Super…

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The headstone of Private first class Solomon Callis Sturdivant (1914-1945). Sturdivant was born to James Sturdivant and Mary Sturdivant on April 25, 1914, in Wytheville, Virginia. PFC Sturdivant was drafted by the U.S. Army on December 29, 1942,…

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The headstone of Private James Robert Maddox (1924-1944). In 1924, Maddox was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Claude Haskell Maddox, Sr. (b. 1895) and Nita P. Maddox (b. 1900). Maddox was the oldest of three with two brothers, William Maddox and Claude…

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The headstone of Willis H. Hawkins (ca. 1919-1944). Hawkins lived in Istachatta for much of his life and was educated up through grammar school. He worked as a semi-skilled driver or chauffeur until he enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 20, 1943.…

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The headstone of Private Van Buren Porcher (d. 1944), who was born in Alachua County, Florida. Porcher was married twice in Gainesville: first to Taresa May Aldridge in 1933 and then to Hattie Smith in 1939. After enlistment, Pvt. Porcher was…

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The headstone of Francis D. Jordan (ca. 1918- 1945). Jordan was born in New York on September 15, 1918, but he migrated to Florida sometime after 1930, where he married his wife, Elise Barfield. Francis enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 11, 1944, at…

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The headstone of Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on November 28, 1920, as the youngest of three children to John Seward Smith and Eva Wilds Smith. The Smiths lived at 419 Smith Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Three days before…

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The headstone of Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944), who attended Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He married one of his classmates before joining the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) 367th Fighter Squadron of the 358th Fighter Group during World…

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The headstone of Captain Hardy B. Alligood (1916-1945). Alligood was born to Elyer Alligood and Rachel Alligood in Laurens County, Georgia, in 1916. He was the younger of his two siblings, Augustus Alligood and Bertha Alligood. Census records show…

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The headstone of Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock (1921-1944), who served in the 276th Infantry Regiment of the 70th Infantry Division during World War II. 2nd Lt. McClintock was born in South Carolina in 1914. He married Jewel McClintock…

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The headstone of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel Morgan was a first generation American of Northern Irish descent, working in the publishing…

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The headstone of Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1945) at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic…

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Headstone for Private Ralph Brantley (1922-1944). Pvt. Brantley was born in Georgia in 1923, but had migrated to Spartanburg, South Carolina, by 1930. By 1940, he was residing in Jacksonville, Florida. Pvt. Brantley served in the 180th Infantry…

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A Casualty Questionnaire completed by First Lieutenant George J. Arnold in relation to the death of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945). According to this document, SSgt. Eason was Killed in Action (KIA) during the bailout…

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The draft registration card for Edwin Clay Bagby. The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the reference and their…

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An oral history of Jeffrey Edward Clark, former member of the U.S. Navy. This interview was conducted by Mark Barnes at the Shriners Temple in Maitland, Florida, on May 6, 2014. The interview was conducted as part of the UCF Community Veteran's…

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A newspaper article from 45th Division News, a publication for the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division of the 157th Infantry Regiment. The 45th Infantry Division was part of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, with its members fighting in World War II…

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A memorial marker for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944) at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery in Parker, Pennsylvania. 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel…

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An oral history interview of Frank V. Boffi (b. 1922), who served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 and again from 1948 to 1952. Boffi was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, on May 18, 1922. He served during both World War II and the Korean War, and…

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Episode 43 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Surfboards. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or…

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In this interview, Ingrid Bryant, a long-time resident of Oviedo, Florida, recalls her experiences growing up and living in this community. Bryant discusses her birth in Munich, Germany, in 1944, during the height of World War II, and her subsequent…

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Episode 51, Part 1 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: An Interview with Jim Clark. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the…

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Episode 52, Part 2 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: An Interview with Jim Clark. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the…

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Episode 39 of A History of Central Florida Podcast: Wartime Civil Defense. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation…

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A letter from Captain Eben Cobb Brink to Edna P. Hancock dated May 23, 1945. In the letter, Capt. Cobb Brink, a chaplain for the U.S. Army, informs Hancock that her husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), was Killed in Action (KIA) while…

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The Davis National Guard Armory, located at 649 West Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2003. In September of 1937, the City of Orlando donated land and $80,000 to deter the U.S. National Guard from relocating outside of Orlando. The…

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Episode 4 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: Gentrification and Urban Renewal. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the…

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Ep 50 Paul Ortiz Pt. 2.mp3
Episode 50, Part 2 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: An Interview with Paul Ortiz. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the…

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A newspaper article published in The Decatur Herald on July 30, 1953. The article discusses the promotion of three employees of the Decatur General Electric Company plant. One of the men, Arthur Herman Huisken Jr. (1919-1996), was promoted from…

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The gravesite of Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944). Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th Fighter Squadron. His airplane crashed in Martimpré,…

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The draft registration card for William Henry Oliver, who enlisted in the United States military for the second time during World War II. The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, telephone number, age, place of…

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The Fifteenth United State census records for New Jersey, Union County, Summit, Ward 1, for 1930. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is…

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A telegram from Adjutant General Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, AG Dunlop informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), had been returned to duty after being injured in action.Sergeant Hancock was…

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The Long History of the African American Civil Rights Movement in Florida, an exhibit created by Dr. Robert A. Cassanello and his students at the University of Central Florida. The exhibit chronicles both national and local events in the civil rights…

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Kleber Barracks, where American Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944) was executed by German authorities on May 27, 1944. Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II with the 357th Fighter Group of…

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An Individual Casualty Questionnaire completed by Earl D. Greenstreet in relation to the death of Florida native Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Eason (1922-1945). According to this document, SSgt. Eason was Killed in Action (KIA) during the bailout…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living…

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An Easter card from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), likely addressed to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

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A telegram from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, Sgt. Hancock informs his wife that he is safe.Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida.…

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A telegram from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, Sgt. Hancock sends his love and best wishes to his wife for Christmas and the new year.Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but…

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A note and gift from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

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The veterans compensation application for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for William Bain Handwerk (1921-1996). The document authorized the state to compensate veterans native to Pennsylvania at the time of their enlistment. The form includes the…

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An oral history of Dr. William Blank, who served in the U.S. Army (USA) from 1971 until 1974. Dr. Blank ultimately reached the rank of Specialist 4 and was stationed in Mannheim, Germany. Now the Director of Career Development at the University of…

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The Fifteenth United States Census records for Poca, Kanawha, West Virginia, for 1930. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is owned or…

EAC00082.pdf
A letter from U.S. Department of War Brigadier General G. A. Horkan to Edna P. Hancock. In the letter, BG Horkan encloses a photograph, which is not included in this digital reproduction, of Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.…

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The Fifteenth United States census records for Marriso County, Parsippany, New Jersey, for 1930. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is…

EAC00136.pdf
A letter from First Lieutenant John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock dated April 23, 1945. In the letter, 1st Lt. Hull expresses sympathy for the death of Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who was Killed in Action (KIA) while serving…

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Daily Personnel Diary for the USS Astoria. The document includes gains, losses, miscellaneous, name, file or service number, rank or rating, change abbreviation, and description of and authority for change. A notable person listed is Willard Kenneth…

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The plane and patches for Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944). Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th Fighter Squadron. His airplane crashed in…

HH00272.pdf
A history written by Lillian Della Lee Lawton (1882-1977) chronicling the history of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler,…

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An oral history of Luticia Lee, with her daughter, Cathy Lee Dingle. Lee was born in Sanford, Florida, where her mother bought a grocery store on First Street at half-interest in 1910. Lee's mother graduated from Sanford High School in 1913 and Lee…

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HH00276.pdf
A history written by Helen Leinhart chronicling the history of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian Lee Lawton, Mattie…

FHTC00014.pdf
"To Attract, Retain and Grow: The History of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council" is a paper by Dr. Connie L. Lester and Dr. James C. Clark of the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Lester is an Associate Professor of History concentrating…

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CVHP00019.pdf
An oral history interview of Lawrence Paul Levine (b. 1947), who enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in August of 1966, just after being drafted into the U.S. Army. Levine was born in Rochester, New York, on June 8, 1947. He served in Europe during…

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CVHP00021.pdf
An oral history interview of Robert Matthews (b. 1957), who served in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War era. Matthews was born in Lake Wales, Florida, on May 23, 1957. He enlisted in the Navy in February of 1977 and was discharged in July of 1984.…

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RRD00059.pdf
An oral history interview of Warren McFarland, a telegrapher, train dispatcher, railroad station agent, grocery clerk, Railroad Safety and Service Agent, Assistant Regional Director and Regional Manager for the Interstate Commerce Commission, and…

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