Joliet, Illinois City Directory

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Title

Joliet, Illinois City Directory

Alternative Title

City Directory

Subject

Veterans--Florida

Description

A page from the 1960 City Directory for Joliet, Illinois. The directory lists the names of the head of the household and the name of his wife if the man is married. The directory also describes the occupation and place of employment of the head of the household as well as their address. Advertisements from local businesses are also included.

A notable individual listed is William Boese (1923-1996), along with his wife, Frances. Boese was born on March 22, 1923, and grew up in Joliet, Illinois. He entered the United States Marine Corps on August 26, 1942, training in California before receiving his assignment in the Pacific as supply support. He served in the 4th Base Depot and the 5th Field Depot, assisting combat units as they sought to gain ground against the Japanese in the Pacific. After his discharge, Boese worked for the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway as a switchman. He married his wife, Frances, and fathered to daughters, Aldene and Arlene. The family moved to the Tampa Bay, Florida, area in 1978. On February 22, 1996, Boese died at the age of seventy-two. The Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, placed a memorial headstone in his honor.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Source

Digital reproduction of original city directory.

Date Created

ca. 1960

Format

image/jpg

Extent

2.32 MB

Medium

1 page city directory

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Joliet, Illinois

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the City of Joliet, Illinois.

Rights Holder

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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