Paul and Margaret Hardy

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Title

Paul and Margaret Hardy

Alternative Title

Paul Hardy and Margaret Hardy

Subject

Veterans--Florida

Description

Paul and Margaret Hardy celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on January 15, 1953. The couple are standing in front of a cake with a bride and groom cake topper. Three children appear in the bottom left corner of the photograph.

Born on December 30, 1904, in Boise, Idaho, Paul Waldron Hardy (1904-1989) was 14 years old when World War I ended. Two years later, Hardy lied about his age in order to enlist on September 23, 1920, at the age of sixteen. He served three years in the United States Army before being honorably discharged on September 23, 1923. On March 17, 1923, Hardy married Margaret Agnes Bryant. By 1930, the couple have five children: Margaret R. (1924), Anna (1925), Paul Jr. (1926), Hazel (1928), and Dorothy (1929). The family remained in Hartford, Connecticut, until Paul retired from General Motors on September 6, 1965. The couple retired in Bushnell, Florida, until Paul passed away on April 12, 1989. He was laid to rest in the newly opened Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on April 17, 1989.

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.

Creator

Hardy Family

Source

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Publisher

Hardy Family

Date Created

1953-01-13

Format

image/jpg

Extent

178 MB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the Hardy Family.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Hardy Family and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

Hardy Family

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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