Stetson University Yearbook, 1919

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Title

Stetson University Yearbook, 1919

Alternative Title

Oshihiyi

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida
Yearbooks

Description

A page from Oshihiyi, the 1919 Stetson University yearbook, memorializing Paul Hon (1898-1918). Though this dedication lists Hon's death as July 22, 1918, he actually died two days earlier, according to his military records.

Paul Hon was born in July 1898 in Orleans, Indiana, and moved with his family to DeLand, Florida in 1900. The Hon family rose to prominence in DeLand, as Hon's father served on the Stetson University Board of Trustees and eventually had a dormitory building named in his honor. Paul Hon, the eldest son in his family, attended Stetson University as a student in the Business College. On May 10, 1917, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as part of Company B of the 1st Engineers until his death on July 20, 1918, during the Aisne-Marne Campaign, the last major German offensive of the war. The 1st Engineers were often responsible for clearing roads and other such tasks, and occasionally served as support to other areas of the Army. Hon is considered MIA (Missing In Action), his body never having been recovered. He is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France.

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

Junior Class of John B. Stetson University, Class of 1920

Source

Digital reproduction of original yearbook page: Image courtesy of the Stetson University Library Archives.

Publisher

Junior Class of John B. Stetson University, Class of 1920

Date Created

ca. 1919

Contributor

Hon, Paul

Format

image/jpg

Extent

1,210 KB

Medium

1 20 x 26.5 cm yearbook page

Language

eng

Type

Still Image
Text

Coverage

Stetson University, DeLand, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Junior Class of John B. Stetson University, Class of 1920.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Stetson University Library Archives, and is held here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

O'Neil, Rhiannon

External Reference

<a href="https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nc01.ark:/13960/t74t7b17v
view=1up&amp
seq=11" target="_blank">A History of the 1st US Engineers 1st US Division. Coblenz, Germany, 1919.
Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 7, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
American Battle Monuments Commission. "Paul L. Hon." Accessed August 1, 2018. https://abmc.gov/node/346636.
Florida Department of Military Affairs. "Paul Hon." Online database with images, FloridaMemory. Accessed August 1, 2018. https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/19401.
Keene, Jennifer. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln [u.a.]: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Shurley, Ange. "Colorful Hon Hall Bites the Dust." The Stetson Reporter, May 19, 1967. Accessed August 1, 2018. http://digital.archives.stetson.edu/cdm/ref/collection/Newspapers/id/6741.
U.S. Census Bureau. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&amp
dbid=7602&amp
h=8128415&amp
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usePUB=true&amp
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_phstart=successSource" target="_blank">Paul Hon." 1900 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. DeLand, Volusia, Florida. NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 124177. Accessed August 1, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&amp
dbid=7602&amp
h=8128415&amp
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_phstart=successSource.
U.S. Census Bureau. "Paul Hon." United States Census, 1900. Online database with images, FamilySearch. Orleans, Orange, Indiana. NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1,240,396. Accessed August 1, 2018. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MK-C8D.

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