Cheaves family letters and school notebook
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Cheaves family letters and school notebook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cheaves family.
Title: Cheaves family letters and school notebook
Dates: Bulk, 1944-1946
Dates: 1944-1953
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2066

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washington Cheaves, Sr. (c. 1897-1946) was a prominent merchant on Old Augusta Road. He and his wife, Gladys Roquemore Cheaves (1906-1973) had five children: George W. Cheaves, Jr, Harold R. Cheaves, William Ray Cheaves; Louise Cheaves (Mrs. Lowell L. Edenfield) and Kathryn "Kitty" Cheeves (Mrs. W.B. Thompson). After living in Richmond Hill, the family moved to Savannah shortly before the death of George Cheaves, Sr. in 1946. After her husband's death, Gladys Cheaves began working at Union Bag and Paper Company. George Cheaves, Jr. served as a private in the army during World War II and then worked at Union Bag and Paper Company, too. Harold Cheaves served in the army during the Korean War and returned to Savannah after the war. George W. Cheaves, Sr. and Gladys Cheaves are buried in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 14 letters to and from members of the Cheaves family and the 10th grade history notebook of Kathryn Cheaves, which dates from about 1945. Most of the letters are from soldiers in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and World War II.


Index Terms

Cheaves family.
Cheaves, George W., 1897-1946.
Cheaves, Gladys Roquemore, 1906-1973.
Cheaves, Harold R., 1929-2008.
Cheaves, Kathryn, 1927-1988.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Letters (correspondence)
Notebooks.
Soldiers--Georgia--Savannah.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Cheaves family letters and school notebook, MS 2066, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rev. Gary and Valerie Love, April 1980.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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110th grade history notebook of Kathryn Cheaves, circa 1945
 

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1Private First Class George Cheaves, Belgium, to Harold Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1944 November 16
 

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1Private First Class Williamm Bennett, Camp Stewart, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1944 December 12
 

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1Private First Class William Bennett, Camp Stewart, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1945 February 21
 

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1Corporal Walter [surname unclear], Camp Forrest, Tennessee, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1945 December 30
 

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1Betty, Richmond Hill, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1946 March 21
 

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1Corporal Harold Cheaves, Germany, to Mrs. Gladys Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 March 18
 

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1Corporal Harold Cheaves, Fort Lewis, Washington, to Mrs. Gladys Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 May 15
 

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1Corporal Harold Cheaves, Fort Lewis, Washington, to Mrs. Gladys Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 May 17
 

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1Corporal Harold Cheaves, Korea, to Mrs. L.L. Edenfield, Savannah, 1953 July 12
 

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1Corporal Harold Cheaves, Korea, to G.W. Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 August 23
 

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1Corporal Harold Cheaves, Korea, to Mrs. Gladys Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 October 8
 

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1Jerry, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, undated
 

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1Anne, Glennville, to Kitty Cheaves, undated