|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Cheaves family letters and school notebook|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
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.
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.
[item identification], Cheaves family letters and school notebook, MS 2066, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Rev. Gary and Valerie Love, April 1980.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||10th grade history notebook of Kathryn Cheaves, circa 1945|
|1||Private First Class George Cheaves, Belgium, to Harold Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1944 November 16|
|1||Private First Class Williamm Bennett, Camp Stewart, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1944 December 12|
|1||Private First Class William Bennett, Camp Stewart, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1945 February 21|
|1||Corporal Walter [surname unclear], Camp Forrest, Tennessee, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1945 December 30|
|1||Betty, Richmond Hill, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, 1946 March 21|
|1||Corporal Harold Cheaves, Germany, to Mrs. Gladys Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 March 18|
|1||Corporal Harold Cheaves, Fort Lewis, Washington, to Mrs. Gladys Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 May 15|
|1||Corporal Harold Cheaves, Fort Lewis, Washington, to Mrs. Gladys Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 May 17|
|1||Corporal Harold Cheaves, Korea, to Mrs. L.L. Edenfield, Savannah, 1953 July 12|
|1||Corporal Harold Cheaves, Korea, to G.W. Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 August 23|
|1||Corporal Harold Cheaves, Korea, to Mrs. Gladys Cheaves, Savannah, 1953 October 8|
|1||Jerry, to Kitty Cheaves, Richmond Hill, undated|
|1||Anne, Glennville, to Kitty Cheaves, undated|