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Carver, Robert Orville (First World War correspondence)
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This collection contains correspondence from ENG2/C Robert Orville Carver, USN to his mother and sister during the First World War. Also included are documents and other materials such as various naval orders, documents informing the family of his death, newspaper clippings, and one small photograph.
Engineman 2nd Class Robert Orville Carver, United States Navy grew up in Poplarville, Mississippi. He was the eldest son of Randolph and Ada Carver, and was very close with his two brothers and two sisters. He frequently wrote to his mother as well as his younger sister Ruth. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Mount Vernon as part of the Engineer force for 1 1/2 years. Carver lost his life when the ship was torpedoed by a German submarine off the French coast on September 5, 1918.
0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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