Finding Aid for the Muard M. Naugle First World War correspondence 2019.183.w.r
Center for American War Letters Archives
Orange, CA 92866
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Muard M. Naugle First World War correspondence
source: Frantz, Molly M.
Creator: Naugle, Muard Melvin, Sr., 1892-1966
Identifier/Call Number: 2019.183.w.r
Physical Description: 0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date: 1918 September 26
Abstract: This collection contains one letter from Muard M. Naugle, USN aboard the USS New York to his future wife Oleta Bardo during the First World War.
Language of Material: English .
Container: WWI 16
This collection is open for research.
Purchased from the Montgomery County Thrift Shop in Bethesda, Maryland and donated by Molly M. Frantz.
Muard Melvin Naugle (7/10/1892 - 2/27/1966) lived in Pennsylvania and married Oleta Elsie Bardo (5/14/1892 - 4/15/1956). Together they had five children; Robert Eber, Elizabeth J., Katherine, Muard M., Jr., and Barbara. Oleta passed away in Reading, PA at the age of 63 in 1956 and Muard passed away ten years later in 1966, aged 73. They are both interred at Roselawn Cemetery in Berwick, PA.
[Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Muard M. Naugle First World War correspondence (2019.183.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
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This collection contains one letter from Muard M. Naugle, USN aboard the USS New York to his future wife Oleta Bardo during the First World War. In his letter Muard writes about hoping the war would end by Christmas but that would require the German ships coming out of hiding. He begins by discussing the slow mail and how much it means to the crew to receive letters, he asks for a photograph with some light flirting, discusses the new draft age and a Harry Smith coming "into that," though he "served in the Spanish American Army and then he is ruptured and has flat feet." He also briefly discusses working throwing coal in the engines aboard the ship and how messy it can be and hoping to get leave soon.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
United States. -- Navy
World War (1914-1918)
Frantz, Molly M.
Naugle née Bardo, Oleta Elsie, 1892-1956