The Resource Jessee family papers

Jessee family papers

Label
Jessee family papers, 1915-2006
Title
Jessee family papers
Inclusive dates
1915-2006
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1915-2006, of Ora Stanford Jessee (1884-1954) and Martha Viers Jessee (1892-1968) of Russell County, Virginia, including agreements and contracts, clippings, correspondence, discharge papers and separation notices, greeting cards, invitations and announcements, photographs, recipes, and other items. The majority of the collection consists of letters written to them by their sons Ralph Stanford Jessee (1918-1999), Carroll Lee Jessee (1921-1978), and Arthur Dance Jessee (1922-2006), while they were serving in the military during World War II
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Ora Stanford Jessee was born on 16 April 1884. He married Martha Viers (1892-1968). The resided in Russell County, Virginia. Three of their sons served in the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II: Ralph Stanford Jessee (1918-1999) aboard the USS Eden, Kanawha, and Gratia; Carroll Lee Jessee (1921-1978) with the 160th Field Artillery Battalion; and Arthur Dance Jessee (1922-2006) was a B-26 pilot with the 596th Bomb Squadron. Ora S. Jessee died on 3 April 1954. He and his wife are buried in Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon, Virginia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Jessee family papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.675
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Brown, Dr. Bob L.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001668358
Type of unit
cu. ft. (2 boxes)

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