The Resource Robert Allen Ware papers

Robert Allen Ware papers

Robert Allen Ware papers, 1908-2013
Robert Allen Ware papers
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Papers, 1908-2013, of Robert Allen Ware (1925-2013) of Livermore, California, relating to his research on the Ware family that settled in Gloucester and King and Queen Counties, Virginia, and Greenville County, South Carolina. There is also information on the allied lines of Brooks, Butler, Griffin, Hodges, Jones, Murphy, Purcell, Watson, and Wiles. The collection includes copies of Bible records, deeds, membership applications to the Daughters of the American Revolution, military and pension records, published sources, tombstone inscriptions, vital statistics, and wills, as well as correspondence, family papers, genealogical notes and charts from other researchers, and photographs
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Robert Allen Ware was born on 10 November 1925 in Takoma Park, Maryland. He was the son of Hext Perry Ware (1886-1984) and Katherine Beatrice Wiles (1888-1978). He studied firefighting procedures and evolutions at the University of Maryland and was awarded his first firefighter certification by the University on 9 September 1941. He was inducted into the fire department's membership in December 1941. Shortly after his senior year of high school, Ware enrolled in the Maritime Commission's apprentice seamen's program. He transferred to the Navy after six months training and was assigned to an air sea rescue squadron. On 4 July 1946, he married Norma Harris (b. 1925) and continued his fire protection studies. They resided in Silver Spring, Maryland until June 1948 when he accepted a job offer from the Los Alamos Laboratory and was assigned to the weapons division, then at Sandia Laboratory, Sandia Army Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He worked there for forty years. Robert A. Ware died on 21 July 2013, and is buried in San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.
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Robert Allen Ware papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
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Type of unit
cu. ft. (3 boxes)

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