The Resource Thaddeus M. Terry papers, 1915-1920
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- Papers, 1915-1920, of Thaddeus M. Terry (1891-1968) of Chicago, Illinois while he was serving with the 307th Field Signal Battalion at Camp Gordon in Atlanta, Georgia, and in France. The majority of the collection is letters written to his mother and siblings in Richmond, Virginia. Topics include his promotion to sergeant, pay, weather, acknowledgement of mail deliveries and packages, traning exercises, his impending deployment to France, advice and inquiries to his siblings, health, meals, homesickness, mail censorship, patriotism, leave in Aix-les-Bains, the end of the war, and his return home. The collection also contains letters written by his sister Maude A. Terry (1899-1984) and brother Joseph C. Terry (1896-1973). There is also an appointment, enlistment certificate, family photograph, genealogical notes, and an insurance policy certificate
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- Thaddeus McGhee Terry was born in Richmond, Virginia on 30 December 1891. He was the son of Joseph Coleman Terry (1844-1910) and Minnie Susan Alice Perkerson (1857-1922). Terry was living in Chicago, and employed as a telegrapher with the firm Clement, Curtis & Co. when he enlisted in the Army during World War I. He served with the 307th Field Signal Battalion, and trained at Camp Gordon in Georgia, and was later stationed in France. He returned home on 19 May 1919. Following the war, Terry lived in San Francisco, where he was employed by the Selective Service System. He died in San Diego, California on 19 December 1968.
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