Finding Aid for the Isaac Russell Hennen and Mary Madeline Tabet Hennen Letters, PC.7031

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Finding Aid for the Isaac Russell Hennen and Mary Madeline Tabet Hennen Letters, PC.7031

Abstract

Corporal Russell Hennen served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1943, Hennen sustained an unspecified injury and consequential infection which necessitated a military discharge and his transfer to the Oteen Veteran's Administration Hospital.

The letters written between Hennen and his then girlfriend, Madeline Tabet, were exchanged between 1943 and 1945 and detail his stay in Oteen.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Isaac Russell Hennen and Mary Madeline Tabet Hennen Letters
Call Number
PC.7031
Creator
Hennen, Mary Madeline Tabet, 1919 - 2007
Date
1943 - 1945
Repository
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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    Preferred Citation

    Isaac Russell Hennen and Mary Madeline Tabet Hennen Letters, Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina.

    Collection Overview

    Collection Overview: There are 75 letters in total with 75 corresponding envelopes; 58 of the letters were written by Madeline Tabet and sent to Russell Hennen. The remaining 17 letters were written by Russell Hennen and sent to Madeline Tabet.

    The letters detail the relationship of a young couple dealing with separation during WWII and their progression from dating to engagement. Through these letters, the couple expresses their love for one another, their desire to be reunited, and their hopes and plans for the future. They also share details about their daily lives including social gatherings they attend, movies they have seen, and news about friends and relatives.

    Arrangement Note

    Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

    Biographical/Historical

    Isaac Russell Hennen (1917-2014) was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 as part of the 13th Armored Division, a division of the 153rd Armored Signal Company. In September of 1943, Hennen was hospitalized at Camp Beale in Marysville, California for an unspecified injury and infection. He was briefly transferred to Fitzsimons Hospital in Denver, Colorado before being sent to the Oteen Veteran's Administration Hospital.

    Mary Madeline Tabet (1919-2007) was born in in Charleston, West Virginia. During the war, Tabet resided at 722 Helen Ave., Charleston, WV with her sisters, Victoria and Virginia.

    Hennen and Tabet were married in 1945. After the war Hennen worked as a personnel manager at Columbia Gas Transmission. He died after a short illness on March 26, 2014. Tabet died November 20, 2007.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Hennen, Issac Russell, 1917 - 2014
  2. Hennen, Mary Madeline Tabet, 1919 - 2007
  3. Oteen Veterans Administration Hospital (Asheville, N.C.)
  4. Soldiers--Correspondence
  5. World War, 1939 - 1945--Correspondence
  6. Oteen (Asheville, N.C.)
  7. Charleston (W.Va.)
  8. Acquisitions Information

    This collection came to the WRA as two separate donations. One was purchased by Heather South via e-bay, and the other came from Matthew Peek who acquired them in the same manner.

    Processing Information

  9. Processed by Sara Kaglic, October 2016.