AARON AUGUSTUS “GUS” WOODY COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-2009.11

1944-1945

 


SOURCE: Robert E. Woody
SIZE: 2 folders
SHELVING UNIT: 1 manuscript box
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2009

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Aaron Augustus (Gus) Woody (b. 5/20/1918-d. 2/8/1994), the son of Aaron and Wallice Woody, was a native of Tuskegee, Alabama. He lived most of his life in LaGrange and on October 3, 1940, married Mary Davis (b. 1/29/1917-d. 1/6/2003), daughter of Lovic and Minnie Johns Davis. Gus Woody was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the U.S.S. St. George. Upon discharge from the U.S. Navy, he operated Woody's Body Shop. He was a charter member of Franklin Road Baptist Church and a member of Elm City Lodge #544, Free & Accepted Masons.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The collection consists of twenty-seven (27) original letters written to his wife from 1944-1945. The earliest letters contain information about life at Camp Wallace, Texas, and Camp Elliott, San Diego, California. The bulk of the letters were written aboard the U.S.S. St. George. In these letters, Mr. Woody shares details about life aboard ship, his shipmates and his thoughts on the war. He inquires about his wife, children and family and seeks knowledge of the home front.

CONTAINER LIST:

Folders

1 Letters, 1944
2 Letters, 1945
 

TRACINGS:

Troup County-people
U. S. Navy
World War II

AARON AUGUSTUS "GUS" WOODY COLLECTION
MS-2009.11
1944-1945