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Contains personal correspondence, biographical information, and military artifacts of John Schoenborn, from the Spanish-American War. There are also Women’s Federation of Clubs artifacts of Rhoda Elma Schoenborn, photographs, personal writings, books, cigar boxes, postcards, newspaper clippings, military awards and convention pins.

John Taylor Schoenborn was born in 1883 and served in the United States Navy from 1901 - 1917. He was a member of the United Spanish War Veterans. He married Rhoda Elma Taylor in 1900. Rhoda Elma was also a member of the USWV Ladies’ Auxiliary and of the Women’s Federation of Clubs. John and Rhoda Elma had two children, Rhodelma born 1909 and John Taylor born in 1911. The Schoenborns were residents of Parsons, Kansas during the 1930s and 1940s. John Schoenborn worked for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and passed away in Parsons in 1957.

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Military and War; Social Life and Customs

Size of Collection

3 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0217

Schoenborn, John T., collection, 1895-1978

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