Creator

Date Original

1918-1919

Description

This collection contains a small New Testament Bible that was issued to WWI soldiers who arrived for training. Also included is Haney’s paybook, which gives his service record and a $10,000 life insurance policy. This collection also contains a number of postcards of soldiers in France. Among the postcards are photographs of soldiers boarding ships to take them from the United States to France.

Biographical/Historical Note

George William Haney was born in 1890 to a farming family in Georgia. He moved to Ashley County, Arkansas, when he was a child. His family grew cotton, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, had a peach orchard, and sold produce to local grocery stores. He was drafted into the army in 1918 and completed his basic training at Camp Beauregard. He was then deployed to France in the spring of that year. After the war, Haney returned to his farm in Green Hill, Arkansas. He married Mabel Miles in 1922 and raised five children and three step-children. Haney died in 1974.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; France

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000891

Resource Type

Text

Collection

George W. Haney World War I papers, MS.000891

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George W. Haney World War I papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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