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Collection Irving Eugene Cary, Sr. Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-226
Dates of Creation 1940s - 2017
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Creator John P. Cary
Admin/Biographical History Irving Eugene Cary Sr. was born in Burkeville, Virginia on September 21, 1916 to William Winston Cary and Myrtle May Williamson. He grew up in Hopewell, Virginia. Irving married Anna Louise Brown, and the couple had one son, Irving Eugene Cary, Jr.

From 1936 to 1944, Irving managed the Logan’s Family Shoe Store in Richmond, Virginia. On March 31, 1944 he enlisted in the United States Army. Irving served as a private with the 310th Infantry Regiment, which was a part of the 78th Infantry Division. Serving as part of the European Theatre, he loaded 57mm anti-tank guns, and operated 30 and 50 caliber machine guns. Irving was discharged on December 2, 1945 after military forces were demobilized.

Irving returned to Virginia after his service, and went back to managing the Logan’s Family Shoe Store. Throughout his life he lived in Nottoway, Hopewell, Chesterfield, and Richmond, all in Virginia.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The Cary, Irving Eugene, Sr. Family Papers contain biographical material and liberation photographs. The biographical material consists of a series of questions asked by Virginia Holocaust staff and answered by John P. Cary, Irving’s grandson. This questionnaire briefly discusses Irving’s life and service. Liberation photos consist of eight 3.75 inches wide by 2.625 inches high black and white photographs of conditions in concentration camps being liberated. The camp(s) the photographs are from is not indicated.
Subjects Burkeville, Nottoway County, Virginia, United States
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
Hopewell, Virginia, United States
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Logan’s Family Shoe Store—Small business—United States
United States—Army
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 78th
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 310th
United States. Army. United States Forces, European Theater
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