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Paschal family papers

Paschal family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Paschal family papers
Creator: Paschal, Jesse Lee, 1891-1974
Inclusive Dates: 1932-1974
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4107
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Jesse L. Paschal was the sheriff of Eatonton, Georgia and a World War I veteran. He and his wife, Zona S. Paschal, had two children, Renza S. Paschal, a member of the the U.S. Army Air Corps and a World War II veteran, and Marjorie Paschal Howard, a Second Lieutenant nurse in the U.S. Army.

Scope and Content

Contains materials pertaining to the lives of the Paschal family members, namely Jesse, Renza, and Marjorie Paschal. Much of the collection covers both Renza and Marjorie's time in the army during WWII, including correspondence and memorabilia. Many of the legal documents pertain to Jesse Paschal's time as sheriff of Eatonton from the 1930s-1950s, including legal issues pertaining to prisoners in Putnam County and letters sent to Sheriff Paschal from concerned Eatonton citizens.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paschal family papers, ms4107, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American prisoners -- Georgia.
Armed Forces -- Nurses.
Eastman (Ga.) -- History.
Families of military personnel -- Correspondence.
Howard, Marjorie Paschal, 1922-1974
Law enforcement -- Georgia.
Medical care.
Military nursing.
Paschal, Renza Schell, 1921-1995
Paschal, Zona Ione Schell, 1894-1968
Prisoners -- Georgia.
Prisons -- Officials and employees.
Putnam County (Ga.)
Sheriffs -- Georgia.
Veterans -- Georgia.
Women in war -- United States.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Correspondence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing



11-2Marjorie Paschal Howard correspondence, 1944-1945
13-5Jesse L. Paschal correspondence, 1932-1974
16-13Renza S. Paschal correspondence + biographical information, 1942-1955


3Ledgers and notebooks
215-20Warrants, 1938-1953
221-22Subpoena/summons, affidavits, fi. fa. documents, justice of the peace court executions, record of cases tried, miscellaneous legal documents , circa 1930-1953

Certificates and Diplomas

223Jesse Paschal's Putnam County Commissioners certificate, 1957 January 1
223Marjorie Paschal's Eatonton High School diploma, 1939 May 22
223Renza Paschal's Eatonton High School diploma, 1939 May 22
223Marjorie Paschal's Elementary Shakespearean Dramatic Arts diploma, 1932 August 2
223Marjorie Paschal's registered nurse certificate, 1943 October 6
223Marjorie Paschal's Oglethorpe Private Infirmary training school for nurses diploma, 1943 September 9
1Zona Schell Paschal's Common Schools of Georgia certificate, 1910 May 27
1Jesse Paschal's Blue Star service banner, Undated


223Paschal family photographs, Undated
223Unidentified photographs, Undated
1Oversized photograph of unidentified man, Undated

Printed Materials

223Putnamite, vol. 1, nos. 3, 4, 5, 12, 1944
223Wild Life Conservation bulletin, published monthly by Georgia Department of Game and Fish, vol. 2, no. 3, 1931 December
223Roster of officers and enlisted men of Company "D" 327th Infantry, Undated
223An Act Creating the Peace Officers Annuity and Benefit Fund of the State of Georgia, 1950


223"In Loving Remembrance" card for Marjorie Eloise Paschal, 1912-1915
224Renza Paschal's dog tags
224Military medical pin
224Troup Leaders Development, Cherokee district badge
224National Scout Jamboree badge, 1973
224Jesse Paschal's National Sheriffs' Association membership card, 1946
224U.S. Army Presidential Unit Citation pin
1"Thank you for scouting Troop 19 style" cloth banner