Letter to Sallie Lucille “Chic” Lewis from 1st Lt. John A. Chapman
Date: Feb. 27 1918 |
Letter to Sallie Lucille “Chic” Lewis from 1st Lt. John A. Chapman, 125th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Brigade, AEF describing his travels through France and expressing his thoughts of and love for Lewis. The collection contains many letters from Chapman relating to his training, and service in France. The final letters from 1918-1919 pertain to the death of John Chapman from war wounds. Sallie Lucille “Chic” Lewis, lived in Waco, Texas, where most of the soldiers trained. In September 1918, Chic Lewis married William P. “Bill” MacCracken, Jr. (1888 - 1969) a Chicago lawyer who was serving as a military flight instructor at the Waco Airport. In 1929, Mr. MacCracken entered private practice in Washington, DC. During the Hoover Administration, Mrs. MacCracken became friendly with Lou Henry Hoover, the First Lady, and had tea with her on a weekly basis. more...