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Cannon-Schneider Family Papers, 1928-2006

Manuscript Collection #1225

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Cannon-Schneider Family Papers
Creator: Schneider, Hattie Lou Cannon
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence (1928-2006) between Hattie Lou Cannon Schneider in Tampa, Florida, and her mother and sister and other family members in Pitt County, N.C. The earliest letters were written by Hattie Lou as a child living in Pitt County and a few letters were written to her before and right after her marriage to Charles Leland Schneider, Sr., in 1945 when she was stationed as a WAVE at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Also included are photocopies of two photographs, family history charts, and an autograph book which belonged to Hattie Lou Cannon when she was a member of the 1935 Senior Class at Winterville High School in Pitt County, N.C.
Extent: 0.45 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, consisting of correspondence, photographs, autograph book and family history charts.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

September 26, 2013, (unprocessed) 0.45 cubic feet; This collection contains correspondence (1928-2006) between Hattie Lou Cannon Schneider in Tampa, Florida, and her mother and sister and other family members in Pitt County, N.C. The earliest letters were written by Hattie Lou as a child living in Pitt County and a few letters were written to her before and right after her marriage to Charles Leland Schneider, Sr., in 1945 when she was stationed as a WAVE at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Also included are photocopies of two photographs, family history charts, and an autograph book which belonged to Hattie Lou Cannon when she was a member of the 1935 Senior Class at Winterville High School in Pitt County, N.C. Gift of Charles and Linda Schneider.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Cannon-Schneider Family Papers (#1225), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Charles and Linda Schneider

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Hattie Louise (called Hattie Lou) Cannon was born June 1, 1918, in Heathville, Halifax County, North Carolina, to Thomas Eugene Cannon and Carrie Ella Smith Cannon. She was raised in Winterville, Pitt County, North Carolina, graduated from East Carolina Teachers College, and joined the U.S. Navy during WWII as a WAVE. She had her name changed from Hattie Louise to Harriet Louise in 1942. While stationed at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., she met Charles Leland Schneider, Sr., who was in training with the U.S. Navy as a deep sea diver. They married on January 15, 1945, in Rockville, Maryland, and she was discharged from the Navy due to the birth of their first child. They had two children: Charles Leland Schneider, Jr., and Pamela Louise Schneider. After the war, Charles was discharged from the Navy while he was stationed with the Deep Sea Diving unit in Key West, Florida. He got employment with the Florida Power Corporation and they lived in Yankeetown, Florida, for a while until he was transferred to Tampa, Florida, where they lived until 2007 when they moved to Brooksville, Florida. He died on July 20, 2008, at the age of 89 and she died on September 22, 2008; both are buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Sources:

Charles Leland Schneider Obituary

Locate a Grave - Harriet Cannon Schneider

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#1225.1
    • Folder a#1225.1.a
      Letters to Mrs. C. L. Schneider (nee Hattie Lou Cannon), Tampa, Florida, formerly of Pitt County, N.C,. from relatives in Pitt County. A couple of the earliest letters were written by her as a child living in Pitt County. 11/21/1928-12/30/1957.
    • Folder b#1225.1.b
      Letters to Mrs. C. L. Schneider (nee Hattie Lou Cannon), Tampa, Florida, formerly of Pitt County, N.C,. from relatives in Pitt County. 2/3/1958-12/4/1961.
    • Folder c#1225.1.c
      Letters to Mrs. C. L. Schneider (nee Hattie Lou Cannon), Tampa, Florida, formerly of Pitt County, N.C,. from relatives in Pitt County. 1/8/1962-10/9/1965.
    • Folder d#1225.1.d
      Letters to Mrs. C. L. Schneider (nee Hattie Lou Cannon), Tampa, Florida, formerly of Pitt County, N.C,. from relatives in Pitt County. 1/26/1966-12/28/1966
    • Folder e#1225.1.e
      Letters to Mrs. C. L. Schneider (nee Hattie Lou Cannon), Tampa, Florida, formerly of Pitt County, N.C,. from relatives in Pitt County. 1/19/1967-12/30/1967.
    • Folder f#1225.1.f
      Letters to Mrs. C. L. Schneider (nee Hattie Lou Cannon), Tampa, Florida, formerly of Pitt County, N.C,. from relatives in Pitt County. 1/14/1968-11/27/1968.
    • Folder g#1225.1.g
      Letters to Mrs. C. L. Schneider (nee Hattie Lou Cannon), Tampa, Florida, formerly of Pitt County, N.C,. from relatives in Pitt County. 1/11/1969-12/2/1970.
    • Folder h#1225.1.h
      Letters to Mrs. C. L. Schneider (nee Hattie Lou Cannon), Tampa, Florida, formerly of Pitt County, N.C,. from relatives in Pitt County. 1/5/1971-12/2006.
    • Folder i#1225.1.i
      Photocopy of Hattie Lou Cannon's Autograph Book from her 1935 Senior Class at Winterville High School, Pitt County, N.C.
    • Folder j#1225.1.j
      Photocopies of Genealogy Charts for the Cannon, Christopher, and Smith families of Pitt County, N.C., and the Schneider family of Florida, Obituaries, and two Photographs. 1968, 2000, 2013, undated.
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