Papers (ca. 1890s-2003) of Nina Belle Redditt (1923-2005) and family of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Nina Belle Redditt, who served as a DKC officer in the U.S. Navy for 31 years, was the daughter of George Edward Harris, Sr., and Isabella "Belle" Augusta Hearne Harris. Included are scattered correspondence (1905-1907, 1930s-1950s, 1975), photographs and photocopies of photographs (1890s-1978), clippings (1950s-2003), and genealogical notes related to the Harris, Hearne and Moore families of Pitt County and the Redditt family of Beaufort County, N.C. Also included are two books: Old Southern Songs of the Period of the Confederacy, and Southern Sidelights by Rev. William E. Cox. Additional material relates to Nina Belle Redditt's Navy career and includes a photograph album (1947-1955) of service in Malta, Bainbridge, Maryland, and the Portrex war exercise in Puerto Rico; and photographs (1953) and documents (1956, 1963) related to the Korean War Military Armistice Agreement and the United Nations Command's involvement.
Nina Belle Harris Redditt (1892-1979) was the daughter of George Edward Harris, Sr., and Isabella "Belle" Augusta Hearne Harris. In 1920, she married Leonidas "Leon" Bryan Redditt (1896-1968) of Beaufort Co., N.C., and they had children Cora Redditt Streeper, an airline stewardess with Pan-American Airlines for eight years, and Nina Belle Redditt, who served as a DKC officer in the U.S. Navy for 31 years. They were later divorced. Their daughter Nina Belle Redditt lived in the George Edward Harris, Sr., house formerly standing on Cotanche Street adjacent to East Carolina University campus in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C.
Sources: North Carolina Death Records; Greenville, N.C., Daily Reflector obituaries; and Family Tree Maker.com.
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