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Joseph M. Hines Collection

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Title

Joseph M. Hines Collection

Subject

Hines, Joseph M.
Toms Brook (Va)
World War (1939-1945)

Description

A collection of images and letters associated with Joseph M. Hines. The vast majority are letters from his time serving with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War Two.

Joseph Martin Hines was born in Toms Brook Virginia on December 1, 1923. His parents were Mary Thelma Borden and Duval “Du” Hines. Duval ran a general store in Toms Brook.

Joseph Hines attended Toms Brook High School and graduated in 1941. He was a member of the school band, in which he played the clarinet, and of St. Peters Lutheran Church where he sand in the choir. In 1941 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He trained at Parris Island in South Carolina in 1942. Later that year he was transferred to San Diego and later Hawaii. In 1944 he was part of the invasion force that landed at Iwo Jima.

After the war he lived in Arlington Virginia and married Ruby Beaver. He died in 1969.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Joseph M. Hines Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

1941-1945

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Relation

Finding Aid available at http://shenandoah.co.lib.va.us/2017-0009.html

Language

English

Collection Items

"Dear Mother" Letter
Letter from Joseph M. Hines to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent from New River Marine Base in North Carolina and is dated December 15 1941.

"Dear Maw" Postcard
Postcard sent to "Maw" from Joseph M. Hines. Most likely "Maw" is his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia.

"Dear Paw" Postcard
Postcard addressed to "Paw" from Joseph M. Hines. Most likely "Paw" refers to his father Duval “Du” Hines of Toms Brook Virginia.

"Dear Mother, Dad, and Sis" Posctard
Postcard to "Mother, Dad, and Sis" from Joseph M. Hines, USMC. The postcard is dated October 1, 1942 and was sent to his parents Duval and Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia.

"Dear Mother" Posctard
Postcard sent to "Dear Mother" from Joseph M. Hines. The postcard is dated October 4, 1942 and is sent from Paris Island Marine Barracks. It is addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. DD Hines" which are Mary and Duval Hines of Toms Brook, Joseph's parents.

"Dear Family" Letter
Letter to "Dear Family (Mother Dad & Emma)" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Paris Island Marine Barracks on October 6 1942 where Joseph was a USMC recruit. His mother and father were Mary and Duval Hines of Toms Brook. Emma was his sister.

"Dear Family" Letter
Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Paris Island Marine Barracks on October 9, 1942 where Joseph Hines was a Marine Corps Private. The letter is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Hines of Toms Brook. This refers to Joseph's…

"Dear Mother & Dad & Sid & Sis (Ha)" Letter
Letter sent to ""Dear Mother & Dad & Sid & Sis (Ha)" from Joseph M. Hines. The letter is addressed to Mrs. D.D. Hines of Toms Brook which refers to Mary Hines, Joseph's mother. His father was Duval Hines and his sister was Emma Hines. The identity of…

"Dear Family (& Sid)
Letter to "Dear Family (& Sid)" from Joseph M. Hines. The letter was sent from Parris Island Marine Corps Barracks where Joseph was serving as a USMC recruit. It is post marked October 25 1942 and was addressed to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook…

"Dear Family" Letter
Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Parris Island where Joseph was serving as a Marine Corps recruit. The letter is dated November 8, 1942 and is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook Virginia who is Joseph's mother…

"Dear Family" Letter
Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Parris Island Marine Corps Barracks where Joseph Hines was serving as a Marine Recruit. It was sent on November 19, 1942 and is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook who is…

"Dear Mother" Letter
Letter to "Dear Mother" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Parris Island Marine Barracks where Joseph was a Marine recruit. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" which was Joseph's mother Mary.

"Dear Family" Letter
Letter to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. Sent from New River North Carolina to Mrs. D.D. (Mary) Hines, mother of Joseph.

"Dear Mother & All" Letter
Letter written to "Dear Mother & All" from Joseph Hines. It was sent from New River North Carolina while Private Hines, USMC, was awaiting deployment overseas. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" who is Mary Hines of Toms Brook, Joseph's…

"Dear Mother & All" Letter
Letter written to "Dear Mother & All" from Joseph Hines. It was sent from New River North Carolina while Private Hines, USMC, was awaiting deployment overseas. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" who is Mary Hines of Toms Brook, Joseph's…

"Dear Family" Letter
Letter written to "Dear Family" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from New River USMC Barracks were Joseph had been assigned after basic training. The letter is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook who was Mary Hines, Joseph's mother.

Unlabeled Letter
Unlabeled letter containing a list of questions and answers written by Joseph M. Hines. The letter was sent from an unknown location to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" of Toms Brook who was Joseph's mother Mary Hines.

"Dearest Mother" Postcard
Postcard addressed to "Dearest Mother." Sent by Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The card was sent from San Juan Capistrano which was the location of Camp Pendelton in California.

"Dear Mother" Letter
Letter written to "Dear Mother" (Mary Hines of Toms Brook) from Joseph M. Hines, USMC. It was sent from unknown location. Page 3 and 4 of the letter contain a list of questions sent to Joseph Hines which he answered and returned.

"Dear Family" Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his family on May 29, 1943. It is addressed to "Mrs. D.D. Hines" who is his mother, Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. It was sent from Oceanside California, home to Camp Pendleton.

"Dear Family" Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his family in Toms Brook Virginia. The envelope is addressed to his mother Mary Hines. The letter was sent from an unknown location.

"Dear Dad" Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his father Duval Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. It is dated June 20, 1943 and was sent from Camp Pendelton in California.

"Dear Mother" Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter is dated July 6 1943 and postmarked July 9 1943. It was sent from Camp Pendleton while Joseph was serving there.

"Dear Mother" Letter
Letter sent by Joseph M. Hines to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was mailed from Camp Pendleton in Oceanside California.

"Dear Mother" Poscard
Postcard sent from Joseph Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook. The card was sent from Jacksonville Florida where Hines was visiting a USO.
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