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Ralph Hottle

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Dublin Core

Title

Ralph Hottle

Subject

Hottle, Ralph Miley Sr. (1917-1985)
Soldiers - United States - Virginia - Shenandoah County

Description

Portrait of Master Sergeant Ralph Hottle in his U.S. Army uniform.

Ralph was the oldest child of Lawrence (1887-1948) and Monnie Myrtle (Miley) (1891-1989) Hottle. His father was a merchant in Toms Brook.

He attended Roanoke College where his picture appeared in the 1937 and 1938 yearbooks. When he registered for the WWII draft in 1940, he lived in North Carolina and his employer was the “Public Service Co. of N.C.” His father was listed as his emergency contact. The record described him as being 5’11” tall and 145 pounds.

Ralph enlisted in the Army in January 1942.

Ralph married Martha Lee (Baldwin) (1919-1978) just after the war, in February 1946. She lived in Maurertown, the daughter of Warren and Annie (Borden) Baldwin.

The 1950 census found the couple living with Ralph’s widowed mother on the east side of Route 11 in Toms Brook. Ralph worked as a bank cashier and they had two young children, Roy Baldwin and Marilyn Kay. A third child, Ralph Miley, Jr., was born after the census was taken.

Ralph and his wife moved to Winchester at some point. When Ralph died, their home was on S. Braddock Street and Ralph was a bookkeeper. He was buried in Toms Brook.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Undated

Contributor

Identified by his cousin, Mrs. Randolph Foltz, who lived next door to the subject in Toms Brook.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

002289

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negatives

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Ralph Hottle,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 28, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/26830.

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