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Harvey Hudson Pierce, World War I soldier

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Eastern France July 7-’18 Dear Folks:- Well I finally arrived safe in France. I am well and feeling fine. France is sure a beauatiful country. We don’t know much more War news than you see in the papers in the U.S. Every-thing is looking quite good tho. I have had several letters since I arrived here. I know you would like this country fine. The scenery is sure wonderful. I wish you could travel through the orient and get some

 

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of these scenes on the canvas. There are some of the most wonderful pictures here for the artist in the world. Hoping all is well I remain Ralph. (Exact copy of a letter from Sgt. Ralph E. Traster to his uncle, E.W. Lowman and family, 3806 Hammond Pl. Kansas City, Mo.)

 

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On Active Service with the Am. Ex. Force Sept 29 1918 Dear Folks:- Received your letters of Aug. 11th. Was sure glad to get them. Was sure sorry to hear your father died. But there is a time when we all have to pass from this world into tthe better land. Was glad to know you and the boys were well. This leaves me well and feeling fine. Everything seems to be moving along in nice shape just now. It is raining this morning.

 

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In fact a great part of the time it is damp and cool. The folks write they are moved and settled. Ida wrote she was going to K.C. So suppose you have heard from her or seen her. Well I must stop and get to work. Hoping this finds you and all yours well. With much love Ralph. (Exact copy of letter from Sgt. Ralph E. Traster, 353 Inf. Headquarters Co. 89th. Div. to his uncle E.W. Lowman and family, 3806 Hammond Pl. Kansas City; Mo.)

 

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Kansas City Mo 12-20-18 Mr. William E Connelly Topeka Ks My Dear Sir Find enclosed photo and letter from Sg N. Ralph E Traster of  Headquarters Co 353, Inf 89 division Ralph was born at Clearwater Sedgwick Co Ks. Aug 4, 1889 Entered the service from Edna, Labette C. and was trained at Camp Funston. His father is Frank P Traster of Fredonia Ks. his mother was my sister, now dead, Alice Lowman Traster. he graduated from the high school of Clearwater and has been a farmer all his life. He was married at Camp Funston to

 

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Miss Cora Massa of Edna Ks. just before leaving for over seas. He is now with his company somewhere in Germany. Yours very truly EW Lowman 3806 Hammond Pl Kansas City Mo

 

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3806 Hammond Pl. Kansas City, Mo 89 Mr. William E. Connelley Sec’y Kans. Historical Society Topeka, Kansas. Memorial Bld.

 

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