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Collection Description

Claude Ringo (1911-2005) was born in Saybrook, IL, to Atlee and Belva Pearle Swaim Ringo. In 1933, he married Marjorie I. Ringo (1911-2004), who was born in Normal, IL, to Elmer and Jessie Fremont Iles Rehker Kelley. Claude and Marjorie had three children: Jean Biller (193_2017), Rex Ringo, and Jane Maupin. Robert Rehker (1920-2003), Marjorie’s brother, served in the military from 1939-1952, and John Rust (1925-2012) was a close family friend who also served in the military from 1949-1985. The collection includes correspondents between the Ringo family and friends, as well as other miscellaneous items relating to the Ringos. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondents between the Ringos and Robert Rehker, John Rust, and Jane Ringo.


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