Rhode Island Around the World - International Mail
from PFC C. M. Whaley - Fort Davis
to Mrs. Henry C. Whaley in Narragansett, RI
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The cover above was sent on official War Department stationary with the Official Business crossed out. It is from Private First Class C. M. Whaley who was stationed at the Army Hospital, Fort William D. Davis in the Panama Canal Zone. He was probably in C Company, but the last part of the address is covered by the stamps. The letter is addressed to his mother Mrs. Henry C. Whaley in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The letter was sent "Via Air Mail" and is franked with four red-violet 3-Cent "Major General George Washington Goethals" issues, (Scott #117 issued on August 15, 1934) and three yellow-green 1-Cent "Balboa Before" stamps from the "25th Anniversary of the Panama Canal" issue, (Scott #120 issued on August 15, 1939). The stamps are tied to the cover by three overlaid Panama Canal Circular Date Stamps, (CDS) and one duplex cancel.

The South Kingston Census of 1930 lists Clifford M. Whaley as being born in 1920. It lists his father as Henry Clifford Whaley (born 1889) and his mother as Isabelle E. Whaley (born 1890).

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