This collection contains the correspondence of Cpl. Eugene "Gene" Rogers Cadieux, USA to his mother, Nadia Cadieux and to his grandmother, Josephine Rogers in Detroit, Michigan and to Kathleen (Mrs. Roy) Flora in Elgin, IL. Eugene Cadieux was a private in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and served in the European theater, primarily in France. Cpl. Cadieux trained at Camp Bowie in Texas, Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas and the Desert Training Center in California. Of interest is a lock of hair sent to his mother Nadia on July 4, 1944.
1943 - 1945
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This collection contains letters, photographs and newspaper clippings from Corporal Eugene Rogers Cadieux, United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Biographical / Historical
Eugene Rene Cadieux was born on February 14, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. He lived with his mother Nadia and grandmother, Josephine Rogers. The Cadieux name came from early settlers in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and the family name has deep roots in the area. His mother was a descendant of settlers from the Mayflower, with the last name Rogers. Cpl. Cadieux joined the United States Army on March 11, 1943 and served with the Army Corps of Engineers until January 15, 1946. He was a history enthusiast and ran a "rainbow" farm, so named for its thin shape, in Grosse Pointe until his death on March 23, 1988.
This collection is arranged by material type and date: Series 1: Correspondence from Eugene Cadieux to Nadia Cadieux--Series 2: Correspondence from Eugene Cadieux to Josephine Rogers--Series 3: Correspondence from Eugene Cadieux to Kathleen (Mrs. Roy) Flora--Series 4: Biographical Information--Series 5: Photographs.
Leatherby Libraries, Center for American War Letters.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Leontine Keane Cadieux (Mrs. Eugene R. Cadieux), part of the Legacy Collection.
[Item title, Box number, Folder number], Eugene R. Cadieux Second World War correspondence (2016.021.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA. http://chapman.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/4/resources/308 Accessed December 12, 2017.