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Ashe County Veterans History Project: Robert Lee Nuckolls

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Robert Lee Nuckolls

Robert (Rob) Lee Nuckolls was born on September 20, 1888, to Sara Jane and Willie Nuckolls in Furches, North Carolina.  Robert Lee was brother to John Franklin Nuckolls and Daniel (Dock) Lee Nuckolls.  He was also the uncle of Robert (Bob) Frank and Zane Grey Nuckolls.

He was an officer the Army during WWI.  Following the war Rob, moved to San Antonio, Texas.  He died on November 12, 1958, and is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

Letter to Maggie Hoppers

Aug. 19, 1909

Hello Sweetheart,

                Your most interesting letter received a few days ago, and was real glad to hear from you once again.  This leaves me ok truly hope it will find you well and having a fine time at Laurel Springs.

                Well we have completed our shooting competition and will return to Fort Thomas about the 15th of Sept.  and you know I hate to leave Camp Perry because we have had such good sport.

I would like awful well to be with you so we could take in all of those prayer meetings and Sunday schools.  As I often think of the good old sweet …

If you only would stay single until I get discharged. And one word from you would make me the happiest man on earth, and one would make me miserable of course. That would be the one you’d give me.  Though I guess I deserve the miserable one. Well so I guess you’ll think I have tried to write enough of such stuff as this letter is composed of. So I will stop by asking you to write soon, and a long letter.

                                Yours Sincerely,

                                Robert Nuckolls

PS address me at Camp Perry if I can get your letter by the 15th of Sept.

                                                                R.L.N.

Please excuse such a poorly written letter, I know it’s a miserable mess.