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Lillian Louise Rudd Davisworth papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0366-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0366

Content Description

This collection relates to Lillian Louise Rudd Davisworth who worked as a civilian at Camp Murphy, in Stuart, Florida, first as a Camp Locator, and then after several promotions, was in charge of writing special orders. This collection contains Rudd's documentation from her time at Camp Murphy. Included are several newspaper clippings about Camp Murphy, a Camp Murphy Message Newspaper, and forms that recorded Rudd's employment. Also included is a transcript, from an interview of Rudd by FSU staff member Sellers, where she discusses her wartime experiences.


  • Event: 1944-2000

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Biographical / Historical

Lillian Louise Rudd Davisworth was born October 16, 1925 in Stuart, FL (Olympia, FL) to Shaird George and Lottie Mae Johnson Rudd. She graduated from New Smyrna Senior High School and was a member of the Beta Club in 1942. She worked at Camp Murphy, FL during the war as a civilian worker. Camp Murphy was home of the Southern Signal Corps, which trained in radar. She married Roden Percy Davisworth September 13, 1944 in Stuart. They moved to Gainesville in 1961 where she worked for First Federal Savings and Loan as a private secretary until her supervisor retired. She went on to work for Florida Fresh Water and Game Commission until she retired. Lillian moved with her husband to Melrose, FL to be closer to their daughter. Lillian was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. She had one daughter, Jane Nell Hathorn of Melrose, FL. Davisworth, passed away in Gainesville, FL on January 7, 2018.



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Lillian Louise Rudd Davisworth papers
Emily Voytecek
April 23, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository