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Dear Ms. Merkel,
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We suggest contacting the National Archives at St. Louis to request a search for her Official Personnel Folder. Our holdings include employee personnel files from various federal agencies from 1850-1951. Please contact the St. Louis office with all of the information you provided here to begin an inquiry.
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Was she from South Carolina by any chance? What a remarkable women.
Looks like John Jr. also served in the Navy as well.