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Vernon J. Cartner Papers

Identifier: TMD355

Content Description

Collection contains passenger lists, correspondence, photographs, postcards and newspaper clippings collected by Cartner


  • 1942-1945


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Vernon J. Cartner was born on February 2, 1925 to Theodore and Alice (McCann) Cartner in Chicago, Illinois. He registered for the United States Army draft on February 4, 1943 and was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in the fall of 1944. Cartner joined the Division at Camp Swift, Texas, and saw combat in Italy as a private first class in Company L, 87th Infantry Regiment. His service was cut short on April 16, 1945 when he was wounded in action and sent home on the hospital ship Seminole.

Following the war, Cartner married Allien Geraldine Mikusch; the couple had five children. The Cartners bought and managed Rice's Bar in North Ironwood, Michigan and a dairy homestead in North Bessmer, Michigan. Vernon J. Cartner passed away on September 28, 2016 at the age of 91, in Spring Hill, Florida.


1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Theodore V. Cartner; 2017.

Vernon J. Cartner Papers
Keli Schmid
October 30, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States