Frances Ouida Pegues

b. 22 January 1920, d. 18 December 1996
  • Frances Ouida Pegues was born on 22 January 1920 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
  • Frances I. Humphries arrived in the Port of New York on 19 April 1935, accompanied by Frances Ouida Pegues, Peggy Jean Pegues aboard the US Army Transport SS Republic, having departed Cristobal, Canal Zone, on the 14th.
  • Claude Wynne Pegues and Frances I. Humphries appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Laramie County, Wyoming, at Fort Francis E. Warren Military Reservation. Other members of the household included Frances Ouida Pegues, Peggy Jean Pegues. In 1935 the family was in Quarry Heights, Panama.
  • The following appeared on 22 June 1941 in the Macon Telegraph & News: Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Pegues of Fort Warren, Wyoming, announce the engagement of their daughter, Frances, to Lt. Herbert I. Shingler of Ashburn, Ga., now stationed at McDill Field, Tampa, Fla.
  • She married Herbert Ives Shingler Jr. on 27 July 1941 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, at the Riverside Park Methodist Church.
  • The following appeared on 31 August 1941 in the Macon Telegraph & News: (Ashburn, Aug. 2) Miss Frances Ouida Pegues of Tampa, Fla., became the bride of Lt. Herbert Ives Shingle Jr., of Ashburn, Sunday afternoon, July 27, at the Riverside Park Methodist church in Jacksonville, Fla.
         Lieutenant Shingler had his cousin, Henry McKenzie of Ashburn, as best man. His other attendants were Lieutenant Northington, Lieutenant Passage and Lieutenant Heffner, all of MacDill Field, Tampa, Fla., and Albert Humphries of Jacksonville, Florida.
         Mrs. Dean Northington was matron of honor.
         The bridesmaids were Miss Betty Shingler of Ashburn; Miss Virginia Smalley of Tampa; Miss Virginia Paull of Atlanta and Miss Peggy Jean Pegues, sister of the bride. Margaret Ann Humphries was flower girl.
         Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Pegues entertained at an alfresco reception at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Humphries, grandparents of the bride.
         Lieutenant Shingler and his bride left for a wedding trip, after which they will reside at 517 Columbia Drive, Davis Island, Tampa, Fla.
  • The following appeared on 20 March 1943 in the Macon Telegraph & News: (Ashburn, March 19) Major Herbert I. Shingler Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Shingler of Ashburn, was recently promoted from the rank of captain.
         Major Shingler, stationed with the Army Air Corps in North Africa, is a graduate of Randolph and Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. He was at MacDill, Tampa, Fla., prior to leaving for overseas duty July, 1942. His wife, the former Miss Frances Pegues, resides in Tampa, Fla.
  • The following appeared on 28 November 1943 in the Macon Telegraph & News: (Ashburn, Nov. 27) Lt. Col. Herbert Shingler Jr., who has been in North Africa as the commander of a heavy bombardment group, is in Ashburn visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Shingler Sr. His wife, who lives in Tampa, Fla., is in Ashburn with him.
         Lt. Col. Shingler has been in Africa for sixteen months. He has received many awards in foreign service for his leadership and devotion to duty. For his brilliant participation in the historic aerial raid on Ploesti he was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
  • The following appeared on 5 June 1950 in the Omaha Evening World-Herald: Lieut. Col. and Mrs. Herbert I. Shingler, Jr., entertained 25 guests at a buffet supper Saturday evening at their home in Bellevue. The party honored Mrs. Shingler's mother, Mrs. Frances Pegues of Jacksonville, Fla., and her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn E. Yates of Macon, Ga. The visitors will leave Wednesday for their homes.
  • Frances Ouida Pegues became a widow at the 2 April 1959 death of her husband.
  • The following appeared on 6 March 1961 in the Tucson Daily Citizen: An open-air drive-in laundry, the University Wash Tub, has opened at 948 E. 6th St.
         The coin-operated laundry, which also has dry-cleaning service, is owned and operated by Frances Shingler, widow of Col. Herbert I. Shingler Jr., former commander of the 43rd Bomb Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
         Shingler was killed in a B47 crash in Idaho in 1959.
         Mrs. Shingler, who says the open-air laundries are common in Florida where the weather is no nicer than here, has arranged her plant so that customers may drive up to within four feet of their machine.
  • Frances Ouida Pegues died on 18 December 1996 at age 76.
  • She was interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
  • Last Edited: 6 Apr 2015

Family: Herbert Ives Shingler Jr. b. 26 March 1918, d. 2 April 1959