Great Depression

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Walter F. Ram grew up in Nogales, Arizona. His father lost his job during the Great Depression but managed to get small...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Melvin Munch was born in 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the portion of the city that was referred to...
Robert Mayes was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky in September 1923. He graduated from high school in 1941. He maintained...
Wallace G. Hurley was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1923. His mother and father divorced. His alcoholic father headed...
Baptiste Puissegur was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920 and grew up on a farm with his parents and older brothers...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Donald Edward Wilson was born in New Orleans in July 1918. Times were tough during the Great Depression. He had to walk...
Richard Nummer was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He had five brothers and a sister, all of who were raised in...
William Epperson was born in Trinity, Texas in 1923. The population of the city of his birth had not grown over a 50...
Mort Walker was born in 1923 in El Dorado, Kansas. His father was an architect who built towns in locations where oil...
James "Jimmy" Elam Newsom was born in Oakland, Louisiana in 1921. He grew up and lived in Louisiana until the war...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Charles Littig was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. When he was two years old, his family moved to Evanston which is...
Chester Lee Strunk was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan in December 1922. His father was a foundry worker. It was tough...
Zeno St. Cyr was born in 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his family was from New Orleans, at the time of St. Cyr'...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was born in the United States of ancestry which had emigrated from Rumania. He was born in New York...
Chester Biernacki was born in 1922 of immigrant parents. He had an older brother. His family lived in a neighborhood of...
Harry C. Quinn, Jr. was born in 1925 near Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County. He grew up on a farm during the...
Irwin Stovroff was born in Buffalo, New York in August 1922 and remained in Buffalo until he went to college. It was a...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
Forrest Villarrubia was born in 1925 in Lacombe, Louisiana. Lacombe is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just...
Bruno Viani was born in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1921. He grew up on a crowded street that was primarily...
John S. Johnson was born in Midco, Missouri in December 1921 and grew up during the Great Depression. His father had to...
Opal James Grapes was born in Franklin County, Virginia in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She grew up on a farm...
Russell Gackenbach was born in 1923 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His family was Pennsylvania Dutch. His father was...
George Joseph Bertucci was born in July 1925 in New Orleans and was raised there. His mother passed when he was three...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Michael Linquata was born in July 1925 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The community was very poor during the Depression...
Dabney N. Montgomery was born in Selma, Alabama on 18 April 1923. He grew up with five of his siblings from his father’...
Jack K. Carver was born in June 1920 in Manhattan, New York City. On Sunday, 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
Frank Maresca was born in September 1925 in Jersey City. He served in Company F, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry...
John W. Towle was born in June 1921 in Sequoyah Hills. Towle's family moved to a dairy farm in Bearden when he was...
Albert Porche was born in Houma, Louisiana in 1922. He has spent his life in Houma except for during the war. Life in...
William Kahn was born in August 1925, to immigrant parents. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where his father ran a...
Paul J. Frisco was born in May 1925 in Newark, New Jersey. He lived there until he was 15 years old and then moved to...

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