Great Depression

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Charles Brooks was born in Dallas, Texas. Life in the Great Depression was difficult. His mother had been widowed when...
William McCool was born in Rockledge, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, in 1925. His father had difficulty finding...
Julian Siebert was born in Westmoreland, Kansas in 1923. Growing up during the 1930s, he saw that everyone was hard up...
Alton R. Barnes was born in December 1923 in Oxford, Alabama. He grew up in Talladega County where his father was in...
Edward Bale was born in Dallas, Texas in 1920. He was the only child. His father was in the automobile tire business....
Trinidad Ledesma was born in November 1924 in Downey, California. His parents did not speak English. They only spoke...
Walter Broll was born in 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up and was educated in Baltimore. During the Great...
Staff Sergeant Bernard I. Friedenberg was with the Medical detachment of the 1st Battalion, 16th Regiment in the 1st...
Henry Joseph Malec was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He lost two brothers, Rudolf and Bruno, to the flu epidemic...
Enrique Cervantes was born in Fresno, California in October 1923. He grew up in severe poverty and experienced bigotry...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
Carl Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got...
Lorene Auld was born in December 1919 in Lark, Oklahoma. She grew up on a farm and thought it was wonderful. They had a...
Calvin Moret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 August 1925. His parents, Adolph, Sr. and Georgette had five boys...
Ray Snyder was born in January 1925 in Reinbeck, Iowa, the second of four children. His father was an auto salesman,...
Troy Earl Edwards and his twin sister were born in November 1925 in Scott, Arkansas. His younger sister was born two...
Lloyd Duncan was born in 1926 in Coffeyville, Kansas. His father worked for the Sinclair Refinery. Duncan had one...
Waldeman Czaban, nicknamed Curly, was born of Polish decent in Detroit, Michigan in 1925. His father was employed as an...
Dorothy Decker Ehlers was born in December 1931 in Long Beach, California and grew up there during the depression years...
Angelo Ciotta was born in 1925 in Leone, Italy. He came to the United States through Ellis Island, New York, at age...
David Yoho was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1928 and grew up in the inner city. He had two sisters....
Sidney LaPook was born in Bayonne, New Jersey in September 1918. His father had a store during the Depression. The...
Robert Riddle was born in Gainesville, Texas in May 1924. When he was three years old his father bought a farm and...
James Livaudais was born in Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. He was one of eight children. There were six boys and two...
Theodore Warren Wessen was born in May 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, uncle and two other men ran an...
James Siracuse was born in Upper Manhattan [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] in 1920. He was raised there. He...
Jack Madden was born in Troy, New York in 1924. He is a lifetime resident of Troy. Troy was a good town in which to...
Fredrick Hollis was born in January 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. The Great Depression started in October 1929 and his...
Charles Davis was born in December 1925 in Alexandria, Louisiana, the youngest of three sons. His father was a railroad...
Roy Uthes was born in June 1923. He had two brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a large home and was the youngest...
Joseph Simpson was born in West Texas near Anson in 1921. He was delivered by a midwife. His father was a sharecropper...
Clarence Harold Schilperoot and his twin brother were born in October 1917 in Grandview, Washington. His family later...
Harvey Segal was born in May 1925 in Roxbury, Massachusetts [Annotator's Note: Roxbury is a neighborhood in Boston]....
Vernon Cummings was born in Mimico, Canada in March 1926. He was born an American citizen because his father was...
Fulton "Jack" Taylor was born in 1925 in Corbin, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: cannot verify town name]. The family...

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