Great Depression

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Marvin Calvin Westcott was born 15 July 1923 in San Francisco, California and grew up there. He had two older brothers...
Bryghte Davis Godbold was born in Alabama in 1914. Times during the Great Depression were not good for his poor family...
Arthur Staymates was born in 1925 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is about 20 or 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He...
Harold Eugene "Hal" Joslin was born in 1918 in Port Angeles or Sequim, Washington. He was born and raised on a dairy...
George Harrison Linker, Jr. was born in 1926 in Dover, Arkansas. He was the youngest of three siblings. Neither his...
Allen Lamm was born in 1924 in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He grew up there and can remember the physical punishment he...
Richard Witaker was born in March 1926 in Saugertis, New York. Saugertis was a small town about 100 miles north of New...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
Frank Bostwick was born in 1925 in Blanchard, Louisiana and grew up in Blanchard during the Great Depression. His...
Glenn Frazier was born in Fort Deposit, Alabama in 1924. He grew up during the Great Depression, but since his family...
William Harvey grew up in Algiers near New Orleans, Louisiana. His family never went hungry because his father worked...
Jack Brukman was born in 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He experienced small town living near the beach. The weather...
James Russo, Jr. was born in February 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He had a twin brother who he was close to...
William Leo Spaetgens was born on a farm in Roberts Cove near Crowley, Louisiana in 1922. He had eight siblings but one...
Curtis Brooks was born in September 1928 in Manila, Philippines. His father was hired to build power plants in Manila...
William J. "Bill" Rupp, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1927. It was the same year that Babe Ruth hit 60...
Jack Skaggs was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1922. He grew up during the Great Depression. His father was a truck driver...
Jules Levin was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1923. His mother and father were immigrants from the area known today...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Francis Dymnicki was born in Yonkers, New York and lived there for ten years during the Depression until his father...
Jake Ussery was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas which is a small town north of Little Rock. His mother's parents lived...
Ernst Schrader was born on a large estate that his father worked on near Hamburg, Germany in October 1919. Hamburg was...
Max Finesmith was born in 1920 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up during the Depression. His parents emigrated from...
John Howland was born in Casper, Wyoming in 1920. He can trace his ancestry back to the days of the Pilgrims. After...
James Willis Downing was born in August 1913 in Missouri. He grew up in a small town where things were somewhat...
Adolph Wilson was born in Oakdale, Louisiana in 1922. Before the war, his father was in the coffee business. He...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Richard Ryan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in March 1921. His father worked for the Ford factory making...
Ralph R. Hopkins was born in 1926 in New Orleans. The Great Depression made times difficult, but growing up was not bad...
Henry Feldman was born in 1925 and raised in Detroit. He had four siblings. His father was a tailor, and his brother...
Louis Conter was born in Ojibwa, Wisconsin in September 1921. He had one younger and one older sister. The family left...
Lloyd Guillory was born in Berwick, Louisiana in 1925 and lived there until 1935. He had three older sisters. In 1935,...
Thomas Myrick was born in November 1927 in Monroe, Louisiana and lived there on and off during his early childhood. His...
Delano Roosevelt Brister was born in Sieper, Louisiana in 1933. The town was an old logging camp area. Trains were used...
Milton Moxon was born in Sparta, Michigan in March 1925 and grew up in Grand Rapids. He was the fifth of seven children...
Wallace Jeffery was born on 27 January 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa. He moved many times but by nine years of age, the...

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