Great Depression

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Henry H. Mahier was born in July 1926 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He grew up in the country north of town, on family...
Albert Reale was born in March 1925 in New Britain, Connecticut. He had a good childhood among his three brothers in a...
David E. Verlander, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1923, the youngest of four children. His father was a...
Moses Hogan was born in Brookstown, Louisiana in November 1921, the second of four children. His father worked for the...
Louis Smith was born in April 1925 in Newport, Kentucky. He grew up during the Great Depression, when jobs were scarce...
Frederick Moore was born in December 1924 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts during...
William Hendren was born in February 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He spent his early childhood there before...
Bryce Jordan was born in November 1924 in Stanley, Wisconsin. He grew up on a dairy farm outside of Stanley and he says...
Frank H. Kubiak was born in West Allis, Wisconsin in November 1924. His father emigrated from Prussia but was of Polish...
Harry Carlson was born in October 1924 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. He grew up there as a single child. His father...
George Haines was born in April 1925 in Rochester, New York. His father worked at the YMCA [Annotator's Note: Young Men...
Bernard Norman Marcantel was born in July 1923 in Oberlin, Louisiana, the youngest of four sons. The children of their...
Ogden Saik was born in September 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He lived with his family in the New Orleans...
John Elliott was born in 1919 in Greeley, Colorado, the eldest of two children. His parents had driven west in a...
Harry McCauley was born in October 1926 in Eunice, Louisiana. His family was poor and worked a small farm during the...
John W. Marr was born in Johnson County, Missouri in May 1918. He grew up on a farm and moved farms twice during his...
Joseph DeMott was born in August 1918 in Big Run, Pennsylvania. He was the only child of a railroad worker and a...
Allen Pedersen was born in Valley City, North Dakota in May 1916. His grandfather immigrated from Denmark. He grew up...
Early life for Charles Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his...
Walter Jacobs was born in Mississippi. His father worked a variety of jobs. Jacobs grew up on a farm that did not have...
Carey Eleser was born in August 1924 in Roseville, Louisiana and grew up in Ponchatoula. He was born at a Catholic...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer speaking with Gabriel Kinney about his nephew being in jump...
Judge James Gulotta was born in November 1923 and grew up in New Orleans. He went through the depression years which...
Clarence Carlson was born Kittson, Minnesota in June 1921. His family moved to Svea Township where he attended school...
Raymond Bailey was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jobs at the time only paid about one dollar per day....
Carroll Knutson was born in March 1924 in Santa Monica, California. Both his parents had children from their previous...
Richard Baile was born in December 1920 on a farm in Missouri east of Kansas City near the town of Washburn. They had a...
[Annotators Note: there is an interruption about 45 seconds into the interview after which the interview is started...
Charles Slay was born in December 1921 in Holloway, Louisiana. He was one of the first boys in the area to finish high...
Raymond Wells was born in Eagle, Colorado in April 1922. He was living in Secora, New Mexico and remembers the day the...
Ralph Crump was born and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The years of the Great Depression were "terrible," Crump said...
Richard Audler was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Notes: New Orleans, Louisiana] in December 1925. He had one younger...
Edward Chinnis was born in August 1924 in Ravenel, South Carolina. After graduating high school Chinnis had a...
Gerald V. West was born in Glens Falls, New York in October 1919. His family owned a farm of about 140 acres and West's...
Robert Templet was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 1920. At the age of five years old, his family moved to...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer introducing himself.] Harold Whitaker was born in Henrietta,...

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