Great Depression

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Sidney Maiten was born in September 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. He enjoyed his early life there. He delivered...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
George Allen was born in September 1925 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He had two sisters growing up there with him. His...
James Moshovitis was born in March 1925 in Washington, D.C., the only son of three children born to Greek immigrants....
Frank Patti was born in December 1924 in Hammond, Louisiana and grew up on a produce farm where his parents shared the...
Weldon Fruge was born in January 1925 in Eunice, Louisiana. His parents were sharecroppers, moving from farm to farm...
Dominick Sgobbo was born in October 1924 in East Harlem, New York City, New York. The fifth of eight children of...
Seymour Mermelstein was born October 1924 in Newark, New Jersey. He was the oldest of three children born to Jewish...
Herbert Stern was born in December 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland. He left at age six for Rockville, Maryland, where he...
Walter Oka was born in May 1928 in a hospital in Ewa, but spent his young childhood in the town of Waianae, Oahu,...
Lorraine Achee was born in September 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up in the Carrollton neighborhood which...
Henry J. Muller, Jr. born 7 April 1917 just one day after the US entered World War One. He was brought up on the...
Joseph Venerloh was born in 1923 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was one of seven siblings. His dad worked in the office...
Theodore Skare was born in April 1924 in Two Harbors, Minnesota. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois when he was baby...
Malcolm D. Johnson was born in Colville, Washington. He does not have many memories of the Great Depression. He grew up...
Philip Dunford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 1925. He lived in Chester, Virginia when he was five...
John Rogers was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He went to college in Indiana then got a job as a recreation...
Herbert Siebert was born in April 1925 in Saint Louis County, Missouri. He was one of five siblings; his father died...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Daniel J. Lennon was born in February 1925 in Vienna, Austria. His father was in graduate school for medicine. They...
Fred Gordon was born in 1918 in Emerson, Nebraska. He was one of nine children and his father was a teacher during the...
George Ingram was born in December 1918 in Mellow Valley, in Clay County, Alabama, one of the seven children of a...
Richard Scholl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1920. His father worked for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance...
Dracos Burke was born in September 1919 in New Iberia, Louisiana at a time when automobiles were rare. His father was a...
J. W. Childs was born in Cisco, Texas. From a young age, however, he and his little sister lived with their parents in...
William Myers, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1926. During the Great Depression his father worked...
Roy Johnston was born in Emma, Louisiana and grew up in various settlements in the northwest of the state. His father...
David Flynn was born in November 1919 in Collegeville, Minnesota, where his father was the athletic director at St....
Ted Wiebe was born in Dallas, Oregon and raised around southeast Portland. When his father was killed in an automobile...
Thomas Edgar Morgan, Sr., was born in September 1920 in Bossier City, Louisiana with one sister. He grew up in...
Ralph Griffith was born in March 1923 in Hannibal, Missouri, one of four children. His father was an iron worker with...
Ray Emory was born in Peoria, Illinois, one of eight children. His father lost his leg during the Great Depression,...
Carl Caffarel was born in 1925 in Plaquemines, Louisiana, and grew up in the nearby town of Port Allen, Louisiana. The...
Fred A. Aldridge was born in Orlando, North Carolina. After graduating high school in September 1935 he enlisted in the...
Richard Yavenue was born in July 1925 in Harvey, Illinois. He had three sisters. His dad was a laborer and died when...
Thomas Long was born in January 1926 in Saint Louis, Missouri. His father died when he was only three years old,...

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