Ellie Hauschild Interview

Ellie Hauschild Transcript-PDF Ellie Hauschild was born Eleanor Crymble in Boston, Massachusetts, with the family later relocating near Albany, New York. The daughter of Danish and Irish immigrants, Hauschild grew up during World War II. Her experiences on the World War II homefront are the subject of this interview.   Interview with Eleanor Hauschild Interviewed by: Kelsey Matthews Transcriber: Kelsey Matthews [Interview #1: October 5, … [Read more...]

Doris Stefaniga

Doris Stefaniga was born on October 10th, 1930 and is from Stafford, Virginia.  She is the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Mills and Laura Perks Mills, both of Spotsylvania. She grew up in the rural community of Spotsylvania, Virginia where she went to Chancellor Elementary and High School. Following her high school graduation in 1947 she went to work at Gayle Motor company for two years where she worked in the office doing secretarial work. Following her job at Gayle Motor Company Mrs. Stefaniga … [Read more...]

Barbara Gillis

Barbara Ann Gillis was born on August 18th, 1916 in Brookline, Massachusetts to the parents of Jay James McCue and Mary Christine Coakely. She grew up in a single parent home, her father having died when she was four years old, as the middle of three children. She graduated from Brookline High School in 1934. Following graduation she held jobs in her high school's cafeteria, as a cashier at a restaurant, a book keeping position at a specialty shop, and did secretarial work for John Hancock … [Read more...]

Jeanne Wexler Interview

Jeanne Wexler was born June 28, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in a traditional home. Her mother was a housewife and her father was a furrier-someone who manufactures furs. She has one sister, Sylvia. Since Ms. Wexler's family was fairly wealthy, they were not hit by the Depression. However, Ms. Wexler was very affected by it. She saw people in her neighborhood suffer. This led her to work at Woolworth's, a five and ten cents store, throughout high school. She remembers the war very … [Read more...]

Irene Kingsbury

                Irene Kingsbury was born on February 28, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up in a financially stable and traditional family. Her mother was a housekeeper and her father was a doctor. Ms. Kingsbury has one sister, Janice. Her family was unaffected by the Great Depression and Ms. Kingsbury never worked during the war. She graduated high school on D-Day in June 1944, which she recalled as a day filled with mixed … [Read more...]