SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND, WOMEN'S WORK, & FAMILY

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SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND, WOMEN'S WORK, & FAMILY,

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FAMILY BACKGROUND
Husband's family lived in Dallas County, MO. Had other relatives in Pulaski County. Grandfather participated in Gold Rush and made money, gave some gold pieces to cousins. Had a dressmaker in St. Louis make dresses for the girls after mother died. Lived about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis, near Springfield, MO. Sister lived in Kansas, brother worked in a traction company in Springfield, MO, then moved to Wichita, KS, with the superintendent when workers went on strike. Has relatives call her to see family genealogy and photos.
WOMEN'S WORK
Grandmother would cut dress patterns for people. Got high prize for a sewing competition at Lebanon in 4th grade, and was awarded a dollar. Sister was upset, so father gave her a dollar too. Father would give daughters a nickel a piece if the girls visited him in the courthouse at noon.
FAMILY
Describes more family photos featuring her parents. Describes her mother's clothes. Thinks father was probably named after President Harrison.