SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & CHILDHOOD WORK

Paul Gebhart>LPL Interviews A-M>LPL Interviews A-J, Segment 7

SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & CHILDHOOD WORK,

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FAMILY BACKGROUND
Father's name was Arthur W. Wales, born in 1925 and died in 1978. Grandfather was Charles Gebhardt. Their land was purchased in the 1880s and the family originates in Germany. Has an two sisters, one older and one younger.
COLLGE EDUCATION
Went to the University of Illinois and majored in Animal Sciences. Took some farm and soil classes while there.
CHILDHOOD WORK
While growing up on the farm, he took care of livestock and drove the tractor.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Went to school Stonington, IL from first grade to high school. The Stonington School District no longer exists, and Mr. Gebhardt was sad to see his schools be bulldozed and how the districts were consolidating.