SEGMENT: FAMILY, LAND, & FARM BUSINESS

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SEGMENT: FAMILY, LAND, & FARM BUSINESS,

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BACKGROUND
Born June 16, 1915 in DuPage County.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Orrin attended Catholic school, Glenbard (sp?) High school.
FAMILY
Father was a farmer, farmed 500 acres with 3 brothers. Orrin got married in 1939. Moved to DeKalb County. Orrin's father and his uncle owned 150 acres and rented the rest.
LAND
DeKalb County's land was less expensive to buy, had better ground quality. Talks about buying farms, prices, etc.
FARM BUSINESS
Worked DeKalb farm for his father, dad paid him a salary (their second farm). Farming multiple farms in one family, most couldn't do this during depression. Mentions prices of hogs during Great Depression.
FAMILY
Brothers in farming which helped their family. Talks about family members in farming, some nephews in carpentry. Held on to farm, keeping money in real estate. [long pause]