SEGMENT: COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, FAMILY, & IMMIGRATION

Marie Burch>UIS Collection B's>UIS Collection B's, Segment 7

SEGMENT: COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, FAMILY, & IMMIGRATION,

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IMMIGRATION
Notes that coal mine built houses for miners. Discussion of mine strikes during the 1930s, little violence.
AUTOMOBILE
Chandler touring car cost approximately $1400. Automobiles was reward for good behavior in college.
NON-FARM WORK
Husband trained as a flyer in 1930.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Short discussion of high school graduation ceremony.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Family housed WWII refugees. Marie describes the fear of one couple who she reported to FBI. Relates story of abuse in concentration camps experienced by another family they took in. Another story of German people helping them out. Man of this immigrant couple was a cook.
FAMILY
Brother Hayward musical and a farmer. Married a friend of Marie's who did church work. Information on nieces. Brother's twins went to Southern Methodist University. Daughter Margaret obtained scholarship to Columbia University. Margaret taught speech therapy at University of Washington & later went to Germany to teach where she met her husband who had taught in Japan. Brother Hayward farmed 600 acres. Hayward was a singer as well. "He got all of his dad's talents."