• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Family Members - Gates

George and Stella Earnshaw

George and Stella Earnshaw

Earnshaw, Stella E. and George B.
Interviewed July 22, 1991

Stella Earnshaw worked for Dr. Charles Allen and as a nurse occasionally aided Bess W. and Margaret Truman. Mrs. Earnshaw, a native of Platte City, Missouri, provides information about the Gates and Wells families located in that area.

Interview (pdf - 137KB)
Appendix (pdf - 2.35MB)


Did You Know?

Truman on a horse in 1933. Credit: Truman Library

Although he was an optimist, Harry Truman sometimes became discouraged. In 1933, he wrote to Bess, “Tomorrow I’ll be forty-nine and for all the good I’ve done the forty might as well be left off….” Little did he know what his future held.