• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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    Due to the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1) in downtown Independence, parking will be limited around the park visitor center and surrounding neighborhoods. Please plan accordingly. The Truman Home will be open for tours.

Family Members - Wallace

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Carnes, Bill and Mary
Interviewed June 2, 2000

Mr. Carnes's mother, Caroline Carnes, was a sister to May Wallace. He frequently visited the home of George and May Wallace. He recalls how rooms in their home were used, describes add-ons to the home, and how the yard developed through the years.

Interview Not Transcribed

Christine and David Wallace Jr.

Christine and David Wallace Jr.

Wallace, Christine and David F.
Interviewed August 25-26, 1991

Christine Wallace, sister-in-law of Bess W. Truman, and her son David F. Wallace, Jr., reveal in detail the inner workings of the extended Wallace family during the 1930s to early 1940s.

Interview 8-25-91 (pdf - 461KB)
Interview 8-26-91 (pdf - 391KB)
Interview 8-26-91 (pdf - 639KB)

May Wallace

May Wallace

Wallace, May
Interviewed June 14, 1983 and December 20, 1985

May Wallace, wife of George Wallace and sister-in-law of Harry and Bess Truman, discusses the Wallace and Truman family members. Wallace discusses the Gates family's move to Independence, Madge Gates Wallace's relationship with her family, domestic help and cooking, and Christmas traditions.

Interviews Not transcribed


Did You Know?

Heavy artillery at use during Korean War. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman believed that he had public support for the Korean War up until the 1952 campaign began. He said, “Every time you have a campaign, somebody has to be against something.”