• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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?

Former President Harry & Bess Truman in front of a new Chrysler. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman died in Research Hospital in Kansas City on 26 December 1972, from kidney failure and heart disease. The report called it “a complexity of organic failures resulting in collapse of the cardiovascular system.” He was 88 years old.