Oral Histories: E
Earnshaw, Stella E. and George B.
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.
Leola Estes began her twenty-four year career working for the Truman family in 1942, initially washing and ironing the household laundry and eventually cooking and serving meals.
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Harry Truman took after his mother, while his brother, Vivian, was more like his father. While Harry was eager to play piano, Vivian said, “Mama wanted me to take piano lessons but she couldn’t get a lasso big enough.”