• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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Oral Histories: E

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)

 
Leola Estes

Leola Estes

Estes, Leola
Interviewed November 8, 1996 and February 3, 1997

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.

Interviews Not Transcribed

 

Did You Know?

A boy and horse on the Truman farm in Grandview, Missouri. Credit: Truman Library

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.”