• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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?

Truman and Benny pose at bust of Lincoln. Credit: Truman Library.

Jack Benny, Henry Fonda, Jackie Cooper, Eddie Fisher, Carl Reiner, Tippi Hedren, Barbara Rush, Joan Stanley, Maurice Chevalier, and Bob Hope are celebrities who visited the Trumans at their home.