• 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?

Big Three at Potsdam. Credit: Truman Library.

Due to difficulties with the Soviet Union at the Potsdam Conference in 1945, President Truman and Prime Minister Winston Churchill suspected that the approaching end of World War II did not mean the end of world conflict.