Truman Domestic Staff at Independence
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
Hobby, Rev. Edward
The Reverend Edward Hobby worked for the Trumans from 1953 until Mrs. Truman's death in 1983. Hobby describes his position as "handyman" in which he maintained the grounds and gardens, completed various repair projects, cleaned the home, and helped prepare meals.
Did You Know?
Harry Truman never farmed a day in his life before he moved to his grandmother’s farm when he was 22 years old. Many of the other farmers first viewed him as a “city slicker.”