Kansas 7

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 48

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/07/1968

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kansas City area (Westwood)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: planner

EDUCATION: some post-graduate work

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

He has never lived outside Kansas, having been raised from birth to eighth grade in Westwood, in the greater Kansas City area. Since eighth grade, he has lived in Tonganoxie, in Leavenworth County.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The subject’s parents lived in Tonganoxie, Kansas, before moving to the Kansas City metro area.

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RECORDED BY: Scott Stackhouse

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/06/2017

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

So I was born in 1968 in Kansas City. Um, the hospital was just down the road from where we lived at the time in Westwood. My parents were — had just moved from Tonganoxie, a small town, uh, about thirty miles west of Kansas City. That’s where my father grew up, and my grandfather and grandmother lived. Uh, my grandfather was a teacher and a naturalist, and my dad was a photographer. He worked for the KU Med Center, uh, as a medical photographer in the hospital. Uh, he took pictures of, um, not just sick people and hurt people, but they also did work with the mortician’s office as well. He liked to tell one of his favorites stories was one of the, um, morticians was studying the shots that Lee Harvey Oswald took on, uh, John Kennedy, and so they used to take items out to a dump in Kansas City, Kansas, and shoot it with guns similar to the ones that Lee Harvey Os-Ars-Oswald used.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Scott Stackhouse

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/06/2017

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