South Carolina 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 92

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/08/1921

PLACE OF BIRTH: Charleston, South Carolina

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: retired

EDUCATION: high school

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

Subject has never lived outside South Carolina but did travel while in the Marines.

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RECORDED BY: Mary C. Coy

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/06/2014

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I was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wall Street, which was then known as “the borough.” Later it was called Ansonborough. The attending physician at my birth was Doctor McCrady, who is buried next to John C. Calhoun, who was a senator and vice president and now buried in St. Philip’s Churchyard. I attended St. Joseph’s school on Anson Street and Bishop England High School. My first job when I got out of high school was at a grocery store, the Automatic Grocery, on the corner of Broad and King Street. I then got a job at Johnson’s Coal Company, which sold bituminous coal in the winter and wood and other things in the summer because of many people in Charleston still cooked on wood and had wooden stoves to do their cooking. I then went to work for Southern Bell and worked there for a year and a half or so when I joined the Marine Corps. Went through Parris Island in 1942. I served in several different places – in Quantico, and Philadelphia, and Camp Pendleton – different places, various places, in the Marine Corps.

While I was in grammar school, I had an intense interest in history and appeared in several of the skits and plays that they had. I remember being George Washington at one time and bringing, uh, what was at the time paper to Betsy Ross to make the first American flag. In high school, I still had a interest in literature and history particularly; also studied religion and other subjects. Was never a great math student. I was not an athlete of any kind. So whatever I had to do, I did in lessons, and I liked history and civics and other subjects like that that were taught at that time.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Mary C. Coy

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/07/2014

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