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Charlotte C. Q.

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What is you name?
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Charlotte Crawford Q.

When were you born?
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October 8, 1924

Where were you born?
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Centralia, Pennsylvania in a hospital
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Centralia is the only city that has a fire still burning beneath it from when it was a coal mine

Where were your parents from?
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Mother was from Vail of Avoca in Rathrum which is in County Wicklow Ireland
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Father was from Millertown, Pennsylvania

What were your parents’ names?
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Mother’s name was Charlotte Anne G.
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Father’s name was Joseph C.

When were they born?
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Mother was born July 4, 1898
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Father was born October 28, 1898

What was your father’s occupation?
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He was a farmer and coal inspector

What was your mother’s occupation?
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She was a furrier and a dress maker

What year did your mother arrive from Ireland?
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1920

How did your parents meet?
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They met at their Methodist Church

What was the date and place of their marriage?
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1922 in Mount Carmel, PA

What did your parents die from?
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Mother died of a stroke at age 67
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Father died of a broken neck after riding a wild horse at age 79

How many brothers and sisters do you have?
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Two brothers:

Joseph Donald C. born August 16, 1927

Had Donald for a middle name because he was named after an aunt’s boyfriend who she was forbidden to marry.

John Richard C. born June 4, 1930

Had Richard for a middle name because he was named after a great uncle.

What were their occupations?
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Joseph owned a car dealership.
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John owned a car dealership and was a racecar driver.

How many children did they have?
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Joseph had 5 boys and 1 girl
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John had 3 girls and one boy

Where did they live?
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Joseph lived in Bloomsburg, PA/
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John lived in Espy, PA.

What kind of education did they receive?
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Joseph completed most of High School and had a photographic memory.
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John completed 8th grade.

What is your first memory?
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Dressing a cat up in baby doll clothes and pushing it around in a stroller

What is your favorite childhood memory?
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Sleeping with her dog behind the big stove.

What was your first job?
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Selling panty hose

How much did you get paid?
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20 cense and hour

How did you meet your husband?
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Families knew each other because both were in the farming industry. She (my grandmother) was friends with his three sisters and he (my grandfather) was friends with her two brothers.
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Both were home in Bloomsburg, PA. She was home from Hazelton where she was working at a a state agency that investigated people who applied for insurance. He was home from the Merchant Marrines.

How long did you know each other before you got married?
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4 years. She was 16 when they met and he was 20.

Where were you married?
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Hazelton, PA at St. Paul’s Methodist Church

What do you remember from your wedding?
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She wore an aqua marine dress
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Family and close friends attended
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She had three brides maids
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One groom

When/ why did you move to Florida?
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1950; she took step-grandmother and step-aunt and uncle to visit family in Florida. When they were there, became sick and had to have surgery. Because of this she bought a house for them all to live. After the surgery, her step-aunt died and she was left with the house. She stayed and her husband followed when he docked from being out at sea as a Merchant Marine.





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