East Side Oral History Project: Interview with Wilfrid John Anderson, Edith Olson McShannock and Robert McShannock
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Wilfrid John Anderson and Edith McShannock are cousins. They along with Robert McShannock, Edith's husband, are the grandchildren of Scandinavian immigrants. Edith Olson McShannock's grandparents owned a dairy, hatchery and farming business begun in the early 1880s. Wilfrid Anderson's father owned a clothing store, which opened in 1924. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Origin of the McShannock name. Lots of family history: Jackson (Jacobson), Olson, Anderson, Damberg, Skoog. Some Swedish geography, folk lore. Bits and pieces on the family dairy, which became the Olson Brothers Dairy. The workings of a pre-WWII dairy. The family's musical traditions. The French connection to Sweden and the Swedish connection to Russia. The Hamm's Brewery and Drewry Bottleworks. Lake Phalen and Phalen Creek. Coming through Ellis Island. Wilfrid Anderson's father's clothing store on Payne Avenue. Changes in retail over the years.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
36 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:05:52 running time
Creation Interviewee: Anderson, Wilfrid John
Interviewee: McShannock, Edith Olson
Interviewee: McShannock, Robert
Interviewer: Galt, Margot Fortunato
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/07/1991
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 99
Accession Number AV2003.92.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'East Side Oral History Project'

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