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Document Details


Title: Francis Brown
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Rowan University. History Department
Collection: We All Got History Oral History
Description: Francis Brown will tell you that he's lead a lucky life. Francis worked as a Ship Fitter at the New York Ship Yard during World War II. There he was able to participate in home front defense for the United States. After work Francis served his community as an Air Raid Warden, ensuring home front safety to his neighborhood. After the war, Francis held several other jobs, but explains that some of his most fulfilling work was setting up the Tri-County Football League for Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.
Extent: 7 pages
URL: http://www.rowan.edu/oralhistory/interviewSearch/displayTranscript.cfm?ID=21
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Brown, Francis, 1917-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 12-May-1917
Speaker place of birth: Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Foreman; Maintenance worker
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 12-Nov-2001
Interviewer: Hagan, Keely
Locations discussed: Delaware; New Jersey; North America; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Delaware; Family; Labor unions; New Jersey; North America; Oral history; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; Shipyards; United States; Working class families
Topics discussed - Other terms: Delaware Valley; Working people
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022478-23793