Women Veterans Interviews

Louise Hale

Louise Stone spent most of her childhood in Natick, and was working as a secretary in Boston when the war began. Her husband, Edward L. Hale, wa... more >>


Effie Erickson Hall

Effie Erickson grew up in East Natick and graduated from Natick High School in 1938. She talks about life as a secretary and nurse’s aide during... more >>


Florence V. Harper

U.S. Navy 1944–1946

Florence Wheaton joined the U.S. Naval reserves in December 1944 "to see more of my world." She was stationed at the Lighter Than Air Base in Ri... more >>


Lois Hanchett Harper

Lois Hanchett was born in South Natick in 1923, and lived on the family farm near the Dover town line until she went to Middlebury College. She ... more >>


Shirley Henderson

Shirley Henderson was 13 and living with her family when Pearl Harbor was bombed. She recalls life on the homefront in Framingham, Mass., during... more >>


Jennifer Holey

U.S. Army 1994–2002

Jennifer Holey entered the Army Nurse Corps from Texas Christian University, where she was a member of ROTC. Her eight-year career in the Army i... more >>


Joyce T. Hubbard

U.S. Navy 1961–1963

Joyce Tartarini was raised in Natick at a time when it was a “smaller community.” After graduating from Natick High School in 1961, she and her ... more >>


Ruth Harriet Jacobs

Fresh out of high school, Ruth Jacobs heard that the Boston Herald Traveler was hiring "copy girls" since so many men had gone off to war. She q... more >>


Grace E. Kimball

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Kimball's service in the U.S. Navy's WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) program during World War II... more >>


Charlotte Lastnik

Charlotte Lastnik was a civilian secretary in the U.S. Army during World War II; she describes going to area hospitals to take down interviews f... more >>


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