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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1981
Scope & Content Interview by Arnold Derstine of Willard B. Beidler (b. 06/24/1917), son of Irwin & Edith Bower Beidler.

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:00:54 hired on farm at age 12
00:01:39 lived in one room in the wintertime
00:05:46 father taught at a different school
00:06:14 Great Depression: "The bottom fell out of the stock market."
00:08:11 met his wife through church
00:09:55 closeness of family and church
00:12:40 family's first car at age 11
Length of Interview 00:14:50
Notes Obituary:
Beidler, Willard B., 79, Telford, Pa. Born: April 19, 1915, Telford, Pa., to Irwin and Edith Bower Beidler. Died: April 11, 1995, Sellersville, Pa., of acute mycardial infarction. Survivors - wife: Mamie G. Metz Beidler: children: Darlene Alderfer, Thelma Hunsberger, Murray, Donald, Willard, David, Rodney; 27 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 15, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Stanley Godshall, Richard Moyer, and Charles Ness. Burial: Perkiomenville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

(Gospel Herald, 30 May 1995)
Object ID # 2013.25.72
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Beidler, Willard B., 1915-1995
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes