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Interview with William Ball "Billy" Montgomery, 1988 April 20 [audio]
Montgomery describes his grandparents' home in detail, childhood pastimes, his grandmother's garden, various chores, and his education. He also describes the home the du Ponts built for his grandparents and holidays and celebrations, including Christmas, Fourth of July, and Halloween traditions.
Box 5, Cassette 210
[Description and dates], 1970370_112613_montgomery_part1, Box 5, Cassette 210, Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
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ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personManners and customsHousesDwellingsDomestic life
William Ball Montgomery (b. 1912) was born in Wilmington to a family of Irish immigrants, but his father moved the family to live with his parents in Squirrel Run after William's mother died. His grandfather worked as a "diamond cutter," or stone mason, in the powder mills.
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1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:32:37.
Montgomery, William Ball