Edward Yeoman

Edward Yeoman was interviewed by Mary Giles on November 13, 1976. He spoke about his family and his career as a teacher.   (Edward Yeoman’s family has probably brought more people to Westport than any other. His father ‘discovered’ Westport when he was sailing down the eastern coast of Massachusetts, fell in love with it […]

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Harold Wood

Harold Wood was interviewed by Mary Giles on November 17, 1976. He spoke about his childhood, his career as a teacher, and his time on the Board of Selectmen.   This is an interview with Harold Wood in which the interviewer sought to learn how it is that he gives to much energy and thought […]

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Lincoln Tripp

Lincoln Tripp was interviewed by Mary Giles on November 21, 1976. He spoke about his childhood and his work with the Historical Society.   This will be my third year as president of the Historical Society. I’ve been a member since the beginning of the Society, and I am a charter member.   It’s very […]

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Eleanor Tripp

Eleanor Tripp was interviewed by Mary Giles on October 13, 1976. She spoke about her and her husband’s work restoring the Handy House.     Eleanor, could you tell about the ‘Handy House’ and you.   Louis and his wife, Florence, were just riding around Westport and they had in mind buying a boat, and […]

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Borden R. Tripp

Borden R. Tripp was interviewed by Mary Giles on October 7, 1976. He spoke about his childhood and his opinion on political matters in Westport.   I was born in Fall River. I bought the farm I now live on and my father bought the next one to it when I was about 14, I […]

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Archer and Della Tripp

Archer and Della Tripp were interviewed by Mary Giles on October 5, 1976. They spoke about their childhoods and Archer’s many jobs.   Archer – I was born here in 1911 on Drift Road. I lived there the first three years of my life, then we moved to Cornell Road. Well, I started school from […]

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Allen G. Tripp

Allen G. “Bill” Tripp was interviewed by Mary Giles on October 12, 1976. He spoke about his work building boats.   We had what was just a boat shop at my father’s home, which is up on Main Road. I think it was started before 1903. He built boats up there.   I was born […]

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Audrey Tripp

Audrey Tripp was interviewed by Mary Giles in 1976. She spoke about her childhood in Westport, her career as a teacher, and her activities later in life.   I was born in Westport. I’m a native daughter. I was born on Pine Hill Road in a farmhouse, which is now the home of Julius T. […]

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John Swartz

John Swartz was interviewed by Mary Giles on September 19, 1976. He spoke about the Village Commons and his farm.   I was born in Dartmouth, just across the road from Westport at 79 Division Road.   Both of my parents were born in St. Johns, Azores. They weren’t married there; they were married here. […]

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Mary A. W. Sowle

Mary A. W. Sowle was interviewed by Mary Giles on December 4, 1975. She spoke about her life in Westport.   Interview with Mary A. W. Sowle, one of Westport’s Mayflower descendants.   I was born on Cornell Road, and when I left there I was 22 months old. I went to live with my […]

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