Hartley Howe

Hartley Howe was interviewed by Mary Giles on August 6, 1975. He spoke of his childhood and his father Louie’s prominent position under F.D.R.   (Hartley Howe grew up in Fall River and Westport. His Westport life in his early years was in a cottage at the West end of Horseneck Beach.)   The cottage […]

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Mae Magee Holmes

Mae Magee Holmes was interviewed by Mary Giles on November 8, 1976. She spoke about her career as a dance instructor.   I was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts on November 9, 1889. I’ll be 87 years old tomorrow (1976), and I’ve been teaching (dancing) for 60 years. I started teaching in Brockton. At first, I […]

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John Hart

John Hart was interviewed by Mary Giles in 1976. He spoke about his greenhouse.   Your work here in your little greenhouse on Adamsville Road has given Westporters much pleasure. Your flats were always more than a ‘baker’s dozen’ and people loved coming here because you loved them so much. Many places in Westport sell […]

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Emma Hart

Emma Hart was interviewed by Mary Giles in the fall of 1976. She spoke of her late husband’s boat building passion.   Emma, I am Mary Giles and I’m a member of the Bi-Centennial Exhibition Committee. I’ve come because we want to learn all we can of your life and your husband’s work here on […]

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Rev. Basil Hall

Rev. Basil Hall was interviewed by Mary Giles on August 19, 1975. He spoke of his childhood in Westport and the changes that had taken place.   Interviewer (Mary Giles) – This morning, as we start this tape, your niece, Barbara Wicks, and my daughter, Ann, are with us. We are looking out the window […]

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Herbert G. Hadfield

Herbert G. Hadfield was interviewed by Mary Giles on March 21, 1977. He spoke about his job as Landing Commissioner and his hobby of painting.   I was born in Fall River, but I’ve always felt that I was a Westporter in my origin. Evidently, when I was born I was very sickly and weak; […]

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Dorothy Gifford

Dorothy Gifford was interviewed by Mary Giles on September 21, 1976. She spoke at length about her involvement with the Westport Art Group, of which she was a founding member and the president.   Interviewer – I’ve always wanted to tape you because you have been the spearhead of so much that we’ve done with […]

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Arlene Gifford

Arlene Gifford was interviewed by Mary Giles in the fall of 1976. She spoke at length about her childhood and her late husband.   This morning, in speaking with Arlene Gifford of the Head of Westport, I hope to learn all I can of her life here, her interests and her opinions about our town. […]

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Janice Lawton Field

Janice Lawton Field was interviewed by Mary Giles on October 4, 1976. She spoke about her ancestors and her role in forming the Historical Society.   My family has been here in Westport and this area for a long time. It was John Cook who was here first; he is one of my ancestors. His […]

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Eugene Feio

Eugene Feio was interviewed by Mary Giles on November 19, 1976. He spoke about his role as both constable and (acting) postmaster.   This evening we are going to talk all around the subjects that interest us. Mr. Feio, you have just recently been made Postmaster haven’t you?   Actually, I’m not the Postmaster right […]

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