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Catalog Number OH0327 Dorothea Gorthy
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This interview is with Dorothea Gorthy and takes place at her home in Sutherlin on June 19 and Jully 2, 1979. The interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg.
Dorothea Gorthy and her husband, Clinton, were married in 1920 in North Dakota and then moved to Roseburg. Sor serveral years, the Gorthys ran Fern Florists with Mrs. Owens, the owner. Mr. Gorthy later worked at Helliwell Grocery. He drove taxi and worked at the prune-packing plant until he was seriously injured there. Then later, he took up carpentry work. He built ships and was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed. Mrs. Gorthy was also there and recalls vividly the experience of December 7, 1941 and the days that followed. Later, they returned to Roseburg, where her husband built houses. Mrs. Gorthy gives family history.
Title Dorothea Gorthy oral history
Accession number 2011.1