Ramona Marchioli discusses her childhood and her move from Kalispell, Montana to San Francisco, California after the earthquake of 1906. She describes how she became a Ward of the State of California, her education, and working for a telephone company. Marchioli discusses her marriage to August Hillmer, the birth of her daughter, and her divorce. She also describes working as a cook for a hay crew, becoming a nurse’s aide, her relationship with her second husband, Angelo Giuseppe, her battle with alcoholism, and her grandchildren. Marchioli discusses her childhood in Kalispell, Montana, her relationship with her family, and being raised by her mother’s friend, Mrs. McGinnis. She also describes meeting President Theodore Roosevelt during his presidential campaign and seeing John L. Sullivan fight at a county fair.
Earthquake of 1906; Kalispell, Montana; San Francisco, California; Ward of the State; Marriage; Life reminiscence; Childhood; President Theodore Roosevelt; John L. Sullivan
Montana Communities Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Oral History Number
OH 263-001, 002
2 sound cassettes (03:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)
Marchioli, Ramona, "Ramona Marchioli Interview, February 23, 1991" (1991). Montana Communities Oral History Collection. 16.