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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Founder of "Dunkin' Donuts"
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 08:36:08 -0400
In this morning's "MassMoments" e-mail there is a story of the founder of
the "Dunkin' Donuts" store. Starts out with a young boy growing up in
Dorchester, with a father running a grocery store. He enjoyed visiting
"Faneuil Hall" and the "Faneuil Diner." He was born in 1916 and, as with
most families, and WW I, and the Great Depression those years were
unpleasant. He had to leave school and get a job to help out his family.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
The grandmother I've written about who went to the Boston Female Orphans
Asylum in Downtown Boston at Age 10, would have been there from 1899 to
~1903, and then at "The Temporary Home" nearby from ~1903 until ~1910.
She married in 1911 and she and her husband had 9 children. 8 of them
were born between 1912 and 1930, but 3 of their babies died during the
1920's. So, there were many reasons for --unhappines-- from 1910 to
1930's, and then the 1940's started. Some couples survived those 30
years and some didn't. My other set of grandparents officially divorced
("The Temporary Home" was also known as the "Chardon Street Home.") (It
seems my grandmother lived in Downtown Boston from Age 10 to 20 - without
parents or siblings to care for her. But, she said she was treated well by
the "Hauser sisters" and by other people. She learned how to "bake"
while there, and she baked for her family until she passed during the
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