Tag Archives: Lambertville

Calvin Cooper – 2

Interviewee:  Calvin Cooper Date of birth/age at interview:  1916/80 Interviewers:  Albright Zimmerman and Lance Metz Interview date:  7/31/1996 Interview Location:  Cooper home, Attleboro Village, Langhorne, PA Interview length:  approximately 35 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1980’s Summary:  The coal … Continue reading



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Madeline Free Rilara – 1

Interviewee:  Madeline Free Rilara Date of birth/age at interview:  unknown, probably 1904 to 1906/approximately 89 Interviewer:  Lance Metz and one unknown man Interview date:  April 28, 1993 Interview location:  Allentown, probably Rilara home Interview length:  1 hour, 2 minutes Time … Continue reading



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Walter Purcell

Name of interviewee:  Walter Purcell Date of birth/age at interview:  September 3, 1902/83 Interviewer:  Lance Metz Interview date:  July 24, 1985 Interview location:  National Canal Museum Interview length:  40 minutes Time span discussed:  1902 to 1915 Summary:  Walter Purcell memories … Continue reading



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Howard Swope, Leon Dreyer, and Carlton Leedom

Names of interviewees:  Howard Swope, Leon Dreyer, Carleton Leedom Dates of birth/ages at interview:  Unknown Interviewer:  Lance Metz Interview date:  November 7, 1980 Interview location:  Driving in a car from Pt. Pleasant to Yardley along River Road, following the canal … Continue reading



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Lucy Nace White DeGeorgio – 2

Name of interviewee: Lucy DeGeorgio Date of birth/age at interview: 1897/86 Interviewer: Lance Metz; Carol Simonson (Lucy’s friend who joined in the questioning) Interview date: April 18, 1983 Interview location: Lucy’s home, Lambertville, NJ Interview length: 1 hour 52 minutes … Continue reading



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Joan Wortis

Interviewee:  Joan Wortis Date of birth/age at interview: estimated early 1940s/estimated 38 Interviewer:  Terry Convey Interview date:  June 1978 Interview location:  Wortis home in New Hope Interview length:  10 minutes Time span discussed:  1970’s Summary:  This brief interview delivers good … Continue reading



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Willis Rivinus – 5

Name of interviewee: Will Rivinus Date of birth/age at interview:  1928/86 Interviewer: Jack Donohue Interview date: December 9, 2014 Interview location: Rivinus home Interview length: 53 minutes Time span discussed:  Revolution Era until 2014 Summary:  Will leads us on a … Continue reading



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Willis Rivinus – 3

Name of interviewee: Willis Rivinus Date of birth/age at interview:  1928/86 Interviewer: Jack Donohue Interview date: November 25, 2014 Interview location: Rivinus home Interview length: 23 minutes Time span discussed:  1960s to present day Summary:  In 1964 Will published his … Continue reading



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Willis Rivinus – 1

Name of interviewee:  Willis Rivinus Date of birth/age at interview:  1928/86 Interviewer:  Jack Donohue Interview date:  November 21, 2014 Interview location:  Rivinus home Interview length:  39 minutes Time span discussed:  1950s until 2014 Summary:  Will gives us the story of … Continue reading



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Rita Ann Vorhees Abbott

Interviewee:  Rita Ann Vorhees Abbott Date of birth/age at interview:  1920/ 64 Interviewer:  Rita Durrant Interview date:  August 1, 1984 Interview location:  Durrant home Interview length:  1 hour, 16 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1940 Summary:  Rita, one of … Continue reading



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