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Page 1 - Women in the Steel Plant, World War 2

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1984/8/1 (2420 reads)

Women in the Steel Plant Vforld War 2 • 'X (How did you hear about the possibility of work at the plant?) Chris McGrady; The main reason I applied was that when my hus? band went overseas, we had 4 children. And at that time they were only paying for 2 childreno We were getting a princely sim of $12 a month per child. And I think the total we were getting was about $79 a month--total. Jimmy went overseas in 1941. I was living at home with tny parents. Then after my father died in September 1942, it wasn't all that easy. I went working at the plant. Then in '43, I think, they started paying for 4 children. I think we got a- round--with the cost of living--I think it came up to about $91 a month. CONTINUED CAPE BRETON'S MAGAZINE, NUMBER THIRTY-SEVEN WRECK COVE, CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA SECOND CLASS MAIL -- REGISTRATION NUMBER 3014 (1)
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