Lucille A. Williams

Lucille A. Williams

1925 -


Interview Length: 53 minutes

Interview Date: September 17, 2009

Interview Location: WHBG Channel 20, 223 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA




Lucille Williams' Italian-born father was a laborer in Harrisburg in the early 1900s. The young family lived on Dock Street with an outhouse and chicken coop until 1931, when they moved to Bailey Street into what was originally the lieutenant governor's residence - a very elegant transition. Her enterprising father then turned it into grocery store and had a truck outfitted to vend food and dry goods. The whole family of five girls and one boy helped sell food at local parades, parks, Italian Lake, along the river and even to workers at the Farm Show during the war, when the building was used for manufacturing airplanes.