Robert B. Coy Interview, 1976
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Robert B. Coy
McGinnis Residence, Morris, Minnesota
Danvers (Minn.), Danvers (Minn.)--Social life and customs, Business enterprises--Minnesota--Danvers, Fires--Minnesota--Danvers, Businesspeople--Minnesota--Danvers, Depressions--1929, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1939-1945
Robert Coy was born in 1894 and came to Danvers Minnesota with his family in 1905. His father had purchased both a lumberyard and later a general store. His father subsequently sold the lumberyard and in a few years, his father died. The store was managed by a guardian who turned it over to the elder Coy's sons once the boys graduated from high school. Robert Coy lived in Danvers and managed the store until 1969.
In this interview, Robert Coy discusses what Danvers was like in the early 1900s in terms of recreation, facilities, and employment. He mentions the changes the years have brought (for example: a large fire in 1931) and speaks briefly about his role as a businessman during the Depression and World Wars.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Coy, Robert B., "Robert B. Coy Interview, 1976" (1976). Minnesota Oral Histories. 95.