The Bread and Roses Strike

As we come marching, marching we battle too for men.   For they are women’s children, and we mother them again.   Our lives shall not be sweated, from birth until life closes. Hearts starve as well as bodies, give us bread but give us roses.           James Oppenheimer 1911 The last line of this poem was reportedly used during a union organizer’s speech during … Continue reading The Bread and Roses Strike

William Vieweg (1892-1974)

Spouse’s Grandfather Brown haired, blue-eyed William was born at home on Chestnut Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts to German immigrants and lived in the Merrimack River Valley throughout his life. His education was through the 5th grade and he could read and write. 1910:  In the 1910 census, he was 17 years old, living in his parents’ (Frank and Mary Miller Vieweg) home and working as an operator in … Continue reading William Vieweg (1892-1974)