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Marshall, Jo Ann

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Oral History

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Jo Ann Marshall was born on 8 December 1921 in Cloquet, Minnesota. She graduated from Cloquet High School in 1939 and completed a two-year degree program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1941. When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Jo Ann decided to search for a way to aid in the war effort. After thinking about the Navy, she considered several options before accepting a position as a fingerprint analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., a job she held from 1942-44. While working in the nation's capital, Jo Ann met her husband, Lester Marshall, of Washington, D.C., and they were married in October 1943 in Cloquet. In October 1945 Jo Ann and Lester moved to Cloquet, where they raised a family. Jo Ann passed away on 2 December 2012, six days before her 91st birthday. Jo Ann’s interview provides an interesting and detailed view of everyday life during wartime in the nation's capital, 1942-45.


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