Application for Gasoline Rations

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Admin/Biog History The Hansen Family of Oshkosh came here from Eldorado, WI. Pearl Hansen was born in Oakfield, Fond du Lac County, WI. He married Margaret May Griffiths on December 6, 1911. Margaret Griffiths Hansen was born on the family farm "Garthgynan" near Eldorado, Fond du Lac County, WI. She is buried at Zoar Cemetery near Rosendale, WI. He owned a threshing machine and he and his crew helped bring in harvests all over the county. In 1915 they moved to her parents farm near Eldorado, WI. In 1920 they moved to Oshkosh, WI. They later moved to Vinland Road where he ran a Truck farm until the depression. He also owned a sorghum mill near Pebbles, WI. He is buried at Zoar Cemetery near Rosendale, WI. They had six children: Lyle D. Hansen; Orville E. Hansen; Audrey D. Hansen Hazen; Adrian D. Hansen; Arleen R. Hansen Schroeder; and Gloria A. Hansen.
Collection Hansen Family Collection
Dates of Accumulation 1943
Abstract Application for Gasoline Rations filled out by Pearl Hansen. Gasoline was rationed during World War II due to the high demand for its use by the military. Gasoline consumption was regulated and special allowances were made for civilians who worked farms or had to commute to jobs. Pearl Hansen's daughters, Arleen and Audrey, both worked for Waite Carpet Company during World War II and had to drive to work from their rural home.
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG45.3.42
Object Name Application, License
People Hansen, Pearl Steven
Subjects World War II
Title Application for Gasoline Rations
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