This project has been completed. You can view the transcribed interview with Anne Barbee and other military veterans here.
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Interview 1, Part 1 with Anne Barbee (Interviewer: Kenneth R. Samuelson)
Interview 1, Part 2 with Anne Barbee (Interviewer: Kenneth R. Samuelson)
Interview 2, Part 1 with Anne Barbee (Interviewer: Kenneth R. Samuelson)
Anne Collins Mooney Barbee was born in Dundee, Scotland, on February 24, 1921. She graduated high school at age 16 from St. Mary's Catholic School. Her sewing skills led her to a five-year apprenticeship in tailoring, as there were few jobs for young girls at the time in Scotland. Anne Mooney was drafted into the British Royal Air Force in 1942, serving as an Airman during World War II. She met her future husband Boyce Barbee. After marrying Boyce, Anne Barbee arrived in the U.S. in 1945.
Anne Barbee became a naturalized American citizen on December 3, 1951, in Charlotte, N.C. She lived throughout her married life in Charlotte; Columbia, South Carolina; and between Eden and Reidsville, North Carolina, since 1966. Anne Barbee worked in textile mills, a hosiery factory, taught school, was a dog breeder, and owned her own dog kennel. She died on January 22, 2007 and is buried at Mint Hill, in Mecklenburg County, N.C.