George "had a grocery store near the mill in Jacksonville and became postmaster. During the second world war he worked at the shipyards. He ... had seven children."
From interview by Douglas Gerard Halsema with J.C. (George Halsema's son), Linda Painter, Beth Faulk, and Juanita Brinn Jan 2002:
"Mother (Wally) very opened Minded
George never learned how to drive never had much money. He ran grocery store in Jax and cigar manufacturer, he had a poultry business, rabbit business, moonshine business. The chain stores put his grocery out of business in the
1930's. During WWII he worked in the shipyard as a chipper. He was too kind and extended too much credit to his customers and never demanded payment. He paid his creditors even when they told him that they were not sure if he
owned them money and not to worry about it"
He registered for the draft in Jacksonville #1 1917-1918.
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