Personal Narrative Of Henry Compeau's Life

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Henry Compeau, my great-great grandfather was born in the late 1800’s in Ontario, Canada, into a very wealthy family. His father was a very successful ship maker and the family flourished until a Canadian depression left the family with no money. Henry saw that there was no more opportunity for himself in Canada so he joined a logging company and emigrated to the United States to the state of Wisconsin in the late 1920’s in the town of New Richmond.
The United States was not in the best shape at the time though. The country was suffering from the Great Depression and alcohol was recently banned starting the period known as Prohibition. As millions of people were struggling to find jobs, Henry was flourishing from making and selling moonshine.
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