Bill and his 'OK Barber Shop' opened 1966 in La Verne CA
My Uncle Bill was not blood related to me. He was my uncle by marriage to my mother's sister Dorothy Troyer Haines. Uncle Bill was a barber by trade and according to his family history learned the trade from his father who was also a barber. I remember his 'razor strap' hanging by the back door of their home. He was a strong disciplinarian, much stronger than my parents (as I remember).
William Oliver Haines was born in Chicago Illinois on June 17, 1907; he died June 19, 1992 in La Verne California.
He worked with his father in Chicago until he was 28 at which time he went to California to check out his half-brother Orville's barber shops (he owned 3 in the Pomona/La Verne areas). From California he drove to Indiana where he married Dorothy Troyer in 1935...a year later they moved to California. He worked for his brother Orville from 1942 until 1966. When his brother retired he bought his Barber Shop.
La Verne Magazine 1979
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Bill and Dorothy had 4 children (3 girls, 1 boy).
(Editor's note: not sure of last name of Orville since he was a half-brother; I think I remember it being Haines but am not positive....any of Bill's descendants who are reading this please leave me a reply and let me know)
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