McCoy, Tom

Harold Thomas McCoy discusses life on a typical family farm in Will County, Illinois. His paternal grandfather was born in Ireland and started the family farm in Romeo where McCoy was raised during the Great Depression on the family farm in Romeo, Illinois, raising dairy cattle, hogs, grain, and forage.  McCoy married and started his own family shortly after moving to Shorewood, Illinois. He switched from dairy cattle to beef cattle, and also did a lot of custom farm work, primarily hay baling, harvesting, and hauling livestock to the hicago Stock Yards.