1936 By this year, Gilbert and his son had lost everything. Their job, car, house, money, and everything else were gone. The stock market had fully crashed and they were stuck in the worst times of the Great Depression. They were forced to live in a Shanti town, which was a lot of small, junk buildings put together in close quarters as a town.
1936 To make matters worse, the Dust Bowl hit America during the Great Depression and destroyed all the crops. This left Gilbert and his son with barely any food because there was none to buy. Eventually, Gilbert’s son passed away from lack of food and disease in the Shanti Town. Now Gilbert was left on his own with nothing.
1939 When the 30’s ended, things were started to look more positive. People started making a change like Franklin D Roosevelt who started the stock market to rise again. Sadly, the end of the Great Depression brought on WW2 and Gilbert was forced to sign up. He sadly died in 1941 during the attack at Pearl’s Harbour.