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Walt Disney was born in Chicago on, he is the fourth son of Elias Disney of Irish descent and Flora Call He had in his father’s middle name, and first, that of a close friend of his father: Walter Parr, a pastor of St. Paul’s Congregational Church.
The family lives at the time on Tripp Avenue, from the income of Elias’ construction company, which has been primarily a carpenter since he worked in 1893 on the construction sites of the World Columbian Exposition.
According to a biographical essay written by Elias Disney probably in 1939, the Disney name originated from an anglicization of the French name D’Isigny, which was carried by two Norman soldiers Hughes d’Isigny and his son Robert who set out to conquer England alongside William the Conqueror, and remained in the country after the victory of 1066.
They arrive in New York on. Robert moved to a Midwestern farm.
In 1906, due to a crisis in the building industry, Elias was no longer able to run his construction business.
Walt’s family moved in April to a 48-acre (19.4-ha) farm in Marceline, Missouri, acquired for $3,000 and close to Uncle Robert’s.
Walt had to wait until the age of eight to join the elementary school in Marceline’s school in order to go at the same time as his sister, one year his junior.
Elias gets sick and can no longer take on the farm work. He decided to sell the property in 1909 and the family had to live in a rented house.
In 1910, she moved to Kansas City to reunite with Walt’s older brothers, Herbert and Raymond.
The family moved to 3028 Bellefontaine. Walt was then nine years old and discovered a very active city far from the countryside that he gradually idealized.
He also discovers the amusement parks through the Fairmont garden located two blocks away.
Walt and his brother Roy worked in their spare time in his father’s newspaper circulation business to round up the family’s weekends.
They get up at 3:30 in the morning to deliver the Kansas City Star.
The two elders have already left the family home to escape the violence of their father Elias, a sadistic autocrat who does not hesitate to use the martinet on Roy or Walt who rebels at fourteen.
According to the Kansas City Regional Public School archives, Walt Disney attended Benton High School from 1911, and graduated on. There he meets a young boy named Walt Pfeiffer with whom he will make a vaudeville duet.
in, the family returns to Chicago. Walt Disney was enrolled at William McKinley High School and in parallel in one of the Chicago Art Institute classes where he learned the basics of drawing on Saturday mornings, thanks to one of his father’s few indulgences.
While returning with his sister to college, Roy had to work on Uncle Robert’s farm and then in a bank to support his family.
Walt found two small jobs at the time: a postman replacement and a uniformed doorman at the 35th Street air subway station.
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