My father, Peter Willard Voran, was born on a farm in 1923 in Castleton Township, Reno county. He was named Peter after his paternal grandfather who died when his father was only 7 years old.
Grandpa Carl, Aunt Helen, Dad, Aunt Millie, Grandma Martha
He had 2 older sisters and 2 younger sisters; Helen, Mildred, Mary and Betty. His mother says that he didn’t begin to speak until he about 2 years old.
He was sometimes called Petey, but they often just called him Boy. His mother had wanted to name him Willard but Grandpa Carl didn’t like that name. She still called him Willard, not Peter, but he wouldn’t answer to that name, so she began to call him “Boy.” And that became his nickname.