The Warren Commission reported that the one and only mother of the one and only Lee Harvey Oswald was a woman named Marguerite Oswald. It is impossible to understand LEE and HARVEY Oswald as children without taking a deeper look at the legend and the reality of Marguerite Oswald.
This is the "Marguerite Oswald" who testified to the Warren
Commission and said she was the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald. This
heavy-set, short woman (about 5' 0" tall) had worked as a practical
nurse and caretaker in Fort Worth, at bars in New Orleans and other
jobs where little personal information or payroll tax information was
needed. She moved continuously, had no close friends, was never able to
hold a job for more than a few months, and almost always worked for
cash. In 1955, she was fired from Dolly Shoe Company because she
refused to fill out insurance forms. This woman was the caretaker of
HARVEY Oswald. This woman was the "Marguerite Oswald" impostor.
One of her first appearances as Oswald's mother occurred in 1953, when she was interviewed at the Youth House in New York. During this one interview she made countless mistakes about her family background. John Armstrong described her performance:
While Oswald was in the Youth House, his mother met with Probation Officer John Carro. Marguerite told Carro she was the youngest of 6 children, yet there were 5 children in the Claverie family. She gave Lee Oswald's father's name as Robert Lee Harvey, when his real name was Robert Edward Lee Oswald. She said Lee's father died at age 45, yet we know he was 41 years old when he died. She gave her marriage date as July 19, 1929, yet she married Robert Oswald in 1933. She gave her sister's name as Lillian Sigouerette, when we know her sister's name was Lillian Murrett. She said she formerly owned a house in Corning, Texas, yet there is not and never has been a "Corning," Texas. She gave Lee Harvey Oswald's birth date as October 19 when the correct date was October 18th. She said Lee was baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Orleans, when the records show he was baptized at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Orleans. When she was asked whether Lee's father was right or left handed she replied "I do not remember, sir" (Warren Commission testimony). There is no reason for a 45 year old woman to make these kind of errors concerning her background. Had she forgotten, was she lying, or was this person truly Lee's mother?
-- John Armstrong, 1997
The answer is that this woman, who moved
around so often and was accompanied by HARVEY Oswald, her "son," was an