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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: O'Dell, Ed
Biographical note:
Description: Ed O'Dell discusses his life experiences in Calvert City, Kentucky. He recalls attending grade and high school in Calvert City. He recounts his service in the United State Army in Europe during World War II. He describes the industries of Calvert City, the civic organizations, city physicians and the United Fund.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH217
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Cross, Brooks
Biographical note:
Description: Brooks Cross discusses her life and family experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending school in Benton and gives brief description of the school building. She mentions streets and walks walkways in Benton and describes her experiences riding in a Model "T" Ford automobile.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH204
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Holland, Burnett, Mrs.
Biographical note:
Description: Mrs. Burnett Holland discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recites a history of the Solomon and Dycus families. She recalls having taught at several schools, including Stahl, Pew, Calvert City, Benton, Palma and the Birmingham schools.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH237
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hamlet, James
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Description: James Hamlet discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a brief history of the Hamlet family history and recalls attending the Pleasant Valley School. He describes farm life and the crops he harvested.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH203
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Lamb, Lois
Biographical note:
Description: Lois Lamb discusses her life experiences in the Brewer community of Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Darnell School and teachers that taught at the school. She recites a brief family history. She describes life on a farm in rural Marhsall County.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH216
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Kennedy, Arah
Biographical note:
Description: Arah Kennedy discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Wilson Ridge School. She names teachers that taught at the school, mentions recreational activities and describes businesses in Calvert City during the first half of the 20th century.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH232
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Van Vactor, Gracie
Biographical note:
Description: Gracie Van Vactor discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls relocating to Marshall County from Union County, Kentucky in a covered wagon. She mentions attending the Canada School, a covered bridge over the Clark River and her father's farm.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH174
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Watkins, Sanders
Biographical note:
Description: Sanders Watkins discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls working on his family farm near Birmingham and playing high school basketball in the late 1930s. The team played their home games on an outside court. He mentions the construction and repairs of high tension and radio towers in the county.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH191
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Johnson, Irene Wolf
Biographical note:
Description: Irene Wolf Johnson discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls her childhood, play time activities and toys. She mentions entertainment activities, such as the Bisbee Shows, minstrel shows and movies. She describes the schools in Benton and the teachers that taught at the schools.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH192
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Vickers, Carter
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Description: Carter Vickers discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls hopping freight trains and operating a river boat for the Tennessee Valley Authority during the great flood of 1937. He also mentions operating a ferry and describes businesses Gilbertsville during the first half of the 20th century. He also recalls where the bricks for the high school had originated from and where commuters exited off the train.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH222
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Peck, Willie
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Description: Willie Peck discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He mentions attending Lone Valley School and the two teachers that taught at the school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH181
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Powell, Bill
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Description: Bill Powell discusses his life experiences in the Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes how he became interested in writing and journalism. He recalls his training as a journalist and his mentor Grayson Pedley. He recounts the newspaper publishers he worked for in western Kentucky. He comments on Barry Bingham and the Louisville Courier-Journal. He describes interviewing Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH214
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Rudd, Alton
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Description: Alton Rudd discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes businesses in Benton.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH224
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Johnson, Irene Wolfe
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Description: Irene Wolfe Johnson discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls activities during her adolescence and the games she played during that time period. She comments on the flood of 1937.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH205
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Powell, Reba
Biographical note:
Description: Reba Powell discusses her life expereinces in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recites a history of the Castleberry family. She recalls attending the Brazil and New Harmony Schools and working on the family farm in the Breezeel community. She describes Benton during the early half of the 20th century.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH215
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Brown, Mahalia Fulton
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Description: Mahalia Fulton Brown discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes the town of Hardin, including the businesses, store owners and train station.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH189
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Pace, Elta Darnall
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Description: Elta Darnall Pace discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Liberty School, the teachers at the school, the games played at recess and box and pie suppers. She decribes milking cows and how a cold water cream separater operates.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH194
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Darnall, Clay
Biographical note:
Description: Clay Darnall discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls playing baseball and football on county teams and named several talented players from across the county. He describes working as a postmaster for the United States Postal Service and mentioned several prominent businesses in Benton.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH240
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Ross, William T. and Henrietta
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Description: William T. and Henrietta Ross discuss their life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She mentions attending Oak Valley School and he recalls working in Detroit, Michigan. They describe living on a farm in west Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH182
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Russell, Earl
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Description: Earl Russell discusses his life experiences in Calvert City, Kentucky. He recalls his life on the family farm and the great flood of 1937.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH218
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Barker, George
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Description: George Barker discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Oak Valley School and mentions games students played at recess, including a ball game called "Two Eyed Cat".
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH180
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Landrum, Kate
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Description: Kate Landrum discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes her childhood years on the family farm and school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH244
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Dossett, B. N.
Biographical note:
Description: B. N. Dossett discusses his life experiences of Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes the town of Birmingham. Recalls a show boat that stopped at the port, railroad tie yards and the successful Birmingham High School basketball program. He recalls Tye Goheen, a native of Birmingham, playing professional baseball. He mentions the Gilbertsville School and the teachers that taught at the school. He recounts attending Murray State College and refereeing basketball and umpiring baseball games. He also recalls how the Gilbertsville Railroad bridge was moved to Bruceton, Tennessee. He reflects upon his employment with the Kentucky Department of Water Safety and the Kentucky Department of Parks.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH225
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Knasiak, Robert and Faye
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Description: Robert and Faye Knasiak discuss their life experiences in Benton, Kentucky. Both are blind and describe attending schools in Kentucky and Illinois. He describes growing up in a Polish community in the Chicago area.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH186
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Holland, Joe
Biographical note:
Description: Joe Holland discusses basketball in Marshall County, Kentucky and playing for Benton High School. He recalls the team making it to the "Final Four" tournament in 1943 and playing for the University of Kentucky. He later descibes playing for Indianapolis Olympians and a point shaving scandal at University of Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH185
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Anderson, John Mason
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Description: John Mason Anderson recalls his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes driving early model automobiles, living on his family's farm, growing hemp and raising hogs.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH175
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Riley, Lake
Biographical note:
Description: Lake Riley discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the McKane School and Sharp High School. He mentions the Sharp High School basketball teams, players and coach. He describes his career as a preacher with the Church of Christ.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH184
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Love, Bonnie
Biographical note:
Description: Bonnie Love discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the New Collie School and the teachers that taught at the school. She descibes her career as an educator and schools she taught at.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH200
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Copeland, Rose
Biographical note:
Description: Rose Copeland discusses her life experiences in Marshall and Graves Counties of Kentucky. She recalls attending Bonds School on the Marshall and Graves County line. She describes life on her family farm. , lifestyle and mentions family members
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH220
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Waggoner, Hettie Watkins
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Description: Hettie Watkins Waggoner discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Olive School and Hardin High School. She offers a history of the Watkins family in Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH179
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Irvan, Dan
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Description: Dan Irvan discusses his life experiences in Marhsall County, Kentucky. He recites a history of the Irvin and Barnheart families. He recalls working on the family farm in the Sharp community and schools he attended. He mentions his military service during the Second World War.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH221
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Collier, Mary Rayburn
Biographical note:
Description: Mary Rayburn Collier discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending Benton Elementary School and Benton High School. She describes Benton during the early half of the 20th century and the major events which occurred in the city.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH219
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Heist, Mary
Biographical note:
Description: Mary Heist discusses her life experiences in Marshall County. She recites a history of the Rayburn and Heist families. She recalls attending the Brewers School and when the school burned down. She describes the rebuilt school with an added gym. She named physicians and businessmen in Brewers community.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH239
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Norwood, Mary
Biographical note:
Description: Mary Norwood discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Olive School and Hardin High School. She describes the businesses in the Olive community and briefly recounts the history of the Walker family.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH197
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Holland, Otho
Biographical note:
Description: Otto Holland discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recites the history of the Stone and Holland families. tells of attending the Bald Knob School and Benton high School, names some teachers at each: speaks of Night Rider activities in the Birmingham area and mentions one incident in Fulton County.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH229
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Fields, Willie Mae
Biographical note:
Description: Willie Mae Fields discusses her life experiences in west Texas and Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending schools in west Texas and the voyage by covered wagon to Marshall County. She describes the businesses that surround the Benton court square and her job as a florist in town.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH183
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Haley, Ben K.
Biographical note:
Description: Ben K. Haley discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending Hardin High School and the school's successful basketball program. He describes the activities held during Hardin Trade Day, such as chasing greased pigs for prizes.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH178
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Cox, Eula
Biographical note:
Description: Eula Cox discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls her childhood recreation activities and home remedies. She remembers the first road graveled in Gilbertsville and various stores in the town. She describes the Gilbertsville School, which was a two room school, the teachers that taught at the school, spelling matches and games played by students during recess. She also describes life on her family farm and raising tobacco.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH233
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Darnell, Marie
Biographical note:
Description: Marie Darnell discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Walnut Grove School and names the teachers that taught at the school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH193
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Reed, Clyde
Biographical note:
Description: Clyde Reed discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Minder School and describes games children played at recess, such as two ball games titled "One - Two - Three" and "Deck on Board". He describes the threshing of wheat, the equipment used during the process and how technology changed wheat farming.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH238
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Cox, Herman
Biographical note:
Description: Herman Cox discusses his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls working on the family farm in the Bethel community.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH208
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Walker, John Ed
Biographical note:
Description: John Ed Walker discusses his life and family experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Olive School, a two room school, and Hardin High School. He describes working for the Western Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH196
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Mathis, Nellie
Biographical note:
Description: Nellie Mathis discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Union Ridge School and teachers that taught at the school. She recounts a family story of a bird that foretold a death in the family.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH201
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: World War II - Oral History.
Name of person interviewed: Belote, Jack (Session 2)
Biographical note: Jack Belote, a native of Mayfield, Kentucky, was a 1941 graduate of Murray State Teachers College with a degree in biology and mathematics. He was drafted into the United States Navy in 1941. During the war he was stationed at St. Louis, Missouri, Jacksonville, Florida, Corpus Christi, Texas and Murray, Kentucky. At Murray, he served as a naval flight guidance instructor for the Naval Preparatory School. He died on April 12, 2009.
Description: Jack Belote offers details into his experiences during the Second World War. He spent four and one-half years as a naval training officer in the United States Navy and was part of the Naval Preparatory School at Murray State Teachers College (presently Murray State University). He discusses the various duties assigned to him during the war, such as naval flight guidance instructor and rations officer. He recounts his experiences when Pearl Harbor was attacked and the reaction of his fellow officers. He concludes by describing life in the Jackson Purchase of Kentucky area prior to the war and how it had changed after the war.
Descriptors: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Interviewed by: James, Joe Pat
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project.
Identification number: OH138
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: English, Lola Peck
Biographical note:
Description: Lola Peck English discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Oak Valley School and names a few of the teachers that taught at the school. She describes the community of Scale, including the local businesses and school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH131
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Anderson, John Mason
Biographical note:
Description: John Mason Anderson offers a brief history of the Anderson and Harrison families of Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes life and work on a farm in western Kentucky. He details the methods of separating cream from milk, such the cold water method and centrifuge method.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH077
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Tanner, Bill
Biographical note:
Description: Bill Tanner discribes his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers Tanner family history, talks about the grocery business and sponsoring the first local news radio broadcast. He recalls assisting in the establishment of the first Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and the annual fishing derby at Kentucky Lake.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH055
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Sirls, Homer
Biographical note:
Description: Homer Sirls discusses his life experiences in the Aurora community of Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls the Union Ridge School and a game called "Devil In The Gulley" played during recess. He describes sharpening saws, making violins and the courtship of his wife.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH142
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Atrip, C. E., Mrs.
Biographical note:
Description: Mrs. C. E. Atnip discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She provides history of the Hall family. She recalls the Gilbertsville School and recounts the history of Gilbertsville Church of Christ. She describes Gilbertsville businesses, the fair grounds and the first airplane to land at the fair grounds. She mentions her salary when she started teaching and her duties.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH153
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Brien, Elmer G.
Biographical note:
Description: Elmer G. Brien discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Arkadelphia School and offers an extended history of the Brien family.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Sirls, Barbara
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH231
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hiett, Pauline
Biographical note:
Description: Pauline Hiett describes her experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky during the first half of the 20th century.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH066
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hiter, Charles
Biographical note:
Description: Charles Hiter and wife discuss their life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Cleveland (Shoo Fly) School and being in the last graduating class of the Birmingham High School. He briefly mentions his service during Secand World War and his experiences during the 1964 tornado.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH098
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Watkins, Elizabeth
Biographical note:
Description: Elizabeth Watkins recalls her childhood in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes the schools she attended, games she played and box suppers at school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH110
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Copeland, Clatus
Biographical note:
Description: Clatus Copeland of Marshall County, Kentucky discusses the development of early businesses in Benton, Brewersburg, and Hardin.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH045
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Barnett, Irma Wise
Biographical note:
Description: Irma Wise Barnett recalls her childhood in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls driving a Brisco Automobile and discusses her life in the county.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH088
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Mohler, Reba Treas
Biographical note:
Description: Reba Treas Mohler discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She offers a brief history of the Williams and Mohler families. She recalls attending Stahl School and Benton High School. She describes working for the ration board during the Second World War.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH164
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: King, Derrell
Biographical note:
Description: Derrell King discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes his service in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Portland during the Second World War. After the war he managed a grocery business in Benton.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH173
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Lucas, Homer Cage (part 2)
Biographical note:
Description: Homer Lucas discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recounts his service in the United States Army Air Corps during World War I Army in France. He recalls Night Rider incidents in Benton and Birmingham and early businesses in Benton. He describes the 1915 burning of the County court House and serving as a United States Marshall during the 1922 railroad strike, which included an incident at Central City. He mentions other incidents that occurred while he served as deputy sheriff. He remembers a single African-American businessman, named Boy Ford, in Benton. He briefly mentions the first automobile in Benton, entertainment in the town, hand pulled and horse drawn fire wagons. He describes a train nicknamed "Whiskey Dick" that people used to bring whiskey to the Benton area during Prohibition.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Marshall, John
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH230
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Kyler, Jack
Biographical note:
Description: Jack Kyler of Marshall County, Kentucky discusses his work in the radio broadcast industry. Topics include the WCBL radio station at Benton, Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH012
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hamilton, Durwood
Biographical note:
Description: Durwood Hamilton discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. : He recalls attending the Pew School and names of the teachers that taught at the school. He describes of his service in the United States Army during the Second World War and comments on the Nuremberg War Trials. He also mentions his work with the United States Postal Service and his time as postmaster. He identifies businesses and businessmen in Gilbertsville.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH092
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Peck, Audrey
Biographical note:
Description: Audrey Peck recalls her life experiences as a resident of Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes attending the Church Grove School, what children ate for lunch and how wood ash lye was tested to check strength. She mentions prominent businessmen in Benton.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH069
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Kelly, Rollie
Biographical note:
Description: Rollie Kelley discusses his life experiences in Birmingham, Kentucky and his family history.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH086
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Johnson, Lawrence, Mrs.
Biographical note:
Description: Mrs. Lawrence Johnson discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Palma School and a flour mill and power plant that her husband operated at Calvert City.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH112
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Fieldson, L. R.
Biographical note:
Description: L. R. Fieldson comments on early Marshall County, Kentucky residents and events.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH006
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Sledd, John
Biographical note:
Description: John Sledd discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Locust Grove School. He remembers his teachers, the number of students, activities at recess and box and pie suppers. He describes the construction of brush arbors for church services and lighting in them. He mentions local businesses in the town of Gilbertsville and recalls operating an automobile service station during World War II. He reflects upon the rationing of gasoline and tires for the war effort and the use of ration stamps.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH125
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Holland, Fray
Biographical note:
Description: Fray Holland of Marshall County recalls her life, the schools she attended, the teachers that taught in the community and the games she played at recess. She describes going to play parties and names local businesses and physicians in the town of Hardin.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH017
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Thompson, Leonard
Biographical note:
Description: Leonard Thompson discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Church Grove School, names the teachers that taught at the school, the books used by students and the games played by children during recess. He recalls how a game called "Old Sow" was played. He mentions the road maintenance crews working in the county, their nickname and pay and speaks of early funeral practices. He describes the construction of the water and sewer systems in Benton and recalls local physicians and government officials in the city.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH075
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Cunningham, Clarice
Biographical note:
Description: Clarice Cunningham discribes working for a lumber company in Benton, Kentucky. His wife discusses their children and grandchildren and visiting in Wyoming.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH079
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hill, Albert
Biographical note:
Description: Albert Hill discusses his life and years of employment in Benton, Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH115
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Culp, Marvin A.
Biographical note:
Description: Marvin A. Culp discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recounts his grandfather's United States Civil War service in the Union Army and that his grandfather's brother was shot for desertion. He describes the digging of gravel to place on the streets about the county court house in Benton. He recalls carrying the United States Mail on horseback, his feet freezing in the stirrups and that rural residents had mail pouches for delivery of their mail. He mentions two store owners in Gilbertsville and recalls the daily pay for suckering tobacco as a child.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH227
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hall, Ray
Biographical note:
Description: Ray Hall discusse his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes basketball games, teams and outdoor courts. He recalls Gilbertsville business men, physicians and railroad workers. He remembers the Gilbertsville School, the teachers that taught at the school, forms of punishment and the construction of new school building,.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH159
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Smith, Rolie
Biographical note:
Description: Rolie Smith discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Minter School and Benton High School. He recalls his service in the United States Medical Corps during World War II. He describes his military training facilities and his service in Europe. He comments on his work as school maintenance man.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH152
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Noles, Alma
Biographical note:
Description: Alma Noles discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Wilson Ridge School, the names of teachers that taught at the school and games played during recess. She desrcibed how her husband built the first school bus in the county and drove it for years.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH234
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hayden, Ethyl
Biographical note:
Description: Ethyl Haydon discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She making sorghum molasses, cutting the cane and swarms of yellow jackets. She mentions attending the Walnut Grove School and names the teachers that taught at the school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH202
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Durham, J. Wesley
Biographical note:
Description: J. Wesley Durham discusses his life experiences in Boyle and Marshall Counties, Kentucky. He briefly describes how he became a Baptist minister and mentions his work.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH119
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Washburn, Joe Lawrence
Biographical note:
Description: Joe Lawrence Washburn discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Collie and Maple Spring Schools and the teachers that taught at the school. He describes his service in the United States Army Medical Corps. He recalls his family's first radio, the radio programs and radio personalities.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH161
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hoover, Mildred
Biographical note:
Description: Mildred Hoover describes her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH060
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Arant, Thomas
Biographical note:
Description: Thomas Arant recalls his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes attending the Oak Level School, the teachers that taught at the school, the number of students enrolled and activities held at recess. He mentions servicing in the United States Army at Camp Buell in Lexington, Kentucky during World War I.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH089
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: McClain, Connie
Biographical note:
Description: Connie McClain discusses her life experiences in Kuttawa, Kentucky. She recalls the local school, the reservoir and power plant. She mentions the medical practice of George Clay "Happy" McClain and the first radio her family purchaed.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH120
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Morrow, R. B.
Biographical note:
Description: R. B. Morrow speaks of her life in western Kentucky during the first half of the 20th century. She recalls attending the Arcadia School in Graves County, Kentucky and recalls fellow student John T. Scopes.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH003
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Rickman, Morgan
Biographical note:
Description: Morgan Rickman discusses his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the New Constitution School and the many games he played during recess. He describes game called "Corn Cob War".
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH059
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Blakney, Clarence
Biographical note:
Description: Clarence Blakely of Marshall County, Kentucky discusses his family history and recalls his service in the United States Army during World War I as a cook.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH015
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Jackson, Louis
Biographical note:
Description: Louis Jackson discusses his life experiences in Marshall, Trigg and McCracken Counties of Kentucky. He recalls being in the 1917 graduating class from Hardin High School. He describes school activities and the teachers that taught at the school. He briefly mentions his service in the United State Army Air Corp during World War I and working on the railroad.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH136
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Cole, Ralph
Biographical note:
Description: Ralph Cole discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a brief history of the Cole family. He recalls his early years on the farm. He describes Hardin and Benton during the early half of the 20th century. He mentions the great flood of 1937.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH126
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: McGregor, Pauline
Biographical note:
Description: Pauline McGregor discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Church Grove School and names the teachers that taught at the school. She remembers operating a gas station in the 1920s. She reflects on her experiences with guns and mentions operating grocery store and describes business in Hardin. She recalled the location of the old Methodist Church in Benton and comments on the Peggy Ann Springs pool.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH117
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hunt, Fred
Biographical note:
Description: Fred Hunt discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes attending the Breezeel and Pleasant Valley Schools and mentions his service in the United States Army during World War I.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH094
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Lawrence, Genella
Biographical note:
Description:
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH016
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Johnston, Riley
Biographical note:
Description: Riley Johnston discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a brief geneology of Johnston family and recalls his service in the United States Army during World War II. He later mentions his years in the United States Postal Service by describing items sent by mail and the selling of stamps on rural routes in the county.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH114
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Lovett, Carl
Biographical note:
Description: Carl Lovett of Marshall County, Kentucky recalls the Henson and Lovett family histories. He attended Salem School and remembers the names of the teachers that taught at the school. He describes games he played at recess and how the game "King Base" was played. He mentions how the Baptist and Methodist congregations shared the same building in the Olive community. He further describes play parties, comments briefly on farming and life during the Great Depression and told some Henson Family stories.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH011
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Koerner, Norma
Biographical note:
Description: Norma Koerner discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the McKane School and her years as a teacher in the public county school system.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH163
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Perry, Hal, Mrs.
Biographical note:
Description: Mrs. Hal Perry talks discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes attending the Jackson School and teachers that taught at the school. She recalls the businesses in the town of Brewers and comments upon the Brewers High School basketball team.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH084
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Threatt, Minnie
Biographical note:
Description: Minnie Thweatt discusses her life in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Jackson School and teachers that taught there. She also recounts being overly protective of her shoes as a child.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH048
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Powell, Mason
Biographical note:
Description: Mason Powell discusses his life and work experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Walnut Grove and Benton Schools and named the teachers that taught at both schools.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH101
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Turner, Eura Mae Thompson
Biographical note:
Description: Eura Mae Turner discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls working on the family farm and attending both Salem and Davis Chapel Schools. She describes social activities and employment opportunities in rural west Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH199
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Beale, Ezba
Biographical note:
Description: Ezba Beale discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls the schools attended in the county and gives a brief history of the Beale family. He describes the businesses and business owners in the town of Hardin, individuals in the community and their unique nicknames.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH150
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Prince, Marvin
Biographical note:
Description: Marvin Prince discusses his life experiences in Benton, Kentucky. He recalls the Benton High School debate team and coach and participating in the National Invitational Debate Tournament. He describes his military service in North Africa and Italy during the Second World War. He mentions his career as an attorney and the four terms he held as County prosecutor.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH146
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Rayburn, John
Biographical note:
Description: John Rayburn comments on his life and profession in Marshall County, Kentucky. He remembers working as a blacksmith and the prices he charged. He recalls men working to repair county roads and how and when they were paid. He mentions the court house fire in Benton, a few local businesses, gravel streets, hauling gravel for streets and rural roads in the county.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH002
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Blakney, Guy
Biographical note:
Description: Guy Blakney discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the McKane School and names the men who constructed the school building.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH143
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Heath, Margaret
Biographical note:
Description: Margaret Heath discusses her life and education in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attended Benton High School and taught at the Oak Level School. She recounts the number of students in the school, school hours, teacher salaries and significant experiences at the school. She recalls the paving of streets and mentions the hardware and funeral business operated by her father.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH050
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Utley, Voris
Biographical note:
Description: Voris Utley discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls early businesses in the town of Hardin and gives a brief history of Hardin Bank. He mentions attending Hardin High School and visiting the 1932 World's Fair in Chicago.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH252
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: McKendree, O. D.
Biographical note:
Description: O. D. McKendree discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending schools in Briensburg, Liberty, Oak Valley, and Walnut Grove. He mentions attending Freed-Hardiman College and names of churchs where he served as minister.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH162
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Darnell, Rosie
Biographical note:
Description: Rosie Darnell discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She names schools she attended as a child and the many recreational activities held at the school and at home.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH235
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Ashley, Frank
Biographical note:
Description: Frank Ashley discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls being a co-founder of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and describes its history and growth. He also mentions the establishment of the Fall Fishing Derby and cites a brief history of the Emergency Rescue Unit. He concludes the interview by describing the condition of the water in both Barkley and Kentucky Lakes.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH176
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Barnes, John Ed
Biographical note:
Description: John Ed Barnes discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Church Grove School, the teachers that taught at the school, the punishments issued upon bad students and the games played at recess. He comments on how much the Marshall County School system has improved in recent decaded..
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH247
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Phillips, Reba
Biographical note:
Description: Reba Phillips discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the McKane Elementary School and Sharp High School.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH135
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Shaw, Hazel
Biographical note:
Description: Hazal Shaw discusses her life and teaching experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH102
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Watkins, Billy
Biographical note:
Description: Billy Watkins discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Birmingham School as a child and his campaigns for the offices of county sheriff and later for county judge.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH106
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Armstrong, Ritchie
Biographical note:
Description: Ritchie Armstrong discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky and briefly mentions the communities of Palma and Scale
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH080
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Collie, Kaye
Biographical note:
Description: Kaye Collie discusses her life in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Cleveland School and Union Ridge School. She recites the names of teachers at the school, the number of students, school hours and recess activities. She briefly mentions box suppers and pie suppers as forms of entertainment. She describes also her experiences as a teacher in the county.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH065
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Park, Clemmie
Biographical note:
Description: Clemmie Park comments on her life in Marshall County, Kentucky. She gives a brief Clark family genealogy. She tells of attending the Clark School, the teachers that taught at the school, the activities during recess and having box suppers for fund raisers.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH004
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Collins, Verble
Biographical note:
Description: Verble Collins discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes attending the Davis Chapel and Maple Spring Schools and names a few of the teachers that taught at the schools.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH082
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Johnston, Robert Bruce
Biographical note:
Description: Robert Bruce Johnston and his wife discuss their life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He begins the interview with a brief genealogy of the Johnston and Riley Families. He recalls attending McKane Elementary and Sharp High School. He mentions his teachers, games he played during recess, spelling bees, arithmetic matches and types of fund raising events for school. He remembers school Christmas programs and a large community Christmas tree. He recalls the cotton gin in Benton and comments on his service in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He comments briefly of health care and funeral practices while as a youth. His wife names her immediate family and tells of attending the Oak Hill School.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH139
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hill, Morgan
Biographical note:
Description: Morgan Hill recalls his life and education in western Kentucky. He described attending the Benton School, Murray State Teachers College and the University of Kentucky. He recalls his years as an agriculture teacher and remembers the location of closed businesses in Benton, Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH005
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Ford, Homer
Biographical note:
Description: Homer Ford discusses his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes the Oak Valley School and the teachers that taught at the school. He recounts names schools taught at during his career.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH067
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Crosby, John
Biographical note:
Description: John Crosby discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls the businesses, shops and stores in the town of Hardin, including the ice and coal company, the electric plant, blacksmith shops, barber shops, creamery and newspaper offices. He describes attending Hardin High School, mentions the principal and teachers and recalls the school's successsful basketball team.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH245
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Gardner, Helen Stone
Biographical note:
Description: Helen Stone Gardner of Marshall County, Kentucky describes her life and education. She recalls attending the Olive School, the names of teachers and the schools she later taught at.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH014
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Smith, Mattie Jo Hill
Biographical note:
Description: Mattie Jo Hill Smith discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending school at Benton and her many years as a teacher. She mentions the numerous changes in teaching methods.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH165
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Joyce, Alfred
Biographical note:
Description: Alfred Joyce discusses of his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a brief history on the Joyce family and how the Compton brothers fought for opposing sides during the United States Civil War. He describes the star postal route in Trigg County and comments on the Pleasant Valley School. He reflects on when the Kentucky Department of Education was established and how it changed the educational system in the state. He recalls his World War I service with United States Army in Europe and describes conditions in the trenches in France. He further describes military uniforms and equipment, the first use of tanks at the battle of the Somme and German defenses at the Hindenburg Line. He also discusses the conversion from horses to motor powered vehicles and the use of wireless radio for messages during the war.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH074
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Clayton, Dan, Mrs.
Biographical note:
Description: Mrs. Dan Clayton discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Shoofly School and later the school at Birmingham. She describes working on the family's dairy farm and the show boat docked at Birmingham
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH228
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Clayton, Mark
Biographical note:
Description: Mark Clayton discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls shops and stores in Birmingham, the tie yards, mussel shell gathering, banks, churches, schools and telephone service. He describes Birmingham High School in the 1930s, including the teachers and successful basketball team of 1932. He also describes and names the banks he has worked at during his career.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH248
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Blakney, Cliff
Biographical note:
Description: Cliff Blakney discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls life on his family farm. He describes attending the McKane School and the Tater Day Festival in Benton.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH170
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Johnston, Daniel
Biographical note:
Description: Daniel Johnston discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the McKane School, the length of school term and the teachers that taught at the school. He recounts life on the farm and preparing tobacco plant beds. He mentions his service in the United States Army and being stationed in Burma during World War II.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH166
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Peck, Solon
Biographical note:
Description: Solon Peck discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Oak Valley School. His wife speaks of her father, Philip Baker, a member of the Washington National baseball team.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH168
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hobbs, Earl, Mrs.
Biographical note:
Description: Mrs. Earl Hobbs discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls the names and locations of local schools. She recalls her teachers that taught at the schools.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH087
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Wilcox, Travis
Biographical note:
Description: Travis Wilcox discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes attending the Pinnacle School and finishing his education at the Gilbertsville Elementary and Gilbertsville High School. Mrs. Wilcox tells of attending the New Constitution School. He describes his work in construction on the Kentucky Dam.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH099
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Starks, Mary
Biographical note:
Description: Mary Starks discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recall attending the Church Grove School and the teachers that taught at the school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH149
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Norsworthy, J. T.
Biographical note:
Description: J. T. Norsworthy dicusses his life experiences in Calloway and Marshall Counties of Kentucky. He recalls attending the Church Grove and Cherry Corner Schools. He remembers the first radio his family purchased and the early broadcasts during the 1930s and 1940s. He mentions road repairs in the county and the pay received by a man, his wagon and a team of mules.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH138
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Peck, Isiah and Zola
Biographical note:
Description: Isiah and Zola Peck discuss their life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. Mr. Peck reflects uponn his life and years of employment. He recalls attending the Oak Valley School and describes a game titled "Steal Sticks" that he played as a child during recess. He describes the labors involved in farming and the crops he raised. He explains the cooking process in making sorghum molasses.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH236
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: McCallum, Shelby
Biographical note:
Description: Shelby McCallum discusses his lifetime experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a history of western Kentucky radio and describes sit down and drive in movie theatres. He recalls how he became involved in the radio broadcasting business and how he was assisted by Senator Earl C. Clements in obtaining a broadcasting license. Governor Edward T. Breathitt later encouraged him to apply for an FM radio broadcast license.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH053
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Roberts, Barnett
Biographical note:
Description: Barnett Roberts discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Stahl School and describes the building, teachers and games played during recess. He remembers various types of entertainment, including games called Chinkers, Dominoes and Owl. He mentions Benton businesses and the location of the first African-American Baptist Church.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH134
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Bloomingberg, Ed
Biographical note:
Description: Ed Bloomingburg discusses his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Oak Valley School, the teachers that taught there and games he played as a child during recess. He discusses local ministers and county officials that he met and mentions funeral practices before funeral homes.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH070
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Stevens, Lucy
Biographical note:
Description: Lucy Stevens comments briefly on her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls the Benton town square, businesses existed about the square and those that were destroyed by fire. She mentions her career as a teacher.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH167
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Smith, Tommie B.
Biographical note:
Description: Tommie B. Smith discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes early businesses in Calvert City. He sang a song about the burning of the Marshall County Courthouse in Benton and recites a poem.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH137
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Reed, Elmo
Biographical note:
Description: Elmo Reed recalls his life and educational experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the county schools of Van Zora and Brewers. He lists the names of teachers and the length of school terms. He mentions his music career and the bands he played with.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH100
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Solomon, J. Homer
Biographical note:
Description: J. Homer Solomon discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a brief history on the Vasser and Solomon families. He recalls the names schools he attended and teachers that taught at the schools. He describes the businesses in Benton during the early half of the 20th century.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH111
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Wade, Floyd, Mrs.
Biographical note:
Description: Mrs. Floyd "Teet" Wade discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending Gilbertsville School through to the tenth grade and then attended Calvert City High School. She described working on her family's farm and the businesses that operated in Gilbertsville.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH243
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Riley, Lex
Biographical note:
Description: Lex Riley discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky as farmer. He desrcibes the Oak Level School and the teachers that taught at the school. He mentions threshing wheat and describes the hay baling process - tying, weighing and tagging bales.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH123
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Bondurant, Charles
Biographical note:
Description: Charles Bondurant discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He gives a brief account of the Bondurant Family history. He recalls his work in the State Agricultural Extension Service Agent and his duties with Tennessee Valley Authority during the development of Kentucky Lake. He refers to his membership in Rotary Clubs, the offices he held and club projects.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH160
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Collier, Ethel Roach
Biographical note:
Description: Ethel Roach Collier discuses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Oak Level and Bondurant Schools. She describes home remedies for warts.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH093
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Gardner, Eva
Biographical note:
Description: Eva Gardner discusses her life experiences as a resident of Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes the town of Hardin, the businesses in the community and her education at Hardin School. She recalls cleaning used bricks for construction of the school gym and a fund raising to put wood floor in the gym. She was a member of the first Parents Teachers Association in the county and recounts memorable school activities.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH068
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: York, Latus
Biographical note:
Description: Latus York of Marshall County, Kentucky names and describes the three schools he attended, talks about the entertainment, play parties and dances. He recalls and names several tunes played at dances.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH009
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Davis, Flora Culp
Biographical note:
Description: Flora Culp Davis discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the White Oak School and the teachers that taught at the school. She mentions the community of Scale and the mill and store that operated in the community. She describes a home built bus for trips between Marshall County and Detroit. She also names physicians in the area.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH121
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Ely, Lalah Lovett
Biographical note:
Description: Lalah Lovett Ely dscusses her life in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Benton School, the teachers that taught there, a divided playground and games played at recess, such as hop scotch, jump rope, hot pepper, mother and daughter, etc. She recalls teaching music and humorous incidents at recitals. She recounts the community's reaction to the paving of streets, electric power and offers her opinion on the growth Benton. She mentions a medication made by Dr. Stilley called the "Stilley Pill".
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH062
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Ussrey, Opal
Biographical note:
Description: Opal Usrey discusses her life in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes foods her family prepared as a child and mentions several home remedies. She also recall the lifestyle of residents in her community and mentions local businesses in the town of Hardin.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH054
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: McGregor, Bill
Biographical note:
Description: McGregor discusses his life and employment experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes working with a wheat thrasher.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH190
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Trimble, Glen
Biographical note:
Description: Glen Trimble discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a brief family history of the Trimble and Haymes Family. He recalls the Liberty School, the teachers that taught at the school, the number of students and the games played during recess.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH148
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Myers, Walker, Mrs.
Biographical note:
Description: Mrs. Walker Myers discusses her life and family experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Stringer School, the teachers that taught at the school, the length of school term and daily school activities. She mentions the High School at Aurora and the teachers that taught there.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH212
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Chester, Homer
Biographical note:
Description:
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH056
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Brien, W. J.
Biographical note:
Description: W. J. "Toad" Brien comments on his life in Marshall County. He tells of attending the Pinnacle School where it was located and the teachers that taught at the school. He mentions his years of service as county court clerk and later circuit court clerk. He describes his military service during World War II in the postal department and recalls Emerson "Doc" Beauchamp having him appointed to the Marshall County draft board.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH007
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Culp, James Walter
Biographical note:
Description: James Walter Culp discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the White Oak School and describes the length of school term and games children played during recess. He mentions businesses in the community of Scale.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH132
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Higgins, Vera T.
Biographical note:
Description: Vera T. Higgins discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Davis Chapel School and the teachers that taught at the school. She describes the different types of foods she ate when she was a child.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH177
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hauser, Harley
Biographical note:
Description: Harley Hauser recalls his experiences operating a fruit stand in Marshall County, Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH128
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Krone, J. B.
Biographical note:
Description: J. B. Krone discusses his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Anderson School and how he played a game called "Town Ball" at recess. He recounts Night Rider activities in the county and the whipping of Henry Bennett. He describes working for the Illinois Central Railroad, his starting pay, health benefits and trains commuting out of Paducah. He mentions the Illinois Central Hospital and his military service during World War I. He briefly discusses property taxes in Paducah during the early 1900s.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH064
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Jackson, Rollie James
Biographical note:
Description: Rollie James Jackson of Marshall County, Kentucky discusses attending the school at Church Grove for the first term and finishing at the Benton School. He describes that the early streets in Benton were made of gravel. He mentions the installation of water lines and the construction of the water tower. He recalls the location of the cotton gin and other major businesses in Benton, a big ditch down Main Street and a covered bridge in the county. He comments on the Civilian Conservation Corps camp, the first fire truck and hotel fire and African-American residents in the community.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH018
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Roberts, Bessie
Biographical note:
Description: Bessie Roberts recalls her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes her travels and mentions attending the Old Darnell School and the Church Grove School.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH116
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Malin, Mary
Biographical note:
Description: Mary Malin discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes attending school at Old Bailey and the Calvert City School. She recalls the teachers, classes, recess activities and other school experiences. She further describes old Calvert City, including the businesses, physicians and early funeral directors.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH085
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Holland, Joe
Biographical note:
Description: Joe Holland discusses basketball in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls playing for Benton High School and going to the "Final Four" tournament in 1943. He comments on playing for the University of Kentucky and playing for Indianapolis Olympians. He mentions his association with team members involved in the point shaving scandal at University of Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH104
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Draffen, Martha
Biographical note:
Description: Martha Draffen discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She offers a brief history of the Cox and Draffen families. She recall attending the Benton School and describes local businesses, churches and schools in Benton and Briensburg.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH171
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Story, Luana Culp
Biographical note:
Description: Luana Culp Story discusses he life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the White Oak and Briensburg Schools and comments on the ditch that ran through Benton. He recollects attending the Big Sing Day celebrations and mentions the Benton Tater Day Festival.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH133
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Johnson, A. M.
Biographical note:
Description: A. M. Johnson discusses his life and work in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes attending the Stringer School and the activities at recess. He recalls the winter of 1917 and 1918 and when ice on the Tennessee River began to break up. He recounts his work as a Baptist minister and the congregations served in the county.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH049
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Duke, Boone
Biographical note:
Description: Boone Duke discusses his life experiences at Benton, Kentucky. He recalls Benton school having twelve grades and briefly descibes the school building. He recounts the locations of the clay pit, clay shed, cotton gins, tobacco barns, ice plant and hosiery mill in Benton.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH223
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Sheppard, Eva
Biographical note:
Description: Eva Sheppard discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Bald Knob School and describes Denny Mill Ford. She also mentions baptisms and barbecues held at the site.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH078
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Rickman, Tom
Biographical note:
Description: Tom Rickman discusses his early life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He attended Sharp Elementary and North Marshall High. He mentions his college education and how he entered the movie production business.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH063
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Smith, Elza Ray
Biographical note:
Description: Elza Ray Smith discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky and his family history.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH096
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Duke, A. N.
Biographical note:
Description: A. N. Duke discusses his life in Marshall County, Kentucky and gives a brief history on the Duke and Cope families. He recalls attending the Cherry Grove School and finishing at the Benton School. He recalls trapping rabbits in a "rabbit gum" trap and cageing. He comments on his years as a teacher.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH057
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Harrell, Elizabeth
Biographical note:
Description: Elizabeth Harrell discusses her life in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes attending the Howards Grove School and activities at she participated in during recess. She recalls businesses in Calvert City and mentions home remedies.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH052
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Cole, Herman
Biographical note:
Description: Herman Cole discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls his service in the United States Army in Europe during World War II. He remembers the physician, storeowners and schools in the town of Brewers. He comments on the fire that destroyed the Brewers School in 1927 and how the school was rebuilt by volunteer labor.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH118
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Bondurant, Hurley
Biographical note:
Description: Hurley Bondurant discusses his life and work on a farm in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the New Constitution School and the number of teachers and students at the school. He describes serving in the U. S. Army during World War I and the construction of a brush arbor for church services.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH061
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: McWaters, Nina
Biographical note:
Description: Nina McWaters discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She attended the White Oak School and recalls her years teaching and the schools that she taught at. She describes stores in Benton circa 1911 and the introduction of electric power, water and sewer systems.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH071
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Finch, Clemmie
Biographical note:
Description: Clemmie Finch discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending Church Grove, Oak Valley and Scale Schools. She describes the entertainment of the era, such as play parties, square dances, pea hullings, candy breakings and box suppers.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH081
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Wallace, Howard
Biographical note:
Description: Howard Wallace discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the school at Scale and describes a game titled "Town Ball" which was played during recess. He describes work on the family farm work, gravel roads, early theaters, construction of the city water works and the addition of the gym and plumbing to the Benton High School.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH242
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Tolbert, Neal
Biographical note:
Description: Neal Tolbert discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes the schools he attended and teachers that taught at the school. He recounts his service in the United States Navy Sea Bees and his time as a member of the high school basketball team.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH169
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Lindsey, Earl
Biographical note:
Description: Earl Lindsey discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Howard's Grove and Vaughn's Chapel Schools. He describes the teachers, school term, number of students and games played during recess. He mentions raising strawberries and the pay strawberry pickers received per crate.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH144
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Wigginton, B. F.
Biographical note:
Description: B. F. Wigginton discusses his life experiences in Marshall and McLean Counties of Kentucky. He recalls his work as a Baptist minister and describes the churches where he served as a preacher. He mentions home remedies his family practiced and used.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH108
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Harper, Nina
Biographical note:
Description: Nina Harper of Marshall County, Kentucky discusses her life in rural western Kentucky. She recalls attending Church Grove School and the teachers that taught at the school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH010
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Holmes, Clois
Biographical note:
Description: Clois Holmes recalls his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recounts attending the Eureka School and his time as a teacher. He comments on his career at the Marshall County Bank and his immediate family.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH156
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Washam, Hulen
Biographical note:
Description: Hulen Washam and his wife discuss their life experences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He attending four elementary schools, two high schools and mentions the teachers that taught at the county schools. He describes the tornado that struck Marshall County in 1964.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH147
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Chester, Gordon
Biographical note:
Description: Gordon Chester discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He begins the interview with a history of the Chester family. He recalls attending the Brewers School and the teachers that taught at the school. He recalls raising sweet potato sprouts commercially and what companies charged for the sprouts. He mentions teaching and comments on the construction of a greenhouse for Marshall County High School.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH141
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Castleburry, Rue
Biographical note:
Description: Rue Castleberry discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the New Harmony School and Benton High School. He taught at New Harmony and Breezeel Schools but later became a construction engineer. He describes the Benton High School class of 1924, including the names of students and the members of the football team.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH155
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Brien, Lula
Biographical note:
Description: Lula Brien discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Pew School, the teachers that taught at the school and recess activities. She explains farming as a livelihood and discusses planting tobacco, fertilizing and spraying plants with Paris Green for insects. She also mentions home remedies.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH072
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hall, Christy
Biographical note:
Description: Christy Hall of Marshall County, Kentucky recalls the old Gilbertsville two room school, the towns people rebuilding the grade school and lter adding a high school. He comments on playing basketball and baseball in high school and discusses his life in Marshall County.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH013
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Brandon, Georgia M.
Biographical note:
Description: Georgia M. Brandon discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls the Benton courthouse square, the chain around the square for hitching horses and businesses along the square.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH083
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Draffen, Dora
Biographical note:
Description: Dora Draffen of Marshall County, Kentucky recalls the Calvert City School system, the teachers that taught at the school and the daily activities of the students. She describes what people did for entertainment and mentions her husband's efforts to help Calvert City grow and attract industry.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH073
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Maddox, Burnice
Biographical note:
Description: Burnice Maddox discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Gilbertsville School, describes the building, names the teachers that taught at the school and games children played during recess. He recalls working on section crew for the Illinois Central Railroad and mentions the Tennessee River railroad bridge at Gilbertsville. He remarked there were three proposed sites for the Kentucky Dam. He recalls the names of businessesmen, blacksmiths and physicians in Gilbertsville.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH105
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Craig, Nina
Biographical note:
Description: Nina Craig discusses her life experiences in Marshall and Calloway Counties in Kentucky. She recalls attending Gunters Flat Elementary, Southerland Elementary and Murray High School.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH107
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Harmon, Lavoine
Biographical note:
Description: Lavoine Harmen dicusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Salem Chapel School and the teachers that taught at the school. She describes farmlife and Benton during the first half of the 20th century.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH207
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Nichols, Tula
Biographical note:
Description: Tula Nichols discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Oak Valley School and descrbes the building the teachers that taught at the school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH129
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Lucas, Homer Cage
Biographical note:
Description: Homer Cage Lucas discusses the various law enforcement positions he has held in Marshall County, Kentucky. He attended the Benton School. He recalls two competing telephone companies in Benton early in the 20th century, the Bell Telephone Company and the Home Telephone Company. He also recounts his experiences during World War I at U. S. Army training facilities.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH058
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Lofton, Joe
Biographical note:
Description: Joe Lofton discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a brief history of Lofton family. He recalls attending the Howard's Grove School. He describes farming, buying and trading livestock and the real estate business.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH127
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Bowerman, J. P.
Biographical note:
Description: Reba Love Hyatt Darnall discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She mentions a history of the Edwards family. She recalls attending Pleasant Valley and Walnut Grove Schools. She named the teachers that taught at the schools and described what compromised a school day. She also describes the hamlet of Dogtown.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH195
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Mason, Jessie
Biographical note:
Description: Jessie Mason discusses her life and family experiences in Marshall and Calloway Counties of Kentucky. She recounts a brief history of the Wyatt family and mentions the Wyatt School near Brewer.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH213
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Norman, Roy
Biographical note:
Description: Roy Norman recalls his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes attending the Palma School, the games he played at recess and the teachers that taught at the school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH046
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Bloomingburg, Elza
Biographical note:
Description: Elza Bloomingburg recalls his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Oak Valley School and later the New Harmony and Griggs Schools. He names the teachers that taught at the schools and becoming a teacher at the McKane School.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH090
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Holland, Woodrow
Biographical note:
Description: Woodrow Holland discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes the buildings on the Benton town square, the owners of the buildings and the numerous changes that have been made in recent decades.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH076
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Cornwell, Jesse
Biographical note:
Description: Jesse Cornwell discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recounts a brief history of the Union Hill Church of Christ and recalls attending the Union Hill School. He describes the Peggy Ann Springs swimming pool and the concession stand nearby.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH206
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Teerathan, Valley Combs
Biographical note:
Description: Valley Trevathan of Marshall County, Kentucky offers a brief family history, tells of attending the Old Boggus School and the teachers that taught there. She talks about her life and early life styles.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH008
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Higgins, Leola
Biographical note:
Description: Leola Higgins discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls attending the Stice and Bailey schools. She describes old Tatumsville, working at the telephone office in Paducah and the great flood of 1937. She mentions the war years in the 1940s in Paducah and community's reaction to the and of the war.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH251
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Padgett, Tom
Biographical note:
Description: Tom Padget recalls his life experiences in the town of Hardin, Kentucky. He describes the public school and teachers, the businesses and individuals in the community. He recalls the daily mail train called the "Doodle Bug".
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH140
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: McCallum, Shelby
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Description: Shelby McCallum discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He describes working in the movie theater business and managing theaters in Marshall County. He recalls his military service in the United States Army during World War II. He comments on being Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH211
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Thomas, Roe
Biographical note:
Description: Roe Thomas discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the New Constitution elementary school and Benton High School. He describes his service in the United States Army, his experience enlisting and the locations where he was stationed. He mentions Dr. E. G. Thomas.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH154
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Morrow, Claude G.
Biographical note:
Description: Claude G. Morrow discusses his life experiences in Marshall and McCracken Countis of Kentucky. He recalls attending the Lone Oak School and how the school building was destroyed by fire and later rebuilt. He comments on his service in United States Navy during the Second World War.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH122
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Whitehead, Ernie Bush
Biographical note:
Description: Ernie Whitefield discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recites a history of the Whitehead family and recalls attending the Birmingham School and Benton High School. He describes the showboat at Birmingham and the community's lack of entertainment. He managed the telephone office in Benton and later owned and operated a hardware business in the city.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH246
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Riley, Leon
Biographical note:
Description: Leon Riley discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He remembers attending the Cope School in Graves County and the teachers that taught at the school.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH095
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Copeland, Taz
Biographical note:
Description: Taz Copeland discusses his life experiences in Marshall and McCracken Counties of Kentucky. He recalls attending the Oak Grove and Heath Schools and offers a brief genealogy and history of the Copeland and Hurt Families.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH113
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Ivey, Thelma
Biographical note:
Description: Thelma Ivey discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She recalls being a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and named the ministers of the church. She describes preserving foods by canning and using zinc lids. She remembers attending the early Benton Big Sing Day celebrations.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH130
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Hurley, James E.
Biographical note:
Description: James E. Hurley recalls his life and education in Marshall County, Kentucky. He briefly describes of his service in the United States Army during World War II and discribes his medals. He comments on the Hurley Scholarship Fund set up by his uncle.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH158
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Riley, Lake
Biographical note:
Description: Lake Riley discusse his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He offers a brief family genealogy. He recalls attending the McKane School and teachers that taught at the school. He describes his years preaching at the Calvert City Church and other churches in the county. of Christ.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH103
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Copeland, John
Biographical note:
Description: John Copeland discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recites a brief history of the Copeland family and describes attending the New Harmony School. He mentions his military service in the United States Army during World War II. He recalls playing with the "Cody Fox and His Modern Hillbillies" band and other musical groups.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH210
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Freeman, Ray
Biographical note:
Description: Ray Freeman discusses his life experiences, the history of the Freeman family and describes his life in Colorado.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH172
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Little, George
Biographical note:
Description: George Little discusse his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls the town of Palma, attending the Palma School and small businesses in the town. He describes Calvert City before construction of the dam and mentions experiences serving as sheriff.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH051
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Brown, Lilly
Biographical note:
Description: Lilly Brown discusses her life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. She describes canning foods and making pies. She briefly mentions life on a farm in western Kentucky.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH091
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Haltom, Ambrose Artelle
Biographical note:
Description: Artelle Haltom discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls attending the Church Grove School. He desrcibes service in the U. S. Army during the Second World War. He recounts the military training camps where he was trained, his experiences in the battles of Cherbourg and Saint Lo and the circumstance behind him being wounded in battle. He mentions the use of mules in road construction and reflects on his duties as county judge.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH151
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Houser, Gladys
Biographical note:
Description: Gladys Houser discusses her life in Marshall County, Kentucky during the first half of the 20th century.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH047
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Peck, Bob
Biographical note:
Description: Bob Peck discusses his life experiences in Benton, Kentucky. He recalls the installation of the water system, the hitching chain on the town square and the large trash pit out side of town. He remembers attending the Oak Valley School, the number of pupils enrolled and gives a description of the school building. He describes the town of Scale, the businesses and businessmen, the school and the two grocery supply trucks that visited the village. He later mentions his work with the Texas Gas Transmission Line as right-of-way inspector.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH097
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Treas, J. C.
Biographical note:
Description: J. C. Treas discusses his life experiences in Brewers, Kentucky. He recalls the school at Brewers and its destruction by fire in 1927. He names the local physicians, businesses and owners in the town of Brewers. He describes having infantile paralysis (polio) in 1916, his prognosis and how he adapted to his disabilities.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH124
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Bloomingburg, George
Biographical note:
Description: George Bloomingburg reflects upon his life in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls his experiences during World War II, including his military training, capture by German forces at Battle of the Bulge, his time as prisoner of war and repatriation at Camp Lucky Strike.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH157
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: O'Daniel, Louis R.
Biographical note:
Description: Louis R. O'Daniel discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He recalls a story about the Sheriff's election of 1903 between Lewis Wallace and Dave Reeves. He describes how the Marshall County community decided to name Freedom's Corner. He mentions attending the Locust Grove and Pinnacle Schools and what entertainment was available during his youth and early adulthood.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH249
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Marshall County - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Jones, Joe
Biographical note:
Description: Joe Jones discusses his life experiences in Marshall County, Kentucky. He reflects upon the history of the Jones and Tucker families. He recalls attending Unity School as a child and the teachers that taught at the school. He describes attending Murray State College, the University of Kentucky and Ohio State University. He mentions his employment with the Federal Health Service, his career and travels abroad.
Descriptors: Marshall County (Ky.) -- History.
Interviewed by: Mofield, William Ray
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Marshall County Oral History Project.
Identification number: MCOH145
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Education & Desegregation - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Perry, Eura Sanford
Biographical note: Eura Sanford Perry was born on May 6, 1900 in Mayfield, Kentucky. She was a daughter of Harvey and Ritterann Beasley Sanford. Her mother died early in her life, leaving her father to raise eight children. She attended Beasley School, whose maternal grandfather had donated the land for the school. She completed one year at Lincoln High School in Paducah, Kentucky and then took the teacher certification exam at West Kentucky Industrial College. Her first teaching position was for one term in Lovelaceville, Ballard County, Kentucky. The following term, she taught in Graves County. She paused her teaching career for three years to complete her high school education at West Kentucky Industrial College. She returned to teach for two years in the community of Campbell in Ballard County. She spent three years at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee and one year at Kentucky State College, where she graduated with a Bachelor degree. She taught at Lincoln Junior High School for twelve years and attended summer sessions at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She met her husband, Dewitt Perry, in Bloomington and they married on July 29, 1943 in Ohio. After they married, she taught in Kentucky for one year before moving to Detroit, Michigan. Her last place of residence was in Lexington, Kentucky. She died at the age of 84 on September 18, 1984 and is buried in Paducah.
Description: Eura Perry describes attending the Beasley School in Graves County, Kentucky in the early 1900s. She noted that the schoolhouse was the site of community activities, from social events, meetings and church activities. She described the limited role of the county board of education in providing supplies for the school. She recounted how she was able to obtain a teacher’s certificate after one year of high school. She told of the creation of West Kentucky Industrial College in Paducah and the various functions of the first building. She discussed her teaching jobs in one-room schools in Ballard County and Graves County, including who she boarded with, her salaries and the conditions of the buildings. She mentioned her desire to complete her high school education, which led her to enroll in West Kentucky Industrial College. She described her twelve years teaching at Lincoln Junior High School in Paducah and attending summer sessions at Indiana University. She recalled the various crops that her father grew and how his sorghum mill became a makeshift community center when it was planting time for the sorghum. She recounted her childhood home and various social gatherings in the community. She highlighted the destruction of the Paducah Flood of 1937 and the temporary displacement it caused. She ended the interview by explaining what moved her to become a teacher and advised “to thine own self be true,” to African American youth.
Descriptors: Education -- Kentucky -- History.
Interviewed by: Peyton, Bill
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project.
Identification number: OH265
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Education & Desegregation - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Peyton, Lula Pearl
Biographical note: Luna Pearl Peyton was born on December 4, 1884 in Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky. She attended the elementary school on the north side of Murray. After graduating from the eighth grade, she married Luther William Peyton on November 3, 1901, just before the age of seventeen. She received a four year teaching certificate soon after she took the county teacher’s exam at the Calloway County courthouse. Her first teaching position was as a first and second grade teacher in the Murray City school system. After two years, she obtained a job teaching in nearby Hazel, Kentucky, before returning to Murray to teach two more years. Between school terms, she attended high school summer sessions at West Kentucky Industrial College in Paducah. She taught in Ballard County for four years before she returned to Paducah in 1920. In the Mechanicsburg community of Paducah, she taught at the Dunbar School before being transferred to Garfield School on the north side of the city. In 1928, she graduated from high school at West Kentucky Industrial College and enrolled in the teacher training program. She received a certificate in basic electrical work in 1944 through the LaSalle Extension of the University of Chicago. Some of her other teaching positions included school near Beaver Dam, Kentucky and the Lincoln School in Charleston, Missouri. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree by attending summer sessions at Kentucky State College in Frankfort, Kentucky. After retiring from teaching, she periodically substituted and tutored in Paducah. Peyton temporarily moved to Evanston, Illinois to live with her son until he retired two years later. They both moved backed to Paducah. Mrs. Peyton died on January 9, 1997 in Paducah at the age of 112.
Description: Lula Peyton began the interview with biographical information on herself, her mother, stepfather and siblings. She described attending elementary school in her hometown of Murray, Kentucky up to the eighth grade and the chores she performed before and after the school day. She recounted the common practice of young women taking a teacher certification examination after the eighth grade. She chronicled her various teaching positions in the state of Kentucky, including schools in Murray, Hazel, Ballard County and Paducah. She stated the conditions of the school facilities, her living arrangements and the salaries associated with those positions. She spoke of completing her high school coursework during summer sessions at West Kentucky Industrial College. Her high school experiences, included living in the dormitory, her teachers’ names and how she traveled by bus and a train from Murray to Paducah. She cites the Flood of 1937 as causing decreased attendance in Paducah schools, since many of the families displaced by the flood did not return. She spoke of her involvement in churches in Murray and later Paducah. She mentioned her family’s Christmas traditions growing up. She recounted the additional education she received after high school, including teacher’s training at West Kentucky Industrial College and basic electrical training through the LaSalle Extension of the University of Chicago. She discussed the practice of public schools paying in script during the Great Depression and the financial difficulties it caused teachers. She described serving as a teacher’s substitute and tutor after her retirement. She recalled her involvement in the Eastern Star of Paducah, particularly her efforts to construct a new building for the auxiliary group and activities with Senior Citizens groups in Paducah and Evanston, Illinois. She concluded the interview with recollections of her travels to Frankfort and attending Kentucky State College during summer sessions to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Descriptors: Education -- Kentucky -- History.
Interviewed by: Peyton, Bill
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project.
Identification number: OH266
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Education & Desegregation - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Peyton, Lula Pearl
Biographical note: Luna Pearl Peyton was born on December 4, 1884 in Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky. She attended the elementary school on the north side of Murray. After graduating from the eighth grade, she married Luther William Peyton on November 3, 1901, just before the age of seventeen. She received a four year teaching certificate soon after she took the county teacher’s exam at the Calloway County courthouse. Her first teaching position was as a first and second grade teacher in the Murray City school system. After two years, she obtained a job teaching in nearby Hazel, Kentucky, before returning to Murray to teach two more years. Between school terms, she attended high school summer sessions at West Kentucky Industrial College in Paducah. She taught in Ballard County for four years before she returned to Paducah in 1920. In the Mechanicsburg community of Paducah, she taught at the Dunbar School before being transferred to Garfield School on the north side of the city. In 1928, she graduated from high school at West Kentucky Industrial College and enrolled in the teacher training program. She received a certificate in basic electrical work in 1944 through the LaSalle Extension of the University of Chicago. Some of her other teaching positions included school near Beaver Dam, Kentucky and the Lincoln School in Charleston, Missouri. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree by attending summer sessions at Kentucky State College in Frankfort, Kentucky. After retiring from teaching, she periodically substituted and tutored in Paducah. Peyton temporarily moved to Evanston, Illinois to live with her son until he retired two years later. They both moved backed to Paducah. Mrs. Peyton died on January 9, 1997 in Paducah at the age of 112.
Description: Lula Peyton began the interview with biographical information on herself, her mother, stepfather and siblings. She described attending elementary school in her hometown of Murray, Kentucky up to the eighth grade and the chores she performed before and after the school day. She recounted the common practice of young women taking a teacher certification examination after the eighth grade. She chronicled her various teaching positions in the state of Kentucky, including schools in Murray, Hazel, Ballard County and Paducah. She stated the conditions of the school facilities, her living arrangements and the salaries associated with those positions. She spoke of completing her high school coursework during summer sessions at West Kentucky Industrial College. Her high school experiences, included living in the dormitory, her teachers’ names and how she traveled by bus and a train from Murray to Paducah. She cites the Flood of 1937 as causing decreased attendance in Paducah schools, since many of the families displaced by the flood did not return. She spoke of her involvement in churches in Murray and later Paducah. She mentioned her family’s Christmas traditions growing up. She recounted the additional education she received after high school, including teacher’s training at West Kentucky Industrial College and basic electrical training through the LaSalle Extension of the University of Chicago. She discussed the practice of public schools paying in script during the Great Depression and the financial difficulties it caused teachers. She described serving as a teacher’s substitute and tutor after her retirement. She recalled her involvement in the Eastern Star of Paducah, particularly her efforts to construct a new building for the auxiliary group and activities with Senior Citizens groups in Paducah and Evanston, Illinois. She concluded the interview with recollections of her travels to Frankfort and attending Kentucky State College during summer sessions to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Descriptors: Education -- Kentucky -- History.
Interviewed by: Peyton, Bill
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project.
Identification number: OH266
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Education & Desegregation - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Ray, Corine
Biographical note: Corine E. Ray was born on October 5, 1903 in Paducah, Kentucky. She attended first through seventh grade at Garfield School and eighth through twelfth grade at Lincoln School. Both were segregated schools in Paducah. In 1921, she graduated from Lincoln School as the salutatorian and enrolled in Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio. After two years of college, she began her teaching career in Paris, Tennessee. She taught one school term in Paris before returning to her hometown of Paducah to teach at the Garfield School for four years. During the 1926 to 1927 school year, she taught in Arcadia, Kentucky at the Sander’s School, a rural one-room school. While she taught elementary school, she attended summer sessions at West Kentucky Industrial College in Paducah, Kentucky and Chicago Normal School in Chicago, Illinois. In 1927, she married James Ray and ceased to be a teacher. She offered music lessons at her home after she was married, giving up to forty lessons per week. On September 4, 1989 Mrs. Ray died at the age of 85 in Paducah, Kentucky.
Description: Corine Ray began the interview by naming the schools that she attended in her hometown of Paducah, Kentucky in the early 1900s. She chronicled her teaching career in Tennessee and western Kentucky, detailed her experiences at Paducah’s Garfield School and at the one-room Sanders School in Arcadia, Kentucky. She cited the legislation that required women to give up teaching once they married, which was why she stopped teaching in 1927. Ray recounted how she began giving music lessons at her home after she resigned as a public school teacher. She mentioned a lynching of an African American male in Paducah in 1919. She spoke of the band at Lincoln School and her classmates who became professional musicians. She described living, learning, and working at Wilberforce University in Ohio. She recalled the financial hardships in the Jackson Purchase during the Great Depression, particularly the difficulty in finding jobs and making enough money to provide for the family. She described the musicality of her children and her son’s band, Clouds of Joy. She ends the interview with a quote from her high school salutatorian speech.
Descriptors: Education -- Kentucky -- History.
Interviewed by: Peyton, W. C.
Date of interview: No date listed.
Contributed by: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project.
Identification number: OH268
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.
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Title of Collection: Education & Desegregation - Oral History
Name of person interviewed: Mathis, Howitt Conway, Sr.
Biographical note: Howitt Conway Mathis, Sr. was born on January 2, 1912 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. His parents, John Robert and Maggie Edwards Mathis, raised him in Greenville where he attended the segregated schools. He later attended and graduated from Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial University in Nashville, Tennessee. He subsequently returned to Muhlenberg County, where he taught and served as a principal at the elementary and high school levels. His wife was Eloise Walker Mathis, with who he had at least one son, Howitt C. Mathis, Jr. In 1957, he and his family moved to Paducah where he was appointed as the director of West Kentucky Vocational Technical School. He served as an administrator at West Kentucky for seventeen years. Mathis died on May 12, 1986 in Rochester, Minnesota and was buried in his hometown of Greenville, Kentucky.
Description: H. C. Mathis began the interview by briefly chronicling his early life in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, college education in Tennessee and teaching career in Muhlenberg County. He discussed his experiences as the president, superintendent, and director of West Kentucky Vocational Technical School at Paducah, Kentucky and the expansion of the institution during his seventeen year term. He cited the expansion of job opportunities in the Jackson Purchase for graduates of West Kentucky Vocation Technical School as a major social and economic change during the 1950s and 1960s. He mentioned the significance of United Steelworkers of America v. Weber for the continuance of affirmative action programs and his support for such programs. He recounted local and subsequent federal programs to improve urban neighborhoods in Paducah and the role of West Kentucky students in providing volunteer labor for the projects. On the issue of African Americans maintaining separate churches after desegregation of education and other areas of public life, Mathis remarked that churches are central to the survival of the of black community and that the maintenance of separate churches is not a hindrance to equality. He discussed his pride in how West Kentucky expanded under his administration. He concluded the interview by describing how he learned about West Kentucky Vocational Technical School and was encouraged to apply for what would be his future administrative position at the school.
Descriptors: Education -- Kentucky -- History.
Interviewed by: Bates, Mary J.
Date of interview: No date provided.
Contributed by: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project.
Identification number: OH260
Location: Murray State University Special Collections & Archives.