Interview with Charles Bole, April 21, 2015

Project: Reflections: Florence - Hospice of the Bluegrass Oral History Project

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Charles Bole was born in 1929 and was eight years old at the time of the 1937 flood in Newport, Kentucky. He describes living through the flood and the damage it caused to his family's house and property. He talks about working from a young age, hauling coal with his uncle and working at a grocery store. When he was sixteen he began working for the mafia during the gambling era in Newport. He talks about dealing cards at mafia-owned clubs, and talks about some of the murders perpetrated at the time. He talks about George Ratterman, the deputy sheriff sent to clean up the crime in Newport. Bole also served in the Army during the Korean War and talks about military life and his opinion on the war.

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2015oh247_hosp029

Interviewee Name

Charles Bole

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Nancy Kremer

Interview Date

2015-04-21

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Bole, Charles Interview by Nancy Kremer. 21 Apr. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bole, C. (2015, April 21). Interview by N. Kremer. Reflections: Florence - Hospice of the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bole, Charles, interview by Nancy Kremer. April 21, 2015, Reflections: Florence - Hospice of the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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