Interview with Grace Pelfrey, July 17, 1992

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project

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Grace Pelfrey talks about her family's history in the Cane Creek area, where her ancestors came from before living in Cane Creek, and their property in the area. She talks about doing domestic work for families in the area when she was a young teen. Pelfrey and her husband discuss some of the places they lived after marrying, including Ohio, and Grant County, Kentucky, before returning to Cane Creek.

Pelfrey describes the layout of her childhood home and her family's property. She talks about other nearby landowners, including former Kentucky governor Bert T. Combs. She discusses at length the types of food her family grew and raised on their farm, as well as the methods of preservation they used on various types of food. Pelfrey talks about the store nearest her childhood home, when her family got electricity, and her first motorized washing machine which ran on gasoline. She talks about everyone's duties on the farm including making soap, farming, and caring for animals, among other things. She talks about various kinds of recreation, including people from Ohio taking trips to Natural Bridge, how her family celebrated holidays, and community get-togethers like dances which were held in people's homes.

Interview Accession

1992oh250_ff269

Interviewee Name

Grace Pelfrey

Interviewer Name

David Rotenizer

Interview Date

1992-07-17

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Pelfrey, Grace Interview by David Rotenizer. 17 Jul. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Pelfrey, G. (1992, July 17). Interview by D. Rotenizer. Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Pelfrey, Grace, interview by David Rotenizer. July 17, 1992, Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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