Interview with Lila M. Clifton, November 6, 1988

Project: Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

This is a second interview with Lila Clifton who lived in Thealka and Van Lear as a child in the 1920s. She describes the good relationship that she had as an adult with her mother-in-law. Clifton remembers medical care when she was a child, and describes having her appendix taken out. She discusses her father's difficult life after his mother died and he was forced to take care of himself as a twelve-year-old. He worked on push-boats, and then the railroad. She remembers Thealka when she was a child, and discusses class structure in the coal camps.

Interview Accession

1988oh179_app176

Interviewee Name

Lila M. Clifton

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-11-06

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Clifton, Lila M. Interview by Glenna Graves. 06 Nov. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Clifton, L.M. (1988, November 06). Interview by G. Graves. Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Clifton, Lila M., interview by Glenna Graves. November 06, 1988, Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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