Interview with Ruth Trimble, October 15, 1988

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

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Ruth Trimble is a native of Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born in 1905. Her mother died of pneumonia when she was nine and her father remarried. Trimble met her husband while he was boarding at a neighbor's house. He was working in the oil fields at Mashfork in Magoffin County at that time. When work got scarce in the oil fields in 1928, Trimble and her husband moved to Van Lear, Kentucky. She discusses her religious beliefs as a Baptist and talks about drinking and smoking both within her family and in Van Lear. She mentions her husband's pay and talks about a joke her husband's friends played on him by making sure he got paid in one dollar bills. She discusses her lack of knowledge of sexual matters when she got married. Mrs. Trimble also describes voting and not telling her husband who she voted for.

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1988oh171_app168

Interviewee Name

Ruth Trimble

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-10-15

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Trimble, Ruth Interview by Glenna Graves. 15 Oct. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Trimble, R. (1988, October 15). 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.

Trimble, Ruth, interview by Glenna Graves. October 15, 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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