Interview with Marie Melton, August 9, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Emily Melton was born at Wooton in 1883 and attended a one-room school until she was "about twenty-one." Her family was large, and her father farmed as well as raised hogs and horses. When Melton was married, her mother delivered her children except for one stillbirth, in which she was attended by two doctors. Her husband farmed and did blacksmith work. She tells of being up before daylight to fix breakfast, working in the fields between meals, and finally washing the dishes after the rest of the family had gone to bed. Melton relates how neighbors helped each other in time of illness; also described are "quiltings" and the dances held afterward. Melton recalls several early doctors in the area but did not come into contact with FNS nurses at any point. She remembers four churches at Wooton and a number of persons who were active in establishing them. Marie Melton briefly contributes to the interview.

Interview Accession

1980oh040_fns138

Interviewee Name

Marie Melton

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1979-08-09

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Melton, Marie Interview by Dale Deaton. 09 Aug. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Melton, M. (1979, August 09). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Melton, Marie, interview by Dale Deaton. August 09, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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