Interview with Opal Goble, July 19, 1988

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

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Opal "Massy" Goble was born in 1913 on a farm in what is now Jenny Wiley State Park. Her father was a miner in Auxier and her entire family moved to Auxier when she was fourteen. She remembers that her father was hurt twice in slate falls, and she reports that the company doctor insisted he was "good as new" even though he had broken both legs and had his chest smashed. She states that the coal mine "just gobbled him up." Her husband was also hurt in the mines and broke his pelvis twice. She recalls gardening to supplement their income. Before she married, Goble earned extra money by taking orders for the Lee Manufacturing Company.

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1988oh125_app143

Interviewee Name

Opal Goble

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-07-19

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Goble, Opal Interview by Glenna Graves. 19 Jul. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Goble, O. (1988, July 19). 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.

Goble, Opal, interview by Glenna Graves. July 19, 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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