Interview with Carl Clifford McKenzie, Helen Irene McKenzie, June 14, 1988

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

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Interview Summary

Irene McKenzie was born in Auxier in 1921. She lived in the country on John's Creek while she was growing up, and moved back to Auxier in 1937 after she married. She describes her mother's work on the farm, and what children did for fun. Her father was a motorman and was killed in 1933. Her family lived on the insurance money and supplemented their income with food from their garden. Irene McKenzie's husband worked in the mines. She recalls being a member of the Ladies' Aid in Auxier which bought gifts for impoverished children during Christmas. She describes getting together with other women to cook and bake. She remembers medical care in Auxier. She describes the coal operators as fair and the people who worked for them as loyal. Irene McKenzie's husband, Clifford McKenzie, also comments about some of his work in the coal mine.

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1988oh106_app137

Interviewee Name

Carl Clifford McKenzie

Helen Irene McKenzie

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-06-14

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This is not the same Carl McKenzie of 1993oh226_kfa037

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McKenzie, Carl Clifford Interview by Glenna Graves. 14 Jun. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McKenzie, C.C. (1988, June 14). 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.

McKenzie, Carl Clifford, interview by Glenna Graves. June 14, 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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