Interview with Malta Watson, September 12, 1988

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

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Interview Summary

Malta Watson is a native of Auxier, Kentucky. Her parents had moved to Auxier in 1910 and she was born there in 1915. They lived in a shack in a nearby hollow until homes were built in the town. Watson describes games she and other children would play, and she remembers Christmas in the coal camp. She discusses mine officials and their families, and states that people in the town got along. She also recalls mine accidents, and the death of her first husband in a train accident.

Interview Accession

1988oh153_app154

Interviewee Name

Malta Watson

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-09-12

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Watson, Malta Interview by Glenna Graves. 12 Sep. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Watson, M. (1988, September 12). 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.

Watson, Malta, interview by Glenna Graves. September 12, 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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