Interview with Beth Burchenal Jones,

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Beth Jones became acquainted with the FNS through her aunt, Margaret Rogan, who was a friend of Mary Breckinridge, and her cousin, who was an early courier. Jones had planned
to go to Wendover as a courier for six months and stayed two years. She describes home visits with the nurses to deliver babies and indicates that the local women did not want medication for pain. The stoic character of these women seemed to Jones at variance with the attitudes of women who had babies at the hospital. Jones discusses family structure
in the mountains and differentiates it from the social structure of families that had moved away, had been influenced by urban environments, and had tried to move back. Jones comments upon the mountain philosophy of justice and of education. She cites various misconceptions of the local people resulting from stories developed by journalists. Moonshine was also discussed, as well as the fact that Hyden was "dry" while Hazard was "wet."

Interview Accession

1982oh039_fns182

Interviewee Name

Beth Burchenal Jones

Interviewer Name

Marion Barrett

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Jones, Beth Burchenal Interview by Marion Barrett. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jones, B.B. (n.d.). Interview by M. Barrett. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jones, Beth Burchenal, interview by Marion Barrett. (n.d.), Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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