Interview with Bill Hendrix, September 30, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Bill Hendrix was born at Wooton in 1912. He talks about his one-room school and activities at home on the farm. When he left school, Hendrix went to work in the coal mines. He details conditions in the mines and describes life in the local area in the 1920s and 1930s grinding corn, blacksmithing, "workings" of various kinds, weddings, singing school, and Christmas. Hendrix also comments upon local elections, in which a number of people would refuse to vote until paid a dollar to do so. He talks about his experiences with floods, the World Wars, and the Great Depression. He describes the healthcare that was available to the people in his area. He ends with an explanation of why he left Leslie County.

Interview Accession

1982oh007_fns150

Interviewee Name

Bill Hendrix

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1979-09-30

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Hendrix, Bill Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 30 Sep. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hendrix, B. (1979, September 30). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hendrix, Bill, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. September 30, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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