Interview with Marjorie Castle, September 11, 1988

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

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Interview Summary

Marjorie Castle states that she was born in 1910 in Ashland, Kentucky. [She clarifies in a later interview that she was actually born in 1909. See APP 177.] She moved back and forth from a farm and Ashland while growing up. She describes a very comfortable life in both contexts. After her marriage, Castle and her husband moved to a mining camp at Thealka, Kentucky. She describes her husband's work in the mines. They left Thealka after the mine closed down and went to Van Lear. Later, they moved to a farm. Castle recalls living on the farm, making food from scratch, and doing laundry. She explains that her nine children were born at home.

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1988oh152_app153

Interviewee Name

Marjorie Castle

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-09-11

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Castle, Marjorie Interview by Glenna Graves. 11 Sep. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Castle, M. (1988, September 11). 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.

Castle, Marjorie, interview by Glenna Graves. September 11, 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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