Interview with Toney Pelfrey, July 2, 1992

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project

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Toney Pelfrey discusses his family history, and talks about how his family came to own their farm in the Cane Creek area. He talks about his childhood on the farm raising most of their own food. He talks about how his family preserved their food prior to refrigeration. He talks about how their meat was butchered, his mother canning and making soap, and 'holing' vegetables in the ground to preserve them. He describes the house he grew up in, discussing its location, construction, and layout. Pelfrey discusses his military service in the Pacific region during World War II, and his farming and employment after returning from the war. Throughout the interview he discusses various aspects of country life, including education, religion, medical care, and stores. He talks at length about farming, and mentions some of the difficulties he faced as a farmer.

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1992oh229_ff253

Interviewee Name

Toney Pelfrey

Interviewer Name

David Rotenizer

Interview Date

1992-07-02

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Pelfrey, Toney Interview by David Rotenizer. 02 Jul. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Pelfrey, T. (1992, July 02). Interview by D. Rotenizer. Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Pelfrey, Toney, interview by David Rotenizer. July 02, 1992, Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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