Interview with Jessie Shephard, August 22, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Jessie Shephard was born in 1913 and grew up on Ellis' Branch. Her father helped to build Wendover in the 1920s, and she recalls a Christmas party given by Mary Breckinridge for the children in the immediate area. All of Shephard's children were delivered by FNS nurses. She tells of her acquaintance with Mary Breckinridge and a number of the FNS nurse-midwives in the course of describing her life in Leslie County.

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1978oh153_fns013

Interviewee Name

Jessie Shephard

Interviewer Name

Linda Green

Interview Date

1978-08-22

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Shephard, Jessie Interview by Linda Green. 22 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shephard, J. (1978, August 22). Interview by L. Green. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shephard, Jessie, interview by Linda Green. August 22, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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