Interview with Elizabeth Finley, Paul Finley, July 15, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Paul Finley was born in Clay County in 1925. He had very few toys as a child and cherished the little sailor toy out of a box of Crackerjack bought for him by his father. Finley attended a one-room school through the sixth or seventh grade and then began helping his father quarry rock and build houses. He drove a school bus and carried the mail from Hazard until he went into the Army. After World War Two, he went to work hauling coal in Perry County; at that time coal was hauled out of the mines with ponies. Finley tells of many aspects of life in Leslie County over the years and also of practices such as foot washing in the local churches. Finley also gives information on the Brock-Colwell feud. FNS nurses delivered Finley's youngest sister and his own children. Elizabeth Finley was born in 1930 and describes the care her family received from the FNS. She later worked for the organization at the hospital as a cook and in other capacities, according to what was needed.

Interview Accession

1982oh143_fns185

Interviewee Name

Elizabeth Finley

Paul Finley

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1979-07-15

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Finley, Elizabeth Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 15 Jul. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Finley, E. (1979, July 15). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Finley, Elizabeth, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. July 15, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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