Jarrell, William Nash 1975-05-13

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William Nash Jarrell describes his life as a farmer and carpenter in South Carolina, in addition to life during the Depression and World War II.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William Nash Jarrell

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Date: May 13, 1975

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Doug Worthington

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Father as farmer and carpenter, Farm land, Brothers and sisters, Extended family, Description of farmhouse, Chores on farm, Views and opinions, Divorce, Women’s rights, Childhood memories, Recreation, Customs, Dating.

Tape 1, Side 2: Childhood memories (continued), Rules and punishments, Education, Country school, World War I, Marriage (1922), Courtship, Views and opinions, Chastity, Drinking, Prohibition, Cigarette smoking, Ku Klux Klan, Value of work and money, Work as a carpenter, Early married life, Cyclone Max evangelist preacher, Children, Farms lived on, Crops produced.

Tape 2, Side 1: Later views and opinions, Depression (1929), Tenant farming, Living conditions, World War II, Travel, Children’s education.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: Early 1900s-c.1950

Bulk Dates: 1910-c. 1950

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