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Wilma Owens and Melissa Owens

Wilma Jean Owens (77) talks with her daughter Melissa Owens (47) about her upbringing in rural Virginia, her mother's lifelong influence on her, and why she is an eternal optimist.

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Anna Wasden and Joan Hunter Christensen

Anna Wasden (58) sits down with her mother, Joan Hunter Christensen (86), to ask about her family's turf accounting business, what it was like growing up in Distington, England during World War II, and the family traditions that differ from...

Out of the Coal Dust: Living in Pennsylvania’s Hard Coal Region

Ethan Ingram talks with his grandmother, Ann Marie Sorochak, about life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Along with this, his grandmother provides a look into the lives of immigrants and their children working in industry during the early half of the 20th...

Jenny Rask and Gene Rask Interview 2.

Jenny Rask: 2020-08-24 00:40:22 Jenny Rask Interview 2 with father Gene Rask. Gene remembers growing up in Butte, Montana. He looks back at Butte, Montana as a mining town. How his family resided there and moved to Portland, Oregon for...

Doyle Hunsinger and his childhood from Pennsylvania to New Jersey

In this interview conducted on January 27th 2019, Natalie (17) and grandpa, Doyle (71) talk about his life growing up poor in a coal mining community in Eastern Pennsylvania and his new life after moving to New Jersey and helping...

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Dolores Henson and Kathryn Wooten

Kathryn Wooten interviews Dolores Henson, her grandmother, about growing up with a working class family in Glouster, Ohio, where most of her family and ancestry worked in the coal mines. Dolores remembers the two most important people in her life:...

Jenny Rask Interview 4 with Father Gene Rask. My dad's Father's education and political views. Family life in Butte.

Jenny Rask: 2020-08-30 20:10:01 Jenny Rask (49) talks with father Gene Rask (88) about his own father's political views and how they developed. His father's personality and education. Advice his father gave him. His father's ambitions and work in Butte,...

mby022660
41:56
Roger Yost and Gail Yost

Husband and wife Roger Yost (71) and Gail Yost (71) talk about their upbringings, the life they have created together, and their upcoming 52nd anniversary,

2 Jenny Rask Interview 3/4 of Father Gene Rask about the births of his brothers and their relationship with their father.

Jenny Rask: 2020-08-25 Jenny Rask (49), Interviews father Gene Rask (88), about the births of his brothers and their relationship with their father growing up in Butte, Montana. Gene talks about his father's advice to his children, his parenting style...

mby015461
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Fannie Martin, Eugenia Scott, and Raja Hayat

Sisters Raja Hayat (66) and Eugenia Scott (65) interview their mother, Fannie B. Martin (88) about her early life in West Virginia, moving to Buffalo and her love of singing.

Maynard "Dick" Dixon

"There wasn't nothin' goin' on around there anyway:" A grandfather's stories from Rainelle, WV to Hopewell, VA. Maynard "Dick" Dixon tells stories from his childhood and brief career in coal mining in Rainelle, WV, a stint in Arlington, VA, and...

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Benton Thompson III and Colette Reed

Benton T. Thompson III (58) tells his daughter Colette Reed (29) about their family's history and what it has meant to him to trace their lineage.