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Oral History Interviews, Family Genealogy, Memoirs and Recollections

Oral History interviews and transcriptions with people of Surry County

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Oral History Interview transcript with Norman Webb

Oral History original unedited interview transcript with Norman Webb conducted by Gene Rees on July 31, 2001 includes Mr Webb discussing his involvement in WWII, CCC_ Civilian Conservation Corps, Webb Trucking Company, H&W Trucking Company and…

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Oral History Interview transcription with Norman Webb - edited version

Oral History interview transcript with Norman Webb conducted by Gene Rees on July 31, 2001 and edited by son Tom Webb. Transcript includes Mr Webb discussing his involvement in WWII, CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps, Webb Trucking Company, H&W…

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Norman Webb newspaper article

Mount Airy News article "Webb has lived adventurous life" about Norman Webb and his involvement in the CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps, WWII and the trucking business

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Elizabeth Merritt Oral History Interview transcript

Elizabeth Merritt Oral History Interview transcript from interview in May 1981. Topics include family history, growing up in Mount Airy, flu epidemic of 1918, college, and returning to Mount Airy to care for parents in 1943.

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Eldridge Marshall Oral History Interview transcript

Eldridge Marshall oral history interview transcript from interview with Teresa Yeatts on August 22, 2001. The purpose of this oral history interview is to collect and preserve Eldridge Marshall's knowledge of the Flat Rock community and his life…

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Memories of the Early History of the Council-Manager form of Government in Mount Airy (N.C.) by Peter F. Lydens, First City Manager of Mount Airy.

Memories of the Early History of the Council-Manager form of Government in Mount Airy (N.C.) by Peter F. Lydens, First City Manager of Mount Airy.

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Memoirs of Alma Mitchell Sparger

Memoirs of Alma Mitchell Sparger born on May 29, 1892 and died on February 5, 1987 including her growing up in Mount Airy, Elkin, and Greensboro NC., early education, family stories, Sparger apples, Sparger Brothers Tobacco Factory, Katherine Smith…

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Never a Dull Moment My Memoirs by H..O. Woltz, Sr.

Book written by Howard Osler (H.O.) Woltz, Sr. called Never a Dull Moment: My Memoirs written in the late 1960s.

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"Our Family" history and memories of the Dobson Family by Anna Lula Dobson in 1956

"Our Family" history and memories of the Dobson Family by Anna Lula Dobson in 1956

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Family History of Caleb Hill Haynes

Family History of Caleb Hill Haynes as told to me, Rachel E. Haynes, by my father August 21, 1941

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Precious Years in Mount Airy, North Carolina: Stories and Recipes from the 1940s and 50s - a Chapbook by Dick Carswell

booklet: Precious Years in Mount Airy, North Carolina: Stories and Recipes from the 1940s and 50s - a Chapbook by Dick Carswell with references to family, friends and years spent growing up in Mount Airy.

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Faulkner's Creek - The Memoirs of Thomas Winfred (Windy) Frye

Faulkner's Creek - The Memoirs of Thomas Winfred (Windy) Frye.
Documents included in Attachments 1 and 2 have not been included but are available by contacting the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.

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Interview with Ruth Minick

Ruth Minick, interviewed by Robert Merritt on March 19, 1999. Ruth Minick became a local historian for Mount Airy after her retirement. She was born and raised in Mount Airy. Her interview mostly discusses her research into the history of Mount…

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Interview with Margaret Leonard, Evelyn Coalson, and Ester Dawson

Interview with Margaret Leonard, Evelyn Coalson, and Ester Dawson conducted bu Barbara Summerlin on November 7, 1997. The interviewees, all sisters, discuss growing up in an area called "The Hollows," in Carroll County, VA. They attended the Willow…

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Interview with Monroe Dodd

Interview with Monroe Dodd conducted by Robert Merritt on February 16, 1996.
Interview discusses Dodd's life. He was born in Pilot Mountain and then moved to Mount Airy after his father's death in 1919 from the Spanish flu. He was one of eight…

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Interview with Wilber and Pauline Moseley

Interview with Wilber and Pauline Moseley conducted by Robert Merritt on June 4, 1996.The couple discusses working at Renfro Hosiery Mills. Wilber started working there at age 14 in 1929. Wilber served in the Navy during World War II and returned to…

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Interview with Roscoe Bowman George

Interview with Roscoe Bowman George conducted by Barbara Summerlin on October 22 and November 6, 1997. Bowman George is a former city commissioner for Mount Airy. He was born and raised in the city and discusses his life in the town. He worked at the…

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recording of the Beulah School 13th Annual Fiddlers Convention (1978)

Recording of the 13th Annual Beulah School Fiddlers Convention held on September 9, 1978. Audio is in 6 parts. (Note: Part 5 may be missing?) Recorded as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, in the collection of the Library of Congress.

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Interview with Litha Lowe, Fred Lowe, and Jack Hatton, Lowgap, North Carolina

Interview with Litha Lowe, Fred Lowe, and Jack Hatton, Lowgap, North Carolina, recorded on September 7, 1978.
Part 1: Church, quilting, bee hunting, different types of honey. Part 2: Bee Lore, Ginseng. Part 3: Snake Stories, role of Victrola in…

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Bill Gilliam Remembers

Interview with Bill Gilliam conducted by Robert Merritt

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Interview with Will Monday

Introduction by Robert Merritt Track 2 - 42 minute interview with Will Monday about the circumstances leading up to the 1912 Courthouse tragedy. Mr. Monday was originally from Carroll County but became prominient civil, business, political, and…

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Interview with Bessie Simpson Hardy

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry Historical Society. Interview done with Ruby Hardy Stanley. Hardy, who is a white woman, discusses growing up on a farm, the medical care available living so far from town including…

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Interview with Fannie Fulk Fowler

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry Historical Society. Her father donated the land for the school that she and her siblings attended. Recalls attending the fair in King and taking the train to get there. Interview is in two…

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Interview with Grace Zelma Terrell Riddle

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry Historical Society. Interview done in Riddle's home near Level Cross, NC. Riddle, who is white, discusses growing up on a tobacco farm. Her granddaughter Margaret Riddle Walker from Florida…

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Interview with Grover J. Scott

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Scott's daughter Peggy Scott Hardy was also present during the interview. Scott, who is a white man, was born in Shoals, NC and grew up on a tobacco farm. Worked…

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Interview with Sallie Davis Pratt

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Interview done in Pratt's living room on Tom Jones Road near Level Cross. Pratt, who is a white woman, discusses growing up on a farm and having black families who…

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Interview with Ruby Hardy Stanley

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Stanley, who is a white woman, grew up in Shoals on a farm. Discusses life growing up and her extended family, including grandparents. Discusses how her…

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Interview with Paralee Reid Fentriss

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry Historical Society. Prentiss, who is a white woman, recalls growing up in Pilot Mountain. Her father delivered coal for a living but often was not paid for it. Attended UNC-Chapel Hill for a…

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Interview with Raynor Wilson

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Raynor Wilson's family were Quaker going back to England. Wilson is a white woman. She discusses how her family came to the area near Westfield and the general…

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Interview with Mary Ellen Houck Graham

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Graham was born and raised in Rockford, NC. Graham, who is white, discusses her education during segregation. She also mentioned black people who worked for her…

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Interview with Hiawatha Berry

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry Historical Society. Interview done in his kitchen and his wife (Lurenda) is also in the room. Berry is a black man and he grew up in Winston-Salem and moved to Surry County to help out on…

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Interview with Lurenda Berry

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry Historical Society. Lurenda's husband Hiawatha was also present for the interview. Lurenda, who is black, was one of 15 children and grew up in Chestnut Ridge on a farm. Her father raised…

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Interview with Ruth Minick

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Father was from Pennsylvania and she discusses how her family having Northern connections made them outsiders in the Mount Airy community. Minick, who is a white…

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Interview with Lena M. Smith

Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Smith, who is a white woman, was an only child. Her parents were a doctor and a nurse. Smith was a teacher. Talks extensively about the medical community in Stokes…

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Gladys N. Bailey 90th Birthday Celebration

Gladys N. Bailey: Celebrating 90 Years of Life, Love and Legacy

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Granny Tucker: Sophia Emily Cockerham Tucker

Granny Tucker- Sophia Emily Cockerham Tucker family tree with pictures, family stories and remembrances

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John Lee Banner and Mary Emma Banner of Mount Airy, North Carolina

John Lee Banner and Mary Emma Banner of Mount Airy, North Carolina including information on the Mitchell, Bivens, Hawks, and Diffee Families

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A History of My Family by David Alan Parries

A History of My Family by David Alan Parries

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James Madison "Matt" Hines and Stella Sherman Parker Family History

James Madison "Matt" Hines (1893-1980) and Stella Sherman Parker (1895-1989) Family History

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Kallam Family History

Kallam Family Surry County, North Carolina 1848. This Kallam Family Book includes information about the descendants of Christopher Columbus Kallam (1848-1922) and Sarah Matilda Blackburn (1845-1929) from Surry Country in North Carolina. It includes…

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Interview with A.P. (Fonzie) Thompson, Lowgap, North Carolina

Interview with A.P. (Fonzie) Thompson, Lowgap, North Carolina. Mr. Thompson was a member of the 1920s string band "Red Fox Chasers" Interview includes information on early area (Virginia/North Carolina) gospel music and string bands. Audio is in 4…

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Interview with Cosby Golding, Lowgap, North Carolina

Interview with Cosby Golding, Lowgap, North Carolina: Interview is in two parts. Topics include agriculture (especially tobacco) old-time store, pastimes, food, weather lore. Recorded as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, in the…

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Recording of Dance at Dix Freeman's Old Homeplace

Recording of Dance at Dix Freeman's old homeplace with music performed by the Pine Ridge Boys, Oak Grove, Surry County, Virginia. Recording is in two parts.

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Recording of Interviews with and Performances by the Schuyler Family

Interviews with and performances by the gospel singing Schuyler family from Lowgap, North Carolina. Audio is in 8 parts, part 4 may be missing.Recorded as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, in the collection of the Library of Congress.

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Recording of the A.P. Thompson Family Singers

Home recording of the A.P. Thompson family singers, Lowgap, North Carolina. Recorded as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, in the collection of the Library of Congress.

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Recordings of Religious Music (Lowgap Performers)

Recordings of religious music performed by musicians in Lowgap, NC. Recorded as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, in the collection of the Library of Congress.

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Interview with Josh A. Easter, Lowgap, North Carolina

Interview with Josh A. Easter, Ramey Creek, Lowgap, North Carolina. Interview is in three parts, topics include part 1: old games, apple drying. Part 2: the dry house, apple drying, and farming. Part 3: Apple drying Recorded as part of the Blue…

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The History of the Sparger Family of Surry County (1734-1943) compiled by Luther N. Byrd

The History of the Sparger Family of Surry County (1734-1943) including a record dating back to John Wolfesberger, Immigrant, through the changes of the name and through branches of the family in North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and other states as…

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Oral History Interviews, Family Genealogy, Memoirs and Recollections

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Surry County (N.C.)

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