items related to the Hardy Family in Surry County, NC
Surry County (N.C.)
history of Calvin Coolidge Blair family in Surry County, NC
Black and white photograph of Ralph Hardy 1978
Black and white photograph of Ralph Hardy in front of truck 1980
color photograph of Hardy Brothers Trucking Company truck and Ralph Hardy 1999
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 grandmother was 13 when she was married. Talks about growing up with very little, particularly during the Great Depression and generally how life worked in the rural part of Surry County, including seeing a doctor and the division of labor in the household. Interview is in two parts.
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 utilizing a midwife. Hardy had 9 children, 8 of which lived to adulthood. Goes through what a typical day looked like when she was raising her family on a farm. Notes she worked 18 hours a day and didn't have any modern conviences including a washing machine or electric iron. She also discusses using the Sears catalog. Interview is in two parts.