Mr. Kilburn was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, 1940 -1965
TAPE 84 –
University education at Cornell; fraternities; dating; work in street-car advertising; marriage to Anne Crooks; World War I officer training.
Front line action; military experience and living conditions; descriptions of wartime France; Stokes Mortar training; return to America; training at Camp Gordon.
Work in Kirk-Maher Ice-Cream; business expansion; death of Roy Kirk in 19211 and becoming president of the company; prohibition and bootlegging in Malone.
Prohibition and alcohol; parties and large social events; social life of Malone in the 1920’s & 30’s.
Opinions of Roosevelt and 1930‘s government; appointment to congress in 1940; daily life and duties in congress.
The Great Depression and its effects on banking; family life; children‘s education; political campaign.
(Elizabeth Crooks) Kirk
1883 – 1972
Mrs. Kirk was a member of a prominent Malone family whose husband, a succesful businessman died at a realively young age.
Family life; growing up in Malone in the 1890‟s; A.G. Crooks & Company wholesale grocer; house design and furniture; religion; gardening and landscape; hired help; primary education; girls‟ basketball team.
Miss Fuller’s School for Girls; clothing; Sing Sing Prison; Episcopal Church service and Sunday School; music, dances, and other social events; marriage and honeymoon trip to Boston, New
York, and Pennsylvania; food and preservation; Frojoy ice cream company.
Mrs. Katie Long
Worker in a Ballard’s Woolen factory in Malone, NY
Growing up in Champlain and Rouses Point; moving to Malone in 1907; family life; housing and living conditions; dances, music, and other social events.
School; childhood games; death of father in 1915; funeral services; food, cooking, and home preservation; clothing; home remedies.
Mrs. Samamtha (Purdy) Marlowe
Interview with Mrs. Marlowe about family life in the late 19th & early 20th century in Malone, NY
Whippleville, Canning, food, and preservation; clothing; carting mill; woollen industry; home remedies: Bangalia tree and others; bathing and hygiene; making soap, Peddlers; log homes in the area; Methodist and Catholic religion; religious holidays including Easter, Lent, and Christmas; food; 4th of July celebrations in Malone; All Saints Day.
TAPE/CD 121-1-B (39:30 minutes)
Dances, Schottische Dance, singing, story-telling, food
Mrs. Ellesworth (Lillian) Lawrence
Early 20th century life in northern New York State & Malone, NY
Family life; Rutland Railroad; grandfather’s voyage out from Vermont in 1827; making rag rugs; grandfather’s work–carpentry, funeral undertaking, and milling
Housing and living conditions; house layout; wood heating; kitchen; bedrooms; furniture; gardening, food, and preservation.
1888 – 1972
Farming and creamery in Malone and Belmont, NY
Growing up in Malone in the 1890’s/1900’s; family life; religion; the natural landscape of Malone; housing and furniture.
House construction; gardening and landscape; barn and other farm outbuildings; cows; surrounding geography of Malone; childhood education.
Grain farming; beef and pork production; leather tanning; butchering; growing corn and husking bees; arrival of tractors to local agriculture in the 1930’s.
Farming with horses; growing hops for German export; the Fall Fair and other social events; high-school education; the Malone Creamery.