Mrs. Ellsworth (Lillian) Lawrence, 1876 – 1974 Oral History Interview

Mrs. Ellsworth (Lillian) Lawrence, 1878 – 1974 Oral History Interview Topic: Social life in late 19th/early 20th century Malone, New York. 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.

Lillian Lawrence

23/08/2011

Mrs. Ellsworth (Lillian) Lawrence

1878-1974

Early 20th century life in northern New York State & Malone, NY

TAPE 1 

Track 1 

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Family life; Rutland Railroad; grandfather’s voyage out from Vermont in 1827; making rag rugs; grandfather’s work–carpentry, funeral undertaking, and milling 

 Track 2 

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Housing and living conditions; house layout; wood heating; kitchen; bedrooms; furniture; gardening, food, and preservation.

Tape 2
Track 1

 

Discussion of diet and food preparation as a child in the late 19th Century; taking care of the family cows; gardening

 

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Track 2

Making Maple syrup; making dresses and clothing and apparel; attending church and religious beliefs; home remedies; Congregational Church in Malone, NY

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