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Catalog Number OH0271 Nevada Barter v175
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This interview is with Nevada Barter and takes place at her home on Flournoy Valley Road on February 26, 1979. The interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg.
Vada Barter was born on Calkins Road in Garden Valley in 1908. Her parents are William Davenport and Isabelle Jones. Her father came from Ohio where he had been a school teacher. He maried Isabelle Jones the daughter of Abraham and Sarah Jones and settled on a piece of the Jones Donation Land Claim. She was one of fifteen children, twelve of which survived.
Her family farmed. All the children worked very hard. There was much fertile bottom land to cultivate and plant crops. They raised stawberries, beets, carrots, hay and grains as well as raising stock, milk cows, chickens and hogs for family good. Vada arter went to several schools, Eldorado, Edenbower, Sylman Valley and Fullerton. In 1927 she married George Barter who had come to Oregon as a young child from England and lived with his relatives the Talcotts in Fournoy Valley. The Barters stayed on the Talcott's home and raised seven children, prunes, hogs, chickens and sheep.
Title Nevada Barter oral history
Collection ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS
Accession number 2011.1