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Catalog Number OH0291 Churchill v292
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories

REMARKS: This interview is with Margaret churchill and takes place at the Douglas County Nursing Home on June 12, 1979. The interviewer is Valerie Sonnenberg.
Mrs. Churchill was born in Windham, Minnesota in 1903. Her parents were both Swedish. Her parents separated when she was quite young and her mother moved to Wisconsin, where she homesteaded 160 acres. When she was 14 years old she came to Oregon on the traain and arrived in the Melrose area. Her mother bought 13 or 1 acres and a cow in Cleveland. they had fruit trees, cherries, apples, peahes and they raised strawberries. She went to the leveland School. In 1922 she married Dve Churchill who was a logger. They had three children, Phyllis Mae, Bonnie Jean and George William. Mrs. Churchill talks about her life in the Melrose area. I also asked her some questions about living in a nursing home. At the end of the tape there is a musical interlude, some children who were visiting were singing in hallways.
Title Margaret Churchill oral history
Accession number 2011.1