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Catalog Number OH0053 Clayton v446
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS: This is an interview with Kenneth Clayton and it takes place on September 26, 1978 at the home of Mr. Clayton on Tyee Road outside of Umpqua, Oregon. Also present is Alice Jane Clayton, his wife. The interviewer is Star Eatherington.
In this interview Mr. Clayton talks quite a bit about his ancestors, the first white settlers in that area. It was his grandfather who got a Donation Land Claim in 1850. His name was Jesse Clayton. He got a Donation Land Claim for 640 acres. There were a few stories passed down through the family about his life, about the Indians in the area, and different stories about him pioneering this remote section of the county. Mr. Clayton talks about him pioneering this remote section of the coounty. Mr. Clayton talks about his own life growing up in this area. He tlks about the post office and what was there. He did quite a ffew odd jobs throughout his life. One was being postmaster. He tlks about the other postmasters and as a mater of factt, everyone that there ever was in Tyee. He talks about the origin of the name of Tyee and how it used to be called Wolf Creek because there used to be a lot of wolves around there. He talks about the old doctors and the medicines and where they went to get their supplies, and how life was in general in the early 1900s.
Title Kenneth & Alice Clayton Oral History
Imagefile 102\OH0053KennethClayton.JPG
Accession number 2011.1