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Latah County Oral History Collection

Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century


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Fannie Cuthbert BYERS(b. 1893)

Residence:Fourmile Creek, ViolaOccupation(s): Farm wife, pea processor, harvest cook
Family Origin:Parents were born in Scotland, came from Kansas and homesteaded (1888)


Interview #1, 11/5/1976

Topics:First jobs. Development of homestead. Local sawmills. A young arsonist. Viola town life. Move to Idaho. 5-14-74 1 hr LS
Duration:0:55:54Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Psychiana accidents armed forces churches clubs colleges and universities dances death families farming games hospitals nurses religion schools timber women world wars

Interview #2, 1976

Topics:and Jennie Brouillard (sister). Nursing in a field hospital in France in World War I. Women's work in harvest and processing. Farm self-sufficiency. Viola Community Club. Impact of Adventists. Effects of school consolidation. 11-5-76 2.8 hr 7ip
Duration:2:46:37Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:nursing world wars women farming harvesting religion schools clubs farmers colleges and universities University of Idaho nurses fighting hospitals cooking threshing railroads churches automobiles teachers marriage divorce childhood canning and preserving IWW murder working conditions cards dances food doctors
Locations:Fourmile Creek Viola Oregon Moscow Potlatch Washington

Interview #3, 1976

Topics:Happenings in Viola community. Family experiences. (Interview donated by Marilyn Chaney.) no date .6 hr Marilyn Chaney
Duration:0:35:08Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:families women logging churches fires schools childhood food sports businesses nurses
Locations:Fourmile Creek Viola Oregon