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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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Agnes Healy JONES(b. 1890)

Residence:Thorn Creek, GeneseeOccupation(s): Farm wife, waitress
Family Origin:Mother's parents (Tierneys) were the first white settlers of the Genesee area,coming from Kansas in 1870; father emigrated from Ireland (early 1870s)


Interview #1, 8/31/1973

Topics:Family pioneering. Settlement of Thorn Creek. Fear of Indians. Early farming and threshing; 1893 wet harvest. 8-31-73 1.8 hr 63p RM
Duration:1:45:24Interviewer:Rob Moore
Keywords:Native Americans businesses canning and preserving childhood churches construction cooking dances families farming farms fighting fires fishing food harvesting homesteads horses hotels livestock lore mail carriers medicine mission churches music pioneers politics railroads sawmills schools threshing timber wars
Locations:Thorn Creek Genesee Moscow

Interview #2, 5/6/1976

Topics:Raising geese. Father Cataldo. Rosenstein's kindness; Vollmer's foreclosures. Genesee. 5-6-76 1 hr 27p
Duration:1:03:02Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans businesses childhood chores churches clothing families farming food homesteads mission churches railroads religion restaurants
Locations:Genesee Spokane

Interview #3, 5/19/1976

Topics:Growing up on the farm. 5-19-76 .3 hr 9p
Duration:0:23:36Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:childhood chores clothing families farming marriage restaurants
Locations:Genesee Spokane