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OH015 Cassie Hendon Oral History

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Cassie Hendon Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - World War I

Series Number: OH015

Interviewee: Hendon, Cassie, 1895-

Interviewer: Melinda A. Wigginton

Date interviewed: April 12, 1983

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: January 25, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (11 minutes)

Abstract: Cassie Hendon discusses her experiences as a soldier's wife during the First World War. She mentions general information about her family, education, occupation, and her marriage. Hendon tells how she first heard about the war and her feelings when her husband enlisted. She explained how it was to be a young bride living near her husband at Camp Taylor, Kentucky. She also discussed such things as the amount of contact she had with her husband, entertainment during the war, rationing, involvement in war activities, the community's reaction to the war, and race relations in the community. Hendon speaks about the effects of the war on women and concludes by giving her and her husbands reflections on the war.

Biographical / Historical note: Cassie Hendon was born in Calloway County. She lived on State Line Road. She married Rubert Richard Hendon on December 13, 1917. She followed her husband to Camp Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky where he enlisted.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Calloway County

Camp Taylor

Louisville, Kentucky

Research Notes: Oral history includes abstract of interview.