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OH148 Jessie Dail Parrent Oral History

Jessie Dail Parrent Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II

Series Number: OH148

Interviewee: Parrent, Jessie Dail, 1922-

Interviewer: Parrent, Jay

Date interviewed: November 16, 1997

Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake

Date processed: November 4, 2011

Description: 1 sound disc (10 minutes)

Abstract: Jessie Dail Parrent details her experiences during the Second World War. She explains her family background and life before the war. Her memories of the war focus upon rationing and the local men who died while in the service. She provides her thoughts on national and state politicians and concludes with post-war celebrations in the region.

Biographical / Historical note: Jessie Dail Parrent was born in 1922 in Lyon County, Kentucky. Her parents were sharecroppers and moved frequently about the county during her childhood. She met and married her husband in 1940. During the Second World War, she worked with her husband on their farm in Lyon County.

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Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Parrent, Jessie Dail, 1922-

World War, 1939-1945 – Kentucky – Lyon County.

Farm life – Kentucky – Lyon County.