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Farm life -- North Carolina -- Mecklenburg County

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James William Kirk, 2013 October 7

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Identifier: OH-KI0566
Scope and Contents In this first of two interviews, James Kirk begins by tracing the history of the Kirk family from their Scottish roots to their settling in the Newell community of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and what would eventually become the University area of Charlotte. He describes life growing up on a dairy and cotton farm, including trips to deliver goods to grocery stores in Charlotte. He recollects his school experience at Newell School and recalls several memorable teachers. Mr. Kirk also...
Dates: 2013 October 7

William Means Stewart, Jr. [1], 2019 August 1

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Identifier: OH-ST0615
Scope and Contents In this interview, William “Bill” Stewart shares memories of his life growing up in the Newell community near Charlotte, North Carolina, of his college days at Elon College in the 1930s, and of his military service in World War II. He tells about his parents and grandparents and the family’s farmland, recalls hearing his Civil War veteran grandfather reminisce with other veterans about the war, describes the Newell community, and talks about trips into Charlotte, then a town of 20,000. He...
Dates: 2019 August 1