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Interview with Eula Mae Mahoney and Sudie Warren Reynolds

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Identifier:

1987 OH 046

Date:

2/7/1987

Description:

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Sudie Warren Reynolds, alumnus of Eastern in 1920's. Mrs Reynolds is 87 years old. Her sister Eula Mae Mahoney is also on this tape. This interview was taped in conjunction with the Alumni Project.

Rights:

Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

Interviewer:

Ellis, William E.

Location:

Shelbyville, KY

Duration:

1:34:54

Time Summary:

00:00 - 01:00 Introduction.
01:00 - 03:00 Sudie Warren Reynolds born May 24, 1908, Stinking Creek, Kentucky. Mrs. Reynolds was born on an eleven hundred acre coal and timber farm. Parents were Effie Ida Marcy Warren and James Madison Warren.
Eula Mae Warren Mahoney, sister of Mrs. Reynolds was born September 18, 1899 weighing two and one-half pounds.
03:00 - 04:30 Discussed parents educational background. Moved to Richmond, Madison County, in 1909.
04:30 - 07:00 Person who wrote articles for the Pilgrims to abide by on the Mayflower was a distant relative on Warren side of the family. General Warren statue was built at Gettysburg.
07:00 - 10:00 Both attended Madison Model. Talks about Miss Gibson, art teacher from grade school through Eastern college.
10:00 - 15:00 Told story of tornado in 1912.
15:00 - 20:00 Mrs. Reynolds did drawings which was hung in History room.
20:00 - 26:00 Discussed musical talents.
26:00 - 30:50 Discussed flu epidemic.
30:50 - 34:00 discussed Mr. Watts patenting telephone which he gave one to Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Mahoney.
34:00 - 39:00 Discussed Irvine Estate which is now City Park.
39:00 - 43:00 Discussed visiting the Irvine Estate.
43:00 - 45:00 Discussed having slaves and when they were freed they were given a home and plow.
45:00- 47:50 Remembers exslaves telling slave stories.
47:50 - 53:00 Told stories of 1910 comets.
53:00 - 54:00 Remembers Earl Combs as a child.
54:00 - 55:00 Both graduated at same time with Bachelor degrees in 1928.
55:00 - 60:00 Continued with educational background.
60:00 - 64:00 Mentions Dr. Keith with great respect. Reminiscences of her teaching career.
64:00 - 71:00 Sudie Warren Reynolds was given an award by KEA as Most Outstanding Teacher in Kentucky.
71:00 - 78:00 Discussed relationship with their students over the years.
78:00 - 84:00 Talked about buildings falling in downtown Richmond.

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