Baker-Howard Feud

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A small collection of interviews with individuals discussing incidents concerning the Baker-Howard Feud in Clay County, Kentucky. The origins of the feud are disputed, as one interviewee says it was started over a hog but others say over a random shooting, but the end result is certain: Bakers and Howards killed each other. Gim Howard and Tom Baker are most often cited. Several interviewees met Gim Howard. The feud started in 1898 and ended around 1940. The peak of the feud was in the early 1900s, around 1907. Augustus Howard, related to the Howard family in the feud, claims over 200 men lost their lives because of the feud. Other families were also involved.

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Baker-Howard Feud

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Ralph Lee is a native of Manchester, KY, a retired farmer and pipeline construction worker. In this interview, he discusses his education, hobbies and his occupations. He also recounts the incidents he knew of concerning the Baker-Howard feud.

Kelly Morgan is a native of Manchester, KY, a retired school teacher and author. In this interview, Morgan, discusses his education, his first job teaching, and church. He describes the history of the area and the Baker-Howard feud.

Lawrence Cornett is a Kentucky native, former school teacher and a retired real estate agent. In this interview, Cornett, discusses his education, occupations, and his children. He describes incidents he knew of concerning the Baker-Howard feud.

Arnold Cornett is a Letcher County, KY native, he is a retired structural steel worker who now resides in Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Cornett, discusses his education, occupations, and his military service in World War I. He describes the incidents he knew of concerning the Baker-Howard feud.

Augustus Howard is a direct descendant of those involved in the Baker-Howard feud in Clay County, KY. In this interview, Howard, discusses his education, occupations, and his family life. He also describes events that occurred during the Howard-Baker feud.
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