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Lee Ann Norcross

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Mr. Somerville lived on a farm near Ravenswood, West Virginia, until age fourteen. He then enlisted in the army and served in the Spanish-American War as a member of the occupational troops in the Phillipines. Subjects he discusses include: life on the farm, medical and educational facilities and opportunities. Mr. Somerville also discusses the reasons for his enlistement into the army at such an early age. At the time of the interview, Mr. Somerville was residing in Vienna, West Virginia.

Publication Date

1-3-1973

Keywords

Rural life, Spanish-American War

Disciplines

Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History

Library of Congress Subjects

Somerville, Lawrence Purdy, 1882- -- Autobiography., Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Oral histories., Farm life -- West Virginia -- Oral histories., Education -- West Virginia -- Oral histories.

Comments

Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-2.

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Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.

Oral History 2: 	Lawrence Purdy Somerville

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