Interview SummaryHosea Feltner was born at Flackey in 1906. As a child, she lived at Cutshin, Flackey, and eventually Hyden. After her marriage, she went back to school at Hyden when a high school was built. Feltner subsequently attended what is now Eastern Kentucky University to obtain a teaching certificate and then taught school in Hyden for many years. At a "speaking" that Feltner attended to hear a woman speak, the Morgans and the Colwells had a shoot-out in front of the Blue Wing Hotel, and people on both sides were killed in the heavy gunfire. Feltner does not remember anyone being put in jail or a trial being held. She recalls some early doctors and "granny women" and indicates some widely used home remedies. The FNS nurses delivered one of her children, and she comments upon the care she received. Feltner taught at Greasy and Rockhouse during the Great Depression. She relates how she raised money for a cooking pan and then would cook the children a hot lunch at the school. Second-hand shoes and clothing became popular items in her family's store during this period. Feltner also comments upon "moonlight schools" which were established to teach adults how to read and write.
Interview Keyword"Granny women" "Moonlight schools" Adult education Ancestors Blue Wing Hotel Children Churches Cooking pans County officials and employees Cutshin Doctors Eastern Kentucky Education Family stores Flackey 1906 Greasy Great Depression Healthcare Home remedies Hyden Jails Keavy Locals Married Nurses Politics and government Reading Rockhouse Schools Shootouts Speakers Teachers Teaching certificates Teaching Writing
Interview LC SubjectAppalachian Region Appalachian Region--History Children--Health and hygiene--Kentucky Churches County officials and employees Education--History Elementary school environment Games Hazard (Ky.) Hyden (Ky.) Kentucky Leslie County (Ky.) Medical care Mount Sterling (Ky.) Nursing Perry County (Ky.) Superstitions Traditional medicine
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Feltner, Hosea Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 23 Apr. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Feltner, H. (1979, April 23). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Feltner, Hosea, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. April 23, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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