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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1998
Scope & Content Interview by Kristen Moyer of Ella Mae Halteman Clemens (b. 01/27/1910), daughter of Henry Hackman & Alice Hagey Halteman.

Digital copy available.
Start time Subject
00:00:00 genealogical information
00:00:30 father's genealogy/bio
00:03:42 mother's genealogy/bio
00:07:06 father's parents
00:08:47 mother's parents
00:09:01 siblings
00:10:35 house/home life/chores/discipline
00:17:27 illnesses
00:17:54 holiday celebrations
00:19:56 vacations/pets
00:20:15 typical Sunday
00:23:37 school/school remembrances
00:30:51 hobbies/pasttimes
00:32:04 relationship with parents
00:32:24 religious attitude
00:32:53 courtship/marriage
00:35:56 first house/housekeeping
00:36:29 occupations
00:39:26 cars, transportation
00:40:11 family vacations
00:40:27 children, rules/guidelines, joys/frustrations
00:46:06 being a grandparent
00:50:20 being a 'senior citizen'
00:51:12 fulfilling activities
00:52:25 day to day frustrations
00:53:55 historical events
00:57:11 first radio, programs
00:58:03 transportation
00:59:36 natural disasters
01:01:53 favorite President
01:02:15 what was better in the past than the present?
01:04:49 most significant achievement
01:06:24 end of audio
Length of Interview 01:06:24
Notes Obituary:
Ella Mae Clemens, 97, died Monday, July 23, 2007 in Dock Terrace, Lansdale. She was the wife, for more than 62 years, of H. Floyd A. Clemens, who died August 3, 1990. The couple were long time residents of Franconia Township before moving to the Dock Woods Community in 1984. Born January 27, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Hagey) Halteman. Ella Mae was a long time member of Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville. She volunteered for approximately 30 years, until the age of 90, with Meals on Wheels and, in addition, also volunteered at Dock Terrace. Ella Mae is remembered by family and friends as a quiet, gentle and kind person.

Survivors: Surviving are three sons and three daughters, Walter H. Clemens and his wife, Mary (Landis) of York, Ada C. Allen and her husband, Edwin B., of Philadelphia, Floyd H. Gus Clemens and his wife, Gladys (Musselman), of Allentown, Mary H. Martin of Lititz, Arlene Clemens and her husband, Jon K. Clemens, of Camas, Wash. and Paul H. Clemens and his wife, Brooke (Hyde), of Souderton. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Elwood Halteman of Souderton. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Martha, three grandsons, and three sisters, Sallie Landis, Lillie Bowers and Esther Detweiler.

Services: Relatives and friends may greet the family Sunday, July 29, 2007 after 2 p.m. in the Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groffs Mill Road, Harleysville, Pa. 19438 and are invited to attend her memorial service at 3:30 p.m.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery. Huff & Lakjer, Lansdale.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Salford Mennonite Church, address above.

(Allentown Morning Call, July 24, 2007)
Object ID # 2013.25.170
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Clemens, Ella Mae Halteman, 1910-2007
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes