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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1978
Scope & Content Interview by Jeanette Kolb of Ruth L. Kraybill Souder (b. 07/10/1889), daughter of Levi & Annie Longenecker Kraybill.

Digital copy available.
Start time Subject
00:00:00 genealogical information
00:01:32 occupations
00:01:50 hobbies/pasttimes
00:03:30 early home life/chores
00:08:09 church/church life
00:09:26 discipline
00:11:43 church/church life (part 2)
00:14:21 school/school remembrances
00:16:25 historical events
00:20:56 Great Depression
00:25:58 courtship/marriage
00:36:36 discipline of children
00:39:27 family travel
00:43:25 Gladys' marriage
00:44:04 travel
00:45:33 husband's occupation
00:48:08 loss of the farm
00:48:55 what was better in the past than the present?
00:54:11 what is better in the present than the past?
00:56:42 post recording notes
00:58:15 end of audio
Length of Interview 00:58:15
Notes Obituary:
Souder.- Ruth K. Kraybill, 103, Souderton, Pa. Born: July 10, 1889, Maytown, Pa., to Levi S. and Annie Longenecker Kraybill. Died: Jan. 4, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: L. Kraybill, Eugene, Stanley, Elizabeth Allebach, Mary Irene Bechtel, Gladys Kolb, Iona Weaver; 73 grandchildren, 164 great-grandchildren, 102 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edwin A. Souder (husband). Grace Kolb (daughter), Mahlon and Norman (sons). Funeral and burial: Jan. 9, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine, Russell Detweiler, and Henry Ruth.
Object ID # 2013.25.994
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Souder, Ruth L. Kraybill, 1889-1993
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes