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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Frances K., 1922-2016
Date 1994
Scope & Content Interview by Luciana Alderfer of Frances K. Alderfer (b. 09/05/1922, d. 07/13/2016), daughter of Horace & Bertha Keller Alderfer.

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Start time Subject
00:00:00 geneaological information
00:00:24 father's genealogy/bio
00:02:14 household utilities (Electricity, water, etc.)
00:03:33 parent's,grandparent's history, deaths
00:07:44 household rules
00:09:22 mother's geneaology/bio
00:12:40 father's occupation, farm life
00:16:50 mother's appearance, hobbies, etc.
00:19:35 father's personality
00:20:45 mother's later year's, death
00:23:08 grandparents
00:30:00 siblings
00:34:43 childhood memories
00:36:30 chores
00:38:10 childhood friends
00:39:18 discipline
00:40:13 illnesses, medical visits
00:41:16 holiday celebrations
00:42:32 vacations
00:43:54 family pets
00:44:32 events of a typical sunday
00:47:27 school memories
00:49:05 post-school experience, working
00:51:20 hobbies
00:51:48 relationship with parents, church, religion
00:54:15 life as a senior citizen
00:56:56 too soon old, too late smart
00:58:35 fulfilling activities
01:00:26 problems and frustrations
01:01:30 views on retirement, retired life
01:04:20 memories of historical events
01:10:42 favorite U.S. president
01:11:48 what do you like better about the past / present
01:13:40 most significant achievement
01:16:02 end of audio

Notes Obituary:
Frances K. Alderfer, age 93, went to be w/her Lord Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Dock Meadows, Hatfield. Formerly of Telford, she moved from Dock Manor to Dock Meadows in 2009.

Born on her family’s farm in Harleysville, she was the ninth of eleven children born to the late Horace A. and Bertha (Keller) Alderfer.

After the death of her father, she moved to Telford with three siblings and her mother.

She worked for the former Sackman Brothers Clothing Co., Telford, then Keller’s Creamery, from where she retired. She was a cheerful, loving, generous sister, aunt and friend to many. Frances was a lifelong member of Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.

She is survived by her youngest sister Miriam Benner, many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters: Eva K. Metz, Pearl K. Leatherman, Bertha K. Burbank, brothers: Paul K. Alderfer, Zephaniah K. Alderfer, Linford K. Alderfer, Wellington K. Alderfer, Horace K. Alderfer and infant brother Jacob Isaiah Alderfer.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Sat., July 16, 3:00PM at Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groff’s Mill Road, Harleysville, where viewing will take place from 2-3PM. Interment follows in the adjoining church cemetery. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Frances’ name to Living Branches Foundation Benevolent Fund, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446.
Object ID # 2013.25.15
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Frances K., 1922-2016
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes