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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1976
Scope & Content Interview by David Yoder of Raymond S. Clemens (1900-1977) and Esther S. Moyer Clemens (1902-1987).

Digital copy available
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Start time Subject
00:01:44 father was a butcher and salesman (Raymond)
00:08:47 helped her father make hay in the field (Esther)
00:09:28 teacher's training at West Chester (Esther)
00:10:20 had to take tests to get into high school
00:15:46 loved basketball, couldn't play before high school (Raymond)
00:17:55 took care of cows (Esther)
00:19:36 in college during WWI, dorm turned into government training facility (Esther)
00:22:02 unusual tree house (Esther)
00:23:26 mischief night (Raymond)
00:25:46 Blooming Glen Church Life (Esther)
00:30:06 early experiences with cars
00:37:28 courtship
00:43:39 likes how things have improved ($)
00:52:38 snow storms

Length of Interview 00:58:09
Notes Obituaries:
Raymond S. Clemens, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Sell) Clemens, was born in Harleysville, Pa., June 4, 1900; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., May 16, 1977; aged 76 y. He was married to Esther S. Moyer, who survived. Also surviving were 2 daughters (Olive-Mrs. James Kuhns, and Mildred-Mrs. Henry Paul Yoder), 2 sons (Edgar and R. Wayne), 18 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Henry, George, and Melvin), and one sister (Emma-Mrs. Elwood Derstine). He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on May 18, 1977; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.
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Clemens.- Esther S. Moyer, daughter of Enos and Lillie (Stout) Moyer, was born at Silverdale, Pa., Jan. 2, 1902; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Aug. 15, 1987; aged 85 y. Surviving are 2 daughters (Olive Kuhns and Mildred Yoder), 2 sons (Edgar and R. Wayne Clemens), 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 19, in charge of Samuel R. Janzen, Gerald A. Clemmer, and Russell B. Musselman; interment in Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Object ID # 2013.25.185
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Clemens, Raymond S., 1900-1977
Clemens, Esther S. Moyer, 1902-1987
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes