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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Baum, Ruth S. Schmell, 1902-1999
Date 1981
Scope & Content Interview by Jan Baum of Ruth S. Schmell Baum (b. 06/06/1902), daughter of Edward & Mary Shelly Schmell.

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:01:44 almost got stuck in the mud walking to school
00:02:57 no lights in the church
00:05:08 very simple wedding
00:05:48 people in less of a hurry in the past
00:09:00 used cellars instead of refrigerators
00:09:59 Depression was hard, but had enough to eat
00:13:49 not a lot of people went to college back then
Length of Interview 00:15:30
Notes Obituary:
Baum, Ruth Schmell, 97, Lansdale, Pa., died Aug. 14. Spouse: William Baum (deceased). Parents: Edward and Mary Shelly Schmell (deceased). Survivors: children Doris Garges, Richard; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 18 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.

(The Mennonite, 28 Sep 1999)
Object ID # 2013.25.55
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Baum, Ruth S. Schmell, 1902-1999
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes