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Oral history interview with Alice C. Rockey
- 1981-01-23 (Creation)
0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (39 min., 54 sec.)
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Alice Carey Rockey, nee Alice Mary Bidwell Carey, was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1890. She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 1914, she and Eugene Watson Rockey were married; they later had four children. She died in 1983.
Sources: Vital records on Ancestry.com; information provided by Rockey this interview and an additional oral history, SR 9475, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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This oral history interview with Alice C. Rockey was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Rockey's home in Portland, Oregon, on January 23, 1981, as part of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library's oral history program. At the time of the interview, Dodds' name was Linda S. Brody.
In this interview, Rockey discusses her early life in the Riverdale neighborhood of Portland, including the history of her house. She talks about businesses in early 20th century Portland, including the Portland Hotel and M & A Shogren, operated by sisters May Shogren and Ann Shogren; discusses her social life; and shares her memories of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. She also talks about the legal and political career of her father, Charles Henry Carey. She closes the interview by speaking about her marriage to Eugene W. Rockey and about his medical career.
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Copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society. Use is allowed according to the following statement: Creative Commons - BY-NC-SA, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
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The Shogren dress mentioned in this interview is held in museum collections at the Oregon Historical Society as object 68-468.1.1-.3.
An additional oral history interview with Alice C. Rockey, SR 9575, and the Charles Henry Carey papers, Mss 45, are also held by the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Alice C. Rockey, by Linda S. Dodds, SR 9574, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.
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- Dodds, Linda S. (Contributor)
- Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.) (Subject)
- Carey, Charles Henry (Subject)
- Rockey, Eugene W. (Eugene Watson), 1886-1970 (Subject)