Oral history interview with Sarah E. Will

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SR 9668

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Oral history interview with Sarah E. Will


  • 1981-01-29 (Creation)


0.1 cubic feet; 1 audiocassette (40 min., 35 sec.)

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Sarah Elizabeth Will, nee Naftzger, was born in Gervais, Oregon, in 1910. In 1936, she and Percy Snyder Will were married; they later had two children. She worked for an insurance company in Woodburn, Oregon. She died in 1982.

Sources: Vital records on Ancestry.com.

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This oral history interview with Sarah E. Will was conducted by Linda S. Dodds at Will's home in Aurora, Oregon, on January 29, 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, Will discusses her family background and talks about the life of her grandparents in 19th-century Gervais, Oregon. She also talks about the family background of her husband, Percy S. Will, in the Aurora Colony. She describes her house in Aurora, and talks about the history and culture of the town.

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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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  • English

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Sarah E. Will, by Linda S. Dodds, SR 9668, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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An incomplete transcript (17 pages) is available for in-person use at the 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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Sarah Stroman

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