Life of a Pioneer Woman
This week we have the oral history of Mrs. J. D. Brashears. This interview was taken by W.P.A. fieldworker John Dougherty on October 29, 1937 at Mrs. Brashears’ residence in Sulphur, OK. My parents were Dan Kirk, born in Missouri, and Melissa Dotson Kirk, born in Texas. There were three children in our family.
I was born at Blue Ridge, Texas, on October 3, 1876. When I was a year old Father began working on the Santa Fe Railroad grade as it came north, and my early life was spent in railroad camps. Mother washed for the hands. There was a commissary, which moved as the camps moved. It was where we bought our supplies.
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