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Title Interview with Mamie Mackie (New York Mills, MN) [Part 1]
Author Mackie, Mamie
Date 19 Sep 1981
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Mackie, Mamie
Interviewer Doby, Velma
Date of Recording 19 Sep 1981
Duration 00:30:09
Reference IHRC1560, Box 4, Folder M-1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project, c.1860-1985
Description Mamie discusses her children and her mother. She includes details about the death of one of her children in the 1940s and how her son was wounded in Germany during the Second World War. She talks about her early life on the farm in Sebeka, what it looked like, the chores she performed, such as milking cows and helping with the younger children, school and the things her father used to make.
Series Description The Minnesota Finnish American Family History Collection (c.1860-1984) materials range from brief genealogies to extensive family history narratives relating the experiences of several generations. Collections include photographs, documents, and oral histories. The Collection offers a wealth of primary material with special strengths in women's, regional and family studies, as well as political and social events important to the area's Finnish Americans. The collection also provides a reliable tool for genealogical research, including as it does documents such as birth, death and citizenship certificates and papers.
Biographical Note / History Begun in 1979 and completed in 1984, the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project had as its purpose the documentation of the personal histories and experiences of Minnesota Finnish Americans. The Project was sponsored by the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society and the Iron Range, St. Louis County, and Otter Tail Historical Societies.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places New York Mills, Minneapolis, Sebeka, Minnesota, United States
Nationality Finnish; Swedish; European
Keywords health and sickness, death, accident, Second World War, soldier, injury, farming, homestead, children, church, religion, education
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Finnish
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