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David Ramsey - Rochester

David Ramsey, born in 1953, grew up in Rochester, Illinois and has farmed for over fifty years. Ramsey shared his own family’s history during the interview, and also discussed the role that James McCoy had in the founding of Rochester, Illinois, and the McCoy family story during the early 19th century.

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Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Ramsey family history in Rochester in late 20th century

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

McCoy family and 19th century Rochester history


Photos

Caption

The Ramsey family gathered at the family’s homestead on Ramsey Road in Rochester in August, 1948. David’s parents, Evelyn and Ray Ramsey are on the far left of the picture. They were on their way to the Illinois State Fair.

Where:

Rochester, Illinois

When:

August, 1948

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

Caption

David Ramsey, taken at the time of the interview in August, 2017.

Where:

Rochester, Illinois

When:

August, 2017

Ownership:

ALPL Oral History Program photo



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