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Burkhalter, Beatrice

Burkhalter, Beatrice

Burkhalter, Beatrice

Date: Tuesday, December 01, 1987

Interview 4c : Long-time Diboll resident and educator Beatrice Burkhalter answers questions about Coan and Weeks family history and genealogy and remembers her early life. Her family moved around Texas and Louisiana before settling in Diboll, where her father worked in the sawmill and then for the Texas Southeastern Railroad. She recalls details about children lives in the early 20th century their chores and games in particular. She also talks about home remedies that families relied on in the absence of reliable medical care, such as asafetida, sulfa and grease, and castor oil.