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Faye T. Wookey papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0699

Scope and Contents

The Faye Elsie Tomlinson Wookey papers date from 2000 and measure 0.25 linear inches. The papers consist of a memoir written by Wookey in the year 2000, Life on a Montgomery County Iowa Farm. Wookey describes her childhood through her experiences at school and rural activities, such as the maintenance of bee hives, making mattresses out of corn husks and managing household tasks without electricity. Wookey also discusses childhood diseases and home remedies. In addition, Wookey recalls her experiences raising her family on a farm, and the death of her only son in a car accident. Several photographs are strewn throughout the memoir.


  • 2000


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Faye Elsie Tomlinson was born in 1916 on a farm east of Red Oak, Iowa to Ray Martin Tomlinson and Elsie Charlotte Rush Tomlinson. Tomlinson had an older brother and four younger sisters. Tomlinson married Adrian Wookey on January 1, 1935. The couple had one son, Kenneth (1944-1965) and three daughters, Elaine (born 1936), Charlotte (born 1939) and Helen (born 1949). Adrian Wookey died on May 30, 1992.


0.25 linear inches

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