|Title:||Rebecca Croom Fordham Oral History Interview|
Elmore, William E.
Fordham, Rebecca Croom
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Extent:||0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 0.5 hour, 8 pages .|
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Rebecca Croom Fordham Oral History Interview (#OH0077), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Rebecca Croom was raised in Lenoir County, N.C., and taught school in the Sandy Bottom, Tull's Mill, and Bucklesberry areas of Lenoir County. She married Henry Clay Fordham on April 21, 1921. She also attended East Carolina Teachers Training School in 1917-1919. After two years of marriage, the Fordhams moved to Florida where they lived in Miami part of the time and then she managed Tahiti Beach at Coral Gables.
In the interview she discusses her teaching experiences, her college years, especially during the 1918 flu epidemic, the real estate boom and subsequent bust in Florida, the 1925 hurricane in Florida, and her work at Coral Gables.
This interview was done by William Everett "Mickey" Elmore, nephew of Mrs. Fordham.
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