Drucella Hodgson Nelson Interview, 1972
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George Shervey and Muriel Nelson
Drucella Hodgson Nelson
Nelson Residence, Delaware Township, Minnesota
Farm life--Minnesota--Grant County; Moses, Bill; Hodgson, Thomas C.; Christianity--Minnesota--Grant County; Schools--Minnesota--Grant County
Drucella Hodgson Nelson was born in 1886 in Delaware Township. Her parents were Thomas C. Hodgson and Eliza Clegg Hodgson, who were both born on the Isle of Mann in the Irish Sea.
In this interview, Drucella Hodgson Nelson talks about Bill Moses and his farm and how he started the county fair. She discusses the Moses "Big Farm" and its running water. She talks about General Barrett and how he discussed politics with her father. She discusses her father, Thomas C. Hodgson, and his university education at Hamline University and how he fought in the Civil War in the New Ulm raid. She also discusses her education, going to Elbow Lake High School and going to the University of Minnesota.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Hodgson Nelson, Drucella, "Drucella Hodgson Nelson Interview, 1972" (1972). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 18.