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  • Collection: Washington County Oral Histories
  • Spatial Coverage contains "cornelius"

An audio recording of an oral history of Bessie Helen Jones of Cornelius, born in 1896. She speaks about her life before coming to Oregon, including: early life in Minnesota; going to school on the frontier in North Dakota circa 1910; teaching…

An audio recording of an oral history of Mary Windle about her family’s history reaching all the way back to the early nineteenth century. Windle first talks about her father’s side of the family, the Bennetts, who originally came from Cornwall,…

A video recording of Margaret Garza, Alfredo Garza, Hector Hinojosa, Greg Van Pelt, Dr. Greg Mecklem, and State Rep. Mitch Greenlick giving short interviews about the history of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. The video begins with…

An audio recording of an oral history of Alberto Garcia, father of Virginia Garcia, a young child who died in 1975 in Washington County. Part 2 of 2. The recording continues from the end of Part 1, where Garcia was describing the inauguration of the…

An audio recording of an oral history of Alberto Garcia, father of Virginia Garcia, a young child who died in 1975 in Washington County. His daughter, Alma, is also present in the interview. Alberto Garcia was born in 1926 in McAllen, (Edinburg?),…

An audio recording of an oral history of Reynold Geiger on Indians in the Tualatin Valley. Reynold’s grandfather came to Oregon as missionary in 1839 claiming land outside the present town of Cornelius. Talks about stories passed down to him from…

“Giores” (name changed at narrator’s request) was born in Colima, Mexico and spent most of his adult life in Mexico City before relocating to the United States. Giores found life in Mexico City fast paced, uncertain, and stressful. After…

An audio recording of an oral history of Ariadna Covarrubias on her university experience and Cornelius. There is a transcript of this interview.

Sister Ina Marie Nosack was born in 1926 in Gervais, Oregon. She spent her senior year of high school at Saint Mary of the Valley (now Valley Catholic) and after high school entered the convent at Sisters of Saint Mary. While working as a teacher,…

A transcript of an oral history of Joe Rodriguez, Hillsboro School District Superintendent, on Hispanics in the Hillsboro schools. Mr. Rodriguez has been a junior high principal, a high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent…