John and Iva Rossander

Description

In this 1976 interview, John Rossander (1904-1984) and wife Iva Irene (Millhouse) Rossander (1905-1999) discuss their childhood and the early days of their marriage spent in the Pinehill community outside Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma, as well as time spent working in New Mexico at a sheep farm during their early marriage. John describes childhood events such as tracking a missing hog for a neighbor. He also works with the interviewer to pinpoint the locations of neighbors and the locations of early Pinehill school buildings on a map. John also discusses the Jake Roberts, an African-American freedman living on an Indian allotment who was a successful horse breeder.

Date

1976-10-22

Interviewer

Robert L. “Bob” McCarty

Interviewee

John Rossander
Iva Irene (Millhouse) Rossander

Interview Keyword

Pinehill
oil
farming
cotton

Files

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Collection



Citation

“John and Iva Rossander,” accessed January 21, 2021, https://bristoworalhistory.org/items/show/32.