Trainor, Joe (Joseph)

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    Introduction
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    Joe Trainor talks about his Irish ancestors, their names, dates of birth, dates of marriage and where the marriage occurred. He mentions the parts of Ireland they originated from, where they first settled, their occupations and dates of death.
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    Talks about the house, year it was built, livelihood (occupation), spare-time, and what they did with their land. He also talks about the roads and early forms of transportation.
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    Trainor talks about the community structure, Irish settlement from the county line westward and the east of the county line. Speaks about Shamrock and Rose County and also discusses tension between Irish and Scottish.
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    Discusses religious family members who were priest. Talks about his big family: 12 children which 11 are still living. Mentions the jobs of the children.
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    Recalls grandfather Trainor's tradition and the name John in every generation.
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    Speaks more about his grandfather and his relation to other Trainors.
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    Recalls how his parents/grandparents met and where his parents were from.
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    Talks about the stores in the community, who ran them (names), and mentions where some of the business were located.
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    Discusses the importance of railroads and what was transported.
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    Talks about the PEI potato legacy: when the first potatoes came into Kinkora, and the person who started the large scale potato business.
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    Discusses farming, including machinery used, what was grown and what methods were used. Recalls when the Kinkora cheese factory was built, when it stopped, and its transition into the butter factory.
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    Joe reflects on being a school teacher, where he received his education, where he taught and how long he taught. Comments on the scarceness of teachers and where he got his early education.
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    Speaks about schooling in the old days, what were the teachers like, and the two room school in Kinkora.
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    Speaks about the Eucharistic Congress, where it was held. Also talks about the priests of that time, and the areas the parish took in.
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    Joe talks about the houses (the exterior, styles and windows) in the community while he was growing up.
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