Cinderfoot Olive

Cinderfoot Olive

Olives are delicious and versatile ingredients, capable of taking on various flavors. A combination of different olive types (pitted olives preferred) makes the salad taste better than one particular variety alone.

In biblical times, olive trees served as both religious and national symbols for Israel. Because their fruit provides sustenance for life, the Bible linked Judah – Jesus’ lineage – with olives (Deuteronomy 8:8).

Early Life and Education

Olive May Challender was born in Neponset, Illinois on October 25, 1877. When her family relocated to rural Harvey County Kansas in 1892, Olive attended Burrton High School before going on to graduate from Emporia’s State Normal School in Emporia Kansas.

John and Olive Campbell were deeply committed to humanitarian causes. They felt it necessary to assist Appalachians with improving their quality of life; John studied agriculture while Olive collected ancient Appalachian ballads and handicrafts from Appalachia. John visited folk schools (Danish: folkehojskole) throughout Europe for inspiration before starting one similar in Appalachia.

She taught for 14 years in Harvey County towns like Burrton and Sedgwick, with an influence that extended well beyond city limits to encompass all of Harvey County. Ultimately she died at 64.

Personal Life

Paul took after both of his parents in terms of determination and drive, living a full life until his passing in Cinderford in the Forest of Dean at Yew Tree Brake Cemetery. Margaret took great care in providing care as Paul suffered from dementia which contributed to his early demise.

Olive Dame Campbell was best known for her dedication to ballad preservation and founding the John C. Campbell Folk School based on noncompetitive Scandinavian schools for common people. Born in Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheshire in 1900 and passing away in 1954; Keith Campbell requested that both of their ashes be spread at their first meeting point.

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