Alma Satersmoen talks about her ancestry and early life in the Pelican Rapids area. A doctor’s wife who assisted in his hospital, she discusses medical practices and hospital service, including during the flu epidemic of 1918, as well as social changes.
Alma Josephine Johnson Satersmoen was born June 20, 1884, to Swedish parents, growing up on a farm near Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. In 1915, she married Dr. Theodore Satersmoen, who set up a practice in Pelican Rapids.
Date of Interview
Theodore Satersmoen, Willard Lathrop Burnap, Olaf Scherping, Adolf Hitler
Minnesota--Pelican Rapids. Sweden, Minnesota--Fergus Falls, Minnesota—Holloway, Minnesota—Star Lake, North Dakota, Minnesota--Detroit Lakes, Minnesota--Prairie Lake (Otter Tail County), Minnesota--Saint Paul, Europe
Emigration and immigration, Hospitals, Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919), Drugs, Indians of North America, Great Depression
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Oral History | Social History
Satersmoen, Alma Josephine Johnson, "Oral Interview of Alma Josephine Johnson Satersmoen" (1976). Oral Interviews. 34.