A kitchen welcomes Christmas

Posted by | December 24, 2010

Surry County NC farmhouse interiorCharlie and Ollie Grogan Tucker built this home in 1914. It is located in Pine Ridge, NC. The stove is similiar to the one Ollie Tucker owned. It is a wood burning stove with six burners, a water tank on the side and warming closets at the top. Pots and pans are hung on the wall in the same spots where Ollie hung her pots. The vintage Christmas cloth belonged to Charlie and Ollie’s daughter-in-law, Rosa Green Tucker.

Charlie Tucker was born on May 1, 1866 in the Pine Ridge Community. Ollie Grogan Tucker was born March 1, 1875 in Freetown near Dobson. They married on April 8, 1894. Eleven children were born to Ollie and Charlie. Nine lived to adulthood. They were Betty, Fannie, Sarah Mallie, Willie, Claude, James Boston, Viola, Jesse David and Joe Hollie.

Charlie died in 1953. Ollie passed away in 1961. Following Ollie’s death, two families lived in the house (at different times) and raised tobacco on the property. The house has not been occupied since the mid 60’s. It became a place for storage. In 2003, four of the couple’s grandchildren decided to restore the homeplace. Work began on September 31, 2004 and went through October 2005.

source: http://surrycounty.pastperfect-online.com/

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