Bloom, Mrs C G 1980-12-10

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In Tape 1, Mrs. Bloom discusses her family background and life in Thurber, Texas, during its boom days. In the second tape, she relates the reasons her family settled in Lubbock and describes the town in the early 1920s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. C. G. Bloom

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Date: December 10, 1980

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lila M. Wheeler Bloom, Born (October 11, 1887), Marriage, Dr. C. G. Bloom, husband, Family history, To United States (1885), Weatherford, Texas, L. M. Parker, maternal grandfather, Circuit rider, W. T. Wheeler, father, Callahan County, Texas, Personality, Dr. Sam Dunne, Baird College, Dr. John Collier, president, Bell Plain, Texas, Rattlesnake bite, Anecdote, Dr. Frank Britton, Baird, Texas, Texas and Pacific Railway, Population (1900s), Dr. C. G. Bloom, husband, Strawn, Texas, Strawn Merchandising, Miners, Mines, Strawn Merchandising, Ed Britton, general manager, Lyra mines, Strawn Mercantile, Watson Brother, owners, Bank, Mr. Hinkson, president

Tape 1, Side 2: To Thurber, Texas (1916), Company-owned home, Housing, Marston Street, Gas powered appliances, McClesky well (1917), Flu epidemic (Fall, 1918), To Lubbock, Texas (1921), Ranger, Texas, Oil discovery, Thurber, New York Hill, Thurber Athletic Club, Peak years (1917-1920), Doctors, Dr. Dorsett, Dr. Baldridge, Dr. Shackelford, W. K. Gordon, Daughter's death, Grocery delivery, Mr. Gustavia, Lubbock (1921), Sam Arnett, Floyd Beal

Tape 2, Side 1: Lubbock, Texas (August 1, 1921), Reasons for settling, Texas Tech, Judge W. H. Bledsoe, Civic clubs, Home, Delia Wilkinson, Ellwood home, "Grandpa" Johnson, Arnett family, Thurber reunion

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1885-1980

Bulk Dates: 1885-1921

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