Motley, Lucy Hodges 1975-11-19

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Mrs. Motley recalls her family life in Junction and reviews her career in the hotel business. She also recalls several people in Junction.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lucy Hodges Motley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 19, 1975

Location: Junction, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Thomas Menafee Hodges, father, Family to Texas, Sarah M. Loyless, mother, Junction, Texas, Early businesses, Childhood duties, Family, Crops, Education, Life as a triplet, To Junction (1906), Governess, Sutton County, Texas, Courtship and marriage (1908), Hotel, Father as owner (1906), Description, Acquisition.

Tape 1, Side 2: James Robert Motley, husband (September 6, 1908), Motley family, Dilliard Motley, first child, Family homes, Husband’s death (1923), To Brownwood, Texas, Robert Menafee (Buzz) Motley, socond child, Dilliard Motley (again), Illnesses, Lucille Motley, third child, Lula (Blackie) and Eula (Brownie) Motley, twin children, Children, Marriages, Their children, Hotel, Ownership, Operation (1923-1935), Employees, Accidents, Competition, John Thomas, Ray Skaggs.

Tape 2, Side 1: Hotel, School activities, Social activities, Robert Menafee Motley, family musician, Hotel, Present condition, Closed (1973), Personal photographs discussed, Piano and organ music, Education, Children, Coke Stevenson, Mennie Kerns (Mrs. W. P.) Wiley, Mrs. Joe Fups, Mrs. Coggets, Coke Stevenson.

Tape 2, Side 2: Annual Sunday School Christmas party

Range Dates: 1906-1975

Bulk Dates: 1906-1973

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