Yeats, Rev E L 1976-01-23

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Rev. Yeats, a retired Methodist minister, talks about his early life and ministry, hobbies and interests, and tours his home, explaining various items there.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rev. E.L. Yeats

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 23, 1976

Location: Roby, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 2 hours 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: James Yeats, grandfather, Robert A. Yeats, father, Kosse, Texas (February 8, 1888), Winters, Texas, Will Rogers, Mr. Rotramell, school superintendent, Childhood, Education, Personal library, Ministry, Snyder circuit, Denton circuit, Tuscola, Children, Betty Lou Birdwell, wife, Married (1908), Clifford B. Jones, Cynthia Ann Parker, Capture by Comanche Indians.

Tape 1, Side 2: Cynthia Ann Parker (continued), History, Places, Artifacts, Memphis, Texas, Seymour, Texas, Albany, Texas, Retirement (1953), House construction, Writings, Hooper Shelton, History books, 18 Ranch, Pastor books, Dr. Casey.

Tape 2, Side 1: Bell Plain Church, Early history, Rev. E. L. Yeats, Rock hobbies, Construction of camp house, Education, Observations of great speakers, Tour of Yeats’ home, description, Hand-made items, Rock building, Stories of items, West Texas Historical Association, Founding, Northwest Texas Congress of Methodist Church, Organization (1910), E. L Yeats, charter members.

Tape 2, Side 2: Marriage log, Description, Claude Callaway, Pecan orchard, Pecan varieties.

Tape 3, Side 1: Prominent citizens, T. B. Klapper, newspaper editor, Bell Plains, Rock collection, Education, Winters High School, College, Summer courses, Georgetown, Southern Methodist University, House tour, Woodwork, Rocks, West Texas Historical Association, Dr. Rupert N. Richardson, Dr. A. W. Hunt, Northwest Texas Methodist Conference.

Tape 3, Side 2: Anecdote, Orchards.

Range Dates: 1888-1976

Bulk Dates: 1908-1976

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