Baird, Josie 1975-11-06

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On Tape 1, Miss Josie Baird discusses the Baird family history in great detail and recalls early life in Rotan, Texas. On Tape 2 she discusses her career in education and her genealogical publication.

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Interviewee Name: Josie Baird

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Date: November 6, 1975

Location: Rotan, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Great-grandfather, Alvan Baird's work as missionary to the Indians of Missouri Conference, Great-grandmother, Marie Barbara Spring Baird, Grandfather, John Chamber Spring Baird , Service in Confederate army, Minister, Texas Legislator, Father, Dixon Deal Baird, Mother, Cora Mae Renfro

Tape 1, Side 2: Step-father's background, Various moves of family, Early education in Rotan, Texas, Baptism, Big Valley, Texas, San Saba, Texas, Mob, Ace Brown

Tape 2, Side 1: Teaching experiences, Teacher ages, Scholastic League, Principal, Rotan, Texas, Junior High School, High School, Writing, Thesis, Ranching on Circle B Ranch, Publications, Educational articles, Teaching Spanish, Trips to Mexico City, School activity programs, Publications, Anecdote about Tom Bonn, Miller family history, Bostik family history, Baird family history, Renfro family history, Fisher County biological study

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

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