Davis, Mrs Roy B 1981-03-21

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Mrs. Davis recalls everyday life in West Texas during the early 20th century.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Roy B. Davis

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Date: March 21, 1981

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: J. I. Fenton

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Problems living in dry climate, Sandstorms, Davis, Mrs. Roy, memories (b. 1907), Mother, Yearned for trees and hills, Native of Palo Pinto County, Busy with family, Planting trees, The orchard, Cottonwood trees, Bonnets, Few complexion problems, Cosmetics, Rose water and glycerin, Oatmeal paste, Vinegar and lemon for hair, Carbolic acid for mouthwash, Father's homemade remedies, Health precautions, Passed down from earlier generations, Mother helped others in childbirth, Food preservation, Using water, Hung meat on windmill, Drying fruits, Use of sugar, Attaining water, Windmills, Cellars, Stored bananas, Apples, Home remedies (again), Origins, Early appliances, Washing machine, Family provided entertainment, Mother's skills as a teacher, Father, Interest in reading, Early radio, Father's work, Builder, Family life (again), Father helping less fortunate, Transportation, Early autos, Presbyterian minister's Maxwell, Churches, Few denominational boundaries, Railroads, Midland and Northwestern, Private donations, Town of Thaskin promoted, Mail, Father had longest Star Route, Drivers met at Dunn Hotel, Andrews, Texas, Planting and watering trees, Other plants, Attracted birds, Fuels used, Wood and coal, Kitchen stoves, Gasoline irons, Tom Ross, Physical description, Entertaining, Fishing trips, Killing cattle, Inspectors, Head shape, Making a cowboy 'dance', House and property, Livelihood, 'Churched', Mrs. Ross prematurely gray, House and ranch, Reaction of city to Seminole to murders, Accomplice, Mel Good, Book, Twelve Year in a Texas Prison, Escaping from prison, Dances in Seminole, Texas, Parents opposition, Cattleman's Association

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1907-1981

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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