Garcia, Julia Segura 1999-12-13

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Julia Segura Garcia,a resident of Lubbock, Texas, discusses her family background and when she migrated to the United States. She mainly focuses on her children and her lifestyle here in Lubbock, Texas. Her daughter Connie Carmona also interjects some information throughout the interview.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Julia Segura Garcia

Additional Parties Recorded: Connie Carmona (daughter)

Date: December 13, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel U. Sanchez

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1: Julia Segura Garcia, b. December 20 1898 Valentine Mexico, father: Roscendo Segura, mother: (_?_) Flores Segura, Marriage, Francisco Garcia – 1914, migrated to New Mexico with husband, Roswell, New Mexico – 1915, husband worked on railroads, Lubbock, Texas - 1926, moved to Lubbock to live with her mother , husband (Francisco Garcia) committed suicide, Work, two years at Smith Dairy, housework – cared for the elderly, picked cotton, wages, Small Neighborhoods, friends, neighbors, Children, Guadalupe Elementary , ten children attended Guadalupe, Central Ward Jr. High, her son was one of the first three Mexican-Americans to attend Thompson Jr. High, her daughter was one of the first eight Mexican-Americans, four children went to High School, memories, House in Lubbock Texas , three rooms, wood stoves, black coal, stories, raided her house in New Mexico for a car to move to Lubbock, Depression, WPA – sewed clothing, only Mexicans worked there, located on Main St. in Lubbock, 8 hours worked per day, Children in the Service, Andres – Marines, Johnny – wounded in Germany and received a Purple Heart, Gilberto – Korean War, Doctors/Medicine, Doctors would come to the house to deliver babies, Dr. Porter, Dr. Lettermore, Dr. Loff, Clinic, free shots for those who need financial assistance, Dr. Rollo, Clinic located at 19th St. & Ave. X, Lifestyle, stayed at home with her family, Education , learned to read and write, school was optional, Lubbock Texas, she had houses for rent, Lubbock Tornado, story, she was saved from the tornado by hiding under a table, story was in the Newspaper, her house was located on 204 Ave. K.

Range Dates: 1898-1999

Bulk Dates: 1914-1999

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