Gay, Ruth 1966-03-15

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Mrs. Ruth Gay, long-time Abilene, Texas, resident, discusses her mother's life as a pioneer civic leader of Abilene.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ruth Gay

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Date: March 15, 1966

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: Elbert Hall

Length: 13 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: To Abilene Texas (1897), Father's health, Occupation (father), Drugstore, Mother civic leader, Petitions, Martin's Cow - led to ordinance, Weather, Droughts, Imported water, Moved back to Abilene, Circa 1931, Depression, Occupation (mother), Drugstore, First paid librarian, Nellie Cannon, Family life, Working mother, Did not believe in doing domestic work, Always had hired hands, Died at age 95, Laffette black cook, Anecdote: Old tales of Abilene, Active bridge player.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1897-1966

Bulk Dates: Early 1930s

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