Hamby, Betty Arlee Johnson 1998-11-16

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Arlee Hamby reminisces about her life and family background.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Betty Arlee Johnson Hamby

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Date: November 16, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Betty Arlee (Johnson) Hamby, Born: May 18 1933 in Lubbock (2101 Avenue M), Married (1950), Jacksonville Baptist College, Finished high school there, Had a two-year-old daughter and a newborn son, First husband, Charles Wesley Yates, Moved to Lubbock (1961), Attended Texas Tech University, Got a job at Geophysical Services Inc. in New, Orleans, Louisiana, Passed away (1970), Children, Moved to Arlington Texas, Thorton Hamby, Met in 1971 and married in 1972, Father, Farmer, Worked for the U. S. Postal Service for 30 years, Blue-gray wool uniforms, Dogs, Warren Johnson, Extended families, Grandfather, Characteristics, Stories, Parents’ home, Entertainment as a child in Lubbock, Town square, Games, Grandparents’ house and barn, Wildlife, Rabbits, Rattlesnakes, Water supply, Wells and windmills.

Tape 1, Side 2: Arlee Hamby (continued), Father’s land, Extended families (again), Pioneers to West Texas, Beckton Texas, Mother Mable, Father (again), Estacado Texas, Church, Grandfather Abner Beckton helped the Methodist Church, Parents, Family gathering, Transportation, Beckton Texas (again), Description, Two general stores, Post office, School, Gin, Economy, Grandparents’ house and barn (again), Afterthoughts, [ends after 25 minutes].

Range Dates: 1880s-1998

Bulk Dates: 1933-1998

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