Harkey, O B and O M 1969

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The brothers O. B. and O. M. Harkey recall their family background and the town of Harkeyville.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: O. B. and O. M. Harkey

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Date: c. 1969

Location: San Saba and Harkeyville, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Harkey family background and genealogy, Family moves to Texas from Arkansas, Daniel Riley Harkey family, Early Harkeyville, Location and stores, Amusements, Anecdote about "mob days" and black employees, Pecan orchard planted, San Saba gold mine discussed, James Harkey’s family, Harkeyville—location, O. B. Harkey’s education, School at Harkeyville, Harkey family of German descent.

Tape 1, Side 2: Armentrout (?) family, Harkeyville today, Pictures of Harkey family members and Harkeyville, Anecdote about Bob Coryell and railroad, Anecdotes about Grandfather Riley Harkey, Orlis Harkey—childhood, More anecdotes about Grandfather Riley Harkey.

Range Dates: ?-1969

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