Harrison, Inez 1981-04-02

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Mrs. Harrison reminisces about her childhood and early years, along with her family’s history.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Inez Harrison

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Date: April 2, 1981

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born (October 10, 1892), Abilene Texas, Joseph Baldwin Davis father, Virginia Hart mother, Joseph Davis, Occupations, Hotel manager, Texas Ranger, Contracting, Abilene Texas, Lytle Lake, To Pecos Texas, Transportation, Sandstorm (1902), Anecdote, Life in tent, Welcome Texas, Citizens, School, Circuit riders, Joseph Davis (again), Education, Louisiana Military College, Biblical studies, Barstow Texas, Vineyards, Orchards, Barstow family, Inez Harrison, Employment, George Barstow, World War I, Cotton prices, Irrigation, Brush fences, Floods, Firewood, Barstow Texas (again), Sandstone quarry, Bowen and Joyce General Store, Archie Hart maternal grandfather.

Tape 1, Side 2: Archie Hart (continued), Civil War captain, Parents, Courtship, Family background, Macomson family, Wagon trains (1847), Davis family, Childhood, Household chores, Laundry, Cooking, Caring for ill persons, Water supply, Well depth, Watering horses, Oil wells, Medical care, Migraines, Home remedies, Anecdotes, Pecos Texas, Settlement, Wink Texas, Oil boom, Clint Harrison husband, Telegraph operator, Ranch land, Mineral rights.

Tape 2, Side 1: Mr. Walker Texas Land Commissioner, Land leasing, May Ament, Early female attorney, Investments, Pecos Texas, Oil field development, Cotton farming, Saloons, Junk store, Anecdote, Mr. Zimmer blacksmith, Father, Temperament, Anecdotes, Childhood, Behavior, Punishment, Cedar Gap Texas, Cooking, "Doctor books".

Tape 2, Side 2: Davis family history, Mrs. Davis paternal grandmother, Medicine, Davis plantation, Black children, Education, Jefferson Davis, San Angelo Texas, Swine flu epidemic (1918), Davis Paint Company, World War I, Artillery, Anecdotes, Doctors, Sisters, Appendicitis attack, Golf player.

Range Dates: 1892-c.1920

Bulk Dates: 1892-1918

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