Higginbotham, Lorine and Helen Franks 1969-07-11

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Miss Lorine Higginbotham and her sister, Mrs. Franks, discuss the Higginbotham family and early Dublin. Among other things, they talk about the family business and describe old newspaper clippings and photographs. There is a great deal of interference on Side 2 of Tape 2, and it is very difficult to understand.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lorine Higginbotham and Helen Franks

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Date: July 11, 1969

Location: Dublin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lorine Higginbotham, Education and teaching career, John W. Higginbotham father, Owned nursery, Mrs. Franks, Education, Higginbotham family moves to Dublin Texas, John W. Higginbotham’s children, Lattimore family, Private school in Dublin, John W. Higginbotham’s children (again), Discussion of family papers and photographs of homes.

Tape 1, Side 2: General discussion of family members and photographs (continued), D. R. Franks, Helen’s husband, Mayor of Dublin, Early Dublin, Settlers, First railroad station, Street names, Town name, Higginbothams build new homes, Mrs. Franks’ children and grandchildren.

Tape 2, Side 1: General discussion, Newspaper clippings, Cookbook, Photographs of family members, Woman’s Thursday Club organized (1898), Newspaper write-up of Dora Higginbotham’s wedding.

Tape 2, Side 2: Woman’s Thursday Club (again), Higginbotham business discussed.

Range Dates: c. 1890-1969

Bulk Dates: 1898-1969

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