Hinn, Mrs Albert G 1956-07-30

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Mrs. Hinn sketches some aspects of the life of her late husband, Albert Hinn, who owned a flour mill in Plainview.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Albert G. Hinn

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Date: July 30, 1956

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Seymour V. Connor

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives biography of Albert G. Hinn, Born in Wisconsin, Moved to Plainview, Texas (1908), Graduated from University of Wisconsin, Describes Hinn’s family mercantile store, Hinn bought some farm land outside Plainview (1908), Recalls her meeting with Hinn at dance in flour mill, Married (1909) and bought mill (1910), Mill called Harvest Queen, Contest to name flour, Mill burned and rebuilt (1926), Shares clippings with Connor, Connor reads article about the reopening, Returns to naming contest, Tries to remember when Hinn bought area grain elevators, Speculates on Hinn’s bank investments, City National Bank, Hard work typified Hinn’s life, Comments on knowledge of husband’s business, Elevator fire remembered, Depression hit Plainview (September 1930), Hinn lost almost everything, Every bank in Plainview failed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1908-1930

Bulk Dates: 1908-1930

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