Jones, O L 1976-01-24

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O. L. Jones speaks of his years as an employee of the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: O.L. Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 24, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Employed by Katy (Missouri, Kansas & Texas) Railroad (1912-1914), Taught school, Acting Postmaster, Milsap, Texas, Fort Worth postal clerk, Employee of Fort Worth and Denver Railway (1918-1959), Took only vacation (1963), Toured Europe and Holy Land, Slide shows, Katy Railroad, Employed as a station helper, Learned telegraphing, Salary, Various positions with Fort Worth and Denver Railway, Head Freight Claim Investigator (1930-1959), Job description, Cattle settlements.

Tape 1, Side 2: Refrigerated shipments, Clerk’s union, Membership, Joined by airline clerks, Compulsory membership (from 1932), Benefits, Absence of strikes, Retirement, Long-term employees common, Retirees mentioned, Retirement party.

Range Dates: 1912-1959

Bulk Dates: 1912-1959

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