King, Woods 1970-06-09

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Woods King, former Roberts County Commissioner, relates his family history on both his mother’s and his father’s sides and also gives some early Roberts County history.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Woods King

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 09, 1970

Location: Perryton, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mother’s family biographical information, Grandfather, Jacob C. Walstad, from Norway, Settled on Bar CC Ranch (1886), Names of children in family given, Move to Ochiltree County (1887), Description of cedar house, Digging for water, King’s father, Account of trip from Virginia to Texas, Bar CC Ranch employment recalled, Loco horse incident.

Tape 1, Side 2: Loco horse incident (continued), Bar CC closed out (1893), Events involving father’s entering cattle business, Marketing cattle, King’s education, Brothers and sisters mentioned, Early career described, Account of Ochiltree County Courthouse wedding, Catching mustangs, Moving Roberts County Seat from Old Parnell to Miami, Story of fraud in organization of Roberts County, Father’s part in courthouse move.

Tape 2, Side 1: Father’s part in courthouse move (continued), Family marriages recalled, King elected Roberts County Commissioner (1926), King’s wife, Ruby Pollock, and their two daughters mentioned, Town of Miami, Roberts County saloon, Houses, Courthouse (founded in 1888), Father was first Commissioner, Functions of County Commissioner enumerated, Billy Dixon, Indian Scout, in the Adobe Walls Fight (1874), Drowning incident in Abilene described.

Tape 2, Side 2: Drowning incident in Abilene (continued)

Range Dates: 1874-1970

Bulk Dates: 1886-1926

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