Lane, Louis D 1968

From SWC Oral History Collection
Revision as of 18:03, 7 May 2015 by Heather (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Journalist Louis Lane lists the early residents of Brownwood, specifically each of her mayors, in chronological order. Only a few words are said about each mayor, usually concerning their business occupations, a personal anecdote or civic accomplishment, and perhaps a mention of their families. Afterward, Mr. Lane lists his own civic and social works and accomplishments.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Louis D. Lane

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 24 and 28, 1968

Location: Brownwood, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter (?)

Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family’s biography, Brownwood, Texas, Early buildings (1894), Prominent families, Early school locations, Autobiographical material, Newspaper experience, Listing of newspapers, Editors, Fort Worth Star-Telegram employees (1918), E. Kirkpatrick, Battle Row history, Shooting incident, First World War I casualty, American Legion Post History, Autobiographical material, Polio epidemic, Mayors, Silas (Sal) Tanner (1877), Family biography, Gray horse incident, C. H. Jenkins (1886-1888), Daughter, Ability as a lawyer, Brooke Smith (1888-89, 1895, 1897), Railroad involvement, Brown County Pioneers Association, Officers.

Tape 1, Side 2: J. C. Weekly (1893-1895), Hardware business, Domino incident, Dr. Mark W. Burnam (1897-1899), Office location, Bleeding treatment, Thomas Barrow, John McMahon (1901-1903), Home location, Children, Business affiliations, H. W. McGee (1903-1905), Children, Business, Home location, C. H. Ben Samuel (1905-1907), Occupations, First auto, J. R. Looney (1907-1915, 1920-1922), Business, Looney School, Fred S. Abney (1915-1916, 1922-1926), 1922 campaign and E. M. Davis, Family biography, H. C. McGowan (1916-1917), War effort, A. C. Benton (1917-1918), Early life, Elkins, Occupations, P. L. Halbit (1917-18), Occupations, W. D. McCulley (1926-1928), Positions and accomplishments, Second wife, Death, P. C. McInnis (1928-1929), Business, Biographical material, O. W. McDonald (1929-1932), Business, Dam, W. A. Butler (1932-1934), Early occupations, Civic positions, W. E. Thompson (1934-1938), Business, Hot wells plans, Wendell Mays (1938-1948), Listing of residents, Occupations, Family’s biography, A. N. Thompson (1948-1952), Business, Smith-Bell (?) (1952-1956), Toys for Tots incident, Positions held, Family’s biography, Merle (?) (1956-1958), W. C. (Bill) Carpenter (1958-1962), Business.

Tape 2, Side 1: Community service council, W. C. Monroe (1962-1968), Business, Illness, W. T. Truman Harlow (1968), Family, Positions held by Lane, Accomplishments.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1877-1968

Bulk Dates: 1886-1968

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:


Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.