Lewis, Willie Newbury 1977-12-15

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Mrs. Lewis, widow of Texas Panhandle rancher William Jenks Lewis, talks about her family history, the ranches her husband owned, their status today, and the people she came in contact with while ranching. Note: a portion of Tape 1 is blank due to mechanical failure.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Willie Newbury Lewis

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 15, 1977

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: William Jenks Lewis, Henry Lee Newbury, Insurance business, Dallas, Texas, Banking business, Hardware business, Shoe business, Col. C. C. Slaughter and Col. Hughes, Banking business, Early home, Meeting future husband, Ranch party in Oklahoma (1911), [Blank], Ranch, Failed, New lease law, Charles Goodnight bought ranch, Paying off debt, Letters to banker, Mrs. Kuhn’s kindness, Husband, Dry goods business, Fire.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Husband, RO (Rowe) Ranch, Cattle to Kansas City, Spur Ranch (leased in 1910), Shoe Bar Ranch (purchased 1911), Mill Iron Ranch, RO Ranch, Married (1910), Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Jones, Apartment at Spur Inn, Clifford B. Jones, Assistant Manager of ranch, Personality, Dallas, Texas, Clifford B. Jones (again), Personality, Texas Technological College, Ranches today, Lease, Shoe Bar, Mill Iron, RO, Will Lewis died (1961), Children, William Lewis, Jr., Betty Lewis Young, Ann Lewis David, Joan Lewis Tatum.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1910-1977

Bulk Dates: 1910-1977

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