Loudermilk, Garland, Tom Beene, Earl J Pambo, Armstrong Cox, Jay Koonce, and Report of Talk with Jan Ayres Kurtz 1969

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Several employees in Higginbotham stores in west central Texas discuss their careers, Higginbotham business operations, and their family backgrounds.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Loudermilk Garland, Tom Beene, Earl J. Pambo, Armstrong Cox, Jay Koonce, and Report of Talk with Jan Ayres Kurtz

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1969

Location: Stephenville, Comanche, Rising Star and Ballinger, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Garland Loudermilk, in Stephenville:, Family background and early life, Work in Higginbotham stores, People to interview and business records discussed, Jay Koonce, in Rising Star:, Making a taped interview later and business reords discussed, After talking to Jan Ayres Kurtz (daughter of C. R. "Dick" Ayres) in Ballinger, Carpenter tells how the Ayres’ are related to T. J. Williams., Tom Beene, in Comanche: Grandparents moved to Texas, late 1860s, Beene’s early life, marriage, and children, Expansion of Higginbotham business, Funeral homes opened, Changes in the business, Changes in billing and credit, Banks in Comanche.

Tape 1, Side 2: Earl J. Rambo, in Comanche:, Career with Higginbotham company, Rambo’s family background, T. J. Williams recalled, Rambo’s work as the furniture buyer, Marriage and children, Armstrong Cox, in Comanche:, Grandfather Cox recalled, Brown-Cox Co., general merchandise company, Sold out to Higginbotham company, Father worked in Higginbotham store, Cox’s career with Higginbotham business, Early general merchandise stores in Comanche, Business operation and credit, Higginbotham business and family discussed.

Range Dates: 1860s-1969

Bulk Dates: 1860s-1969

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