Neely, Mrs Mary L 1968-06-26

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Mrs. Neely relates a general perspective of ranch life before giving a lengthy and complete genealogy and readings from her book, The Universe Is God.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Mary L. Neely

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 26, 1968

Location: McNary, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Listing of travels, Birth of Son—Weed, Distance from farm, Listing of ranches, 3A Ranch life, Duties, Mail delivery and route, Conditions, Coffin making, Shaping, Lining, Depth and digging of grave, Diphtheria incident, Pneumonia deaths, Father’s biography, Trail hand, Education, First Comanche settlers, Hobbling incident, Milking, Sage fuel, Short biography of R. P. Altman, Short biography of D. E. Helms, Children, Home education—Orange, High school entrance, Husband’s death, Orange County seat—location, Ranch neighbors, El Paso: Population, Distance from ranch, Biographical material, Drought (1917-1920), Number of coffins made, Social life.

Tape 1, Side 2: Great-grandparents’ biography, Union soldiers incident, Grandparents’ and parents’ biography, Father’s medical practice—locations, Dell City incident, History of the Neely family article, Mary Neely Creed, Readings from The Universe is God, General statement of philosophy.

Range Dates: 1880-1968

Bulk Dates: 1880-1968

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