Neill, Lovie, Lela and Jessie Weatherby, and Dorothy Weatherby Massey

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Lovie Neill and the Weatherby sisters relate their individual recollections concerning the Brite Ranch Raid of December 25, 1917.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lovie Neill, Lela and Jessie Weatherby, and Dorothy Weatherby Massey

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: None Given

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Bruce Bissonette

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lovie Neill [speaker], Arrival at the ranch, Area of the house where the family was gathered, Prayer, Rev. H. M. Bandy, Lela Weatherby [speaker], Recalls uncle’s bloodied face, Family sitting on the floor, Christmas dinner, Return to town, Body of bandit leader, Jessie Weatherby [speaker], Description of the activities that morning, Aunt Janie, Uncle Sam, Dorothy Weatherby Massey [speaker], Family at the ranch, Christmas Eve party, Description of raid, Bandits’ demands, Killings, Christmas dinner, Crecencia Nativadad, Mexican servant, Arrival of relatives during the raid, Arrival of soldiers.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1917

Bulk Dates: December 1917

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