Partin, Rev James W 1981-01-13

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Rev. James W. Partin, retired Baptist pastor, reminisces about his youth and discusses aspects of daily life in West Texas. He concludes with comments about his future.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rev. James W. Partin

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 13, 1981

Location: Tuscola, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Anson, Texas (January 22, 1897), Charles H. Partin, father, Emma Sprayberry Partin, mother, Hardin-Simmons College, Dr. J. D. Sandifer, President, Jones County, Texas, Farming, Ranching, Spade Ranch, George Arnett, ranch foreman, LFD Ranch, Littlefield family, owners, Slaughter Ranch, New Mexico, Land ownership, Crops, Plows, Orchards, Schoolteachers, Religious groups.

Tape 1, Side 2: Ewing family, Religious services, Lubbock, Texas (1907), Railroad, Photographs, Lubbock band, Henry Partin, uncle, Buffalo hunter, Cowboys, Frank Lester, Lubbock band, Music.

Tape 2, Side 1: Dances, Conversion to Baptist religion, Calling to preach, Ordination (1916), Richland Baptist Church, Baptisms, Hardin-Simmons College, Dr. Rupert N. Richardson, Dr. W. F. Fry, Dr. E. B. Atwood, Church organization, Choosing minister, Meeting places, Wilson, Texas, Sermons, Sources, Ministers, Qualifications.

Tape 2, Side 2: Sermons, Preparation, Delivery, Religion, Role in settlement, Ku Klux Klan, Travel, Covered wagon, Parents, Values, Punishment, Employees, Women’s chores.

Tape 3, Side 1: Family background, Feud, Murder, Education, Old age, Death, Wills.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1897-1981

Bulk Dates: 1897-1981

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