Patterson, Loys Tubbs 1995-09-22

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Mrs. Patterson discusses the Tubbs family history and her involvement in a Lubbock car dealership.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Loys Tubbs Patterson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 22, 1995

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Sandra D. Harvey

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Tubbs family, Grandparents moved from Kaufman County, Lubbock two towns at first, Isham and Texana Spikes Tubbs—grandparents, Came to area with several family members, Grandparents had five children and the sixth one bornafter arrival, Names of Tubbs children, Death of daughter, Florence, Lubbock, Texas, Ranching big industry, Tubbs family (again), Tubbs first farmers to clear land, Lived on ranches before farm, Daily life, Developed gardens, Captured meat, Curing of meat, Presence of coyotes, Lubbock, Texas (again), Freight wagons brought lumber to town, Tubbs family (again), Description of house, Discussion of children who died, Social activities, Rodeos, Dances hosted by ranches, Revivals.

Tape 1, Side 2: Tubbs children, Co-ownership of Richmond and Tubbs General Store, Involved in Buick agency, Store owners, Farmers, District clerks, Schoolteacher, Robert Isham Tubbs, Son of Isham and Texana Tubbs, Married Cora Lee Jones (June 3, 1903), Worked on ranch at Levelland, Three children—Carlisle, Loys and Fenner, Loys Tubbs Patterson, Born in 1907, Childhood diseases, Recollection of flu epidemic in 1918, Dad opened Buick dealership, Closed during World War I, Weather, Discussion of dust storms, Black Sunday (April 1934), Lubbock, Texas (again), Children roamed throughout town, Daily life (again), First bathtub, Necessity of windmills, Heating homes, Social activities (again), Birthday parties, Picture shows, Church revivals, Holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving at grandparents, Christmas—candles on trees, Education, Started school early, Graduated from high school (1923).

Tape 2, Side 1: Employment, Lubbock Insurance Agency, Buick agency at Borger, Texas, World War I, Dad closed Buick agency, Rationing of food items, Employment (again), Chevrolet dealership, Secretary for county judge, Personal life, Married in 1934, Moved to Arkansas, Returned to Lubbock in 1935, Lubbock, Texas (again), Businesses in 1930s mainly downtown, Texas Tech University, Recollection of street dance held to celebrate the new college, Chrysler/Plymouth dealership, Fenner Tubbs opened in 1940, Patterson ran company four years during World War II, Accountant for company, Problems with dealership, War created unstable feeling, Tubbs family (again), Recollection of grandparents’ death, Family reunions.

Range Dates: 1890s-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1920-1945

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