Pittard, Mrs Erwin T 1976-04-06

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Mrs. Pittard discusses her recollections of Anson and the lives of her father, Dr. D. L. Stevens, and grandfather, James Hider, a Methodist minister who immigrated from England.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Erwin T. Pittard

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 06, 1976

Location: Anson, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mother, Interest in genealogy, Grandfather, James Hider, Emigration from England, Teacher and Methodist minister, Missouri Rangers, Confederate group, To Kansas, Grandmother, Malotte Hider, French Huguenot, Grandfather Hider, To Texas (1886), Minister, Abilene, Texas, Preaching in Anson, Texas, Drought, Return to Missouri, Return to Abilene, Mother, Abilene High School, Southwestern University, Grandfather’s move to Anson, Circuit minister, Father, Dr. D. L. Stevens, Emigration from England, To Alabama, Mobile Medical College, Grandfather Stevens, California gold fields, Participation in Civil War, Father, To Anson, Texas (1895), House calls.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Parents’ marriage (1898), Born: 1900, Brother, Charles Stevens, Women’s Study Club (1903), Adopted sister, Library, Fires, Anson (1904), Playing dolls, Indian stories, Flash floods, Anson, First railroad (1906), First rock building, Private school, Stanford College, Texas Woman’s College (Texas Wesleyan), Marriage to Erwin Pittard (1919), Taught high school, Red Cross, Drought during World War I, Camping, Carr and Sprayberry families, Circus, Train rides, Trip to Denver, Colorado.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: William Jennings Bryan, Death, Picture shows, Opera house (1907), First talking movie, Dancing club, Tent shows, Plays, First car, Ice cream parlor, Judge Combs, Dry good store, Mr. Steed, First telephone, Electricity, Cotton buyers, Father’s office, Millinery shops, Hardware shops, Drugstores, Lumber yard.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1886-1910

Bulk Dates: 1898-1910

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