Pruett, Mrs Willie Imogene (Stockton)

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Mrs. Pruett, a retired schoolteacher, recalls incidents in her life, including her family’s moves to Texas, California, Arizona and back to Texas, along with recollections of Indian raids and massacres.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Willie Imogene (Stockton) Pruett

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: None Given

Location: None Given

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 1 hour 5 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Stockton family background, Trips across Sabine River with gold dust (1800s), Settled in Hunt County, Lucinda Ivy and William Porter Stockton, Civil War, Grandmother’s life, Early ways of living, Mrs. Pruett’s schooling, Teaching, Marriage in 1916—children, Husband’s illness and death, Teaching again, Tales too Interesting to Forget, Indian massacre of Jackson family, Mr. Loflin’s experiences with Indians, Last Comanche raid around Pecan Bayou, Indian troubles in Lampasas, Brown and San Saba counties (1800-1857), Mrs. Callie Shaw’s recollections of Indians, Other Indian tales.

Tape 1, Side 2: Indian attack on Sanford Hufstedler, Mrs. Pruett’s mother, Mrs. Stockton’s autobiography, Trip west to California, Farmed in California, Mrs. Stockton’s childhood, Stagecoach ride to Phoenix, Life in Phoenix (Mrs. Stockton), Beating of squaw, Jerky, Move to California, back to Texas, Mrs. Pruett’s early schooling.

Range Dates: 1800(?)-1920

Bulk Dates: 1850s-1916

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