Ross, Mrs Lillian 1980-11-06

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mrs. Ross discusses her past and describes daily life in early Crosby County. She also notes changes in farming, fashions and everyday life brought on by new innovations and attitudes.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Lillian Ross

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 06, 1980

Location: Ralls, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents, Samuel W. Wright, father, Martha Thornton Wright, mother, To Crosby County, Texas (November 1877), The Plains, First impressions, Wildlife, Dugout, Home, Lumber, Landscaping, Father, Freighter, Dr. Stukes, Childhood chores, Born (January 2, 1904), Freighting, Anecdotes, Amarillo, Texas, Bank, School, Teachers, Certificates, Boarding, Wright Homestead, Location, School, Community, Dances, Sunday worship, Christmas, Program, Gifts, Caroling, Meals, Other holidays, First cotton (1907), Cone, Texas, Cotton gin, Thrashing, Crops raised, Hog killings, Lard, Sausage making, Hog head cheese, Cracklins.

Tape 1, Side 2: Water supply, Conservation, Funerals, Hank Smith, postmaster, Julian Bassett, Wedding, Anecdote, Marrying age, Brother Wellers, Baptist minister, Courting, Children, Big families, Birth control, Women’s modesty, Premarital sex, Attitude, Mail delivery, Magazines, School library, Magazines, Employees, Crops, Gardens, Orchards.

Tape 2, Side 1: Great Depression, School busing, Farm programs, Rural population, Rural schools, Quality of education, Spelling bees, Ciphering matches, Ku Klux Klan, Women’s suffrage, Prohibition, Farming, Wells (1950s), Mechanization, Jack Ross, husband, Marriage (June 1, 1932), Cow chips, Lighting, Carbide lights, Electricity (1930s), Wind chargers, Land, Appreciation, The Twenties, Flappers, Fashions, Hobble skirts (1910), Split skirts, Flappers’ dresses, Parents’ reactions, Women, Drinking, Cigarettes.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1877-1950s

Bulk Dates: 1904-1950s

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:


Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.