Sears, J Henry 1956-06-22

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Henry Sears, owner of a grain business in Hereford, recalls his early life and the many jobs which he has held.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J. Henry Sears

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 22, 1956

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Seymour V. Connor

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background of J. H. Sears’ early life, Reasons for coming to Plainview, Religious dictates of Mrs. Sears, Sears moved back to Waco, Reasons for moving back to Canyon, Sears’ brand described, Farming of the times discussed, Story of Sears’ failure in farming, J. H. Sears tells of his education.

Tape 1, Side 2: J. H. Sears tells of jobs he has held and places he has left, Bought grain business which he runs at present, Discussion of grain business from 1941-1948, Sued for O.P.A. violation, Growth of the grain business, Death of Mrs. Sears.

Tape 2, Side 1: Operation of grain business today, Sears entered the oil business, Economy Commission mentioned, Sears was top man of the year in Hereford.

Tape 2, Side 2: Effects of World War II on business, Sears’ secret of success given, Served on School Board, Philosophical ideas, Sears’ favorite story, Travels, Greatest achievement named, Offices held by Sears.

Range Dates: 1930s-1956

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1956

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