Simms, Mrs W C 1974-02-14

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mrs. Simms, pioneer Floydada resident, recalls her family’s move to West Texas and the early history of Floydada.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. W.C. Simms

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 14, 1974

Location: Floydada, Texas

Interviewer: Brenda Jackson and Ladelle Nolanda

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born (January 1, 1890), Cleburn Pass, Louisiana, To Floyd County, Texas (1911), Train, Louisiana, House, Floyd County, Homestead, Occupation (father), Farmer, Farm, Chores, Family history, Parents, Food and clothing, Illness, Dr. Brownfield, Medicines, Home remedies, Entertainment, Games, Toys, Christmas on the Plains, Celebrations, Holidays, Picnics and games, Trips in Texas, Weather, Hail storm (1895), Funerals, At home, Wedding, At home, Rev. Moore, Infare (reception), Flu epidemic (1907), Floydada, Texas, Early business, Early churches, Depression (1930s), Bank, World War I, Husband, World War II, Food shortage, Cannery in Floydada, School, Description, Lessons, Punishment, Depression (again), Food.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890-1950

Bulk Dates: 1911-1940s

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.