Sones, Bennie Braxton 1974-09-26

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Bennie B. Sones, manager of the Higginbotham Lumber and Furniture Company in Brownwood, recalls his association with the company.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bennie Braxton Sones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 26, 1974

Location: Brownwood, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Summarizes family history, Recalls Dublin, Texas, during his childhood, Recounts employment during Depression, Started with Higginbotham Lumber Company (1939), Mentions I. C. Underwood and Fred Childers in Gorman, Texas, Descrisbes Higginbotham’s implement and livestock business, Early corporate history given, Marries Martha Benskin (1937), Discusses Gorman and its peanut industry, Recalls Higginbotham apple orchard, Paul Richardson was Brownwood yard manager, Recollects materials for Camp Bowie, Moved to Brady, Texas, to work under Mike Harrod, Entered Navy (1942), Returned to Brady and became manager (1946), Moved to Weatherford, Texas, as manager (1955), Returned to Brownwood (1966), Appliance and furniture division discussed, Higginbotham bought Pierce Brothers Lumber Co., Discusses Brownwood growth and economy.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1939-1974

Bulk Dates: 1939-1966

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