Spear, Mayme Alexander 1974, 1975, and Undated

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Mrs. Spear talks about her family genealogy, her father and grandfather’s contributions to Lubbock, the schools she attended, and personal views of the Hub City.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mayme Alexander Spear

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 25, 1974; August 31, 1975; and Undated

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Chuck Alexander and unlisted

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Menard, Texas, To Lubbock (October 10, 1905), Route to Lubbock, Father opened first telephone exchange (February 1906), 64 families in Lubbock, Growth of Lubbock, C. W. Post, Post, Texas, Differences between early-day Lubbock, Telephone business, Education, Lubbock High School, Texas Tech, First graduating class, Other schools attended, Lubbock (again), Assets for growth, Discussion of photographs, Lubbock (again), Attitudes toward education.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Family history (father), Born: 1871, in Collin County, Texas, Ten Miles (Crossing) San Saba River, Texas, Near Menard, Family history, Juhan genealogy, Alexander genealogy, School, Daniel Baker College (Brownwood, Texas), Education, Lubbock High School (1918), Born (May 29, 1899), Schools attended, Baylor University (Waco, Texas), Dr. Armstrong, Sullin’s Finishing School, Texas Technological College (Lubbock), First graduating class.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Early West Texas tales, Stampede, Cochran County, Texas (1914), Ranch, Cattle, Loco weed, Brother, Antelope, Roping, Alexander family (1903), Trip to New Mexico, Covered wagon, Alexander family (pre-Civil War), Sherman, Texas, Joab Alexander, To Roswell, New Mexico (1905), Homestead, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Telephone exchange in Lubbock, George T. Curtis, To Lubbock (1905), Trip, Brownfield, Texas, Arthur Alexander, Nicolett Hotel, To Lubbock (October 10, 1905), Building, Telephone exchange (February 1906), Telephone business, 64 families, C. W. Post, Land, Telephone line to Post, Texas, Joab Alexander (again), Sold business to Southwestern Bell (1910).

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1871-1927

Bulk Dates: 1899-1927

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