Stephen, Homer 1969-12-10

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Homer Stephen discusses his literary productions and collection of historical items, the death of his mother Mattie Kay Stephen, and the pioneering Stephen family (for whom the town of Stephenville is named).

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Homer Stephen

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 10, 1969

Location: Stephenville, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Stephen family, Settled in Waco, W. M. F. Stephen came from Missouri to Austin’s, Colony in 1828, Discusses books he has written, Discusses his celebrated marriage to Tenny (?) Spencer on April 20, 1966, Tenny Stephen’s death, Grandmother Stephen in Texas Runaway Scrape (1836), Stalcup family, Record of Mattie Kay Stephen’s (Homer’s mother) funeral oration and her reading of poetry on her 90^th birthday.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discusses the Stephen family home in Stephenville, Discusses his collection of historical items and his efforts to reward pioneer endeavors, Mattie Kay Stephen’s scrapbook of poetry, Silas Sheek—half-brother of Charles Goodnight, Dr. Leonard DeWitt Stephen—dentist (Homer’s brother).

Range Dates: 1828-1969

Bulk Dates: 1836-1969

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