Taylor, Lina Sadler 1976-04-08

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Lina Taylor, Harley Sadler’s niece, discusses her uncle’s life, tent show career and family.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lina Sadler Taylor

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 08, 1976

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Clifford Ashby’s class

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Harley Sadler’s parents, From Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, To Stamford, Texas, Lula Sadler, mother, Junius Sadler, father, Owned a general store, To Avoca, Texas, Luther, older brother, Edgar Sadler, brother, To Avoca, Texas, Harley Sadler, Albany Business School, Roy E. Fox Show, Met Billie Sadler, wife, Importance of love, Death, Avoca, Texas talent show, Harley Sadler Memorial Scout Hall, Early life, Anecdotes, Luther, brother, Preaching ambitions, Lina Taylor’s sister-in-law, Harley Sadler (again), Generosity, Ferdie and Gladys Sadler, Taylor Park, Avoca, Texas, Sadler Show, To Stamford, Texas, To Canyon, Texas (1926), Lina Taylor’s family, Birth of Lina Taylor’s son, Toby character, Make-up, Joke, Harley Sadler’s funeral, Lone Star Chautauqua, Lina Taylor’s children, Tommy Sadler, Gary Sadler (1933), Photographs discussed, Gloria Sadler, daughter, Photographs discussed (again).

Tape 1, Side 2: Gloria Sadler (again), John Allen, husband (1942), Christine Correll, Book about Sadler, Toby character boots, Jerry Sadler, Relation to Harley Sadler, Dr. Sadler, Merkel, Texas, William O. Sadler, Grand-grandfather Sadler, Jane, wife, Cared for by Lula Sadler, Roy Craig, editor, Stamford American, Editorial about Sadler, Harley Sadler (again), Book Collection, Senate memorabilia, Property owned, Political career, Race with Pat Bullock, Tuxedo, Texas, Avoca, Texas, History, Camp meetings and revivals, Sadler’s church affiliation, Sadler family church activities, Paul Thardo, Harley Sadler (again), Character, Speeches.

Tape 2, Side 1: Harley Sadler’s character (again), Brush arbors, Church meetings, Youth center in Avoca, Texas, Anecdote, Lula Sadler.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890-1950

Bulk Dates: 1920-1945

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