Taylor, Mrs O L 1981-06-30

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Mrs. Taylor, retired teacher whose husband O. L. was a traveling salesman, discusses her family background and childhood experiences. She also describes Lubbock and the changes she has seen.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. O.L. Taylor

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 30, 1981

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Indian Territory (1902), Fort Smith, Arkansas, Family background, Ben F. Morrow, great-grandfather, River travel (1830s), Arkansas settler, William Cornog, father, Civil War, Angelina Morrow, grandmother, Parents, Marriage (1894), Father, Jobs, Farming communities, Large families, Crops, Childhood, Entertainment, Behavior, Chores, Employees, Hog killing.

Tape 1, Side 2: Hog killing (continued), Process, Sausage making, Lard making, Orchards, Gardens, Education, University of Arkansas, Elderly people, Care, School teacher, Driving, Family graveyards, Funerals.

Tape 2, Side 1: Automobiles (1914), Funeral, Gas fields, Father, Obadiah L. Taylor, husband, Marriage (1932), To Lubbock (1941), Husband, traveling salesman, Roads (1940s), Personality, Houston, Texas, Shamrock Hotel, Lubbock, Population (1941), Reese Air Force Base, Growth, Reasons, Military base, Business opportunities, Texas Tech University, Texas Instruments.

Tape 2, Side 2: Societal changes, Childhood, Behavior, Child rearing, Sue Taylor, daughter, Carolyn Taylor, daughter, Living History Program, Lubbock Public Schools, First Cattle drive, Texas Tech University (1950s).

Range Dates: 1830-1950s

Bulk Dates: 1902-1950s

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