Thorp, Byrd 1976-01-27

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County Judge Byrd Thorp recalls life in Throckmorton from the early 1900s to 1976.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Byrd Thorp

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 27, 1976

Location: Throckmorton, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Maternal grandparents, Schick, To Mobeetie, Texas, To Throckmorton, Texas, Boarding house and livery stable, Paternal grandparents, To Fort Griffin, Texas, Grandfather was a blacksmith, Father, Byrd Fanner Thorp, Born: Fort Davis, Texas, To Fort Griffin, To Throckmorton (1890), Mother, Flora Schick, Throckmorton (1890), Parents’ marriage (1900), Schooling in Throckmorton, Death of father, Bachman Brothers Company, Banking course, Stamford, Texas, Employment with First National Bank, Marriage to Samie Condron (1931), Condron family, Throckmorton, Citizens, Schools in area, Merchants, Wagon yards, Car dealerships, Hotels, Industry, Grandfather’s development of buggy jack.

Tape 1, Side 2: County judge, Changes in Throckmorton County, Hospital, County barn, Roads constructed, Ranches, Donated school lands, Culture and art club papers, Throckmorton history, Construction of courthouse, Renovation, Native stone construction, County deeds and records, Bob Lilly.

Range Dates: 1890-1976

Bulk Dates: 1900-1976

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