Tubb, G H 1973-03-24

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G. H. Tubb describes his life and activities in West Texas, recalling events and changes since his arrival to the area in 1916. He also discusses the history of the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: G.H. Tubb

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 24, 1973

Location: Levelland, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah, Larry Jackson

Length: 1 hour 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Move from Oklahoma to West Texas (1916), Trip down described—camped out, Bought farm north of Tahoka, Biographical information revealed, Born in Texas (1891), Family moved to Oklahoma when he was 10, Farmed in Lynn County (1916-1921), Moved to Hockley County (1921), Built first residence on Levelland townsite, Naming of Levelland explained, Split of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (1900), Baptist Missionary Association of Texas organized, Cites reasons for the split, Leaders of the two factions recalled, Organization of the first Baptist church in Levelland, One BMA and one BGCT church evolved from it, Notes growth of other BMA churches in West Texas.

Tape 1, Side 2: Baptist Missionary Association (continued), Composed of lower income members than BGCT, Representation of West Texas churches in the state, BMA reviewed, Financial support of the state association by West Texas churches explained.

Tape 2, Side 1: Description of West Texas (1916), T-Bar Ranch discussed, Hunted coyotes on the ranch, Other early Lynn County ranches recalled, Farming in Lynn County (1961-1921), Lists crops raised, Moved to Hockley County (1921), Sold land for Walter S. Posey, Took jobs exterminating prairie dogs for ranchers, Explains method used, Proposed land deal with Phelps White described, Entered real estate and insurance business (1923), Reed brothers and Yellow House Land Company recalled, Notes effects of the Depression of the 1930s, Had to dissolve real estate business, Took job paying $40 a month.

Tape 2, Side 2: Recollections of Ira P. DeLoache, Remembers David M. Devitt of Mallet Ranch, Death of Devitt’s son, David Jr., Daughter Christine described, School tax assessor-collector for 9 years in Hockley County, Hauled supplies by wagon to area ranches many years, Characterizes Morton J. Smith and his wife, Coming of railroad to Levelland (1925), Collected bonus money from settlers, Notes effect on area’s economy, Children mentioned.

Range Dates: 1891-1925

Bulk Dates: 1900-1925

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