Tubbs, Mrs W O 1980-12-29

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Mrs. Tubbs recalls her early years in Lubbock during the early 1900s and her subsequent move to Abilene.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. W.O. Tubbs

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 29, 1980

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: None Given

Length: 01:11:07 (1 hour, 11 minutes)


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Comanche, Texas (July 26, 1887), Moved to Lubbock (1900), Reasons, Looking for good water, Father S. A. Richmond, Land bought (1900), Description of Lubbock, School teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Holland, Church in second floor of jail, Courthouse, First second-story business, Richmond & Tubbs, Mr. Norton, watch repairer, Rev. Dickson of the Baptist Church, Married (August 29, 1905), At age 18, Husband had a dry goods store, Description of Lubbock (again), Nicolett Hotel, Other businesses, Friends, Josie Rush, Father was a rancher, Dolla Lee, Father was the sheriff, Description of school, Doctors in town, Dr. Overton, Leisure activities, Parties, Dances, Making a living in Lubbock, Most businesses were wood, Their business was metal, Professor Baer, voice teacher, Theater group, Library, Their first car (1906), 177 horsepower Oldsmobile, Jack Robinson, first car owner in Lubbock, Races in Lubbock, Black people, Germans, Lubbock boundaries, Square, Kinch Carter’s dry goods store, Lubbock businesses, Nicolett Hotel (again), Barber shop, Banks, Churches, Cumberland Presbyterian, Went to college at age 15, Simmons College in Abilene, Texas, Attended one year, Involvements at school.

Tape 1, Side 2: Entertainment, Movies, Lindsey Theater, Traveling shows, Skating rink, Texas Tech area, Tubbs family and house, 14-room house, 12 children, Family history, Older sister, Moved to San Angelo, Caraway, Dr. Reynolds, Literary Club, Moved in 1918, Railroad, Father’s business, Fire, Weather, Wind, Dust storms, 1917 parade, Raise money for war bonds, Effect of World War I on Lubbock, Reasons for leaving Lubbock, Moved to Abilene, Texas, Married in the Baptist Church (August 29, 1905), Location of church, Other church buildings, Methodist, Only one Catholic person in town, Played the cornet in Simmons Band, Delia Wilkerson, Started Library funds, High school studies, High school in Lubbock, Houses in Lubbock, Most painted, Most were all different, Husband’s death, Father was a commissioner, Courthouse, Trees surrounding it.

Tape 2, Side 1: Law, Food availability, Mother’s picture, Estacado, Fires, Wind.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1900-1980

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s

Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: digitized January 2016; CD available to listen in the SWC Reading Room


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