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Mrs. Tye, longtime resident of Floydada, recalls her childhood and early adult years in Floyd County, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Betty McClesky Tye

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 5, 1973; May 17, 1975

Location: Floydada, Texas

Interviewer: Terry Wilson, Cara Copeland, Shannon Dell, and Kelly Marble

Length: 1 hour 6 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born (February 25, 1895), Parents to Floyd County (1890), First home, Half-dugout, Father elected County Treasurer (1896), Childhood toys, Christmas celebrations, Courthouse, Schools, Special events, Presbyterian Academy, Floydada, Texas fire (1911), W. O. Tye, husband, Courtship, Wedding, Flu epidemic (1918), Illness of husband, Doctors, Dugouts and half-dugouts, Fuel, Anecdotes, Cow on top of dugout, Father’s flying hat, Clothing, Sports, Flu epidemic (again), Presbyterian Academy (again), Early students, Refrigeration, Town square, Floydada, Former pastors of church, Houses, Posey house, White house.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Father, Born: Tennessee (June 26, 1855), To Arkansas (1866), To Denison, Texas (1876), To Glen Rose, Texas, To Walnut Springs, Texas, Son, Sam born, Dr. Powell, Mother, Born in Gilman, Texas, To Walnut Springs, Texas, Met husband, Married (1882), Homestead (1890), Lived in half-dugout, To Amarillo, Texas, Father elected County Treasurer, Betty McCleskey, Born in half-dugout, To Floydada (1902), Father, County Sheriff (1904-08), Anecdote, four years old (1899), First school, Two rooms, Floydada, Private Presbyterian academy, Description, Betty McCleskey Tye, Worked in dry goods store, Met W. O. Tye, Married (December 24, 1916), Children named, Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Taught school (c. 1914), W. O. Tye, Water well driller, Railroad work, Anecdote: arrival in 1911, Floydada, Fire (July 4, 1911), Flu epidemic (1918), Sick tended in courthouse, Anecdote: death, Punishment, Automobiles, Anecdote: stealing gourds, Orchards, Floydada (again), Sports (1911), Floydada High School vs. Presbyterian Academy, Girls’ basketball, Football, Businesses, Lockney, Texas, Store, Christmas holidays, Star at courthouse, Star at Methodist Church, Church, Denominations met together, Methodists, Indians, Travel, Trip to New Mexico.

Tape 2, Side 2: Travel (continued), Trip to New Mexico (continued), Ate prairie chickens, Childhood, Tent shows, "Crucifixion of Christ", Molly Davey, Harley Sadler, Other shows, Doors never locked, Friends named.

Range Dates: 1855-1975

Bulk Dates: 1900-1920

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