Whitfill, Fess 1975-05-16

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Fess Whitfill, longtime Floyd County veterinarian, talks about his life and career in that field. This tape is somewhat difficult to understand.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fess Whitfill

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 16, 1975

Location: Floyd County, Texas

Interviewer: Kelly Marble

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Alma, Texas (February 13, 1901), Education, Alma, Recites poem, Marriage (August 16, 1930), Children, Decision to become a veterinarian, Incident, heart massage to calf, Cotton industry, Prices, Baling slide, Incident, treating a sick elephant, Other veterinarians, Flu epidemic (1918), Horses, Blind staggers disease, Treatment, Joined Brunk’s Comedians (1923), Children (again), Incident, sick mule, Anecdotes.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1901-1975

Bulk Dates: 1930-1975

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