Whorton, Billie 1972-05-05

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Billie Whorton, cotton farmer in Roscoe, discusses his family history, his involvement with the Boy Scouts and Roscoe Boys’ Club, and George Parks.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Billie Whorton

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 05, 1972

Location: Roscoe, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 15 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, To Roscoe, Texas area (1888), F. M. Whorton, great-grandfather, From Cave Springs, Georgia, Daniel Boone Whorton, grandfather, R. H. Whorton, father, Billie Whorton, born 1921, Farming, Boy Scouts (1931), Russell Hayne, scoutmaster, George Parks, assistant, Billie Whorton involved (1931-1939), George Parks, scoutmaster (1932), Troop 37, Later became Boys’ Club, Boys’ Club, Billie Whorton, honorary member, Boy Scouts (again), Fund raising (1930s), Activities, George Parks (again), Fair and strict, Scout troop members (1930s), Influence on Roscoe youth, Family history (again).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1888-1972

Bulk Dates: 1931-1940


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