Wilkinson, Mr and Mrs Sam 1979-03-15

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The Wilkinsons discuss their early lives in Stanton.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilkinson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 15, 1979

Location: Stanton, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 35 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Wilkinson, George Tam, father, To Stanton (1890), Adobe buildings, Convent school, Sisters of Mercy Academy, Boarders, Discipline, Sisters, Mr. Wilkinson, Ancestors, Yoakum County, To Stanton (1905), Schools, Father, Mr. Ebershaw, grocery business, Cattle drives, Size of herd, Route, Length of trip, Livestock, Fountain G. Oxsheer, first blooded stock, Farming began (1915), Germans, first settlers, Cotton gin (1912), Sandstorms, Roads, Churches, Sheep ranching, Early Stanton families, Entertainment, Dances, Music, Holidays, July 4th picnic, Community Christmas party.

Tape 1, Side 2: Baptists, Opposed dancing (1950s), Transportation, Buggies, Automobile (1910).

Range Dates: 1890-1950s

Bulk Dates: 1905-1950s


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