Collier, Mrs Roy B 1978-06-13

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Mrs. Collier discusses early days in Brownfield, Texas, childhood recollections, her husband Roy B. Collier, and Collier’s Funeral Home.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Roy B (Ellen) Collier

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Date: June 13, 1978

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Queenelle Sawyer Flache and Katherine Hargrave Hamilton

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Born, Comanche, Texas (1901), Parents, John and Minnie Welch, Married, Snyder, Texas (October 1894), Came to Terry County (1902), Move to Brownfield, Texas (1906), Family members listed, Roy B. Collier, Came to Brownfield (1919), First mortician, m. Ellen Welch (1921), Early days in Brownfield, Father, John Welch (again), House, Occupations, School, Activities, Collier's Funeral Home, Locations, Renovations (1957), Childhood remembrances, Needlework, Chores, Father's occupation, Food crops, Home parties, New Year's Eve, Methodist Church, Epworth League anecdote, Games, Courtship and marriage, Early residences, Locations (1921-present), Sunday School teachers, Retirement, West Texas hospitality, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Green, Roy B. Collier, Brownfield description (1919), Hotel, Funeral Home, Contrasts Fort Worth/West Texas people, Poem: "Order for Happy Life"

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1901-1978

Bulk Dates: 1901-1957

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