Collier, Roy B 1978-06-12

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Roy Collier recalls his early life in West Texas and his business as a funeral director in Brownfield.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Roy B. Collier

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Date: June 12, 1978

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Queenelle Flache and Katherine Hamilton

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Collier family history, William Jasper Collier, Willie Ann Berry, Move to Arkansas, Description of plantation house, Anecdote on "Mammy", Family life, Breakfast, Move to West Texas, 1903, Snyder, Texas, Roscoe, Texas, Inhabitants, Snyder, Texas (again), Move to Vernon, Texas, 1913, Move to Brownfield, Texas, 1919, Sandhills, World War One, Willie Ann Berry (again), Family history, First impressions of Brownfield, Texas, Land, People, Anecdote about father giving Roy Collier 50 acres of land, Cotton prices, Rix Funeral Home, Lubbock, Texas, H. H. Longbreak, Neal Adams, A. M. Brownfield, Homer Winston, Ranching and farming in West Texas, Cotton, Corn, Hunting, Quail, Coyotes, Prairie chickens

Tape 1, Side 2: Meets Ellen Walsh (wife), Wedding, 1921, Children, Variety store, Funeral business, Evolution, Early Hearses, Weather problems, Smallpox epidemic, Ambulance service, Membership in civic organizations, Brownfield Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Church of Christ, Career as funeral director, 1920-1972, Early burial practices in Brownfield, Texas, Evolution of Brownfield, Texas, Roads, Trains, Country

Range Dates: 1897-1975

Bulk Dates: 1900-1925

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