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Wallace Cox Sr. discusses early Haskell, Texas, his biography and the origins of Jones-Cox Hardware Company in Haskell.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Wallace Cox, Sr.

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: February 17, 1976

Location: Haskell, Texas

Interviewer: Mrs. Wallace Cox, Jr. and Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: History of Jones-Cox and Company, Haskell, Texas (1905-1976), Brought business (1905), Merchandise, Locations of business, Change in tractor lines, From Farm-All to International, Inherits father's store, Summary of business success, Acquisition of old courthouse, Lively and Kellom Hardware Store, Ranger, Texas, Ku Klux Klan funeral, Cox implement business, Death of Burwell, Cox, Jr. (1936)

Tape 1, Side 2: Cox family history, Personal history, Recollection of F. G. Alexander, Ranger, Texas, oil boom, Purchase of Gobal Hardware Store, Ranger, Texas (1917-1918), Description of Ranger, Texas, Student at Texas A&M (1916-1920), Student Naval Training, Childhood chores, Business with Pace family, Haskell County Courthouse, Transformed into rooming house (Norton House), Deeded to Jones-Cox Company by W. H. Patterson, Cox family funeral business, Established by B. F. McCullum (pre-1905), Early store records, Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Haskell participation, Anecdote about selling row binder, Anecdote about KKK funeral, KKK meetings, Early Negro population in Haskell, Anti-Negro vigilante group, Early employees of Jones-Cox Company, Economics in Haskell, Texas (1918-1920), Division of Ranger store with Kenneth Woods (1938), Economics in Haskell (1934-1936)

Tape 2, Side 1: Effect of World War II on Cox business, Marriage to Ruth Chamber Cox, Personal history of Mrs. Cox, Impressive stores in Haskell, Texas, Tornado (1914), Tornado (1962), Change of Cox business to old-fashioned general store

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1905-1976

Bulk Dates: 1905-1976


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