Haskew, Eula and Elizabeth Haskew Martin 1976-01-09

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Miss Eula Haskew and her sister, Dr. Martin, speak in great detail of their family history, recollections of W. E. Rayner and the Rayner town site, and early Stamford, Texas, including the establishment and destruction of Stamford College. Eula Haskew’s education, teaching career and genealogy hobby are also discussed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Eula Haskew and Dr. Elizabeth Haskew Martin

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: January 9, 1976

Location: Brownwood, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Uncle Clay Haskew, Employment at Fort Griffin, Father Joe B. Haskew, Migration to Texas (1882), Mother Isabella Watson.

Tape 1, Side 2: Family move to Stonewall County (1886-1887), Family history, Family land located, Home described, W. E. Rayner, Relation to Haskew family, Beginnings of cattle empire, Haskew family association with Rayner, Anecdote about "brother" Howard, Acquisition of land, Election to county seat, Building and dedication of Stonewall County courthouse, Father’s reaction to Eula’s birth, Fight over location of county seat, Courthouse turned to school, Teacher Johnnie Cowbert, Haskew family move to Stamford Texas (1903), Home located, C. McMillan area businessman.

Tape 2, Side 1: Well at Rayner courthouse, Area businesses, Mrs. Osburn kept boarders, Son, Levi Kurbow owned drugstore, Jim Mullins, jeweler, Haskew family hardware store, Aunt Sally Mullins’ pierced ears, Dr. Moore, owner of dry goods store, Anecdotes about Moore family, Stonewall County Rustler, History of press, Mention of area people, Brandenberg established (1903), Name changed to Old Glory (1917), Description of personal photographs and papers, Personal education, Grades 1-7 in Rayner Texas, Grades 7-10 in Stamford Texas, Rayner dissolved, Move to Stamford (September 1903), Stamford hardware store history, Mrs. Bennett copied father’s letters, Loss of some letters, Diary of Grand Lecturer of the Texas Masons.

Tape 2, Side 2: Evaluation of theses on Stonewall County, Unpublished sources, Schooling at Stamford College (3 years), Opening, Description of opening exercises, First enrollment, Nell Salmon, Destruction by fire, Move to Abilene Texas as McMurry College.

Tape 3, Side 1: Personal photographs described and discussed, Graduate of Southern Methodist University, Teaching career, Throckmorton County Texas, Texas City Texas, Stamford Texas, Return to SMU (1916-1917), Return to teaching, Jones County Texas, Sylvester School, Family move to Brownwood Texas (1918), Education, First degree, Howard Payne College, Degree, Southern Methodist University, Joined Howard Payne College faculty (1920), M. A., Columbia University, Additional work from Columbia University, Retirement from Howard Payne College (1959), Part-time instructor (to 1963), Genealogy as hobby, Methods course in genealogy.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1882-1976

Bulk Dates: 1886-1963

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