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Ada Lee Richmond Chisum Oral History, 6-20-1987

Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00181

Scope and Contents

Ada Lee Richmond Chisum, born on 21 July 1908, relates the story of her grandparents moving to Texas in the late 1800's. Her father worked for the railroad in Yoakum. All the children were born in Yoakum. She tells of early McAllen, the soldiers stationed in McAllen, Richmond Plumbing Company, the Great depression, and the Old Timers Club. She died on 22 May 1996.

Interview conducted on 20 June 1987 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 21 October 2013 from the original analog cassette tape. Hidalgo County Historical Commission.


  • Creation: 6-20-1987


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1 Files (Rio Grande Valley - Oral Histories (ELIBR-0027))

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

ELIBR 4.100
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