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Browsing items in: Oral Histories of Pinetop, Lakeside, McNary and Whiteriver, Arizona

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    • Porter Family History, Part 1

    • Porter, Zina
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Polygamy--Religious aspects -- Mormon Church -- History
    • Zina Scott Porter was born in 1904 in Mexico. Her grandparents on both sides had moved there after the Manifesto was passed, in order to keep their polygamous families intact. Zina remembers growing up in Mexico, tells of floods, her education,...
    • Porter Family History, Part 2

    • Porter, Zina
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Zina Porter continues her story at the time of her husband Wilmer's death, and of a trip back to Mexico with friends and family in search of the mountain where Joseph Smith reported receiving the Book of Mormon. She ends with an exhortation for...
    • Russell Family History, Part 3

    • Russell, Verna Mae and Russell, David
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Verna Mae tells of how she came to McNary, Arizona as a child. She describes the typical African-American quarters, the African-American and Indian schools she attended, the churches and restaurants, and the jobs she held in the logging and...
    • Cooley Family History

    • Penrod, Lillie Cooley
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Cooley, Corydon E. (Corydon Eliphalet Cooley) 1836 - 1917; White Mountain Apache Indians -- Arizona; Show Low (Ariz.); Clark,...
    • This rare and priceless interview is of Lilly Cooley Penrod, a daughter of Corydon E. Cooley. It was conducted by Glenn West and Byde Amos, her grand nephew and nephew, in 1966. She gives a clear, never before glimpsed, and intimate account of...
    • Fish Family History, Part 1

    • Fish, Rollin
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Mormon pioneers -- Arizona -- biographies; Sawmills -- accidents; Sawmills -- Arizona;
    • This interview of Rollin Fish, Ferrel Fish's father, was conducted by Barry Richens, a Northland Pioneer College instructor, in 1977. Rollin is a son of one of the six original Mormon families to settle Lakeside, Arizona. He tells about his...
    • Guenther Family History,  Part 1

    • Guenther, Minnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Biography; Missionaries -- Arizona --Biography; Native Americans; Lutheran minister; Navajo County (Ariz.); White Mountain Apache Indians -- Arizona; Guenther, Edgar E.; Guenther, Minnie
    • This interview of Minnie Guenther, the wife of Edgar Guenther, an early Lutheran missionary to the Apache Indians, was recorded in 1977. She gives a background of her German immigrant upbringing, of meeting her future husband, and their subsequent...
    • Buell Family History, Part 1

    • Buell, Ed and Buell, Ted
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Navajo County (Ariz.); Pinetop-Lakeside (Ariz.) -- History; Holbrook (Ariz.) -- History;
    • Ted and Ed Buell tell about their mother's family coming to Bisbee, Arizona at the turn of the century and their father's arrival shortly after WWI. Alice Anderson was a young teacher when she met Ed Buell on a blind date in Globe, Arizona. The...
    • Penrod Family History

    • Penrod, Sue Jacobs
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography;
    • Sue tells the stories passed down through her family of the history of Pinetop, Arizona from the earliest Penrod family settling the area to the recent past. She shares her childhood memories of growing up, the school, her friends and relatives...
    • McNeil & Lee Family History, Part 8

    • Lee, Esther McNeil
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Part 8: Esther and son Raymond remember how the community entertained itself during the hard times of the Great Depression under isolated conditions. Through it all, the family bond was tight and was well seasoned with light-hearted teasing. ...
    • McNeil & Lee Family History, Part 7

    • Lee, Esther McNeil
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Part 7: Esther and Lawrence began their family that would eventually grow to 10 children. (One son was drowned in Rainbow Lake.) As the Great Depression set in, Lawrence worked 3 jobs simultaneously. He took the job as the High School Shop...
    • McNeil & Lee Family History, Part 6

    • Lee, Esther McNeil
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Part 6: Esther stayed to live with her grandmother Mary Ann McNeil after the funeral of John L. Fish. She started going to high school in Snowflake. The disruption of having her there traveling back and forth to school irritated her grandmother,...
    • McNeil & Lee Family History, Part 5

    • Lee, Esther McNeil
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Part 5: Esther was 13 years old when she first met Lawrence Lee. She had gone to stay with one of her sisters who lived at Copper Glance in Miami, Arizona, where several other White Mountain families lived. Lawrence stayed at Robber's Roost and...
    • McNeil & Lee Family History, Part 4

    • Lee, Esther McNeil
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Part 4: Esther continues telling stories about her childhood as an orphan, the people she lived with and the community she depended upon. She paid her way in homes by doing chores such as housework, chopping wood, gathering the eggs and feeding...
    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 3

    • West, Glenn and West, Lonnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation; Apache Indians--Women; Lakeside (Ariz.); Sheep ranchers--Arizona--Biography; Amos family; West...
    • Part 3: When Earl and Elsie West married, because she had Indian tribal rights passed down from her grandmother Mollie Cooley, they started running cattle on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. They were given three allotments in Dry Valley...
    • Johnson Family History, Part 3

    • Johnson, Raymond and Thomas, Martha
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Part 3: Raymond Johnson graduated from high school during the Korean War. He was drafted shortly thereafter and served in the South Pacific. After he returned he went on a mission trip to South America. He returned in 1961, went to college and...
    • McNeil & Lee Family History, Part 3

    • Lee, Esther McNeil
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Part 3: Esther tells the story of her birth. Her father Daniel was building the family a home in Lakeside when he was called away. Emma was pregnant, but was driving a horse and skidding logs while he was gone. She went into labor and while the...
    • Perry Family History, Part 3

    • Perry, Edgar
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography;
    • Part 3: After Edgar and Corrine Perry returned to Arizona, he began teaching for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Edgar worked for Arizona Tourism for a time, traveling around the country and throughout Europe, tempura painting now, instead of...
    • Wilbur Family History, Part 2

    • Wilbur, Tilden and Wilbur, Carol
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; McNary (Ariz.)--History; Pinetop--Lakeside (Ariz.); Grocery stores--1950-2000; School boards--Arizona;
    • Part 2: Tilden and Carol describe McNary as it once was. They then give the history of their stores, Wilbur's Markets, and a businessman's perception of the changing culture in the White Mountains as it evolved from the timber industry to that of...
    • Johnson Family History, Part 2

    • Johnson, Raymond
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.);
    • Part 2: Raymond's story picks up describing the Great Depression in Lakeside, and then how World War II affected the community. He talks about those who left for the War and never returned. He describes the Lakeside schools, its educators, and...
    • Velasquez Riley Family History, Part 2

    • Riley, Mary Velasquez
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Scouts and Scouting--Arizona--Biography; Velasquez Family; Military Camps--Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Indian Reservation...
    • Part 2: Mary Velasquez grew up neighbors with her future husband, Peter Riley. She was working, cleaning the hospital when he returned from school and they met again at a dance. She candidly tells of their marriage, then explains the Apache...

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