University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Oral History of the Texas Oil Industry Collection, 1952-1958.



Creator Texas Oil Industry
Title: Oral History of the Texas Oil Industry,
Dates: 1952-1958
Abstract Letters, tape recordings, scrapbooks, account papers, studies, interviews, broadsides, brochures, newpaper clippings, bibliography, and photographs concerning the project begun in 1952 and sponsored by Mrs. Walter B. Sharp to place on record the development and history of the Texas oil industry. Records include oral reminiscences of pioneers of all phases of oil fields and oil booms, roughnecks, driller, promoters, financiers, contractors, lease men, law officers; and written material and images to corroborate, expand, and interpret the oral records.
Accession No.: 63-19; 63-23; 63-30; 63-56; 63-96; 67-47; 67-110; 83-154
Extent: 35 feet
Language Materials are in English
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Oral History of the Texas Oil Industry project was supported by the Walter Benona Sharp Fund. Its origins lay in the 1951 gathering of oil pioneers at Beaumont in honor of the Spindletop discovery. At that time, Mrs. Estelle B. Sharp, wife of one of the early Spindletop drillers, began to see the need to gather the recollections of these pioneers before they, like the pioneers of trail driving and railroading, were lost. Through her contributions and those of others interested in recording the story of Texas oil, the project was begun in the summer of 1952 under the auspices of the Archives at The University of Texas.

A major collection documenting the development of the Texas oil industry from the turn of the century to 1950, these records include 218 taped interviews of oral reminiscences of pioneers in all phases of oil fields and oil booms--roughnecks, drillers, promoters, financiers, contractors, leasemen and law officers. The project was begun by sixteen interviewers who recorded on tape the memories of persons who had first-hand knowledge of the history or lore of the early oil industry in Texas.

179 transcripts of the taped interviews were indexed by ten students in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at The University of Texas at Austin, as a group project for the Indexing and Abstracting course under the direction of Professor Eugene B. Jackson. This index is a valuable contribution to an important collection.

This oral history collection is primary source material and has not been edited for consistency. Although the interviews were structured to follow similar lines of questioning, responses vary in content and length. Indexing was done directly from the material being discussed, and terms were selected from the language of the interviewee. Subject headings were used that were deemed appropriate for use by historians, folklorists, linguists, sociologists, and genealogists. Multiple access is possible through the use of personal names, corporations, geographical locations and subjects.

Entries and their modifications are alphabetized letter by letter. The "Mac's" are filed separately from the "Mc's." Variant spellings of names occur due to inconsistencies in the transcriptions. Since no reliable authority was available for determining the correct spelling, all variations are included, with appropriate "see also" references to aid the user. Names of corporations are linked with cross-references when appropriate. Therefore, it is recommended that the researcher investigate variant spellings of personal names and various names of corporations.

Interviewee's names are entered in capital letters followed by appropriate tape numbers. Persons identified only by one name, whether forename or surname, are modified by the term (person). Whenever possible, when only a surname is given, the name is modified by occupation and/or location. Towns or other geographical areas located outside of Texas are identified by their state, abbreviated according to U.S. Postal Service standards, or by the country. An effort was made to avoid a large number of entries under the general terms "Texas" and "Oil."


Scope and Contents

This major collection documenting the development of the Texas oil industry includes taped interviews of oral reminiscences and large quantities of written materials. The 218 interviews record the memories of pioneers in all phases of oil fields and oil booms--roughnecks, drillers, promoters, financiers, contractors, leasemen and law officers. These tapes have been transcribed and indexed for subjects that were deemed appropriate for use by historians, folklorists, linguists, sociologists and genealogists.

Supplementing these oral records are materials which include the photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, brochures, scrapbooks and literary works. These items were loosely grouped into general categories when originally received; more recently they were inventoried and partially reorganized.


 

Organization

1. Inventory/Container List
2. Index to Transcripts of Taped Interviews
3. Supplementary Index to Taped Interviews

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist.


Index Terms

Subjects
Oil industry workers -- Texas -- Interviews.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Texas -- History.

Related Material

See also Mrs. Walter Benona “Estelle Boughton” Sharp Papers, 1899-1937.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Oral History of the Texas Oil Industry Collection, 1952-1958, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

Box Folder
3K2. Sharp Fund Business Matters:
1. Sharp fund research--contributions
2. Budget Formulation
3. Auditor's report budget)
4. Payroll: Sharp fund
5. Statements and Receipts
6. Appointments
7. Requisitons and Purchase Orders
8. Expense accounts
9. Local funds vouchers
10. Inventory
Box
3K3. Correspondence:
1. Prior to 1952
2. 1952
3. 1953
4. 1954
5. 1955
6. 1956
7. 1957-1958
8. Mixed dates
Box
3K4. Work Records:
1. News stories, brochures, miscellaneous
2. Feature stories released
3. Boatright, Mody C. (work report)
4. Kelly, Mary Louise (work report)
5. Owens, William A. (work report)
6. Owens notes on W. B. Sharp
7. Williams, J. W. (work report)
8. Suggestions for interviewers
9. Progress reports
10. Prospects for interviews
11. Sketches on interviewees, A-J
12. Sketches on interviewees. K-Z
13. Interview release forms
Box
3K5. Indices, Newsclippings, and Bibliography:
1. Transcription index and number guide to tapes
2. Name guide to tapes
3. "Pioneers in Texas Oil" - bound scrapbook which is a list of tape recordings by proper name
4. Newspaper clippings
5. Newspaper clippings
6. Magazine articles
7. Newspaper clippings
8. Newspaper clippings
9. Bibliography - a selective list of books on the history of the oil industry and an annotated bibliography by Walter Rundell, Jr.
Box
3K6. Printed materials and typescript:
1. South Texas Blowout, 1951
The Junior Historian, 1954
The Magnolia News, 1951
The American Petroleum Institute Quarterly, spring, 1956 and 1958
2. Rough copies of the Ed Milam tapes
Box
3K7. Printed materials:
1. The Lamp (Standard Oil Co.): 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955
2. The Lamp (Standard Oil Co.): 75th Anniversary Edition, 1956, 19571958, 1959
The Humble Bee, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, 1951
Trends in the Oil Industry in 1944
Patillo Higgins Card
Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co. card
TIPRO's 10th Annual Meeting
Ten Objectives
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
The Antiquity of the Oil Industry
Border Meeting of the American Folklore Society and the Texas Folklore Society
Facts About Oil Imports
Benjamin Taylor Kavanaugh, and the Discovery of East Texas Oil
Walter Dearing Cline
Oil by Hook or Crook
The Early Years, A Story of the Beginnings of the Petroleum Industry in Connection with its 85th Anniversary
Where Your Tax Money Goes
First Choice of the Industry
What's This "Oil" About?
Invitation to East Texas Jube-Oil-Lee
The East Texas Jube-Oil-Lee
Merchant's Gargling Oil Almanac
Fuel Oil Journal
The Oil and Gas Journal
Maps
Box
3K8. Printed materials:
1. Folksongs on Records
Santa Rita
Vignettes from the Colorful History of Oil
Report of the Special Henry Gordon Damon Memorial Resolution Committee
A Biography of John F. O'Donohoe
Announcing the Petroleum History and Research Center at the University of Wyoming
Santa Rita's Rig
American Petroleum Institute Quarterly, Centennial Issue, 1959
We Drilled Spindletop
2. Spindletop, A Texas Titan
Black Magic in Geophysical Prospecting
Citizen of Luling
Facts About Oil, A Handbook for Teachers
Box
3K9. Correspondence:
1. Carbons and photostats of W. B. Sharp's correspondence
2. Carbons and photostats of W. B. Sharp's correspondence
3. Extracts from W. B. Sharp's letters to Mrs. Sharp
4. Miscellaneous Sharp Correspondence
5. Miscellaneous manuscript letters:
a.
Nathan Gilbert, Sour Lake, Texas, to G. W. Cochran, Cairo, Illinois, concerning purchase of railroad land at Sour Lake. October 6. 1865,
b.
George M. Mowbray to E. A. Woodruff, Esq., U. S. Engineers, concerning use of trinitroglycerine at Red River. March 7, 1873,
c.
L. J. Storey to Govr. J. S. Hogg, concerning the need for a state geologist to examine oil traces near Lockhart, Texas. May 18, 1894,
d.
J. Roche to J. S. Cullinan, concerning blowout of a well near Houston. November 6, 1902,
e.
J. S. Hogg to J. S. Cullinan, concerning the ordering of Capt. Brooks of Texas Rangers to Batson, Texas. January 20, 1903,
f.
J. S. Cullinan to V. R. Currie, concerning his investment in the Sharp-Hughes Tool Company. October 30, 1912,
g.
F. M. Wilmot (Carnegie Hero Fund Commission) to B. L. Cornwell, concerning acts performed by W. O. Rush and Mrs. John Odell. September 29, 1915,
h.
F. M. Wilmot to John D. McCall, concerning the cases of John W. Odell, Jr. and William O. Rush. April 28, 1916,
i.
F. M. Wilmot to Mrs. Lochrine S. Odell, concerning the heroic death of John W. Odell, Jr. April 28, 1916,
j.
F. M. Wilmot to Mrs. Mary L. Ruch, concerning the heroic death of William O. Ruch. April 28, 1916,
k.
Harry Weiss to Frederic W. Simonds, concerning a book explaining deep oil development. April 21, 1930,
l.
Mrs. Sam W. Webb to Mrs. W. B. Sharp, Sr., concerning her husband's work in oil fields. June 19, 1952,
m.
J. J. Davidson To R. E. Bridges, concerning investigation of 1865 Saratoga well. Jan. 30, 1952,
6. Story of the discovery of the Desdemona Oil Field
7. Story of the discovery of the Desdemona Oil Field
8. Interview with Mrs. Sharp
Box
3K10. Literary works:
1. E. B. Frazar sketches:
a.
"West Texas Discovery"
b.
"Epidemic of Mice in the Oil Field"
c.
"Pasotex Pipe Line"
d.
"Gauger Plays an Important Part in Petroleum Industry"
e.
"Young Men of Petroleum"
f.
"The Well Shooter' s Part in Oil Field Work"
g.
"The Wildcat Well"
h.
"The City Gas Station"
i.
"The Oil Tanker's Part in the Oil Industry"
j.
"The Movement of Oil from Well to the Refinery"
k.
"Drilling Operations"
l.
"Burning Oil or Gas Wells"
m.
"A Burning Tank of Oil"
n.
"The Famous Lakeview Gusher"
o.
"James Azriah Frazar's Family"
p.
"Autobiographical Sketch"
q.
"Mr. W. B. Worsham"
2. "Chapter VIII: The Texas Domain" from The Black Golconda by Isaac F. Marcosson.
Extent (2 copies)
3. Notes and Articles:
a.
Spindletop Oil History Notes of Boyce House
b.
"A Brief History of the Development of the American Tank Steamship Industry" as told by Capt. Thomas Felon
c.
"The Future of Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas" by W. T. Thom, Jr.
4. Articles:
a.
"When He Conquered a 40,000 Barrel Burning Gusher at Caddo" from the Scientific American of Sept. 16, 1911
b.
"An Old Casing" by Charles Sue
c.
"Texas Rangers at Batson" by W. A. Owens
d.
Sketch on Georgia Tech owned oil wells in Texas by Tom Jay Goss II
e.
"History of Mexia, Texas" by Philpott Karner III
f.
Article "Supertanker" with accompanying sketch on history of oil shipment by water, by T. Rieber.
g.
Recollections of Mrs. W. J. "Aunt Dose" Jordan on first discovery of Saratoga oil, 1865, as told to Larry J. Fisher, Beaumont Enterprise.
h.
"Sharp, Walter Benona" sketch by R. C. Gano with letter of transmittal to H. Bailey Carroll.
i.
"Edgar Eggleston Townes"
j.
Sketch on Clarence Porter Dodge by Fritz Hoffman
k.
Sketch on James William Swayne by Fritz Hoffman
l.
Sketch on Mrs. Josephine Latham Swayne by Fritz Hoffman
m.
"A Quick Look at Jerry Robertson" and "Jerry Robertson" by Norm Shaw.
n.
"A Short History of the Mexia Field" compiled by Bessie Fitzhugh from the scrapbook of a Mexia man.
5. Company records
a.
Rules for Gauging in Texas and New Mexico Refineries
b.
Waters Pierce Oil Company Papers
c.
Alex Gilmer Commercial Papers
6. Commercial documents:
a.
Six Drillers Log Books of M. T. Schlicher
b.
Field Book for 1908 location party at Furbero-Tuxpan, Mexico
c.
Sample Oil Market Report
d.
Stock Certificate of Dallas Oil and Fuel Company issued to C. E. Wellesley
e.
Stock Certificate of Dallas Cotton and Woolen Mills issued to C. E. Wellesley
f.
Stock Certificate, Texas State Fair and Dallas Exposition issued to C. E. Wellesley
g.
Stock Certificate of Saxet Medicine Co. issued to J. J. Carnes
h.
Stock Certification letter of Texas Advertiser to C. E. Wellesley, and stock certificate of same. Oct. 3, 1890,
i.
Stock Certificate of Texas State Fair and Dallas Exposition Association, issued to C. E. Wellesley. 1896,
j.
Blank check showing 2¢ federal tax, 1898.
k.
Monthly pay envelope of Producers Oil Company.
l.
Copy of Lease of W. T. Waggoner to the The Texas Company.
m.
Report on Anglo-Mexican Oilfields Limited, Commencing February 14, 1908.
Box
3K11. Broadsides, scrapbook material and correspondence:
1. Material from Patillo Higgins scrapbook.
2. Notes from Lucas Scrapbook.
3. Scrapbook of Oil from 1901 newspapers..
4. Statements and Broadsides:
a.
J. S. Cullinan statement on the founding of the Corsicana Petroleum Company.
b.
Will C. Hogg statement on interests of W. B. Sharp's estate in the firm of Sharp & Hughes.
c.
Sketch of Judge Richard Edward Brooks from Texas and Texans.
d.
Judgement of Harris County, Texas, court in the matter of the estate of R. E. Brooks, deceased.
e.
Letter statement of Lillian B. Webb on six months in Batson, Texas, from April till November, 1904.
f.
"House Cleaning Cuts Lifting Costs" by Ernest J. Nicklos, V. P. in charge of Production, Continental Oil Company, 1929.
g.
Report of History Committee, American Petroleum Institute, 1954.
h.
Statement of Miss Ima Hogg on reason for J. S. Cullinan's separation from Texas Company.
i.
"In Memoriam", a tribute to Walter Benona Sharp (3 copies, one with note by W. C. Hogg on the back).
j.
Beaumont citizens statement in honor of Patillo Higgins
k.
Announcement of the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis G. Hamill.
l.
"Oil News of Yesterday" by C. G. "Curt" Hamill
m.
"Believe It or Not", statement by C. G. Hamill on making and use of mud at A. F. Lucas well, Spindletop.
n.
J. S. Cullinan statement on his interest in the Sharp-Hughes Tool Company.
o.
Statement by Willie Henry, teamster, on making and use of mud at the A. F. Lucas well, Spindletop.
p.
"The Lucas Gusher", statement by A. W. Hamill.
q.
Statement of Charles Hubbard on the first oil well at Sour Lake, Texas.
r.
Resolution by the Board of Directors of Producers Oil Company expressing regret at death of Walter B. Sharp.
5. W. B. Sharp letters, vol. I, 1897-1900
Extent (2 copies)
6. W. B. Sharp letters, vol. II, 1901-1911
Extent (2 copies)
Box
3K12. Typescripts:
1. Articles and notes:
a.
"A Brief History of Texas Oil" by Max Ball
Extent (4 copies)
b.
"Walter B. Sharp" from Fuel Oil Journal, Vol. 3, Jan. 1913
Extent (2 copies)
c.
"Notes on Talks with Mr. Ed Prather of Houston Texans" by James Howard.
2. Notes and thesis:
a.
Notes from Texas Company Archives by Wilfred B. Talman for a proposed 25,000 word history of the Texas Company by Marquis James.
b.
"A History of the Spindletop Oil Field" by Everette Armstrong Martin (2 copies of a M. A. thesis, University of Texas)
Box
3K13. Lucas Scrapbook, Vols. I and II (typescripts)
Box
3K14. Lucas Scrapbook, Vols. II and III (typescripts)
Box
3K15. Lucas Scrapbook, Vol. III (typescript)
Box
3K16. Lucas Scrapbook, single, bound volume containing original clippings, I-III.
Box
3K17. Texas Oil Scrapbook, Vols. 2 and 4
Box
3K19. Tape transcripts, #1-40
Box
3K20. Tape transcripts, #41-72
Box
3K21. Tape transcripts, #73-118
Box
3K22. Tape transcripts, #119-165
Box
3K23. Tape transcripts, #166-218
Tape transcripts, #210-218
Box
3S9 Photographs:
Tex Thornton photos, ca. 1924-1943 and undated:
Portraits and snapshots of Thornton [Click for images]
U. S. Torpedo Company vehicles
Oil and gas well activities
Oil wells and fields and nytroglycerine factory
New Mexico and California
Unidentified persons and places
Verkin prints of East Texas oil fields, ca. 1920
Moore Exploration Company, 1947-1953
Box Folder
3S10 1. Corsicana Oil Field, [Click for images] 1895- ca. 1956:
Early views
J. S. Cullinan and Company
Magnolia Petroleum Company Refinery
Views of historic markers and early wells
2. [Click for images]
Spindletop Oil Field, 1901-1929
Sour Lake Oil Field, 1901-1904
3. [Click for images]
Batson and Humble Oil Fields, 1903-1907 and undated
Mexia, West Columbia, and East Texas Oil Fields, ca. 1912-1938
4. [Click for images]
Electra, Burkburnett, and Petrolia Oil Fields, 1912-1954 and undated
West Texas oil fields and cities, 1919- ca. 1951
5. The Texas Company, [Click for images] 1903- ca. 1950:
Port Arthur refinery
Oil wells and drilling activities
6. [Click for images]
Humble Oil and Refining Company, Hogg Air Station, 1919
Shipping activities, 1901 and undated
Louisiana and Oklahoma oil field activities, 1908-1915
7. Hughes Tool Company, [Click for images] 1909-1914
8.
Beaumont, Grimes County, Kaufman, Terrell, and Houston, 1912-1940
Miscellaneous and unidentified, undated
9. Persons: [Click for images]
Akin, E. H. - Webb, Sam W.
Corsicana Oil Pioneers Reunion, Ft. Worth, 1940
Spindletop Centennial Celebration, Beaumont, 1951
10. Boatright and Whitfield working on oral history project, 1954
Box
3S11 Portrait of Walter B. Sharp and Producers Oil Company certificate, 1912
Box
3T404f Panoramic photo of Mexia Oil Field, 1921
Box
3S162 Unidentified aerial view of oilfield? ca. 1944



 

Index to Transcripts of Taped Interviews

  • This oral history collection is a primary source and has not been edited for consistency. Although the interviews were structured to follow similar lines of questioning, responses vary in content and length. Indexing was done directly from the material being discussed, and terms were selected from the language of the interviewee. Subject headings were used that were deemed appropriate for use by historians, folklorists, linguists, sociologists, and genealogists. Multiple access is possible through the use of personal names, corporations, geographical locations, and subjects.
  • Entries and their modifications are alphabetized letter by letter. The "Mac's" are filed separately from the "Mc's." Variant spellings of names occur due to inconsistencies in the transcriptions. Since no reliable authority was available for determining the correct spelling, all variations are included, with appropriate "see also" references to aid the user. Names of corporations are linked with cross references when appropriate. Therefore it is recommended that the researcher investigate variant spellings of personal names and various names of corporations.
  • Interviewees' names are entered in capital letters followed by appropriate tape numbers. Persons identified only by one name, whether forename or surname, are modified by the term "person." Whenever possible, when only a surname is given, the name is modified by occupation and/or location. Towns or other geographic areas located outside Texas are identified by their state, abbreviated according to U.S. Postal standards, or by the country. An effort was made to avoid a large number of entries under the general terms "Texas" and "Oil."
  • Format for references: The number preceded by the letter "T" is the tape/transcript number. The number after the colon (:) is the page number. Thus the example T6:18 would refer to tape/transcript number 6 and page number 18.

Interviewers


  • Boatright, Mody C., T30-T42; T46-T60; T62-T64; T66-T75; T82; T83; T88; T90-T101; T131-T138; T154-T157; T192; T193; T195-T197
  • Cook, M.S., T141; T142
  • Cotner, Robert C., T158-T160; T169
  • Hayes, Robert M., T161; T162; T167; T172-T174
  • Hudson, W.M., Jr., T79-T81
  • Kelly, Louise, T46; T49-T55; T131-T138
  • Montgomery, Robert A., T207; T208; T218
  • Owens, William A., T1-13; T16-T29; T43-T46; T65; T76-T78; T84; T85; T102-T130; T143; T144; T145A; T145B; T146C; T146D; T147E; T147F; T148G; T148H; T149-T153; T163-T166; T168; T170; T171; T175; T176A; T176B; T177A; T178; T179; T180-I; T180-II; T181-T185; T186 (2); T187 (1); T188; T189
  • Pennington, Campbell, T190-A; T190-I; T191
  • Pennington, Suzanne Agnew, T209
  • Ross, Maude, T210-T217
  • Sharp, Dudley, T87
  • Stephens, Ray, T201A; T202; T203; T204A; T205A; T206
  • Stephens, Robert D., T198-T200
  • Wallace, Carl, T101; T139; T140
  • Williams, J.W., T46; T49-T54; T56-T58; T131-T133; T137; T138

Index


  • Abercombie, Jim, T59:26
  • Abilene, T74:31
    • predictions of oil at, T207:4
  • Abstracts, DeLeon area, T199:12-13
  • Accidents, 54:9-10; T183:19
    • acid burns, T216:18
    • bailer, T35:12
    • at Batson, T26:4-5; T143:13-14; T144:10-12
    • Batson Prairie fire, T180-II:24
    • blowout of Wild One, T185:11-12
    • from boilers, T164:23
    • bull ropes and, T35:5-8
    • compensation for, T35:9; T180-I:29,30; T216:18-19
    • at Corsicana, T141:16-17
    • on derricks, T7:13; T26:2,5-6
    • drilling, T103:7-8
    • elevator, T35:8-9
    • explosions, T79:35; T80:17; T84:17-18
    • due to fire, T28:10-11
    • gas traps, T164:24
    • Humble fire, T180-II:226
    • lack of, T180-I:29
    • lawsuits, T199:28
    • Number 7 fire, T180-II:22a, 26
    • in oil fields, T106:27-29; T109:23; T110:4; T113:8; T120:8; T123:7-8; T208:10-11
    • in refineries, T216:15-17
    • at Sour Lake, T27:3
    • at Spindletop, T143:13,15; T166:35-56
  • Acid treatment, T51:24; T54:25; T90:16-17
  • Acme Supply Company, Corsicana, T85:8-9,24-25
  • "Actresses" in men's clubs, T26:14-16
  • Ada, OK
    • bank in, T202:8
  • Adabel Oil Company, T24:4-6
  • Adamantine
    • used in core sampling, T21:21,22
    • used in drilling, T24:14; T28:6
  • Adamantine bits
    • SEE Bits, Adamantine
  • Adams, T.J., T56:24
  • Adaville , T186-II:32
  • Adson, George William, T113:31
  • Agaristas, T81:4,5
  • Agitators, T27:30
  • Agrarian movement, T81:6
  • Agriculture
    • in East Texas, T185:14-15
  • Air-compressor plants, T80:12
    • use of T106:3-5; T121:29
  • Air compressors
    • use of at Spindletop, T162:11-12
  • Airplanes
    • passenger service and payroll delivery, T130:5-6
  • Ajax's engine, T77:18
  • Akins, Elmer, T49:4; T141:3; T142:10
  • Akins , Johnston, T84:35
  • Alamo Oil Company, T128:4
  • Alamo Refinery, T69:4
    • union relations, T68:19
  • Alaska, mining in, T193:7-8 SEE ALSO Johnston, Akins & Rittersbacker
  • Albany, T51:9
    • history of, T40:1-3,4
  • Albritton, Claud, T142:9
  • ALBRITTON, O. L., T142
  • Alcoholic beverages SEE Drinks and drinking
  • Alday, Martin, T47:3
  • Alec Snider's Hotel, T140:3
  • Alexander, George, T55:3
  • Allcorn, John, T66:10
  • Allen & Strauss, T47:9
  • Allen, Anna SEE Wright, Anna Allen,
  • Allen, Bill
    • drilling for Witherspoon, T96:4-5
  • Allen, Reese, T57:25; T132:17; T135:10
  • Allied Oil Company, T130:14
  • Alligators, T144:1-2
    • Pantico River, T81:21,22
  • Allred, Judge, T162:10
  • Alluvial formations in Louisiana, T180-I:38
  • Allyson, Fred, T60:2,11
  • Alpine Hotel, Wichita Falls, T207:3,7
    • room rates, T207:7
  • Alvey, Frank, Pres., Texas National
    • Bank, T117:6,28
    • and First National Bank, T111:28
  • Amalgamated Oil Company, CA, T85:14-15
  • Ambercrobbie, Jim, T130:22
  • Amerada Corporation, T170:3-5,7-11,13-14
  • Amerada Oil Company, T211:23
  • American Drilling Co., T190-II:6
  • American Federation of Labor, T68:4,5
    • union organizing in oil fields, 1904; T7:15-16
  • American Livestock Co., T67:8
  • American National Bank, T109:25-26; T111:26
  • American Oil and Prospect Co., T193:21
  • American Production Company
    • Goose Creek gusher, T1:5
  • American Prospecting Co., T193:21
  • American Refinery, T57:9
  • American Refining Co., T69:16
    • creditors committee, T134:6-7
  • American Republics Corp., T148H:5-6
  • American Tool Co., T59:2
  • American Well and Prospecting Co., T49:1,2-3,5; T85:4; T132:28; T137:2,11,13.5; T138:6-7; T141:3,9; T218:2
  • American Well Prospecting Co., T193:10,16
    • shops in Corsicana, T193:16
  • American Wellworks Co., T84:35; T193:20
  • American Wellworks, Dallas, T9:2
  • American Wellworks Prospecting Co., T85:14,9
  • Amigos Oil Co., T193:12-13
    • how named, T193:19
    • drilling in California, T193:20
  • Amos, Paul, T121:29
  • Amusements, T6:16; T7:23-25; T8:7; T29:26-27; T78:9; T84:33; T110:17; T143:11-12; T146D:6 SEE ALSO Actresses; Birthday parties; Dances and dancing; Dance halls; Entertainment; Fights and fighting; Gambling and gambling halls; Motion pictures; Opera; Recreation; Roller skating; Songs and singing; Theaters
    • dancing, T180-II:20
    • evening entertainment, T28:14
    • in Goose Creek, T154:11-16
    • parties, T217:11,16-17
    • picture shows, T180-II:5,18
    • in Sour Lake, T9:17
    • for women, T144:5
  • Anahuac Oil Field, T66:13
    • testing of valves at, T180-I:31
  • Anarene, T58:24
  • Anderson (of Humble), T183:21
  • Anderson cable-tool rigs, T215:2
  • Anderson, Charley, T156:4
  • Anderson County, T210:8
  • ANDERSON, JOHN HAROLD, T215-T217
  • Anderson, Pop, T69:1
  • Anderson, Preacher, T2:15
  • Andrews, Ben, T105:34
  • Anecdotes, T7:13; T28:26-27; T41 :16-22; T140:11-21 SEE ALSO Bunyan, Paul; Stories and storytelling
  • axe and houseshoes stories, T132:26
  • fire in wastebasket story, T130:1-2
  • Steal John, T131:44-45
  • Anglo-American Treaty
    • initiation, T66:1
  • Anglo Iranian Oil Co., T148G:2
  • Anglo Mexican Oil Field Ltd., T103:3,15
    • crew, T103:8
  • ANGSTADT, CARL, T41
  • Animals, Wild, T212:5,11 SEE ALSO names of specific animals
  • Annabelle Oil Co., T131:50
  • Ansel Ranch, Electra, T55:2
  • Anson, predictions of oil at, T207:5
  • Anticlines, T210:5,12-13; T211:22
  • Anti-Ku Klux Klan SEE Ku Klux Klan
  • Antilly, James, T24:4
  • Anti-trust suits, T83:2
  • Apostolics (Assembly of God)
    • congregation at Spindletop, T109:16-19
  • Apple, Bob, T33:14
  • Appletree, "Old Man"
    • and invention of rock bit, T110:16
  • Aquila Colony, T81:29
  • Arabian-American Oil Co., T130:10,17-19
  • Archer City, T57:14,15
  • Archer County, T52:30; T53:1-4; T134
    • wildcat well in, T58:8-9
  • Ardmore, OK, T72:10
  • Arkansas Gas, lease on Homer field, T180-II:23
  • Arkansas, (person), T34:36-37
  • Armour brothers, T142:5
  • Armstrong, Johnny, T157:2
  • Armstrong, J.W., T186-II:38
  • Armstrong Packing Co., T77:3,13
  • Arnett, E.A., T80:4
  • Arnett, Ed, T79:1,4
  • Arp boys, T178:24
  • Artesian wells, T22:7; T86:1-2
    • in Dallas, T65:18
  • Art, Jack, T59:19
  • Ash, Charles, Judge, T153:18-19
  • Assam, India
    • drilling in, T190-I:6-10
    • earthquakes in, T190-I:14,15
    • Englishmen in, T190-I:17
    • location of fields in, T190-I:5
    • oil formations in, T190-I:6-7,9,12; T190-II:2
    • refinery in, T190-I:10-12
  • Assam Oil Co. of London, T180-I:6; T190-I:1
  • Associated Oil Co., T25:17; T137:22
  • Astrology, T207:6
  • Athletes, T54:4
  • Atkins, (receivership agent, C.M. Joiner), T162:10
  • Atlantic and Pacific Oil Co., T25:20
  • Atlantic Oil Co., T218:1
    • offer to Texoma, T57:21
  • Atlantic Oil Producing Co., T2:1
  • Atlantic Oil Producing Co. and the Crown Central Petroleum Corp., T2:1
  • Augusta, KA, T41:13-15
  • Austenitic metals, T216:4-5
  • Austin
    • city plan, T56:6
    • dams at, T63:10-11
    • raids on fortune tellers, T207: 16-18
    • rates for room and board, T198:1
    • university, comments on, T207:24
  • Austin Bridge Co., T47: 3-4
  • Austin National Bank, T190-I:3
  • Austin, Stephen F., T114:2
  • Automobiles
    • Ford, T199:17
    • Model T, T199:4; T210:5,13; T211:6,29
    • rental of, T211:5
    • stealing of, T211:29-30
  • Automobile tires
    • balloon type, T216:5
    • improved with carbon black, T216:5-6
  • Autrey, J.L., Judge, T128:14
  • Autrey, Judge, T148H;5
  • Avis Family, T132:4
  • Avis, F.P., T132:4
  • Avis, J.B., T132:4
  • "Bad Check," (person), T92:8-9
  • Bailing and bailers, T66:5; T190-II:12-14
    • "bailing in," T43:18
    • fishing for, T54:1-3
  • Bailey, D. R., T33:28
  • Bailey, Joseph Weldon, U.S. Senator, T83:3
  • Bailey, Rufus, T100:2
  • Bain, Bill, T199:14
  • Baird, predictions of oil in, T207:5
  • Baker, John, T74:25-26
  • Baker, Lonnie, T135:20
  • Baker, M.C., T60:9-10
  • Baker, Rex, T172:14
  • Bakersfield, CA, drilling conditions, T154:10
  • Baku, Russia, T180-I:7,23
    • drilling at, T190-II:7-16
    • fire temple at, T190-II:14
    • geological formations of, T190-II:9
    • living conditions at, T190-II:16-17
    • refinery, T190-II: 16
    • topography of, T190-II:9
  • Balance weights, T25:33
  • Balcones Fault, T210:9,12,13,15
  • Balden, Bud, T44:6
  • Ballew SEE ALSO Belew
  • Ballew, Bud, T72:10
  • Ballou, Buck, T199:32
  • Ball, Tom, T186-II:1
  • Bamboo Prairie, LA, drilling at, T100:12
  • Bandits
    • in Mexico, T130:4-5
  • Bankers, T142:9-10,16 SEE ALSO names of bankers
  • Banks and banking SEE ALSO names of banks
    • and oil field people, T202:8
    • in Beaumont, T111:26-28
    • failures, T36:22
    • oil-related loans, T139:11-12
    • Spindletop, T109:25-26
    • unincorporated, T92:5-6
  • Banks, Mr., (attorney), T82:8
  • Banner, Mr., (merchant, Beaumont), T117:33
  • Baptists, T59:6
  • "Barbara Allen," T184:41
  • Barbecues, for oil leasees, T210:23-24
  • Barber's Hill, T1:4-5; T210:15; T211:22,24
    • first core sample, T21:21
  • Barber shops, T27:21; T198:15
  • BARFIELD, PLUMMER M., T25; T26
  • Barfield, Plummer M., T122:20
  • Barham, Mr., (merchant, Spindletop), T109:13
  • Bar, Hidda, T33:36
  • Barkley, Pat, T198:5-7
  • Barletsville SEE Bartlesville
  • Barnes, Cleave, T36:13
  • Barnes, Ed, T7:11
  • Barnes, Mr., (Pampa), T140:3-5
  • Barrett (J.H.) lease, Electra, T55:2
  • Barrett, Tom, T121:10
  • Barry, W.H.
    • oil production in Poland, T103:2
  • Bartlesville, OK, T71:2,17; T88:9; T192:3,7
  • Barton County, KS, T66:11
  • Basimun, in California, T66:14
  • Bass, Doc, T53:20-22
  • Bass, E.P. "Doc," T138:4,7-8
  • Bassett, Dr., T112:5
  • Bastrop County, wildcat well in, T1:2,20
  • Batch stills SEE Stills, Batch
  • Bates, Sam, T121:38; T122:7-8
  • Bathing facilities SEE Living conditions
  • Batson, T77; T121:20-23,32; T131:12-13; T143:22-31; T144: 1-15,26
    • amusements in, T164:21
    • as boom town, T23:4-7
    • Caledonia boarding house at, T23:8-9; T24:24-25
    • chaining people to trees in, T29:14-15,17; T32:4
    • churches in, T164:21-22
    • conditions at, T85:12
    • corruption in, T186-II:8-10
    • dance halls in, T186-II:1-4
    • deaths at, T26:1-6
    • description of citizens of, T22:14; T23:5-7,19
    • district attorney of, T59:14-16
    • drilling at, T85:2,22-23
    • early days at, T6
    • gamblers and prostitutes in, T59:15
    • gambling halls in, T185:26
    • hijackings in, T59:13-14
    • housing in, T23:8; T24:24
    • hunting at, T164:22-23
    • jails in, T59:16-17
    • killings in, T27:15; T59:14
    • law enforcement at, T164:18-19; T185:22-26; T186-II:3-11,13-16; T187-I:29
    • livery stable and undertaking parlor at, T26:1
    • night life in, T44:12-13
    • prostitution in, T185:26-30
    • saloons in, T185:26; T186-II:39
    • Texas Rangers at, T65:9-10
    • violence in, T186-II:3-4,11-18; T187-I:29
  • Batson Oil Field, T6:2,8-9; T121:20-23; T131:8-10,12; T143:5; T180-II:12,13
  • Batson Prairie Oil Field, T7:25-27; T79:14,15
    • discovery well at, T24:1-4
      • production of, T24:3
    • social life and customs at, T7:23-25
  • Batson's Prairie, T80:18; T81; T180-II:13-15
    • description of, T180-II:15
    • history of, T23:23-26
    • Jordan family of, T180-II:17
    • law enforcement in, T180-II:14-15
    • violence in, T180-II:13-15
    • voting practices in, T180-II:16
  • Batterson, Jake, T180-II:2
  • Batts and Benckenstein, T122:27
  • "Bawdy houses" SEE Prostitutes and Prostitution
  • Baylor University, T105:8-9,22
    • Caroll Hall, naming of, T105:42
    • Caroll Stadium, T105:42
  • Baytown
    • bawdy houses in, T217:16
    • charitable activities in, T216:19
    • churches in, T213:8
    • Community House in, T212:16; T213:8
    • description of, T212:2-3
    • early days in, T215-T217
    • eccentric characters in, T216:29
    • entertainment in, T213:2
    • ferry at, T212:2
    • first baby born in, T212:9-10
    • first electricity in, T212:7
    • first family in, T214:2
    • first sewers in, T212:6
    • grocery shopping in Houston from, T214:7-8
    • hospital in, T214:26-27
    • housing in, T212:3-4; T214:3,15,20-21
    • Ku Klux Klan in, T217:22-25,26-31
    • law enforcement in, T213:2
    • living conditions in, T212:3,5; T213:19-20
    • population in 1920, T212:10
    • railroad to Goose Creek from, T212:11-12
    • refinery in, T2:14
    • roads in, T212:3
    • saloons in, T217:15
    • schools in, T212:18-19
    • working conditions in, T213:21
  • Baytown Club, T217:10
    • Captain Tom, pres., T217:10-11
  • Baytown Hospital, T213:13
  • Beamon, R.E., T210:27-28
  • Beard, Billy (?), T180-II:12
  • Beasley, Monk, T50:27
  • Beaton, Mr., T175:3,5,20
  • Beaton, Ralph, T62:8; T86:2; T142:15
  • Beaton, Ralph, Captain, T132:3
  • Beatty, Dave R., T82:14; T94:6
  • Beatty well, Spindletop, T85:7-8
  • Beaty, Amos L., Judge, T130:9
  • Beaumont, T7:1,26; T28:2,3,4,11,12; T80; T81; T82:3,4,5; T83; T85:3,5,6,12; T86:4; T146D:6-7; T192:2; T193:19
    • Blacks in, T111:6,23; T113:33-34; T114:21-22
    • boom after Lucas Gusher in, T21:6
    • churches in, T162:24
    • description of roads and buildings in, T1O5:7,10-12,15,33,36; T111:12-13,15,24; T112:9,15; T114:14-15,17; T117:1,3-4,7-8,11,14-15,17-18,31-34,38-39; T120:15
    • early days in, T6:7; T105:1-50; T111:1-34; T112:1-33; T113:1-40; T114:14,15,17; T120:1-37
    • education in, T166:14-15; T191:5,11
    • flooding in, anecdote, T129:27-28
    • founding of YWCA in, T105:44-46
    • French population in, T111:22
    • fruit growing in, T111:3-4
    • harbor in, T148G:3
    • health resort in, T20:4
    • Higgins house in, T19:4
    • Italian population in, T113:38
    • law enforcement in, T6:8
    • living conditions in, T8:8-9; T154:8; T166:22; T191:12-14
    • lumber at, T111:2
    • merchants and business in, T117
    • navigation at, T147F:5-6
    • 1951 celebration in, T97:8-9
    • places of entertainment in, T191:18-19
    • population of, T8:8; T21:6
    • port activities at, T148G:3
    • post office in, T10:6-7
    • room and board in, T10:3-4
    • sanitary facilities in, T7:18; T112:10-12; T191:13
    • school in, T105:7,20-21
    • size of, T104:10
    • streets in, T8:9
  • Beaumont area, T59:1-10
    • Chinese restaurants in, T62:5
    • housing in, T59:5
  • Beaumont Drilling, T79
  • Beaumont Hospital, T11:24
  • Beaumont Hotel, T117:34,36
  • Beaumont Lumber Co., T59:1-2; T85:10; T114:14
  • Beaumont National Bank, T83:6; T111:28
  • Beaumont Oil, T44:4
  • Beaumont oil field
    • discovery of gas at, T191:1
    • Frank Keith buys land in, T21:3
  • Beaumont Opera House, T218:2
  • Beaumont-Palestine, T113:4; T121:22
  • "Beaumonts," T7:18
  • Beaver Creek, T198:19
  • Bedeff, Bert; T143:5
  • Beden Company, T94:17
  • Bedicheck, Roy, T56:10
  • Beer joints SEE Saloons
  • Belew SEE ALSO Ballew
  • Belew, Bud, T47:33; T48:1
  • Bell, Cy, T59:13
  • "Belle of Austin," T82:3
  • Bell, Mrs., (mail handler, Goose Creek), T153:55
  • Bend Arch, T57:12,15
  • Bender Brothers, T122:26
  • Bender's Sawmill, (Humble), T59:14
  • Benedict field, Baku, Russia, T190-II:7-16
  • Benedict, H.Y., Pres., U.T., T193:2
  • Benedum, Mike, T88:16-17; T199:11,14
  • Benedum-Trees Co., T66:7, T199:11,12
  • Benefits SEE Wages and benefits
  • "Ben Hur," T187-I:14
  • Ben Hur, (boat), T63:11
  • Bennett, Jim, T44:6
  • Bennett, Mills, T66:12
  • Bennett's Drugstore, T215:7
  • Bentley, Dr.,
    • Baptist pastor at Spindletop, T109:8
  • Bentley Hotel, T116:18
  • Benzene, T70:3-4
  • Bergheim, J.S., T103:2,11
  • Bermuda grass, T64:12-13
  • Besist, Lewis, T63:12
  • Besist, Max, T63:12-13
  • Besist, Phillip, T63:5,12
  • Bethlehem Steel, T84:35
  • Bethlehem Steel Co., T141:3,9
  • Bethlehem Steel, Corsicana, T60:8
  • Bethlehem Supply, T64:17
  • Betson and Watson and Bernhammer Oil Co., T70:11
  • Bettison, Ike, T122:27
  • Beyers, Johnny, T51:1-2
  • Beyers, Ollie, T52:30
  • Beyers, Scott, T52:30
  • Bible, Spanish, T79:38
  • Big Bertha, gambling hall, T69:2
  • "Big Boy," (fireman on Skinner No. 1), T50:2-4
  • Big Casino, T184:18
  • Big Fish SEE Fischer, F.W.
  • Big Hill, Spindletop, T111:7-8
  • Big Inch pipeline, T130:10-11,14-16; T189:28-30
  • Big Jim SEE Bowen, Jim
  • Big Lake, drilling at, T90:16
  • Big Mitch, T186-II:2
  • Big Muddy of Casper, T67:4,7,9,10,12
  • Big Spring, T52:7; T53:17-20
    • drilling at, T96:15-16; T97:1
  • Big Thicket, T7:26; T144:1-2
    • hunting, T164:22-23
    • near Sour Lake, T121:6; T122:1,10; T116:13-23; T128:1-33
  • Big Thicket Kid, T122:3,4; T186-II:12
  • Big Wichita River, T58:21; T82:17
  • Bill Skelley Oil Co. SEE Skelley Oil Co.
  • Bird SEE ALSO Byrd
  • Bird, Peck, T180-II:20-21
  • Birmingham Dallas Co., T56:27
  • Birmingham, Frank, T24:4
  • Birmingham, Mike, T71:19
  • Birmingham, Mr., (Beaumont), T143:4,20,22; T144:23
  • Birthday parties, for children, T214:28-29
  • Bishop, Carl, T96:6-7
  • Bishop, Conner, T66:14
  • Bishop, John, T83:3,4,5
  • Bits, T60:3; T62:12-13; T121:25-28; T125:13
    • changing of, T6:14; T113:28:29
    • development of, T199:26
    • dressing of, T84:4,5
    • Goutsite, T181:8,10-12
    • modern rock, T25:22,25
    • principles of, T102:12-14
    • used during drilling, T22:22-23
  • Bits, Adamantine, T180-I:33
  • Bits, Drag, T110:16-17; T180-I;35
  • Bits, Fishtail, T8:24; T9:3,18; T24:14; T25:23,24; T28:6; T50:16,24; T51:22; T60:3; T85:16; T90:6-7; T193:4-5; T144:23; T218:4
    • of black diamond steel, T180-I:34
  • Bits, Hughes, T1:19; T50:23; T77:18; T106:10; T115:4; T121:31; T125:19-20; T156:5-6,18; T181:6
    • development of, T85:17; T90:5-6
    • improvements in, T102:14-15
    • invention of, T21:18-19; T85:17; T98:10-11
    • testing of, T103:33
    • used at Goose Creek, T21:18
  • Bits, Humanson
    • invention of, T102:7,12,17-18
  • Bits, Reed roller, T21:26-27; T24:14; T180-I:36
  • Bits, Rock, T98:10-11; T129:17-20; T131:20; T144:23; T154:10; T193:14; T218:4
    • development of, T85:16; 190:5-6
    • Hughes, T131:20
  • Bits, Roller, T1:18; T8:27; T25:24
    • first uses of, T1:18-19
    • invention of (1908), T9:18-19; T24:13-15; T25:21-26; T28:5; T102:5; T180-I:35,39
    • patent for, T9:19,21
    • principles of, T102:12-14
    • Sharp-Hughes, T9:20; T25:26
    • testing of, T9:20
    • use of, T28:5
    • Wynn, T156:4-5,18
  • Bit stock, T73:24
  • Black Bayou, LA, T49:6,8
  • Black Belt, T193:3
  • Black Brothers, T92:2
  • Black Cat Cafe, T185:18
  • Black Hotel, Borger, T72:3
  • Black, Judiah SEE Blackwell Case
  • Black Marine, gambling hall, T69:2
  • Black, Mr., (Texas Co.), T49:1; T50:15
  • Blacks, T28:33-35; T44:4-5; T46:1-2,32; T77:26; T129:11-12; T144:28 SEE ALSO Black women
    • anecdotes about, T129:28; T140:10
    • attitudes towards, T180-II:7; T211:33
    • autobiography of Walter White, T180-II:34-35
    • in Batson, T24:19-20; T27:38-39; T122:12-13; T144:14-15
    • in Baytown, T213:22
    • in Beaumont, T105:38-40; T111:6,23; T191:7
    • benefits from oil wells, T175:15-16
    • at Burkburnett, T48:2-3
    • churches of, T176B:1
    • in Corsicana, T175:4-5
    • debts to plantation commissaries, T47:17-49
    • delivering ice, T214:14
    • discrimination against, T198:7-13
    • education of, T176B:1
    • emasculation by KKK, T217:29
    • employment of, T154:12-13
    • enforcing law among, Sour Lake, T27:33-35
    • faith healing by, T176A:9,12
    • fights with whites, T59:9
    • folk medicine, T144:9-10
    • fundamentalist beliefs of, T176A; 1176B
    • at Green-Springfield farm, T141:8
    • and Ku Klux Klan, T86:8; T217:24
    • labor, T180-II:7,33
    • as laborers, T20:11; T21:14; T24:19-20; T26:9; T27:17
    • musical aptitude of, T18O-II;33
    • in oil field communities, T64:7,10-11
    • opposition to in oil fields, T109:28
    • at Overton, T59:21-23
    • ownership of land, T182:14
    • ownership of well, T180-II:7,33
    • reaction to oil wealth, T41:23
    • in Saratoga, T27:38-39
    • separate community house for, T216:3
    • singing on the job, T180-II:31
    • slavery status, T154:13
    • at Sour Lake, T22:30-31; T29:33-34
    • at South Africa, Spindletop, T162:4-5,25
    • around Spindletop, T120:33-34; T162:4-5,25
    • at Stockton, T29:34-35
    • in wood supply business, T185:19
  • Blackshear, Warren, T142:3
  • Blacksmith (Patillo Higgins father), T21:23
  • Black Spider (town) SEE Poison Spider (town)
  • Blackstrap Bay, T212:5
  • Blackwell, T208:4
  • Blackwell Case, T162:16-17
  • Blackwell Oil and Gas, T70:16-18
  • Blackwell Oil Co., Tulsa, OK, T55:4
  • Blackwell, OK, T70:16; T71:3
  • Black women, T144:14-15
    • as domestics, T77:5; T214:11
    • as prostitutes, T59:15
  • Blaffer, Lee, T46:8-9; T47:12-13; T48:23; T98:16-17; T105:34; T125:28; T128:8; T198:26
  • Blair, Tom, T121:22
  • Blake pump, at Spindletop, T162:14
  • Blanchard Oil Co., T49:5,6
  • Bland, Howard, T156:17
  • Blankenstein, L.F., T115:6; T116:12
  • Blindness, T9:14
    • caused by poisonous gas, T29:22; T32:3; T33:22,26-28
    • compensation for, T33:9
    • cures for, T33:27-28
  • Blount, Guy, T161:3
  • Blowout preventers, T25:27; T32:33; T130:22 SEE ALSO Boll weevils
  • Blowouts, T28:12; T29:20-21; T32:36-38; T44:16-17; T45:2-3; T46:11-15; T79:31; T123:4; T183:20-21
    • at Beaumont, T191:2
    • at Corpus, T95:14-15
    • gas, Humble, T8:14; T27:16
    • of gas well, Medina County, T100:2-8
    • at Rochelle Ranch, T154:15-18
    • at Sour Lake, T43:7-8
    • at Spindletop, T180-I:26
    • at Stiles T one, LA, T32:35-36
    • use of mud to prevent, T180-I:27,28
    • of Wild One, T185:11
  • Bluebarron, LA, T193:11
  • Blue Belly Hill, T49:24
  • Blue Bird Society, Houston, T213:11-12
  • Bluebonnet Oil Co., Mineola, T99:14-16; T100:1-2
  • Blue Goose, (bar), T186-II:9
  • Blue Grove area, T58:11
  • Blue gumbo, old, T137:7-8 SEE ALSO Mud
  • Blue Sky laws, T167:5-6
  • Boarding houses, T135:7-9
    • in Batson, T23:8-9,19
    • in Beaumont, T10:3-4
    • in Corsicana, T193:3
    • Mrs. Malanee's, T198:5-6
    • meals in, T209:5
    • rates of, T193:3; T209:4
  • Boardwalks, T186-II:39; T211:28
    • in Baytown, T214:30
  • Bohemians, T210:23,24
  • Boiler Avenue, T43:14
    • origins of name, T120:32-33
  • Boiler house, T2:19
  • Boilers, T8:23; T54:5-8; T137:14
    • explosions of, T80:9
    • firing of, T1:8,11
    • fuel for, T199:6,14
    • salt plugs, T54:7-9
    • to separate water from gas, T95:8-9
    • stealing of, T34:31; T59:20-21; T208:13
  • Boilers, oil field, job, T154:3
  • "Bois-d' arc Blocks" SEE Corsicana
  • Boland, D.H., T132:16-17; T133:20
  • Boland Oil Co., T132:1,16; T133:20
  • Bolen, Mother, owner of Gold Montana, T217:17,18-20
  • Boleridge, Jim, T52:31; T53:4-5; T54:30
  • Boles, H.A., Bishop, T56:11; T57:24
  • Bollin and Lindsay, drilling contractors, T58:13-14
  • Bollin, Houston, T58:13
  • "Bolls," T29:11
  • Boll weevils, T25:28; T28:24-25; T73:24-25; T85:31; T113:10; T123:8; T155:3; T200:10 SEE ALSO Oil field workers
    • defined, T36:3-4
    • junior engineer, T69:32
  • Bonner, Johnny, T212:5
  • Bonner Oil Company, T213:12
  • "Booger boy," T25:28-29
  • Boomer Brothers, Memphis, TN, T154:13
  • Boomers, T6:8-9; T8:7; T9:17; T24:12-13; T26:16; T28:25-26; T34:7; T85:22-24,26; T113:20-21; T123:26-27; T144:28-29
    • at Sour Lake, T22:12
  • Booms, T6:1-2
    • in Batson, T185; T186-II;
    • in Beaumont, T25: 3-4; T191:1
    • in Burbank, T64:9
    • in Burkburnett, T184:35; T186-II:33-35
    • in Canada, T193:24-25
    • in Corsicana, T175:13-14; T178:4-5
    • in Humble, T184:48
    • in Jenning, T180-I:43,44
    • following Lucas Gusher, T21:6
    • in Mexia, T178:27
    • in Mexico, T103:24
    • in Powell, T178:7
    • in Saratoga, T184:48
    • at Sour Lake, T9:16-17; T26:17,32; T180-II:1-2
    • at Spindletop, T8:8-10
  • Boom Town, (motion picture), T55:13
  • Boom towns, T48:8-9; T69:9,10 SEE ALSO names of towns
    • criminal elements in, T60:6-7
    • Gladewater, T208:18
    • Salt Creek, WY, T208:18
    • type of people attracted to, T36:13
    • vices in, T34:17-19
  • Boone, Dan, T135:32; T136:1
  • Booster engineer, T68:4
  • Bootjacking, T72:2
  • Bootleggers and bootlegging, T36:12-13; T37:10,12; T69:12; T72:10,14,17,18; T75:10; T91:5-7; T116:17-18; T121:16; T135:19,25; T141:10
    • in Augusta, KS, T41:13-15
    • Bohemians, T216:26
    • in Burkburnett, T184:35
    • in Crosby, T215:12
    • Davis operation, T178:12
    • in Dickinson, T216:28
    • detection of, T178:31
    • in Homer, T180-II:17
    • in Mexia, T211:29
    • production of, T178:31,32,33
    • raids on, T178:7,13-16,24,29-30,36
    • in Ranger, T30:7-8
    • in Snomac, T202:4
  • Bordash, Mr., (part owner, Lake Oil Co.), T116:9
  • Border Gas Co., T46:25-26
  • Borger, 71:11; T72; T73:1; T134:89
    • boom in, T69
    • hijackers and gamblers at, T52:19
  • Borger, A., T72:7
  • Borger, Ace, T69:8
  • Borger, E.E., T73:1
  • Borger (Hutchinson County), T134:89
  • Borger, The Little Oklahoma (title), T72:17
  • Bottomfield, Forrest, T143:16; T144:10
  • Boughton, George A., T84:6
  • Boughton, "Old Man," T65:16-17; T98:6-7
  • Boundary lines, litigation over, T174:10-11
  • Bowden, "Old Man," driller, T94:4; T121:25
  • Bowen, Dave SEE Bowen, W.D.
  • Bowen, Jim, T154:2-3,10; T156:16
  • BOWEN, W. D., T154-T157
  • Bowers, "Old Man," T95:16
  • Bowlegs, T71:11
  • Boyle, Patrick, T132:30
  • Boyt, Arthur, T115:25-26
  • Boyt, Elmer, T115:25-26
  • "Boy with the x-ray eyes," T182
  • Braden, Glenn, T70:6
  • Bradford, T38:20
  • Bradford, C.C., T56:14,21-22
  • Bradford, Daisy, T174:9-10
    • first well, T97:14
  • Bradford, John, T74:22
  • Bradford, PA, T70:1
  • Branding, of oil field equipment, T34:30-31
  • Brazos Hotel, Houston, T187-I:37
  • Brea, CA, T85:14
  • Breckenridge, T71:1; T73:11-12; T134:11,13-14
    • boom town conditions of, T37:3-5
    • drilling at, T88:6-8,10; T90:8,11-12
    • mud streets in, T208 :13
    • prices at, T92:3
  • Breckenridge oil field, limestone in, T55:3
  • Breden, Pearl, T122:4-6,24
  • Bredon, Pearl, T180-II:14
  • Brenham, Walter, T99:9-10,12
  • Brennen, Pat, T137:21
  • Brentmore, Walter, T148H:5
  • Breshear, T184:25-26
  • Brewer Family, T135:20-22
  • Brice, W.E., T32:1; T33:21; T59:5; T125:15
  • Brickhouse, Fred, T184:24
  • Brickyards, T63:14
  • Bridgeman, Mr., T71:23
  • Bridgeport, IL, T70:14
    • fire, 1918, T31:9
  • Bridwell, J.S., "Joe," T58:12,14; T199:31
  • Bright. J.D., T56:23,27
  • Bright, Mr., (real estate agent, Beaumont), T97:3-6
  • Britton, Col., T44:11
  • Britton Oil Co., T44:11
  • Broday, Bert, T198:25
  • Brody, Burt, T48:23
  • Brokerage business, T67:8
  • Brooks, Capt., T121:36-38; T186-II:4
  • Brooks, Gov., WY, T67:5
  • Brooks, Judge, T120:35
  • Brooks, M.M., Judge, T56:15; T59:6
  • Brooks, R.E., Judge, T106:7,8,24; T181:21; T189:13
    • vs. Jimmy Sharp, T181:21-25
  • Brooks, Will A., T56:15,21; T57:2
  • Broussard Family, T105:7
  • Broussard, Mr., T129:14-16
  • Broussard's livery, T82:3,4,10
  • Brown, Ann Byrd, T80:3
  • Brown, Bill, T106:20
  • Brown, Bob, Judge SEE Brown, R.T., Judge
  • Brown, Captain, T106:8
  • Brown County, T139:2
  • Brown, D.L., T47:6
  • Brown, Dr., T52:21
  • Brown, E.R., T132:2,12
  • Brown farm, T71:2
  • Brown, Lawrence, T213:8
  • Brown, Mr., T117:29
  • Brown, Mr., (Magnolia Oil Co.), T99:2,3,4; T142:10
  • Brown, Mr., (wildcatter), T88:25
  • Brown, Paul, Judge, T162:10
  • Brown, R.T., Judge, T162:7-10
  • Brown, Walch, T29:33-34
  • Brownwood, T139:1
  • Bruner, Killian, T81:9
  • Bruner, Will, T81:9
  • Bruni, A.M., T46:25
  • Brunson saloon, T180-II:19
  • Bryan Heights, T46:17-24
  • BRYAN, RUTH (MADAM VIRGINIA), T207
  • Bryant, Billy, T122:24-25
  • Bryant, Snow, T77:20
  • BRYANT, W.H. (BILL), T27; T28
  • Bryce, W.E., T184:13
  • "BS and W," T32:23; T33:24,25,26
  • Bubble tower still SEE Stills
  • Bubonic plague, T112:32
  • Buckcrick Oil Co., T67:8,9
  • Buckner and Robinson Oil Company, T6:5
  • Buckner, E.H., T162:23
  • Buckner, E.J., T122:36
  • Buckner, Eric, T60:3
  • Buffalo Bayou, T146D:1
  • Bulldog spears, T51:16-18; T81:27
  • Bullington, Orville, T58:11
  • Bull ropes, T35:5-8
  • Bull wheels SEE Wheels
  • Bunkhouses SEE Houses and Housing
  • Bunyan, Paul, T1:8; T2:10-11; T6:11; T7:15; T26:31; T93:6; T125:14; T131:46-48; T132:30-31; T135:20; T156:10
  • Buoyancy, T147F:3
  • Burbank extension, T208:4
  • Burch, Gordon, T71:17; T72:3
  • Burials, T2:18; T22:25; T26:7-11; T105:18; T122:11; T123:27-28 SEE ALSO Cemeteries; Funerals; Gravediggers collections for, T184:25-26
  • Burkburnett, T54:25; T60:7-8; T208:18
    • Blacks in, T48:2-3
    • boom at, T47:24-25; T55:10-13; T56:20; T131:32; T132:10,12-13,20; T133:14-16; T193:10-11
    • cemeteries at, T47:31-32
    • fire department in, T47:31
    • flu epidemic in, T47:20-21
    • hijackers at, T52:19; T55:12
    • law and order in, T59:17
    • living conditions in, T47:19-20,22
    • mud problem in, T33:18
    • predictions of oil at, T207:3
    • Rangers in, T193:18
    • rents in, T47:22-23
    • schools in, T47:22-23,29-30
  • Burkburnett district, T90:8
    • boom, T90:8
    • drilling in, T88:3-4
  • Burkburnett Oil Field, T58:10; T75:2; T134:4-6,8,11,16-17; T167:2,20
    • distance between wells, 47:8
    • drilling activity, T155:5-6
    • Fowler Farm drilling, T47:4-6
    • sand, T57:14
  • Burk-Electra Oil Co., T56:27; T57:1
  • Burk, Mr., T78:11
  • Burk, Odie, T94:15-17; T95:3-4
  • Burleson Family, T129:12-13
  • Burlington Rock Island Railroad, T63:8
  • Burnet (Tom) Ranch, T57:14; T58:10
  • Burnett, John, T199:25
  • Burnett Ranch, T198:19
  • Burnett, Rusty, T71:12
  • Burnett, S.B., T55:3
  • Burns, to eyes, T65:8,13
  • Burton and Clarke process, T216:9
  • Burton and Clarke stills, SEE Stills
  • Burton, Dr., T57:4
  • Burton process, T57:4
  • Burt, R.E., T129:25
  • Bush, Henry, Goose Creek, T153:8
  • Bush Landing, Baytown, T212:6; T213:20
  • Business practices, T133:22-25
  • Butane, T57:17
  • Butchering, wholesale, T185:15-16
  • Butler, George, T49:3-4
  • Byrd SEE ALSO Bird
  • Byrd, Bill "Peck," T43:11-12; T44:6; T84:9,12-13; T144:24; T180-II:20,21
  • Byrd, Brownie, T81:1
  • Byrd, Curt, T44:6
  • Byrd, Fred, T73:1
  • Byrd, Jim, T121:30
  • Byrd, Mrs., T83:5
  • Byron, Steve, T71:14
  • Bywaters (B.A.) land, T198:18
  • Bywaters No. 1, T49:9-10,26; T50:1
  • Bywaters No. 3, T49:22
  • Bywaters No. 44, T51:21,24-25
  • Cabe, Carl, T136:7-8
  • Cable drilling, T48:7; T55:5; T58:11; T82:1; T86:2,6; T88:3-4; T90:1-5,15-16; T94:3-4; T132:28-29
    • cable tool men, T23:19,21
    • cable tool men, CA, T85:15
    • cable tool rigs, T60:3,10; T144:21
      • fires on, T60:10
      • fires on, CA, T60:10-11
    • cable tools, T9:4,19; T72:22; T84:5; T131:18,25-26,47-48,50-51; T137:3-4,10,16-17
    • Ed Paterson, T106:14
    • lack of success with, Eastland County, T30:27
    • Mexico, T103:4-5; T104:14-15
    • rivalry between cable tool men and rotary men, T131:25-26,47-48; T132:27-28; T135:6-7,19
    • through sand strata, T20:22; T25:16
    • for water wells, T22:5
  • Cable tooled well, T66:5
  • Cacalidao, T81:1
  • Cacisci, Paul, T71:8
  • Cadain Brothers, T57:12,26
  • Caddo field, T180-II;26
  • Caddo, LA, T49:1-28; T74:9
    • drilling at, T90:8-12
    • unincorporated bank, T92:5
  • Caddo Oil and Gas Co., T122:31
  • Caddo Rock Drill Bit Co.
    • Humanson bit, T102:7
    • royalty to Hughes Tool Co., T102:8
  • Cadero, T81:1
  • Cajuns, T63:6-7; T97:2,10-13
  • Cal-Arabian Oil Co., T130:18
  • Caledonia Boarding House, Batson, T23:8-9
  • Calf wheels SEE Wheels
  • Calgary Canada, T193:24-26
  • Calhoun, John
    • bought Brown lease, T95:3
    • bought Burk lease, T95:5
  • California
    • deep wells in, T59:23
    • drillers from Humble at, T59:13
    • drilling in, T85:14-16
    • first rotary rig, T193:16
    • oil companies, T193:19
    • oil fields, T193:10
    • oil tunneling, T193:28
  • California Oil Co., T210:18,20
  • California Oil World, (newspaper), T193:2
  • Calingo, CA, T60:11
  • Callahan County
    • oil well drilled in, T199:14-15
      • flow rate of, T199:15
  • Call Field, air training base, Wichita Falls, T47:20-21
  • Calloway, Lee, T178:5
  • Cal, Mr., T58:12
  • Campbell, Bob, T122:24; T180-II:14
  • Campbell, Tom, T120:35
  • Campbell, W.T., T165:1,5-6
  • Camp, H.G., T24:5
  • Camp Mabry, T80:2
  • Camps, T128:18
  • Canada, T134:19-20,25
    • location of oil in, T193:26
    • oil booms in, T193:24-25
    • oil well drilling in, T193:24
  • Canadian in Poland, T104:20-21
  • Canadian Pacific Railroad, T193:23
  • Canadian River, T47:10-11
  • Canadian stock exchange
    • effect of start of WWI on, T193:24
  • Candymaking, T97:15-16; T98:1-3
  • Cantrell, Ed, T184:24,26
  • Canyon formation, T58:13; T133:28
  • Canyon (town), T74:20
  • Cap rock, T21:16; T180-IIi
    • drilling into, T28:7
    • wells, T8:13; T9:5
  • Card games, pinochle, T216:29
  • Cards, T128:20-22
  • Cardwell, Bill, T83:3
  • Cardwell, Mrs., Tyler, T83:3; T139:16
  • Caribou Oil Co., T193:19
  • Carl, Dave, T48:26
  • Carlislie, John Robert, T31:27-28
  • Carlock, Oscar, T45:7
  • Carmichael Farm, T71:9
  • Carmody, Roy, T94:5-6,9,11,15
    • Burk lease, T95:3-5
  • Caroll, Lee, T105:42
  • Carpenter, Frank T22:17
  • Carpenter Steel Co., T216:4-5
  • Carpoloy, T216:4-5
  • Carr, Dave, T54:5-7
  • Carrancista revolution, T81:6
  • Carrancista's law, T81:6
  • Carranza, Pres., T81:6
  • Carrigan, Judge, T83:1-2
  • Carroll, T187-I:12
  • Carroll Brothers, (Ed, George, Monroe), T109:4
  • Carroll, Frank, and Baylor University, T105:8-9
  • Carroll, George, T105:21,42
    • at Beaumont, T111:21-22; T114:14
    • Beaumont Lumber Co., T85:10
    • temperance speaker, T109:26
  • Carroll, Guy, T130:23
  • Carroll, Mr. Patillo Higgins' partner, T19:24-25; T20:7
    • Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co., T20:1,2,10,15
  • Carroll, Mr., Beaumont, T59:1
  • Carroll, Monroe, T105:21
  • Carruth, Shorty
    • barber, Hog Creek, T199:5-6
    • fraudulent leases, T199:33-34
    • oil promoter, T199:5-7,9
  • Carruth, Will, T56:11
  • Carson County, T71:11-12
  • Carson County ranch, T55:3
  • Carson, Mr., T81:26-27
  • Carsons, Floyd, T166:15
  • Carter, Amon, T71:16; T88:26
  • Carter Company
    • annuity plan, T202:8
    • gasoline plant, T202:7
    • thrift plan, T202:8
  • Carter Family, T123:31
  • Carter John J., T70:8,9
  • Carter Oil Co., T52;23-26; T70:8,19,20
    • lien against, T52:26-27
  • CARTRIGHT, BURL, T68-T69
  • Cartwright Oil Co., T6:3
  • Cashin & Dorchoe Co., T24:5
  • Cashin, John, T24:4-5,7
  • Casing heads
    • first high pressure, T102:17
    • gasoline, T216:14
  • Casing puller
    • description of job, T6:13
    • foreman, T6:4
  • Casings, T53:26-27
    • bowls, T51:5
    • leaking, T52:2,4
    • steel, T140:5
    • use of, T192:4
  • Casper Copper King, T67:7
  • Casper, WY, T67:3-9,12
  • Castleberry, Mattie, T69:11
  • Castle Crannie Crow, T77:6
  • Catholics, T27:29; T77:35; T144:4
    • and the Ku Klux Klan, T217:24
  • Cat Rock, T48:26-27
  • Cattle Hereford, T56:1-3
    • native, T218:12
  • Cattle business, T73:29 SEE ALSO Ranching
  • Cattlemen's Oil Company, T113:12
  • Cattle ranching, Witherspoon, T96:14 SEE ALSO Ranching
  • Caulkers, in refineries, T213:22
  • Causmas Oil Company, T81:23
  • Cave catcher, T33:37
  • Cayuga, T210:9
  • C.C.M. Oil Company, T193:22,23 SEE ALSO Chancellor, Canfield, Midway Oil Co.
  • Cedar Bayou, T153:32-33; T212:12
    • schools in, T153:8-9
  • Cedar Bayou Church, Goose Creek, T153:9-10
  • Cementing, T32:33-34; T50:4,9-11; T51:28; T52:3,5-6; T54:9; T106:21-22
  • Cement, OK, T193:11,17
  • Cemeteries, T26:7-9,10,12
    • at Burkburnett, T47:31-32
    • at Spindletop, T110:2
  • Central Stock Association SEE Central Stock Exchange
  • Central Stock Exchange, T167:8
  • Cessor Bar, T186-II:9
  • Chafey, Bill, T135:31
  • Chaining people to trees, T6:9; T7:23-24; T22:14; T23:5; T27:40; T33:4,13; T131:13; T143:28-29; T186-II:5-6; T198:3; T218:15
    • in Batson, T121:38-39
    • in Batson and Humble, T106:17-18
    • in Hardin County, T85:13
  • Chalk lease, T53:19-20
  • Chambers County, T66:11-12
  • Chambers, Homer, T122:19
  • Champion, John, T137:13-1/2
  • Champion, Judge, T72:12
  • Chance, Hicks, T184:21
  • Chancellor, Canfield, Midway Oil Co., T193:13,22,23
  • Chandler, Harmon, T141:11
  • Chaney, Captain, T148G:4
  • Chaney, M.L., T91:13
  • Chaney, N.J., T57:12
  • Chaney, Rev., T25:9
  • Chapman Brothers, T193:20
    • and American Well Works Co., T193:20
    • inventions, T193:20-21
  • Chapman Field SEE Thrall
  • Chapman, Homer, T52:31; T53:1
  • Chapman, Jim, T59:12
  • Chapman, McMan Oil Co., T95:10
  • Chapman, Mr., T142:2
  • Chapman, Mr., (land buyer), T95:10-13
  • Characters in oil fields
    • "Bad Check," T92:8-9
    • Bolen, Mother, T217:17-20
    • "Coal Oil Johnny," T26:30
    • fighters, T28:28
    • "Mooch," T27:9
    • "Yorky," T7:18-21
  • Charitable activities, Baytown, T214:27
  • Charles Martin Petroleum Inspectors, T215:6,21
  • Charlotte Kemp Hall, Wichita Falls, T55:11
  • Charlton, Jimmy, T66:7
  • Chatfield, T137:18-19
  • Checkerboard blocks, T88:15-16; T211:16-17
  • Cheeseman, Prof., T111:14; T117:38
  • Chenault, C.B., T117:3
  • Chenault, Mr., T49:25; T54:9-11; T57:10
  • Chenault, Nat, T132:10-11
  • Cherder, E.D., T56:7-9
  • Cherry, C.W., T62:2
  • Chession, Mr., (farmer), T115:19-20
  • Chester, C.M., T32:26-27,36
  • Chicago White Sox, T54:4
  • Children, T26:13-14; T28:19
    • in Baytown, T212:22; T214:16-17; T218:2-3
    • first baby, Baytown, T212:9-10; T214:16
    • in the oil field, T77:4-5
    • parties, Baytown, T214:28-29
    • second baby, Baytown, T214:28
  • Childress, Cid, T28:23
  • Childs, John, T63:10
  • Chinese restaurants, Beaumont, T62:5
  • Chisum, Gaylord, T88:26
  • Chloroform, T26:29-30
  • Chrane, Jim, T72:17
  • Christian, Bill, T73:29
  • Christian Brothers College, T125:32
  • Christian Oil Co., fire at, T24:18
  • Christmas customs, T144:7-8
  • Christmas tree valves, T25:27,29-30; T32:31-33; T79:34; T82:15; T208:6
  • Church, Edward lawsuit against Hamill Brothers, T86:5
  • Church hymns, T109:19-20
  • Church picnics, T110:21-23
  • Churches, T22:16
    • in Batson, T164:21-22
    • in Baytown, T213:8-11; T214:9,18
    • in Beaumont, T162:24
    • in Corsicana T175:18
    • in Gladys, T182-I:15
    • in Goose Creek, T213:6-7
    • in Mexia, T104:22-24
    • in oil field communities, T64:8-10
    • in Saratoga, T184:37-39
    • in Sour Lake, T29:29; T44:2; T198:14
  • Churches, Baptist, T105:12; T109:8; T117:32
    • Anderson, Preacher, T2:15
    • at Sour Lake, T2:15; T28:13-14
  • Churches, Catholic, T105:15; T117:32
    • in Saratoga, T24:22-23
  • Churches, First Christian, T117:32
  • Churches, Methodist, T105:15; T109:8; T117:32; T135:11-13
    • in Batson, T23:6
    • chapel, Spindletop, T8:17-18
  • Church Service League, Baytown, T214:23,27
  • Church services, T105:25
    • in Batson, T144:4-5
    • Sunday school, Spindletop, T109:8,13-14
  • Circo de Mayo, T103:23
  • C.I.O., labor union, T68:5
  • Circulation, in well drilling, T137:8-9
  • Cisco, Daniels Hotel, T199:30
  • Cisco field, T139:1,4
  • Cisco formation, T57:13-14; T58:1O
  • Cities Service Oil Co., T57:27
  • Citizens Bank, T109:26
  • City Bar, T184:18
  • Clarenger, Arch, T59:25
  • Clarion County, PA, T70:1
  • Clark, Bill, T71:23
  • Clark, C.H., T47:8; T54:30; T58:19
  • Clark, Charley H., T135:10
  • Clark, Charlie, T48:31
  • Clark, Clem, T7O:6
  • Clark, C.W., T47:10
  • Clark, Gene, T53:3,5
  • Clark, Rich, T216:8
  • Clark, Russell, T71:23
  • Clarkson, Lloyd, T154:14
  • Classification
    • crude oil grades and transport, T130:15
    • fuel, authorities, T148G:6
  • Clay-Co Oil Co., T54:13,15; T59:6; T132:1,5-6; T138:7
  • Clay County, T57:12,13
  • Clay-Co well, T133:8,14; T135:1,16
  • Clay filters, percolating, T215:5
  • Clay, Old Man, T81:11
  • Clay Pool No. 1, T49:15
  • Clayton, Shep, T213:8
  • Clemmons, Bill, T72:9
  • Cline, Dick, T85:15
  • CLINE, WALTER, T47-T48
  • Cline, Walter, T46:1-33; T52:20; T53:7,9; T56:20; T88:26; T134:8-9; T135:9-10; T199:31
  • Clothing, T113:37; T144:27-28; T184:46; T210:13 SEE ALSO specific names of wearing apparel
  • Clubs
    • Elks, T111:14
    • Neches, T111:15
    • Women's, T22:26-27
  • Clutch sand reel, T90:4
  • Coal industry, T134:15-16
    • coal mines,, T70:6; T192:4
  • Coal Oil Johnny, T2:17; T26:30
    • coal oil salesmen, T200:9
    • freight train to Electra, T132:13; T133:9; T138:2; T220:9
    • nickname for J. Rockefeller, T200:9
  • Coast Co., T189:24
  • Coates, Marvin, T36:20-22
  • Cobb, Mr., (rubber plant, Baytown), T212:9
  • Coburn, Charley, T7:11
  • Cochran Family, T137:20-21
  • Coffey, C.J., T135:11, T136:2
  • Coffins, T26:7,9
  • Cogden Oil Co., T156:14
  • Coille, George, T38:27-28
  • Cole, Blackie, T49:9-10,24; T50:1
  • Cole, Dennis, and Beaumont National Bank, T111:28
  • Coleman, Stewart, T216:8
  • Colfield and Guthrie (Rockdale), T62:3
  • Collins, Jim, T142:5,8-9
  • Collins, J.L., T141:13 SEE ALSO Collins-Wheelock Co.
  • Collins, Mrs., (teacher, Baytown), T214:4-5
  • Collins-Wheelock Co., T141:13-14
  • Collock (?), Jack, T213:8
  • Colony road, T81:8
  • Colorado City, T66:6
  • Colored people SEE Blacks
  • Colt Firearms Co., T47:15-16
  • Columbia Oil Co., T9:13
  • Colvert, Paul, T56:3
  • Combination Oil Co., formation of, T193:11-12
  • Commissioner's Court, tax assessment, T96:13
  • Communications, telephone and telegraph, T146D:3
    • telephone lines in oil fields, T209:2
  • Communism, anti-communist affadavit, T68:23
    • defenses against, T68:23-24
  • Community House, Baytown, T216:3; T212:16
    • separate for Blacks, Mexicans, T216:3
  • Company union, T68:5-6,12
  • Compressed air, T79:19
  • Cone, Adam, T210:3
  • Conkie, Dutch, T217:7-8
  • Conklin, Mr., Lucas Well Drilling Co., T125:6
  • Connally Act, T162:13-14,20
  • Connally, Pat, T32:1; T33:22
    • death of, T32:19-21
  • Connaly, Frank, T81:27-28
  • Connely, Herb, T7:11
  • Conner, Mr., T186-II:39
  • Connery, Mr., (Corsicana), T97:4
  • Conoco, T69:6
  • Conroe, T66:13
  • Conroe field, T26:33
  • Conroe oil field, T58:16-17; T59:26
  • Conservation SEE ALSO Proration
    • controlled oil production, T161:1-6; T172:3-27
    • of gas, T57:17-18; T58:24
    • law benefits, T37:20-21
    • of oil, T58:3-5
    • and Texas Railroad Commission, T58:2-8
    • in Wichita Falls area, T58:8-9
    • unsuccessful efforts, East Texas, T58:17
  • Conservation Board, T47:8
  • Continental Oil Co., T42:2; T67:8-9; T71:12,17,19; T210:29 SEE ALSO Marland Oil Company
    • deep wells drilled, T57:11,13
    • develop Texoma leases, T57:16
    • offices, Wichita Falls, T57:22
    • purchase of Texoma Oil and Refining Co., T57:4-5
    • refinery, Wichita Falls, T57:21-22
    • suit against, East Texas oil field, T162:5-6
    • Texhoma Oil and Refining Co., T199:31
  • Contracts, T48:19
    • move from oral to written, T41:28-29
  • Conway, Frank, T72:5
  • Conwell, Morris, T63:10
  • Cook, Bob, T135:3,10
  • Cook, Dr., T133:25
  • Cook field sand, T40:2
  • Cook, Frederick A., Dr., T167:9-13
  • Cooper-Bessemer pumps, T202:2
  • Cooper, John B. R., T135:24-25
  • Cooper, Ned, T54:15
  • Cooper, Witherspoon drilling at, T96:15
  • Coral Avenue, Beaumont, T97:7
  • Coral, Bill, T78:10
  • Corduroy roads SEE Roads
  • Core barrels, T21:21-22; T116:4-6
    • used in Beaumont field, T21:22
  • Core bits SEE Bits
  • Core-checker, T6:6
  • Core sampling, T6:6-7; T62:12
  • Corona Oil Co., T81:3,13
  • Coroner (Baston), T144:9
  • Corpus Christi oil fields, T154:9
  • Corropolis Refining Co., T70:5
  • Corrosion, T216:3
  • Corruption, T26:16; T186-II:8-10
  • Corsicana, T9:3-5; T67:14; T84:4,5,6,10,12,16,28; T85:6-9; T86:1-15; T132:2-3,6-7; T133:5; T154:3-4; T193; T210:9
    • American Well Prospecting Co., T193:16
    • area, T49; T54:5-9; T60:1-2,6; T62:2-4,6-9
    • arrests for indecent exposure in, T193:32
    • black population of, T175:4
    • churches in, T175:18
    • county farm at, T178:2-4
    • dance halls in, T178:28
    • defense industry in, T64:17
    • description of, T193:2-3
    • education in, T175:17,19
    • effects of Depression on, T64:16-19
    • fires in, T175:21-22,23
    • first boom at, T178:4,5
    • first oil well in Texas at, T86:3; T94:2-3
    • gas wells at, T95:8-9
    • growth of, T175:13,14
    • injunction against rotary rigs, T193:16,32
    • law enforcement in, T178
    • nickname of, T54:5
    • oil drilling at, T154:1-4
    • oil wells in 1897, T9:4
    • orphans' homes in, T62:7
    • peace officers in, T178:4,11
    • population in 1897, T9:4
    • refinery at, T175:21-22
    • streets in, T175:12
    • wages in, T120:4-5
    • workers from, T85:6-9
  • Corsicana Daily Sun, (newspaper), T141:1,16-17
  • Corsicana Development Co., T94:3
  • Corsicana Grocery Co., T100:10
  • Corsicana Oil and Development Co., T175:5
  • Corsicana Oil Field, T132:2-3,6-7; T137:2-20,22; T141:1-17; T142:10; T193:2
    • pipeline, T137:13,19
  • Corsicana Petroleum Co., T56:14; T132:2,5; T198:18; T199:2 SEE ALSO Magnolia Oil Co.
    • absorbed by Magnolia Petroleum, T198:26
  • Corsicana Refining Co., T98:18
  • Corsicana Supply Co., T25:17
  • Corsicana Water Co., T86:2
  • Cor-tex wells, T60:2
  • "Cosy" movie theatre, T212:20-21
  • COTTON, ARTHUR, T184
  • Cotton Belt Railroad, T63,8; T198:1
  • Cotton gin work, T131:1-3
  • Cotton Hotel, Houston, T212:2
  • Cottonseed Oil Co., T175:23
  • COTTON, WILLIAM EDWARD, T185; T186
  • Coughton, Bulldog, T53:9
  • Coulter, Mr., (jeweler, Beaumont), T111:16
  • County farm, T178:2-4
  • Courthouse, Joe, T178:17
  • Covered wagons, T211:6
  • "Cowboys", living conditions, T156:16-17
  • Cox Bobby, T142:5
  • Cox Harry, T62:4; T77:20
  • Cox Henry, T180-I:44
  • Cox, R.L., Dr., T166:26-29
  • COYLE, BENJAMIN (BUD), T120-T123
  • Coyle, Benjamin (Bud), T46:17,19; T106:20
  • Cracking distillation, T216:9
  • Crane, Dr. (Baylor University), T105:22
  • Crane, Mr., (cement man, San Antonio), T96:3
  • Crane-Upton crude, poisonous characteristics of, T216:14,15
  • Cranfill brothers, T52:12
  • Cranfill, David, T59:5-6
  • Cranfill, Tom, T58:5
  • Craters
    • general description, T8:15
    • Estes Crater (Humble), T8:14
    • Sour Lake, T28:1-3
  • Crawford, Col., T24:4
  • Crawford, Judge, T121:39
  • Crawford, Mr., T143:4
  • Crawford, S.L., T62:2
  • Creekology SEE Exploration and Prospecting
  • Crichlowe, lease at Healdton, T199:1
  • Crim, John P., T42:3
  • Crim, Lou Bella, T42:3
  • Crim, Malcolm, T42:3
    • and blacks, T59:22
  • Crime, T74:19; T75:4,5,8; T82:5; T143:24-31; T209:10-11
    • bodies found in oil tank, T218:7-8
    • bootleggers, T202:4-5
    • "borrowing" a boiler, T198:6; T208:13
    • in Burkburnett, T47:30-31; T48:1-2
    • car stealing, T202:4; T211:29
    • car stripping, T218:8
    • killing in barber shop, T218:10-11
    • killing in saloons, T218:9,10,15
    • lawlessness in Seminole, T202:3
    • outlaws, T73:4
    • stealing by oil field workers, T199:26-27
    • stealing leather belting, T218:12-13
    • stealing of pipe, T188:9,11
  • "Crimson Coconut" (play), T214:18
  • Critchlow, Walter, T198:26
  • Crocker, G.W.
    • letter from Nathan Gilbert, Oct. 6, 1965, T114:7-8
  • Cropper no. 1, Wichita County, T56:16
  • Crosby (town), T1:10; T122:26
    • bootleggers in, T216:26
    • gasoline plant at, T202:7
  • Crosby Hotel, Beaumont, T82:6,10; T97:3,8-9
    • John S. Wynn lives at, T10:3
    • Walter Sharp works from, T9:24
  • Crosby House, Beaumont, T32:12,14-15; T59:5,9; T62:4; T78:4; T84:23; T105:37; T111:12,15; T113:6; T121:16; T122:26; T125:25
  • Crosby, Jack, T29:12
  • Crosby, Winn, T155:1-2
  • Cross, Dan T., T135:12-14
  • CROSSON, GUY, T202
  • Crowall, George, Rev., T213:8
  • Crow, John, T99:8
  • Crow lease, T198:16
  • Crowley, T77:3
  • Crown Central Petroleum Corp., T2:1
  • Crown (Corona Oil Co.), T81:13
  • Crown Oil Refining Co. SEE Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
  • Crown Oil Refining Co. and the Gulf Coast Oil Corp. SEE Atlantic Oil Producing Co. and the Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
  • Crude oil, T148G:5-6
    • from West Texas causing corrosion, T216:3
    • shipping of, T191:19
    • used as hair dressing, T123:33
  • Crumb bosses, T33:17
  • Crutchfield, Rev., T135:11-13
  • Culberson, Judge, (Chairman of Railroad Commission), T66:1
  • Culberson, Mr., (Railroad Commission), T96:12
  • Culberson's Camp SEE Drumright, OK
  • Culbertson, J.W., T47:9
  • Cullen, Mr., (financier, Houston), T88:24
  • Cullen, Hugh Ray, T211:24-25
  • Cullen, Joseph Stephen, T6:10
  • Cullinan, T181:36
    • shooting of, T181:29
  • Cullinan, "Buckskin Joe", T181:4,14,18-22
  • Cullinan Family, T105:44
  • Cullinan, Frank, T46:25; T49:10,13,15,17,18,20-22; T51:14-15,18; T54:16,18,20,22,30; T123:3-4; T199:29-30
  • Cullinan, J.S., T9:6-8; T32:4; T59:6,8; T85:8-9,11; T94:6; T111:29-30; T114:5-6; T120:16; T121:8,23,24; T122:32,33-34,35; T123:28-30; T128:14,31; T129:17,20-25; T130:23; T137:13; T142:10-11,14-15; T114:24; T148H:1-6; T165:8,10-11,12,13,17,18,19; T189:7-8,13,18-21b,24,25; T199:29
    • Corsicana Petroleum Co., T98:18; T99:1
    • entrepreneur, T86:3-4
    • physical description of, T148H:2
  • Cullinan, Jesse, T187-I:22-23
  • Cullinan, M.P., T46:25
  • Cullinan, Mr., T141:14
  • Cullinan Refinery, T175:7
    • construction of, T9:8
  • Cullinan Texas Co., T32:4
  • Cullman Boarding Co., Dallas, T78:1
  • CULLUM, LANDON HAYNES, T198-T200
  • Culman, Frank, T62:9
  • Culman, J.S., T62:8-9,10
  • Culman, M.P., Dr., T62:9
  • Cummings, Prof., T123:21-23
  • Cunningham, Dr., Beaumont, T120:9,13-14
  • Cunningham, E.J., T139:3
  • Cunningham, J. Gregg, T193:25
  • Cunningham, John, T95:10-13
  • Curly, Mrs., T105:40,42
  • Currie, T52:22
  • Curry, Albert, T129:18
  • Curt, (person), T85:12,24
  • Cushing, Bill, T128:14
  • Cushing field SEE Drumright, OK
  • Cutner-Rosner process, T216:3-4,5
  • Daffin switch, T63:7-8
  • Dailey, Charlie, T121:13
  • Daily, Charles A., T184:49-51
  • Daily, Pansy, T184:49-51
  • Davis shoestring strips, T106:7,9,11
  • Davis tract, T115:10-11
  • Daisetta, T63:6
  • Daisy Bradford No.1, T162:2
  • Daisy Bradford No.2, T162:2
  • Daisy Bradford No.3 SEE East Texas Oil Field
  • Dale, Elvie, T135:32; T136:1-2
  • Dale, O.L., T52:30; T53:3
  • Dallas, T78:8,10,11
  • Dallas News, T117:2,10
  • Dallas Petroleum Co., T193:5,6,32
  • Dallas Power and Light Co., T78:3
  • Damon and Beaton real estate firm, T94:3
  • Damon, Capt., T132:3
  • DAMON, HENRY GORDON, T175
  • Damon, Henry Gordon, Sr., T142:15; T175:1-5,18,20,24-25
  • Damon Mound, T211:23-24
  • Dams
    • at Austin, T63:10-11
  • Dance hall girls, T28:15,17-19
  • Dances and Dancing, T16:6; T7:7; T28:14-15; T63:11-13; T105:24-25; T111:14-15; T117:37-38; T121:34-35; T122:17 SEE ALSO Amusements; Entertainment
    • Baytown, T214:11,17
    • Black Bottom, T216:24
    • Charleston, T216:24
    • Saratoga, T184:39-41
    • Sour Lake, T44:2-3
    • Square dance calls, T63:13
    • Square dances, T153:12-13
  • Dance halls, T7:23; T8:18; T23:11; T186-II:1-4
    • Batson, T185:27-28
    • Batson Prairie, T180-II:19
    • Corsicana, T178:28
    • dime dances, T69:11-12
    • 49ers, T2:14; T28:15
    • Goose Creek, T2:14
    • Sour Lake, T27:5; T28:14
  • Dancing schools
    • Beaumont, T111:14; T117:38-39;
  • Dane, Jerry, T212:11
  • Dangers, T45: 13-14
  • Daniel (Pink), T56:18; T58:10
  • Daniels Hotel, T199:30
  • Daniels, Jim, T50:28-29; T52:22
  • DANIELS, VIVIEN BARTON, T22
  • Daniel, Will, T47:1,2,3
  • Danley's farm, T74:9
  • Daring, John W., T117:11,12
  • "Dark," (person), T115:20
  • Darkies SEE Blacks
  • Darling, Joe, T82:22
  • Daughtery ("Old Man"), T120:21
  • Davidson
    • of Magnolia Oil, T54:25
  • Davidson, Col., T111:28
  • Davidson, Jack, T62:7; T94:2-3
  • Davidson, John, T142:15; T175:5-6,20
  • DAVIS, DANIEL WALTER, T112
  • Davis, D.R., T33:24
  • Davis, Elmer, T198:10
  • Davis, Homer, T198:7,10
  • Davis, Monk, T186-II:42
  • Davis, Mr., T178:12
  • Davis, Sam, T92:5-6
  • Dawson, Charlie, T28:3; T77:8
    • driller Roche No.3, T121:4,36
  • "Day and One" (person), T115:20
  • Day, Frank E., T42:8
  • D.D. Feldman, T184:30
  • D.D. Lewis farm, T200:2
  • Deafness, T9:14
    • caused by gas pressure, T32:34
  • DEANE, EARLY C., T106
  • Deaths, T26:1-6 SEE ALSO Murders
    • on derricks, T7:13; T27:3,5; T28:1
    • in fire, T28:10,11
    • gas, T27:4
    • in hijackings, T22:13-14
    • shootings, T26:3
    • suicide, Mrs. Johnny Wynn, T22:20
  • "Death Warrant," T188:1,2
  • Deep oil, T55:2-3,7 SEE ALSO Deep wells
    • seismograph, T58:15
  • Deep Oil Co., T95:13
  • Deep Oil Development Co., T53:11-12; T55:3-4; T58:10-14 T132:16-17; T133:20-21
  • Deep wells, T132:16-19
  • DEER, CLAUD, T8
  • Deer, Claude, T162:14-15
  • Dees, Tom, T199:6,9-10
  • DeGolyer, Mr., T170:14,17
  • DeGolyer, E.E., geologist, T211:23
  • Delano, Frederick A., T155:6
  • DeLeon, T71:1
    • First National Bank, T199:5
    • Lambert Hotel, T199:6
    • land leasing, T199:7-8,9-11
  • De Lupe Blanco, Hosea, T73:14
  • Del, Welch, T128:5
  • Dempsey, B.F., T42:4-5
  • Dentistry, T21:24; T214:11
  • Denton, Joe, T32:11
  • Denver cattlemen, T67:8
  • Denver, CO., T67:4
  • Denver Hotel, T54:10
  • Depot Town, T184:19
  • Depression, T68:5
    • Baytown, T214:24
    • breadlines, T208:8
    • employment (Baytown), T213:23,24
    • job hunting during, T208:8-9
    • living conditions (Baytown), T213:25
    • price of oil, T193:17
    • Tyler, T101:9-10
  • Depth measurement, oil well, T153-46
  • Derby, T71:21
  • Derricks, T2:11; T6:2,13-14; T26:21; T51:6,23; T60:1; T62:14; T63:1; T74:4 SEE ALSO Rigs
    • boilers, T6:14
    • builders, T84:10
    • construction of, T8:22; T113:24-27
    • description of, T162:7
    • diggers, T2:2
    • engineers on, T59:25-26
    • steel, T59:23
    • wooden, T7:12-13 T8:22; T25:24; T28:5; T144:18-19
    • wood for, T59:8
    • workers, T2:2; T6:14; T33:30
    • work on, T137:4-5; T143:20-21; T144:19-22
    • working conditions, T2:2-3; T120:7
  • Desdemona, T67:10; T71:2,3
    • discovery well at, T199:16-19
    • known as Hog Creek, T199:5,19
    • geology around, T200:3
    • oil well drilling, T199:14-15
  • Desenberg lease (Mexia), T52:13
  • Detectives, T218:12-13
  • De Villaneuve family, T111:22
  • Devil's Ellson, T81:13,15,17
  • Devine, T100:4
  • Dewar, agent for Southern Pacific Railroad, T110:21
  • Dewitt, Dave, T128:22-23
  • Dewitt, Ed, T30:19-21
  • Dial Ranch, T47:11; T134:8
  • Diamond point bits SEE Bits
  • Diarrhea, T33:3
  • Diaz, Porfirio, president of Mexico, T103:19
  • Dickerson, saloon owner at Spindletop, T114:20
  • Dickinson, bootleggers in, T216:26,28
  • Diesel engine, first experimentation, T66:10
  • Diesel rotary, T73:20,21
  • Dies, Tom, T186-II:7
  • DILLARD, A.R., T137; T138
  • Dillard, A.R., T53:18-22; T132:2
  • Dillard, Dee, T54:30
  • Dillard, OK., T72
  • Dillingham, Dave, T63:12
  • Dime Oil Co., T59:6
  • Dippman, Fred, violinist for silent movies, T216:2-3
  • Directional drilling SEE Firefighting
  • Dirk, Claude, T110:4
  • Dirt workers, T198:7
  • Discovery wells
    • Burkburnett, Fowler well, T47:2-6
    • Canadian River, T47:10-13
    • Currie, T60:2
    • Desdemona, T199:16-19
    • East Texas, T210:36
    • Spindletop, T166:2
  • Diseases, T2:17-18; T166:25-26 SEE ALSO specific diseases
    • in Mexico, T104:21-22
  • Dispending claims, T142:8-9
  • Ditch-diggers, T59:27
  • Ditchdigging, use of sharpshooters, T162:3,6-7
  • Dittenbacher, Mayor, Beaumont, T117:45-46
  • Divination SEE Exploration and Prospecting
  • Dixie Creek, T69:4
  • Dixie Oil Co., T34:3; T35:11
  • Dixon Creek, T69:4
  • Dobbins, Elmer, T85:25
  • Dobbins, William, T65:4
  • Dobeschur, Olmer M., T143:3-4
  • Dr. Mud, T44:4-5; T121:10
  • Dodge brothers and Daniels, T22:5
  • Dollanger, John, T113:9
  • Dolly board, T43:14
  • Donaldson, H.G., T62:7
  • Doniac, merchant at Spindletop, T110:18
  • Donohoe, Ambrose, Jr., T128:22-33; T130:23-24
  • DONOHOE, JAMES, T23, T24
  • Donohoe, James, T143:16-17
  • Donohoe, T.J., Texas Oil Co., T128:14; T130:22-24; T189:13
  • Doodlebugs SEE Exploration and Prospecting
  • "Dope" (well information), T33:34-36
  • Doran, Barney, saloon owner, Humble, T106:17
  • Doren, Barney, saloon owner, Sour Lake, T125:25
  • Dorrington, J.C., Dallas Petroleum Co., T193:5
  • Dort car, T91:15
  • Dos Bocas, T79:29
  • Doty, Mr., T117:21,22
  • Douglas family, T136:8
  • Dozier, Doc, T68:11
  • Drag bits SEE Bits
  • Drake, Reverend W.W., T77:3
  • Drane, Lew, T73:22
  • Drawbridge, to Goose Creek, T216:7
  • Drillers, T2:1-19; T6:4; T24:11; T28:24-27; T59:17-18 T135:6,18; T144:21-22
    • Allen, Bill, T96:4-5
    • Anecdotes, T42:10-11
    • Blair, Tom, T121:22
    • Bowden, Old Man, T94:4
    • Brenham, Walter, T99:9-10,12
    • Brown, Bill, T106:20
    • Byrd, Jim, T121:30
    • cable, T55:5; T106:13-14
    • chauvinism among, T30:25-27
    • Crow, John, T99:8
    • Davidson, Jack, T94:2-3
    • Duties, T154:4-5
    • Fawcett, John, T99:9
    • Frazier, Jack, T116:2
    • Garner, John, T94:9-11,17
    • Hamill, Allen, T85:1-32; T114:2
    • helpers' wages, T192:6
    • helpers' working conditions, T193:6
    • Hewitt, Ran, T85:16
    • hiring and firing, T49:12
    • Humble, T59:13
    • McGowan, Mack, T109:22
    • Moore, Mr., T116:9
    • Moore, Marcus, T106:9
    • nightshift, T59:18
    • Posey, Billy, T99:6-8
    • Rambeau, Bert, T110:4
    • Ritchie, Jim, T95:13-14
    • rotary, T55:5; T136:14-15; T137:3,5,10-11
    • Sheldon, T128:4
    • Smith, Tom, T121:4,21
    • team methods, T208:6
    • Terryack, Buck, T91:15
    • training of, T46:4
    • Tuftully, Fred, T109:21
    • wages T2:3, T7:9,15-17; T8:29; T113:10; T121:2; T155:5; T193:3,6
    • Wallace, Clem, T99:8
  • Drill pipe, T1:18; T8:24; T41:3-4; T48:7; T53:13-15 T59:24; T137:11; T209:17-18
    • left-handed, T51:14,18
    • origins of, T85:4
    • second-hand, T53:8-9
    • stretching, T50:26
    • theft of, T34:29-30; T50:24-25
    • types of, T29:35
    • upset, T77:18
    • uses of, T8:24
  • Drillers Oil Co., T121:19,32
  • Drilling pattern density SEE Rule 37
  • Drills and drilling, T106:10; T113:27-28; T131:11,14,19,27-29,39,47; T132:13-19,28-30; T134:12-13,21-22 T180-I:16; T183:26-27 SEE ALSO Cable drilling; Rotary drilling
    • bailing, T49:20-21
    • cable tool, T9:5; T25:17; T135:5; T198:18
    • Canada, T193:24
    • contracting, T6:5; T9:8; T70:19; T81:2; T114: T115: T116
    • Corpus Christi, T154:15-19
    • costs, T20:18; T21:10,15; T26:23-24; T59:24-25; T82:16
    • depth of, T1:13; T20:18; T25:24; T26:23; T209:17
    • description of, T7:14; T8:22-32; T25:23
    • diamond tools, T122:28-29; T144:23; T181:6
    • directional, T59:25-26
    • East Texas statistics, T101:10
    • Edwards county, T38:7
    • equipment, T1:13,19; T22:19; T88:1; T90:1-5,15-16; T105:34 T106:3; T110:14; T113:28-30; T120:7; T121:5,7-8 T122:28-29; T135:5-10; T193:21-23
    • fishtail, T9:9; T21:19
    • freezing weather, T54:21-22
    • gas wells, T20:11
    • logs, T8:24
    • methods, T28:6-8; T38:3-4; T192:3-4
    • modern technology, T26:33-35; T28:6,8,9
    • mud, T49:5-6; T62:11-12; T65:15-16; T180-I:20,27-28; T193:21-23
    • offshore, T59:25
    • pipe coupling, T6:14; T26:23
    • pipe setting, T6:14
    • prices, T155:6,9
    • problems, T25:24; T46:4-5; T155:10
    • profits, T155:6,8
    • regulations, lack of, T132:12-13
    • rock bit, T193:14
    • rotary, T9:5; T25:17; T30:27; T58:11-12; T62:3
    • Spindletop, T9:9
    • star machine, T199:6
    • steam drill, T79:20,21
    • through cat rock to sand, T48:26-28
    • too deep, T52:1-2,4-7
  • Drill stem tester, invented by Humanson, T102:20
    • invented by Humason, T102:20
  • Drinks and drinking, T2:15; T6:8; T7:19,20,26; T8:7 T28:20; T36:12-13; T49:7-9; T52:14-15; T53:24-25; T55:6-7; T106:20 T109:20-22; T113:17; T120:36-37; T121:1-2,16; T125:17
    • beer T7:6,25
    • bootleg liquor, T211:28
    • canned heat, T7:7; T69:16
    • chock beer, T36:12; T37:8-9; T178:7,30
    • corn whiskey, T209:7; T216:25-26
    • cost of drinks, T27:7-8
    • drunkeness, T22:16; T26:4,5; T72:9; T73:22
    • home brew stations, T36:13; T69:17,21
    • Jake, T2:15; T7:6; T37:9-10; T69:15
    • Jamaica ginger, T7:7
    • Johnny Walker, T67:7
    • lemon extract, T7:7
    • liquor traffic, T69:15,16
    • speakeasy, T69:5
    • squirrel whiskey, T2:15
    • vanilla, T7:7
    • whiskey, T7:6; T27:22
    • white lightning, T216:26
    • women, T26:12
    • workers, T131:45-46; T134:17-18
    • Zoolah Anah, T216:24
  • Drought, T42:1-2,6-8
    • West Texas, T218:11
  • Drummers Oil Co., T113:22
  • Drumright field, T75:1
  • Drumright, OK.
    • drilling at, T90:1,7,14
    • fire, T31:10-12
  • Drums, T8:23
  • Dry holes, T210:15,24,30,34
    • bankers, T47:13-14
    • drilling, T170:14-15
  • Dubs cracking unit process, T57:3-4,21
  • Duck hunting SEE Hunting
  • "Duck's nest," T25:28
  • Dugan, Glen E., comments by, T91; T92; T93
  • Dugan, Judge, T100:5
  • Duhaney, Mr., T80:27,29
  • Duhaney, Edward, T79:28,29
  • Duke restaurant, T98:4
  • Duke well, Desdemona, T199:19
  • Dulaney, Dick, T135:5
  • Dunahoo, Tom, T59:8
  • Dunagan, Jim, T93:1-3
  • Dunagan Tool Supply, T93:1
  • Dunaway, Mr., T53:3-4
  • Duncan, George, T109:13
  • Duncan, Jim, T109:13
  • DUNCAN, STARKEY, MRS., T191
  • Dunkle, George, T74:8
  • Dunkle, John, T74:8
  • Dunne No.1, Petrolia, T49:14
  • DUNN, FRANK, T163; T164
  • Dunn, Herman, T57:6-9
  • Dunn, John, T155:15
  • Durham and Turner, T155:5
  • Durham, Fisher, T49:6-7
  • Durham, Ralph, T59:19-20; T186-II:6-8
    • county attorney at Batson, T121:34; T122:6,9,16
  • Dutch Oil Co., T172:5
  • Duval County drilling, T154:20-21; T155:1
  • Dwyer, Mrs., school teacher in Baytown, T214:5
  • Dynes and Co., T67:4
  • Eagem, Pat, T38:4-6
  • Eagle Oil Co., T72:7
  • Eagle Refinery, NJ, T213:15; T214:2
  • Earthquakes, T193:14
  • EASLEY, MRS., T105
  • East Batson Oil Co., T24:5
  • East Coast Oil Co., T80:30,32
  • Eastern Star, T214:8
    • in Goose Creek, T214:9-10
  • East Gate
    • clearing for refinery, T212:5-6
  • Eastland County, T42:2; T74
    • graveyard drilling in, T36:10-11
    • Ku Klux Klan in, T36:15-16
    • poor farmers in, T64:8
    • schools, T41:26
  • East Texas
    • Chamber of Commerce, T161:1,4-5
    • development of, T161:7
    • early sales of mineral rights in, T200:3-4
  • East Texas oil field, T58:16-17; T139:5,10-11; T142:6-8; T161:3-5,7-8
    • control of oil production, T162:12
    • discovery of, T174:1-6
      • financing of discovery well, T162:4-5
    • future of specific fields, T101:8
    • geological exploration, T170:8-9
    • leasing in, T210:33,36
    • litigation, T162:1,3-9,11,16-18,21-22; T172:2-27
    • oil recovery in, T174:12
    • results of oil boom, T101:7-9
    • salt water in, T58:26
  • East Texas traders, T210:30-31
    • Ku Klux Klan, T36:15-16
    • poor farmers, T64:8
    • schools, T41:26
  • Ebanol, T80:27,29
  • Echols, Hugh, T214:9; T215:21-23
  • Echols, Mrs. (teacher), T214:9
  • Eddelman, Earl "Kep," T57:11,26
  • Edenburg, PA, T70:2
  • Edie Creek Oil Co., T193:19
  • Edmonds, Capt. (at Morgan's Point), T153:26
  • Education, T2:15-16; T102:27-28
    • in Beaumont, T105:7,20-21
    • in Goose Creek, T153:8-9,25
    • in Humble, T144:17
    • in Mexico, T104:22
    • in Norway, T145A:2-3
    • in Spindletop, T110:19-21; T166:14-15
    • of workers, T85:19
    • Education and experience for oil industry
      • jobs, T6:14-15; T24:10-12; T27:2
    • Edward, Evelyn, T85:2
    • Edwards, Dr., T58:12
    • Edwards Ranch (Clay County), T88:3-4
    • Eight-wheel wagons, T202:5
    • Eisenbaugh, Albert, T199:17
    • Eisenhower (of Lucus Well Drilling Co.), T125:6
    • Eisenhower, Mr. (oil lease in Goose Creek), T153:19
    • El Alamo, T80:33
    • El Cambor, T81:33
    • Electra, T71:8; T133:10-12
    • Electra area, T49:1-28; T54:9-15; T55:1-13; T56:18
    • Electra oil field, T58:9; T59:12; T131:18,20-23; T133:7-8,10,13-14; T135:6,22-23,30-32; T138:1-2,7; T198:18; T199:23; T209-4
      • boom, T90:1,3,7,14
      • depth of wells, T51:21-22,25
      • history, T136
      • land leasing, T199:23
      • lime rock in, T54:23-25
      • line fights, T54:13-14
      • typhoid fever, T54:15-20
    • Electrical work in oil fields, T208:2-3,12; T209
    • Electricity, T2:18-19
      • in Baytown, T212:7
      • for refineries, T212:7
    • Electric lighting on oil rigs, T209:11
    • Electric logs, T66:8; T132:29-30
    • Electric pumps on oil wells, T208:12
    • El Ego, T80:33; T81:18
    • Elevators
      • dangers of, T32:21-22
      • "Fisher," T8:23
      • "Plumb busters," T8:23
      • "Wilson," T8:23
    • Elite Bar, T186-II:9
    • Elk Basin, T67:8
    • Elkins, Vincent (Judge), T67:16
    • Elks Club, T111:14
    • Ellemberger, T40:2-3
    • ELLIOT, ARTHUR, T142
    • Ellis, Bill, T67:5; T68:3
    • Ellis, Mr. (of Tyler), T139:16-17
    • Ellis, Roy, T79:32
    • Embalmers and embalming, T26:6-7
    • Embry lease, T198:18
    • Emerson, Sloan (of Kirby Oil Co.), T122:28
    • Emory, Fred, T71:18-19
    • Emory, Grant, T30:21-22,24; T41:18; T72:18-20; T73:21-22; T131:48
      • at Breckenridge, T93:1-4
    • Emperor Oil Co., T198:25
    • Empire, T71:12
    • Empire (OK) oil field, T51:27, T52:1
      • hijacking at, T52:15-19
    • Empire Gas and Field Co., T40:4-5
    • Empire Gas and Fuel Co., T184:32
    • Empire Petroleum Co., T72:23
    • Empire Pool (OK), T198:20
    • Employment bureau (Houston), T213:22-23
    • Emulsion, T80:11
    • Engel switch, T80:2
    • Engineers, T6:6; T129:13-14; T143:3,9-10
      • on derricks, T59:25-26
      • in oil industry, T:26:33
      • petroleum, T57:9
    • Engineering, T80:1
    • Engines
      • crude oil, T8:1
      • gas, T62:2-3
      • on rigs in early days, T8:23
    • English, Leon, T66:4
    • Ennis, T94:12-14
    • Ennis Hotel, T128:31
    • Ennis, Jack, T106:19; T128:27-30
    • Ennis Oil and Development Co., T94:11-17
      • Brown lease, T95:1,3
    • Entertainment, T216:24-25,28-29 SEE ALSO Amusements; and specific activities
      • badgerfights, T215:14
      • bands, T186-II:1
      • in Baston, T59:15-16; T185:26
      • in Baytown, T212:16,24; T213:2; T214:3,7
      • card playing, T214:10,17; T216:29
      • "cosy" movie theaters, T212:20-21
      • dances, T214:11,17; T215:22
      • fishing at Houston Point, T212:24
      • forty-two, T214:10
      • Galveston beach, T212:24
      • honky-tonks, T208:7
      • in McCamey, T209:7
      • motion pictures, Goose Creek, T212:19; T214:7
      • in oil camps, T218:13
      • parties, T217:11,16-17
      • plays, T207:13
      • road shows, T218:2
      • rodeos, T215:20
      • singing, T6:16
      • for single men, T216:24
      • sociables, T105:24-25
      • suppers and teas, T214:22-23
      • tent shows, T209:7
      • vaudeville, T185:26; T186-II:1-2
    • Epidemics SEE Diseases; and specific names
    • Episcopal Church
      • in Baytown, T213:8-9; T214:9
      • destroyed by fire, T214:9
    • Equipment sales, T73:17
    • Escarpment, T67:8
    • Eskota, T71:16
    • Esleta, T81:23
    • Esso Standard, T130:19
    • Ethnic feuds, T70:22-25 SEE ALSO Race relations
    • Eubank, J.S., T141:11
    • Evangeline, LA, T77:3,28 SEE ALSO Jennings, LA
    • Evangeline (LA) oil field, T7:2,13; T154:9
      • fire in, T218:7
    • EVANS, MRS. MATTIE, T184
    • Evans, Robert, T184:14-16
    • E.W. Martin Oil Co., T42:2
    • Exploration and prospecting, T1:13; T6:12; T28:21-22; T85:27-28; T115:6-8; T156:9-10; T170:15-17; T182:7-9,16-23; T183:9-15
      • Colonel at Mineola, T99:14-16
      • contrast of early ways and modern, T46:15
      • creekology, T88:9; T211:25
      • crevices, T79:33
      • divination, T31:32, T36:11
      • doodlebugs and doodlebugging, T28:21; T31:32; T36:11; T54:29; T88:10-11; T104-4; T131:40-43; T142:3; T156:8-9; T192:7-10; T193:32; T200:4-5; T209:13-14
        • from England, T139:13-14
      • Drill, Dr., T104:6
      • equipment used, T200:4-5
      • folklore methods, T170:16
      • geologists, T88:8-9, T104:4-6
      • Goose Creek oil field, T1:12-13,15
      • Griffith, Dr., T85:28-30
      • Higgins, Patillo, T20:3-9
      • methods and techniques, T42:10; T200:1-3
      • in North Texas, T56:12-13
      • oil locators, T193:27
      • oil smellers, T24:8-9; T82:19-21
      • oil witches, T24:8
      • prospectors in oil business, T21:11
      • psychics as finders, T200:6
      • radioactivity, T31:30
      • reconnaissance men, T200:1-3
      • seismograph, T104:5
      • signs of oil discovery, T153:16-18
      • soil analysis, T200:6
      • at Sour Lake, T28:20-23
      • speculators, T9:17
      • switch man, Creek Indian, T96:2-3,9
      • switches, T85:27-28
      • torsion balance, T66:11; T88:10,12-13; T104:4; T211:23-24
      • water witches, T62:13-14; T88:10-11
      • "wiggle-stick," T26:25-26
      • witching, T209:14; T211:23
      • Xray eyes, T85:30-31; T200:6-7
    • Express offices, in Ranger, T30:13-14
    • Extortion SEE Swindles and swindling
    • Fairbanks-Morse Co., T193:24
    • Fairfax, T81:11
    • Fair Foundation, T101:4-5
    • Fair's Beauty Variety, T101:4-5
    • FAIR, WALTER, T101
    • Falkner, Frank, T47:7
    • Farish, Bill, T46:8-11; T47:12-13; T48:23; T65:11; T98:16; T99:5; T106:8; T125:28; T128:8; T198:25
    • Farish, Fondren and Blaffer, T198:26
    • Farish, Steve, T102:9
    • Farish, Will, T105:34
    • Farmer brothers, T32:4
    • Farmers and farming, near Baytown, T212:12
    • Farmer's Oil Co., T129:22; T148H:5-6
    • Farmers Petroleum Co., T122:32,34-35; T123:28-29
    • Farney, Scott, T34:15,16,41; T35:1-2
    • Fason, Percy, T80:4
    • Faulkener, F.V., T132:11-12; T183:21
    • Faulkner, Frank, T199:26
    • Fawcett, John, T99:9
    • Fayette County, T81:11
    • Fayetteville
      • barbecue for oil leasors, T210:23-24
      • Bohemians in, T210:23,24
      • Germans in, T210:23,24
      • oil leasing near, T210:22-23
    • Fayle, Mr. (of Cedar Bayou), T1:5,9,17
    • Featherston, Bill, T83:1
    • Federal Tender Board, T162:13-14
    • Fence cutting, T30:9
    • Ferguson, Aaron, T142:15; T175:20
    • Ferguson, Jim, T56:7
    • Ferguson, Joe, T47:3,6
    • Ferguson land, T57:12
    • Ferguson, "Ma and Pa," T24:21-22
    • Ferries, T186-II:23; T212:2
    • Ferris, W.S., T58:2-3
    • Fertilizer, from pond animals, T218:6
    • Fife, Monk, T23:15
    • Fights and fighting, T7:7-8,26-27; T23:16,18; T27:9-10; T28:28; T45:5-7; T52:22-23; T83:5,6
      • between Batson townspeople and oil field workers, T144:13
      • between blacks and whites, T59:9
      • between prostitutes, T59:15-16
      • between women, T23:15-16; T27:8-9
      • men killed in, T26:6; T27:22,23,25,31
      • street fighting, in Mexico, T104:8
    • Filling stations, deliveries to, T215:4
    • Filter house operator, T215:5
    • Financing
      • difficulty in obtaining, T202:9
      • informality of, T92:12-16
      • of wildcatters, T88:14-16
    • FINLEY, GUY, T182
    • FINLEY, MAGGIE, T182
    • Finnigan, Jack, T32:2
    • Fire departments, at Burkburnett, T47:31
    • Firefighting
      • equipment, T218:7
      • foamite, use of in, T131:34
      • methods of, T91:21; T104:33; T115:13-14; T168:4-6,8-13,14; T199:18; T208:17,18; T215:19
    • Firemen, T6:3; T24:5; T50:2; T54:5-8; T143:4,8-10,13
    • Fires, T35:10-11; T75:21,22,23; T80:16,21,22; T84:30; T115:11-12; T162:25-26,28-29; T164:25-26,28
      • at Batson, T7:25-26; T24:7,17,18; T186-II:35-36
      • in Beaumont field, T62:10; T166:8; T191:2,4-5
      • at Bridgeport, IL, T31:9
      • at Burkburnett, T186-II:36
      • on cable tool rigs, T60:10
      • at Cattlemen Hill, CA, T104:15-16
      • causes of
        • gas blowouts, T85:1,2
        • gasoline lamps, T166:6-7
        • lanterns, T162:28-29
        • lightning, T6:7; T31:8; T164:26-27; T166:35
      • control of, T32:23-28
      • at Corsicana, T175:22-23
        • Chambers Creek, T142:5-6
        • on Mackey well, T60:22
      • at Drumright, OK, T31:10-13
      • Electra warehouse and stores, T135:27
      • in fuel tanks, T50:21-22
      • on Harold No. 7 well, T77:16,17; T168:4-6,14-15; T181:14-15; T187-I:39-40
      • on Hogg-Swayne well (Spindletop) T7:22-23; T8:15; T10:2; T110:9; T113:22-23; T114:25; T120:27-29; T123:5-6; T143:15-16,18-19; T162:25; T187-I:26
      • at Humble, T28:10; T164:28
      • at Keith Ward, T7:22; T8:15
      • at Kountze Courthouse, T115:20
      • at Lucas Gusher, T10:1
      • of Lucas waste oil, T9:11-13
      • and Mexicans, T216:12
      • at Midwest, WY, T208:17
      • oil and gas separator, T32:19-20
      • in oil field, T207:11; T218:7
      • on oil rigs, T209:11
      • in oil tanks, T164:26-28
      • on oil wells, T131:4-5,33-36; T141:8; T199:16-19
      • protection from, in Mexico, T104:15
      • at Ranger, T30:8
      • in refineries, T31:12-13; T69:23,25,29-32; T213:25-26
      • at Santa Maria, CA, T31:12-13
      • at Seal Beach, CA, T218:9
      • at Shoestring, T28:11
      • at Sour Lake, T65:11-12; T121:11-13; T187-I:18
      • "South Africa," T187-I:13
      • at Spindletop, T8:15; T10:2; T59:3-4; T106:16,25-26; T110:5; T166:34-35; T187-I:25-26
      • at Tampico, Mexico, T168:7-13
      • on tank farms, T31:8-10
      • in towns, T209:11
      • at Yellow Pines, T8:15; T123:6-7
    • First National Bank, T92:1-2,6; T109:25-26; T111:28
    • First National Bank, Beaumont, T59:4
    • First National Bank, Big Spring, T47:1; T53:12,14-17
    • First National Bank, DeLeon, T199:5
    • First National Bank, Electra, T136:1-2,7
    • First National Bank, Houston, T103:17; T104:32
    • First State Bank, dealings with Witherspoon, T96:14
    • Fischer, Capt. SEE Fisher, Col.
    • Fischer, F.W., T162:8
    • Fisher, Col., T154:6-7
    • Fisher family, T136:8-10
    • FISHER, F.W., T172
    • Fisher, J.F., T32:14
    • Fisher, Jim, T56:20,22
    • Fishing (sport), T112:23
    • Fishing jobs (on wells), T49:7-8,18; T50:25,30-31; T51:1,2,3-5,9-11,12-14,21-23; T54:1-4; T53:14-15,26-27; T92:18; T93:6-12; T131:10,16
    • Fishing tools, T25:31
    • Fish Lake, Batson, T24:3
    • Fish Pond District, T210:15
    • Fishtail bit SEE UNDER Bits
    • Fittstown, OK, T202
    • Fiva, Arthur La SEE LaFiva, Arthur
    • Five Rivers Oil and Gas Co., T55:1
    • Flaler, Earl, T49:9-10,20; T50:1
    • Flanagan, Bill, T29:8,26,27; T44:14-15; T120:19-20
    • Flanagan, Mr., T29:23-24
    • Flannegan, Jim, T28:3
    • Flannigan, Wesley, T184:32-33
    • Flatonia, T80:1,4; T81:7,8
    • Fleming, Fred, T175:20
    • Fleming, R.D., T64:4,6
    • Flemming, Fred, T142:15
    • Fletcher, Mayor, T117:44
    • Fletcher, Mr. (of Sabine Tram Co.), T105:7; T114:15
    • Flincher, Mayor, T82:5
    • Floaters SEE Boomers
    • Float shoes, T53:8-11
    • Flour Bluff oil well, T211:20
    • Flow, of oil wells, T25:30; T26:33-34
      • use of air pressure, T202:1
    • Flow tanks, T80:15
    • Flower, L.N., T109:8
    • Flu SEE Influenza
    • Fluellen, Judge, T74:19
    • Foamite, use at oil well fires, T131:34
    • Folds, Julius F., T67:3
    • Folsom, Buddy, T66:12
    • Fomite carrier, T69:23,24
    • Fondrell, Bill, T129:9-10
    • Fondren, Walter, T8:31; T59:10,11-12; T65:11; T98:15; T156:13,14,15
    • Fondren, Mrs. Walter, T137:20,22
    • Food, T23:9; T144:1,7,26; T208:7-8; T217:6
      • cooling of, T212:6-7
      • feeding crews, T218:14
      • hamburger counter in saloon, T218:9
      • meat prices, T144:1
      • meat spoilage, T35:32
    • Foon Can, T71:7
    • Football, at Beaumont, T112:23-25
    • Ford Oil Co., T29:11
    • Foreign relations
      • United States and Iran, T148G:2
    • Forest Oil Co., T21:1,11
    • Forney, Cap, T84:30
    • Forney, George W., T45:11; T94:5
    • Fort Griffin, T40:4
      • Fandangle, T40:5-6
    • Fort Morgan, AL, T122:27
    • Fort Stockton, T78:2
    • Fort Worth, T210:5
    • Fort Worth and Denver Railroad, T193:10,11; T198;16
    • "Fort Worth Spudder," T208:16
    • Fort Worth Telegram, T71:16
    • Fortune tellers and fortune-telling, T207 SEE ALSO names of individual fortune tellers
      • fees for, T207:10
      • to locate oil wells, T207:3-5,8
      • to locate water wells, T207:8-9,14-15
      • Nitzee, T178:30,31
    • "49" dance halls SEE Dance halls
    • Foster, Bill, T66:4
    • Foster, Frank, T174:6
    • Four-Six Ranch, T139:3-4,9
    • Fowler Farm Oil Co., T47:4-6
    • Fowler, Movle, T47:2,6; T48:28
    • Fowler No. 1, T56:20; T47:5-7; T48:21,24-26; T199:15
    • Fowler, S.L., T47:2-6; T48:28; T132:12
    • Frane, Dave, T212:5
    • Francis, W.H., T58:3
    • Franklin, Marshall, T187-I:10
    • Franklin, Wirt, T199:1,2
    • Frank Phillips Men's Club (Bartlettsville, OK), T68:19
    • Fraudulent claims SEE Swindles and swindling
    • Frazier, Bruce, T52:8
    • Frazier, Jack, T115:9; T116:2
    • Freeman, Fred, T130:23
    • Freemasons, T20:28; T79:39
    • Freeport, T81:13
    • Freeport Sulphur Co., T46:24; T79:26
    • Freight hauling, T36:7-9; T41:10; T166:3,4,10-11
      • of boilers, to Saratoga, T184:17-18
      • by horse, T30:10-11
      • by mule, T30:10
      • by ox team, T30:10-11; T186-II:21-22,25-31,33
      • of pipe, T218:6
      • near Ranger, T30:10; T36:18
      • to Sour Lake, T187-I:20-21
    • Freight trains, nickname for, T200:9
    • French, T33:11-12
    • French, Jerry, T154:15
    • "French Market Joe," T185:18
    • French Oil Co., T67:5
    • Frey, Lou, T82:19
    • FRIEND, E.M. AND MRS., T135; T136
    • Friendswood oil field, T211:2,3
    • Frio River, drilling on, near Tilden, T155:12-14
    • Fritz, Mr., T81:24
    • Frost, Joe, T96:7
    • Frost National Bank, T96:7
    • Fry oil field, T207:1
    • Fry sand, T40:2
    • Fuchs, Fritz, T95:16
    • Fuel, liquid, T148G:6
    • Fuel oil, cost of, T155:7
    • Fuller Construction Company, T148H:5
    • Fullerton, CA, T85:14
    • Funerals, T26:9; T77:2; T143:23-25 SEE ALSO Burials
    • Furniture and household items, T143:22-23
    • Gabe McIlroy Case, T172:19-25
    • Gabrys, T185:8-9
    • Gadcheaux, Mr., T117:15
    • Gaillard, John, T1:15: T2:5,12-14
    • Gaillard, Mrs. John, T1:16-17
    • GAILLARD, MARY BEASLEY, T153; T213:5
    • Gaillard, Mr., T153
    • Gaillard No. 1, T153:19-21
    • Gaillard No. 6, T155:2
    • Gainer, Hack, T29:34
    • Gainsborough, TN, T31:4-5
    • Galbreath, Bob, T88:17
    • Galey, Jim, T129:25-26
    • Galey, John, T84:7,15,16,23,24
    • Galey's drill pipe, T84:19
    • Galicia, Poland, oil production in, T103:2; T104:12-13
    • Gallagher and Lawson. T30:12
    • Galt, Dr. T50:12
    • Galveston, T78:2; T146D:1; T148G:3
      • beach, T212:24
      • storm (1900), T105:4-5; T148G:3
      • storm (1907), T148G:3-4
      • supplies from, T153:29
    • Galveston News, (newspaper), T117:2,10
    • Gamblers, T26:8: T60:6; T62:3;, T75:10; T131:12-13; T143:29-31; T144:12
      • at Batson, T23:5
      • at Borger, T52:19-20
      • at Empire field, T52:18
      • Jewish, T59:19
      • "One Quarter Lawson," T23:15
    • Gambling and gambling halls, T6:8; T7:23,26; T8:7; T22:14; T23:5,11; T26:16; T27:5,6,7,15; T28:14; T33:10-11; T59:14,19; T121:34; T122:3,6,14-15,26; T131:12-13; T143:11-12,30; T166:20-21,38-40; T185:31-32; T186-II:8,12,42; T198:14; T209:10
      • in Batson Prairie, T18-II:9,14,15
      • in Baytown, T213:21
      • in Beaumont, T110:15-19; T111:21; T113:34-36; T128:21-22
      • Big Bertha, T69:2
      • Black Marine, T69:2
      • in Breckenridge, T91:5-6
      • in Burkburnett, T48:3
      • crap games, T215:12
      • in Curry, T178:18
      • Freddy Keys, T178:17
      • in Gladys City, T180-I:9; T187-I:12
      • in Hardin County, T85:13
      • run by Oalens, T178:19
      • in Saratoga, T184:18-19
      • in Sour Lake, T27:5-7; T28;14; T187-I:18
      • in Spindletop, T85:4; T162:30
    • Gambrell, Dr., T56:15
    • Gambrell, Herbert, T56:15
    • "Game," (slang for oil business), T66:11
    • Ganell, Clint, T120:21
    • Gang pusher, T33:32; T34:12-13
    • Gangsters, T69:15
    • Garbett, Luke, T73:26
    • Gardening, in Baytown, T214:25
    • Gardner, Alvin, T128:9
    • Garner, John, T94:9-11,17; T95:1-3
    • Garr, Mr., T71:13,14
    • Garrett, Mr. (of Goose Creek), T153:44-45
    • Garrett, Bob, T198:20
    • Garrett, Buck, T72:8
    • GARRETT, JAMES E., T68; T69
    • Garrity and Mills, T54:6
    • Garrity, Capt. James, T62:8; T95:7; T142:16
    • Garvin, Jim, T116:12-13
    • Garvin, Knox, T199:2
    • Gas
      • blowouts, T84:12,13; T85:1,2
      • burning off, T20:12
      • commercial development in Texas, T132:2,6-11; T133:3-5,18-19
      • conservation of, T57:17,18; T58:24
      • development in Refugio, Jackson and Matagorda counties, T26:21
      • discovery, signs of, T153:16-18
      • domestic use of, T105:46; T209:1
      • flares, T25:30; T80:16
      • natural, T20:7
      • nonflammable, T66:5
      • pipelines, T57:3
      • pressure, T28:18
      • for street lighting, T132:9
      • surface, T1:13
        • at Humble, T26:26
        • at Spindletop, T25:6
      • tests for, T153:18
      • uses of, T175:10-12
    • Gas industry, T137:17-19,22; T141:6; T142:17
    • Gas masks, use in refineries, T216:15
    • Gasoline, T148G:5-6
      • bronze, T57:4-5,8
      • octane rating of, T57:8
      • per cent recovered from crude, T57:22-23
      • regular, T57:4-5
    • Gasoline business, T41:3
      • Carter, T202:7
      • Crosby, T202:7
      • independent refiners, T36:24
      • Magnolia, T202:7
      • near Seminole, T202:1-2
    • Gasoline plant operators, T202:6
    • Gasoline rigs SEE UNDER Rigs
    • Gassers, T73:1
    • Gas wells, T8:14; T121:22-24; T122:36
      • considered a calamity, T210:10
      • at Corsicana, T95:8-9
      • at Corpus Christi, T95:14-15; T156:1-2
      • drilling of, T20:11-13
      • in Medina County, T100:2-8
    • Gates, Mr. (Texas Co. director), T129:21-22; T165:2,3,5,6,7,8,9; T189:20
    • Gates, Charlie, T121:6
    • Gates, Johnny, T187-I:39
    • Gates, John W., T82:10; T121:6,8; T148H:1,5
      • "Bet a Million," T99:5
      • Texas Oil Co., T99:2
    • Gates, Mrs. John W., T148H:5
    • Gauge malfunctions, T79:5,8
    • Gaugers, T33:24-26; T35:15; T59:26; T80:5
    • Gauging, T153:46-48,50; T164:4,8-9,10
    • Gayson's Drugstore, Houston, T217:3
    • Ged oil field, T218:4,7
    • Geherrin, Phil, T140:9-10
    • General American Oil Co., T172:6
    • General Tire and Rubber Co., T1:9-10
    • Geological formations, T210:8-9
      • Blain formation, T56:12; T58:21
      • Burnet uplift, T57:12,14
      • cap rock, T21:16
      • containing mineral water, T20:13
      • containing oil, T20:8
      • containing oil, gas, sulphur, T20:13
      • fault lines, T1:15
      • gumbo, T8:24
      • limestone, T28:21; T199:8-9
      • outcrop, T67:8
      • Pennsylvania bed, T39:2-3
      • rock, T8:24
      • sand, T8:24,25
      • shale, T8:24
      • soft dome, T28:21
    • Geological Survey SEE United States Geological Survey
    • Geologists, T26:22; T55:7; T73:23; T85:27; T88:8-9,13-14; T121:8; T123:19-21; T139:1-20 SEE ALSO Names of individual geologists
      • attitude toward, T20:8-9; T28:22-23; T66:8-9
      • comments on, T192:9; T209:15
      • definition of, T99:10
      • opinions of, T66:7-8
      • petroleum, T170:3,8-14
      • subsurface, T70:15
    • Geological methods, T170:4-5,7,9,11,14-17
    • Geology, T139:6,14-15
      • locating oil pools, T39:7-8; T200:1-2
      • studies, T198:19,20
    • Geophysicists, German, T66:11
    • George, Will, T56:24
    • George Lease (Texhoma Co.), T56:25-27; T57:1
    • Georgia Stalk (bull-tongued plow), T74:23
    • Gerald Young, Sour Lake (oil co.), T6:4
    • Germans, T210:23,24
      • as torsion operators, T115;27-29; T116:1-2
      • in Mexico, T104:31
    • Gettyman, Mr. (of Lake Oil Co.), T116:16
    • Gholson, John, T74:12,17
    • Ghost stories SEE Stories and storytelling
    • Ghost tract, T58:8-9,13,20
    • Gibson, Guy, T95:10-13
    • Gilbert Co., T9:15; T22:5,6; T114:5,9,14
    • Gilbert, John, T9:15; T59:1,7; T114:2-3,11,14; T116:2-3; T187-I:17
    • Gilbert, John N., T82:11
    • Gilbert, Nathan, T114:7-8
    • Gilbert No. 1, T121:3,4
    • Gilbert Oil Co., T27:2
    • GILBERT, WILSON CAROLL, T114; T115; T116
    • Gillard family, T125:22-23
    • Gillen, C.W., T56:20,22
    • Gilligher, "Mother", T135:7-8
    • Gilligher, Red, T135:7-9
    • GILLOCK, FAIN, T88
    • Gillock oil field, T88:11-13
    • Gilmer, John, T48:17
    • Gilmore, Clarence E., T58:3
    • Ginter, Mr. (of Pearson and Co.), T156: 1-2
    • Gipson and Johnson (independent operators), T139:4-5
    • Gladewater, T174:14; T208:11-12,18
    • Gladney, Don, T128:9
    • Gladney, Sam, T128:9
    • Gladys City, T8:4,9-10; T78:9; T85;1,4; T105:29; T106:15; T162:16,20; T180-I:8,9; T187-I:3-4 SEE ALSO Spindletop
      • churches in, T187-I:15
      • gambling halls in, T187-I:12
      • naming of, T19:21; T20:16; T114:25; T115:1
      • plans to develop manufacturing in, T20:16-17
      • saloons in, T162:18; T180-I:9
    • Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co. T19:19; T20; T21:7; T59:2
      • capital of, T20:1
      • chartered, T19:21; T20:1
      • land holdings of, T20:2
      • officers of, T20:1
      • refinery depicted on letterhead, T19:20; T20:1,2
      • stockholders of, T19:22-25; T20:2
    • Gladys Land and Developing Co., T109:9
    • Glass factories, T57:3
    • Glasscock, Ed, T144:25
    • Glenrock, T67:8,10,11
    • Goeth, Dr., T180-I:11
    • Goff, Will, T155:10-11
    • Goggan's Building, Houston, T181:8-9,12
    • Gold Montana, Baytown, T217:16,17
    • Goldbraid, Admiral, T82:7
    • Golden, Clint, T215:21
    • Golf, in Baytown, T214:25
    • Golson, John M., T42:2
    • Gompers, Samuel, T68:22
    • Gonzales County, T2:1,16
    • Gonzales, Lone Wolf, T199:33
    • Gonzales, Mr., T117:27
    • Gonzales, Mr. (Wichita Falls policeman), T55:12
    • Goodall, Joe, T69:32
    • Good Government Leagues, T22:28; T23:6; T26:16-17
    • Goodhue Opera House, T111:12,13-14,15-16
    • Good Law and Order League, T187-I:30
    • Goodman, Abe, T156:3
    • Goodman lease, T134:11
    • Goodrich Rubber Plant, T73:4
    • Goose Creek, T2:1-2,4; T153:4-36; T212:2
      • boom, T153:19-22,29
      • churches in, T213:6-7
      • dance halls in, T215:20-21
      • moving picture houses, T212:19; T214:6
      • naming of, T2:5; T21:17
      • narrow gauge railroad to, T212:11-12
      • New Town, T215:12
      • rodeos at, T215:20
      • schools in, T214:4
      • stores in, T153:22-23
      • transportation to, T153:22-23
      • typhoid epidemic at, T190-III:6
    • Goose Creek Bay, T144:29
    • Goose Creek oil field
      • development, 1917-18, T1:1-20
      • discovery of oil, T153: 16,19-21
      • drilling activity, T1:14; T155:1-4
      • gushers, T1:6,7-8
      • land owners (leasees), T1:15-16
      • size and formation of, T1:15
      • wages and hours at, T1:10-12
    • Goose Farm, LA, T77:15
    • Gordon, Charley, T116:9
    • Gordon, Sol, T112:25
    • Gordon, W.D., T115:6
    • Gore, Mr. (Oklahoma senator), T86:14-15
    • Gorman, T71:1
    • Gorman oil field, T200:3
    • Gosset, Jim, T114:20
    • Government interference, T183:30
      • in Russia, T190-II:8
    • Government sponsored work, T130:11-14
    • Government subsidies, T130:12-14
    • Grace, "Old Lady", T121:34
    • Graft, T27:22; T69:7
    • Graham, T90:15-16
    • Graham, W.W., T46:33
    • Granberry and Staiti, T46:18
    • Granberry, C. Len, T48:25
    • Grant, Mrs. (Goose Creek teacher), T153:25
    • Gravediggers, T26:9
    • Gray, Mr. (explorer), T6:5
    • Grease manufacture, T216:8-9
    • Green and Oliver (contractors), T63:11
    • Green, Forrest, T134:21
    • Green, Hapgood, T134:21
    • Greer, Bob, T98:5-6; T115:4-6,16
    • Greer, Edward G., T98:5-6
    • Greer family, T115:15
    • Greer, Mrs., T115:15-16
    • "Greyhounds", T29:37
    • Grice, Lela, T105:17
    • Griffin, T186-II:1
    • Griffin, Burton, T122:32-34
    • Griffin land, T57:12
    • Griffin, "Old Man", T121:29
    • Griffith, Dr., T79:2,17-20; T80:19,23-24; T81:28
      • discovers Humble field, T26:26
      • switchman, T85:28-30
      • and wigglestick, T123:19
    • Griggs, Rupe, T62:3
    • Grimes, Hugh, T184:19
    • Gringo oil field, T38:5
    • Grocers and grocery trade, T135:1,4-8,18,28-30
    • Grocery shopping, T143:24; T214:7-8
    • Grove, Leight, T137:3
    • Guedry family, T23:24
    • Guffey, T166:22-24; T180-I:8-9
    • Guffey and Galey, T8:12; T175:5,20; T94:5; T191:18
      • financers of Hamill brothers, T20:23
      • in Pennsylvania, T86:3
      • as producer, T98:18
    • Guffey Co., T8:12
    • Guffey, James M., T106:7; T129:25-26
    • Guffey (J.M.) Petroleum Co., T24:2; T198:9
      • at Spindletop, T85:1,9,11-12,24
    • Guffey (J.M.) Pipeline Co., T198:3
    • Guffey, "Old Man", T109:25
    • Guffey Oil Corp., T56:13; T198:26
    • Guitez, Mr. (constructor), T1O5:48
    • Gulf camp, T73:1
    • Gulf Coast, T88:12
    • Gulf Coast Co., T155:2-3,4
    • Gulf Coast Oil Corp., T2:1
    • Gulf Corp., T198:13
    • Gulf Hill, T1:14
    • Gulf National Bank, T109:25
    • Gulf Oil Co., T24:4; T47:12,13; T53:22; T66:7,16; T71:2; T81:3,11; T88:11; T115:28-29; T116:1-2; T121:18-19; T131:10-11; T141:2.7; T146c:3
      • attitude toward proration, T58:2-3
      • build earthen tanks, T59:7
      • deep well at Goose Creek, T1:13-14
      • drilling at White Point, T95:14
      • Goose Creek field activity, T1:13-14
      • offset wells at Lytton Spring, T96:11
      • organized from Guffey Petroleum, T199:3
      • owners of, T129:25
      • pipeline to Lucas gusher, T59:4
      • refineries, T26: 17; T148G:3
      • represented by Gypsy, T199:2
      • scouts, T27:13
      • at Shreveport, T85:12,16
      • at Spindletop, T180-I:12
      • suit over East Texas oil field, T162:5-6
      • swabbing wells, T96:11-12
      • West Texas drilling costs, T59:25
      • working conditions, T27:13
    • Gulf Oil Corp., T32:1,5-6
      • labor relations, T33:7-8
      • loss of company records, T32:10
      • offshore drilling, T32:7-8
    • Gulf Petroleum Co., T8:12
    • Gulf Producer's Oil Co., T198:18
    • Gulf Production Co., T1:4; T32:5; T37:1; T133:6; T134:9; T154:19; T155:1-2
      • company benefits, T37:5-8
    • Gulf Refining Co., T190-I:1
    • Gulf Refining Co. of Louisiana, T32:5
    • Gumbo, T7:11; T22:23; T180-I:37
    • Gumbo buster equipment, T138:7
    • Gunn site (Pennsylvania beds), T57:13,15
    • Guns SEE Weapons
    • Gushers, T165:15; T210:13 SEE ALSO Gaillard No. 1; Lucas Gusher
      • blow-overs, T208:10
      • driller's description of, T22:7
      • excursions to, T10:1-2; T49:5-16
      • at Goose Creek, T1:5,7-8; T2:9
      • Higgins No. 1, T9:10
      • lack of fire precautions on, T1:7-8
      • Riley No. 1, T27:12-13
      • at Spindletop, T9:14
    • Guthrie, T139:4
    • Guthrie Co., T62:5
    • Guy, Sam A., T102:3-5
    • Guzman, Manuel, T81:23
    • Gwenn, Peyton, T56:23-24
    • Gypsy Co., T70:16; T71:7; T132:5; T199:2
    • Hagaman (person), T74:13
    • Hagen, Eddie, , T199:17
    • Hager, Lee, T82:18; T83:11
    • Hale, Tommy, T45:7
    • Hall, Bill, T122:35
    • HALL, BURT ELIAS, T128
    • Halley's Comet, T49:9
    • Halliburton, (person), T50:10; T106:22
    • Halliburton and Johnson SEE Johnson and Halliburton
    • Halrand, Hans, T135:4
    • HALSEY, HAROLD, T212; T213
    • Halsey, Harold, T214:2
      • son born, T214:6
    • Halsey, Mrs., T214:13
      • birth of son, T214:14-15,28
      • first baby in Baytown, T2124:16
      • malaria, T214:28
    • "Hamburger Bill," T218:9-10
    • Hamer, Capt. Frank, T199:33
    • Hamill, Al, T8:2-3,11; T45:11; T114:2; T144:24
    • HAMILL, ALLEN W., T84; T85
    • Hamill brothers (Al, Curt, Jim) T8:12; T59:2-3; T62:11-12; T82:2; T86:4-5; T94:5; T154:7; T180-II:21,22; T187-I:1,36
      • in Beaumont, T85:6
      • in Corsicana, T94:5
      • lawsuit against, T86:4-5
    • Hamill, Claud [Curt?], T142:5
    • Hamill, Curt, T8:2-3,11; T25:7; T84:9,12,13,16,22,24-25; T106:21; T121:24; T165:15
    • Hamill family, T137:4,6-7,13 1/2
    • Hamill, Frank, T44:3
    • Hamill, Jim, T8:2,11; T43:10; T44:6; T45:11; T85:3,9,24
    • Hamill, Mage, T93:6
    • Hamill, Pete, T77:8
    • Hamilton, Bill, T106:20
    • Hamilton Building, Wichita Falls, T57:25-26; T58:11
    • Hamilton, E.A., T211:2
      • in Forest Grove, Oregon, T211:5
      • oil lease deal, T211:2-7,13-14
      • search for heirs, T211
    • HAMILTON, FRANK, T32; T33
    • Hamilton Investment Co., T58:18-19
    • Hamilton, Jess, T212:11
    • HAMILTON, W.B., T56-T58
    • Hamilton, W.B., T199:31
    • Hamlin, Mike, T7:11
    • Hamlin, Pete, T122:12
    • Hammond, Bill, T121:36-37,39
    • Hammond, George, T46:18
    • Hammond, John, T46:18
    • Hammond, L.P. ("Pink"), T198:5,25
    • Hammonds, George, T122:28-29; T123:1,13,31-32
    • Hamond, Jake, T199:2
    • Hamon, Jake, T96:10
    • Handlan, Mr., T184: 30
    • H. & T.C. Railroad SEE Houston & Texas Central Railroad
    • Haney, Edgar P., T57:27; T58:1
    • Hannah, Mark, T198:2
    • Hanna (person), of Carter Oil Co., T52:23-28
    • Hansel, George, T135:11; T136:2-6
    • Hanson family, T136:5-6
    • Hanson, Harry, T123:1
    • Hardin, Bill, T198:15
    • Hardin College SEE Midwestern University
    • Hardin County
      • conditions in, T85:12-13
      • District Attorney of, T59:14-15
      • ranch in, T155:13-14
    • Hardin, John G. ("Uncle Gash Hardin") T47:2,4; T48:5-6,29-31; T56:21
    • Hardin, Judge, T121:19
    • Hardin-Simmons University, T48:5
    • Hardway and Cathey, T129:18
    • Hardy brothers, T175:26
    • Harmony Post, T81:12
    • Harold, J.T., T58:14
    • Harold Seven Well Fire SEE UNDER Fires
    • Haroldson, Lee, T120:2-4
    • Harper, Alva Lee, T65:11-12
    • Harper, Ben, T121:32; T122:29; T193;6,7
    • HARPER, BENJAMIN JOSEPH, T65
    • Harper, Charlie, T43:11-12
    • Harper, Dave, T90:6
    • Harper, Hearn, T185:13
    • Harrall Lease, T77:21
    • Harrall 7, T77:16
    • Harrington, Jess, T216:7
    • Harris, "Doc," T23:11-14
    • Harris, Johnny, T184:19-21
    • Harris, Judge Harvey, T52:26
    • Harris, Mr., T35:13-15
    • HARRISON, CARY "SLIM", T125
    • HARRISON, HUBERT M., T161
    • Hart, John, T184:23
    • Hart, Mr. and Mrs., of Megarel, Archer County, T52:31; T53:1
    • Harvey, Ernie, T53:11; T54:30
    • Harvey, Ralph O., T48:23,32
    • Harvey, R.O., T134:1,4; T199:4
    • Hasseman, Col., T66:11
    • Hawkins field
      • predictions of oil in, T207:4,23
    • Hawkins, Simon Peter, T47:25
    • HAYES, WALTER, T178
    • Hayes, Walter, T141:11
    • Hay, Mr., T59:11
    • Hays County, T53:19-20
    • Haywood brothers, T116:6 SEE ALSO Heywood brothers
    • Head, Lon, T34:26
    • Head, "Shorty," T109:22
    • "Headache post," T143:14-15
    • Healdon oil field (OK), T52:11
    • Healdton field, T198:26-27
      • discovery well, T199:1-2
    • Health spas
      • at Saratoga, T184:3-5
      • at Sour Lake, T29:3
        • Sour Lake Springs Hotel, T189:2-4
      • Sour Springs Health Resort, T20:4-5
    • Heard, Jack, T2:16
    • Hefty, Miss, T83:1
    • Hegg, Ronald, T29:28-29
    • Heider, L.C., T55:2
    • Heidrich, L.C., T55:6
    • Heino, Rufe, T27:23-24
    • Heisig, Charley, T115:25
    • Helium plants, T55:4; T133:4-5
    • Helmick and Payne, T55:4
    • Henden, T.E., T174:10
    • Henderson field, T174:13
    • Henderson, Frank C., T106:3
    • Henderson, Fred, T143:14
    • Hendrick's Oil Field, Winkler County, T58:1,5
      • water pumped from, T58:5-6
    • Henke's and Pelot's (store in Houston), T153:28
    • Henning Hotel, Caspar, Wyoming, entertainment, T67:12
    • Henrietta, T83:1,2
    • Henry, Bill, T27:9-10
    • Henry Studey's Bakery, T146D:8
    • Henry, Willie, T25:10
    • Hepler family, T135:22-24
    • Herbert family, T105:2,7
    • Hereford, Charlie, T72:25
    • Hermann, Mr. T146D:8
    • Herrin, Ben, T122:26; T125:25
    • Herrin, Col., T132:7
    • Herring, Mr., of Amarillo, T47:26,27
    • Herrsher, John, T57:15
    • Hewitt, Ran, T85:16 SEE ALSO Huett, Ran [sic] and Huett, Rand [sic]
    • Heydrick, "Bull," T47:25
    • Heydrick, Paul, T198:18
    • Heyward family, T180:II:12
    • Heyward Oil Co., T180-I:43-44; T180-II:12
    • Heywood, Alba, T6:12; T218:2
    • Heywood brothers, T65:4-5; T105:44; T106:18-19; T187-I:9 SEE ALSO Haywood brothers
      • actors in theatrical company, T21:10
      • drill well, T21:10
    • Heywood Brothers Road Show, T218:2
    • Heywood # 2, T65:5,14
    • Heywood, O.W., T218:2
    • Heywood Oil Co., T180-I:17,40
    • Heywood Syndicate, T7:2
    • H.G.C. (remedy), T83:2
    • Hickman, Will, T77:14
    • Hickock (person), T70:7,8
    • Hicks, Warren, T141:12
    • Higginbotham (person), T93:13-14
    • Higgins-Brown Oil Co., T22:4
    • Higgins Co., T9:10
    • Higgins #1 Production, T9:10
    • Higgins Oil and Fuel Co., T6:4-5; T9:8; T79:12; T80:7; T113:8; T114:3,19-20; T128:4; T187-I:1,4,16,18,36; T188:8
      • in California, T85:14
      • Higgins, Patillo breaks away from, T21:7,10
      • leases, T21:9; T24:4
      • organization of, T21:6-9
    • Higgins, Patillo, T24:17; T28:23-24; T29:24-25; T43:9; T45:1; T59:2; T62:10-11; T65:13-14; T79:12; T80:6; T110:9; T113:8; T114:2,25; T115:1-2; T120:36; T187-I:16; T191:14-16
      • in Beaumont, T180-I:7
      • as blacksmith, T21:22
      • breaks away from Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co., T21:7
      • breaks away from Higgins Oil and Fuel Co., T21:7,10
      • built and operated brick plant, T19:13-19; T20:3
      • as cabinet-maker, T21:22
      • describes father, T21:23-25
      • as developer of Spindletop, T8:11; T25:4-5,6; T180-I:7
      • describes geological formations, T20:8-9
      • describes Lucas Gusher, T21:4-5
      • discusses his success, T21:12
      • driller, T21; 15,21
      • education of, T19:7-8
      • forms Higgins Oil and Fuel Co., T21:6
      • known as "horse-trader," T21:9,12-14
      • leases land to Heywood brothers, T21:9
      • as manager for Higgins Oil Co., T9:10-11
      • as mechanic, T21:22
      • as owner and speculator of stock in Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co., T20:2,10; T21:12-14
      • opinion of, T85:9-11
      • packed shingles, T19:5-6
      • plans to develop Gladys City, T20:17
      • as prospector, T1:4-5; T20:3-9
      • sold fish, T19:16
      • sold real estate, T19:19,22-23; T21:3
      • taught Baptist Sunday School, T19:21-22; T20:5; T25:4
      • as Treasurer/General Manager of Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co., T19:24
      • worked at sawmill, T19:8-13
      • worked on railroad, T19:11
    • Higgins Tank Farm, T80:6
    • High Fiat Club T214:10
    • Highland Park Corp., T56:11
    • Hijacking, T22:13-14; T27:7; T69:14; T73:11; T75:7,11; T77:10; T91:2-4; T178:25-26 SEE ALSO Robberies
    • Hildebrand Bayou, T97:7-8
    • Hilderbrand, Jack, T73:23
    • Hillburn, Harry, T128:29
    • Hill, Denny, T51:15
    • Hill, Dr., pastor for First Methodist Church, Wichita Falls, T55:9
    • Hill, Ed, T42:7
    • Hill, George A., T100:10
    • Hill, Gillette, T66:9
    • Hilliard (person), T74:33
    • Hill, James N., T148H:3-4
    • Hill, Z.N., T100:10
    • Hines SEE Knight and Hines
    • Hines brothers, T115:10
    • Hines, Harry, T58:12,14
    • Hinge socket, T54:2
    • Hinkle, T. Walter, T213:8,9-10
    • Hinnant Ranch, T192:3
      • lease by Mirando Oil Co., T192:3
    • Hobbs, Henry, T47:25-29
    • Hobbs, N.M.
      • killing in barber shop, T218:10-11
    • Hobson, Mr., T56:27
    • HOBSON, R.R., T187-I; T188
    • HODGE, H.P., T132
    • Hoffman, Pete, T41:20-22; T72:20; T131:48-50; T199:11-12
      • alleged thief, T92:8-9,16
      • discusses oil field borrowing, T30:16-18,30-31
      • whorehouse owner, T30:27-30
    • Hog Creek
      • a.k.a. Desdemona, T199:5
      • geology, T200:3
      • wildcat well, T142:1-3
    • Hogg, Ima, T111:25
    • Hogg, Gov. James Stephen, T8:15-16; T10:4; T62:13; T63:2; T65; 14-15; T78:5; T82:9-10; T106:24; T110:9-10; T113:38-39; T120:35; T165:1; T187-I:26
    • Hogg-Swayne, T79:13; T80:10; T82:1
    • Hogg-Swayne Syndicate, T129:26; T165:4,10-11,12; T191:7,18
    • Hogg, Will, T9:24; T148H:5; T165:8,19-21
    • Hog Island, Goose Creek, T153:16
      • lease for oil, T153:16-19
    • Hogtown, T70:21; T74:6
    • Holenfield, Ed, T24:5
    • Holiday (person) Pres. of Stellar Oil Co., T8:21-22
    • Holiday, Herb, T110:17
    • Holl and Reavis, T82:10
    • Holleran, Ott, T137:19
    • Holliday (person), T58:8
    • Holman, Gene, T59:26-27
    • Holmes, David, T130:1-3
    • Holmes, Johnny, T69: 12,13; T72:15; T73:4
    • Holmes-Manley process, T57:4
    • Holmes, Mr., Pres. of Texas Co., T128:15; T130:9; T146c:4
    • Holmes Oil Co., T68:16
    • Holstrom, D.H., T69:7
    • Holstrom Grocery, T69:7
    • Holstrom, J.R., T69:7
    • Holt, Col., T165:18
    • Holtz family, T111:24
    • Homemaker, Sam, T135:20-22
    • Homer field, T180-I:41
      • Arkansas Gas lease on, T180-II:2
      • caprock, T180-II:3
      • discovery well in, T180-II:2
      • recovery from, T180-II:3,4
      • Standard's lease on, T180-II:2
    • Homer, LA, T77:23
    • Honesty
      • dishonesty, T211:18-20
      • giving word on deals, T211:15-18
      • in trading, T211:17-18
    • Honeycutt, Jim, T2:5
    • Hood, Annie T., T48:32
    • "Hoodlum Wagon," T141:11 SEE ALSO Law enforcement
    • Hooks, Ben, T125:15
    • Hooks brothers (Ben & Bud) , T122:10
    • Hooks, George, T115:6
    • Hooser, John, T142:4-5
    • Hoover, Herbert, T62:9
    • Hoover, Herbert Jr., T148G:2
    • Hopf's Grocery Store, T185:18
    • Horning, Mr., T183: 2-3
    • Hornsby Bend, T63:7
    • Hornsby, Mrs., T114:12-13
    • Horses, T36:6-7; T202:4-5
      • death of due to poison gas, T27:4
      • used to transport equipment, T25:12-13; T30:10-11; T214:6
      • wild and their capture by cowboys, T139:8-9
    • Horseshoe Bend, T82:23
    • Hoskins Mound, T46:16-17
    • Hospitals
      • in Baytown, T214:26-27
        • Memorial Hospital, Baytown, T213:13
      • Beaumont, T111:24
      • Corsicana, T141:10,15-16
    • Hot oil, T162:11-12,14,18-21; T172:3-4,10-11,17-18; T209:17
    • Hot Springs, AK, T48:10
    • Hotel Dieu (Hospital in Beaumont) , T111:24
    • Hotels, T105:36-37; T106:18; T111:12,15; T112:28; T114:6; T116:8,18; T117:34,36,38; T121:4,14; T125:15; T128:7,31; T134:9-10; T140:3; T142:15
      • Alpine Hotel, Wichita Falls, T207:3,7
      • Black Hotel, T72:3
      • Brazos Hotel, Houston, T187-I:37
      • Burkburnett
        • tent hotels at, T47:24
      • Crosby Hotel, T9:24; T10:3; T82:6,10; T97:3,8-9
      • Crosby House, Beaumont, T32:12,14-15; T59:5-9; T62:4; T78:4; T84:23
      • Daniels Hotel, Cisco, T199:30
      • Denver Hotel, Electra, T54:10
      • Henning Hotel, T67:12
      • Lambert Hotel, DeLeon, T199:6
      • Lone Star Hotel, Humble, T187-I:38
      • McClesky Hotel, Ranger, T93:15; T215:3
      • Mid-West Hotel, T67:4-5
      • Plaza Hotel, Sour Lake, T22:10
      • Rice Hotel, T77:2,38; T181:13,34; T217:3
      • St. Charles Hotel, T82:7
      • St. James Hotel, Wichita Falls, T55:2,9
      • Saratoga Hotel, T184:13-14
      • Sour Lake Springs Hotel, T82:12; T189:2-4
      • Southern Hotel, T80:26
      • Tulsa Hotel, T73:2
      • Vines Hotel, T184:13-14
      • Westbrook Hotel, T92:11
    • Houses and housing, T6:18; T7:4-5; T8:4-5; T22:25; T23:19-20 T24:23; T187-I:20 SEE ALSO Boarding houses; Hotels
      • in Batson, T23:8-9,19; T121:33-34
      • in Baytown, T212:16; T214:15
      • in Beaumont, T111:10-11; T117:36,49
      • box-car, T92:3-4
      • bunkhouses, T52:15
      • in Burkburnett
        • rents during boom, T47:22-23
      • dormitories for men, T214:5-6
      • frame, T214:13
      • in Humble, T106:17; T122:26; T125:18
      • rooming houses, T209:5
        • rates for, T208:7
      • Saratoga, T122:19-20
      • shortage of at Wichita Falls, T55:10-11
      • sleeping shacks, T49:4
      • in Sour Lake, T6:17-18; T22:11; T26:19-20; T27:5; T28:12; T106:18; T121:9,11,13-14,17,18; T125:9
      • in Spindletop, T106:15; T109:10; T120:10-12; T218:5-7
      • stucco, T214:3
      • tents, T214:20-21
        • in Wichita Falls, T55:10
      • Houston, Texas, T78:12; T130:1-2; T146D:6-8
        • T153:28
        • growth of, T102:26-27
        • Ku Klux Klan in, T217:25
        • oil leasing in, T210:16-17
        • source of groceries, ice, T213:19-20
      • Houston & Texas Central Railroad, T63:7-8; T198:2
      • Houston and San Antonio Dairy Agency, T185:24
      • Houston Iron Works, T199:29
      • Houston Natural Gas, T122:36
      • Houston Oil Co., T21:8; T60:1,3; T122:35,36; T162:19,23-24; T187-I:2,16
      • Houston Oil Field Material Co., T180-I:31
      • Houston Packing Company, T45:1
      • Houston Point
        • fishing at, T212:24
      • Houston Post (newspaper), T213:22
      • Houston Power and Light, T212:7
      • Houston Printing Co.
        • bill collecting in Beaumont, T128:3-4
      • Howard County, T52:7
      • Howard, Ed., T47:8
      • Howard, Jack
        • killed, T23:12-14
      • Howell, Frank, T57:2; T81:9
      • Hubbard (Oil Co.?) T71:15
      • Hudnall and Pirtle, Geologists, T139:1-2
      • HUDNALL, JAMES., T139
      • Hudson farm, T81:8
      • Hudson, J.L., T79:5; T80:12; T81:11-12,22
      • Hudson, Jake, T142:5
      • Hudson, (Judge) Joe, T162:7-8,9
      • Hudson Oil Co., T70:11
      • HUDSON, W.M., T79-T81
      • Huett, Ran, T180-II:22a, 26
        • physical description of, T193:5
      • Huett, Rand, T187-I:39
      • Hughes, Al, T135:10-12
      • Hughes bits SEE UNDEP Bits
      • Hughes, Howard Jr., T102:24-25
      • Hughes, Howard Sr., T9:21-23; T22:22; T32:30; T45:10; T46:29-30; T50:12-15; T54:30; T65:20-22; T77:28,29,30; T106:2,9,19; T115:3-4; T121:26-28; T123:13-16; T125:11-13,18; T129:17-20; T144:23; T154:10,11; T156:5-6,18;
      • T180-I:35-36,38-39; T187-II:23; T193:14
        • business partner with Walter Sharp, T103:32-33
        • evicted from Rice Hotel, T181:34-35
        • family of, T181:35
        • financial imprudence of, T181:35-36
        • as mechanic, T25:25,31-32; T181:8-9
        • as "postmaster," T181:33-34
        • purchases Goutsite patent, T181:8
        • and Sharp, Jimmy, T181:31-32,71-72
        • sues Humble Oil Co., T102:11
        • and Wynn, John S., T9:22,25-26; T10:4-5
      • Hughes, J.K., T141:13
      • Hughes, Joe, T125:30
      • Hughes Tool Co., T1:19; T25:27,31; T50:15-16; T60:3; T63:2; T125:13,18; T129:17-18; T154:10; T181:6; T199:29; T218:4
        • bits, T155:12; T218:4
        • development of, T156:5-6; T181:36
        • royalties from Caddo Rock Bit Drill Co.., T102:8
      • Hughes, Wayne, T216:8
      • HULL, BURT E., T129-T130
      • Hull, Burt, T189:30
      • Hull, L.B., T55:4,7
      • Hull-Silk pool, Archer County T55:4,7
      • HUMASON, GRANVILLE ALLISON, T102
      • Humble, T32:3-4; T144:17-25; T166:13
        • crime in, T32:29-30
        • description of, T122:25-27
      • Humble and Sun Oil Co., T115:26
      • Humble Company, T32:3-4
      • Humble Oil Co., T2:12; T24:4; T32:3-4; T51:26; T88:11 T105:12; T132:15-16; T134:2-5; T137:20; T139:5; T141:7; T156:14-17; T198:25,26; T199:4,22,23; T211:8,13
        • attitude toward proration, T58:2-3
        • in Baytown, T212:16; T213:6
        • built on rice farm, T215:10
        • at Conroe, T59:26
        • dryholes in Archer County, T58:8
        • executives of, T98:15-18; T99:5
        • first technical division of, T216:8
        • formation of, T59:11; T213:12
        • formerly Farish, Fondren and Blaffer, T198:26
        • gives land to churches in Baytown, T213:11
        • Hawkins field, T101:8
        • litigation, T172:13-17
        • mess hall food, T215:10
        • Mirando Valley, T96:13
        • pay rates of, T215:8,10
        • property taxes of, T96:13
        • segregated work camps, T215:8,10
        • sold to Standard Oil Co., T102:10
        • tests valves, T180-I:31
        • uses roller bits, T102:9-11
        • Weiss (person), Pres. of, T191:10
      • Humble Oil Field, T6:8; T85:2,13-14,23; T122:23-27,31-32; T137:15,20
        • acquisition by Farmer's Oil Co., T148H:5
        • black labor, T180-II:7
        • Dr. Griffith discovers, T26:25
        • drillers go to CA, T59:13
        • drilling at; T85: 2,13-14,23
        • fire at, T65:11
        • gas blowouts, T8:14
        • lease, T148H:4
        • using air compressors, T106: 4-5
      • Humble Pipeline Co., T209:1
      • Humphers, Mr., T176A:17-18
      • Humphrey, Howard, T216:14
      • Humphreys, Col. A.E., T141:12; T142:3; T210:12,13,14 SEE ALSO Humphreys Oil Co.
      • Humphreys, Mr. of Mexia, T52:13
      • Humphreys Oil Co., T60:2; T141:12
      • Humphries, Al Jr., T66:4
      • Humphries, Bunks, T67:15
      • Humphries, Col., T66:4; T67:3,4,13,14,15
      • Humphries, Jessie
        • second baby in Baytown, T214:28
      • Humphries Organization, T67:13,14
      • Humphries, R. Boyd, T66:4,6
      • Hunsicker Lease, T77:14,31
      • Hunt, H.L., T88:27; T97:14; T162:1-3,7-8,16-17; T174:7,15,16
      • Hunt Production Co., T162:1-3,5-9,11,16-18
      • Hunter, Jack, T125:25
      • Hunting
        • in Batson, T164:22-23
        • bear, T122:10-11
        • in Beaumont, T112:23
        • deer, T77:11
        • duck, T137: 20-21; T212:5
      • Hurry, Ben, T187-I:10
      • Hurt, Jimmy, T59:17-18
      • Hutchinson County, T47:8; T53:7
      • Ice, T184:47
        • boxes, T214:15
        • chests, T212:6
        • from Houston, T213:19-20
        • made in refinery, T214:15
        • prices for, T92: 4-5
        • used in homes, T214:15
      • Ice water, T75:3,4
      • Ickes, Harold L., T130:11,13; T172:6,10-11
      • Iena Oil Co., T181:3
      • Income tax see Taxes
      • Independent oil producers, T66:1
        • attitude toward proration, T58: 6-7
        • definition of, T66:3
        • opportunities for, T66:17
        • and refineries, T172:1-18; 25-27
      • Independent Petroleum Association of America, T66:2
      • Independent Torpedo Co., T92:13
      • India
        • introduction of oil rig, T180-I:7,23
        • Lucies rig, T180-II:6
        • problems of drilling in, T190-II:1
        • singing on the job, T180-II:31
      • Indians, T71:3,4,5; T209:16
        • driving big cars, T218:4
        • hired in oil fields, T202:5
        • mounds, T81:29-32
        • scalping incident near Austin, T114:12-13
        • territory, T183
      • Indonesian oil production, T130:17-18
      • Infidelity among wives of workers, T216:22-23
      • Influenza, T2:18; T26:9-10; T35:11-12
        • epidemic, 1918-1919, T199:30
          • at Burkburnett, T47:20-21
        • in Ranger, T30: 14
      • Ingalls, T180-II:17
      • Ingersoll-Rand pumps, T202:2
      • Inglas, Charley, T115:17-18
      • INGRAM, BILL, T34-T35
      • Injuries, T48:10-11; T65:8,13
      • Insecticides, T129:16-17
      • Insurance
        • compensation, T180-I:29,30
        • premiums, T48:10-11
        • shipping, T147F:3-4
      • "Integrated Company," T66:3
      • Integration and segregation, T176A:15
      • Internal Revenue Service, T47:4-5 SEE ALSO Taxes
      • International Labor Organization, T68:15,23
      • International relations in oil industry, T148G:1-2
      • International Union of Operating Engineers, T68
        • financial value of local 351, T68:10,15
        • insurance benefits, T68:27-28
      • Interracial marriage in Mexico, T104:24-25
      • Interscholastic League, T56:8-10
      • Interstate Commerce Commission, T189:26-27
      • Interurban roads SEE Roads, interurban
      • Interwater National Bureau, T148:6
      • Inventions of equipment, T85:18-21
        • at Sour Lake, T25:32
      • Iowa Park, T56:23,25
      • Ira, T66:5
      • Iran, T148G:1-2
      • Irish people in Casper, Wyoming, T67:6,7
      • Iron's Pasture, T181:12
      • Irrigation and water wells
        • LA, T154:12
        • MI, T154:11-12
      • I.W.W., T67:10,11; T198:14
      • Jack, "Old Toledo," T92:17-18; T93:1-3
      • Jackson, T71:13
      • JACKSON, ANNIE WEBB BUCHANAN, T176A-T176B
      • Jackson, Annie Webb Buchanan, T176A:16-22,25-26; T176B:10-11
        • foretells strike, T176A:17-18
        • founds churches and college, T176B:1
        • prayer of, T176A:11-14
        • preaching of, T176A:1-10,15
        • reads Beaufort Jester, T176-A:19
      • Jackson, Frances, T55:11
      • Jackson, Joe, T1: 18-20
      • Jacobs, John, T99:13
      • Jails, T2:15; T7:23; T27:40-41; T33:14 SEE ALSO Chaining people to trees
        • at Batson, T59: 16-17, T180-II:13
        • at Borger, T69:3
        • conditions in, T24:17
        • "roving," T178:34-35
      • "Jake" SEE Drinks and drinking
      • "Jakeleg," T37:9-10
      • James, Frank, T69:2
      • James, Herman G., T56:7,10
      • JAMES, L.L., T162
      • James, Mr., Supt. for Huston Oil Co., T60:30
      • James (person), Supt. for Texas Co., T49:10-12; T54:11
      • James W. Elwenn Co., T145A:5-6; T146C:1-2
      • Jefferson County, T66:12
      • Jefferson, Joseph, T111:13
      • Jennings family, T135:31; T136:8-9
      • Jeff L. Lucie Co., T190-I
      • JENNINGS, FRED, T2
      • Jennings, LA, T180-I:43
      • Jennings, LA oil field
        • booms at, T180-I:42-44
        • storm at, T180-I:42
      • Jennings Oil Pool, T139:3
      • Jergens, Clark, Sheriff of Hardin County, T23:17-18
      • Jerome Birdie copper prospect, T67:6
      • Jester, Beaufort, T176A:19
      • Jester, George T., T94:12
      • Jetson boots, T212:22
      • "Jew Annie," T185:29
      • Jewell, Billy, T193:25
      • Jewelry making, T21:24
      • Jews
        • in Batson, T24:23
        • in Beaumont, T117:32-33
        • as gamblers in Wichita, T59:19
        • and the Ku Klux Klan, T217: 223-24,28
        • in Sour Lake, T22:34
        • in Spindletop, T114:21
      • J.F. Lucie Manufacturing Co., T180-II:6
      • J.H. McIlvoy and Co., T102:17
      • Jitneys SEE ALSO Transportation
        • Baytown to Houston, T212:19-20
        • fares, T212:19-20
      • Jobs SEE specific names of
      • Johnson-Aiken well, Corsicana, T94:2
      • Johnson & Aiken, T60:9,11; T62:12,13
      • Johnson and Halliburton, T102:20,21
      • Johnson, Bob, T211:32
      • Johnson, Dr. S.W., T175:20
      • Johnson grip-ring SEE Rotary drilling
      • Johnson, Harry SEE Gabe McIlroy Case
      • Johnson, H.G., T62:3
      • Johnson, I.N., T193:16
      • Johnson, John S.W. Dr., T142:15
      • Johnson, Luther, T178:23
      • Johnson, M.A. ("Curly"), T60:1-13
      • Johnson, Morris, T28:3
      • Johnson, Mr., of Am. Tool Co., T59:2
      • Johnson, ("Old man"), from Corsicana, T49:2-4
      • Johnson, Oscar, T92:4
      • Johnson (person), T71:15
      • Johnson (person), inventor of rotary drill, T190-I:5
      • Johnson (person), Sec. of Hughes Tool Co., T125:13
      • Johnson, Slim, T180-II:14
      • Johnson, S.W., T94:10
      • Johnston, Akins and Rittersbacher (firm), T141:3 SEE ALSO individual partners; American Well and Prospecting Co.,
      • Johnston and Akens, T9:7
      • Johnston, Atkins and Rittersbacker, T137:1-2,11 SEE ALSO American Well and Prospecting Co. and Prospecting Co.
      • Johnston, H.G., T60:1,2; T85:9; T137:12; T138:5-7; T141:3,9; T142:10 SEE ALSO Johnston, Akins and Rittersbacker Co.
      • Johnston, Mr., T60:8,10
      • Johnston, Ralph A., T210:16,27
      • Joiner, C.M. "Dad," T39:7; T42:3; T115:15-17; T142:6-7; T162:1-5,10-11,18; T174:1-3,7-8,9; T210:36
      • Joiner field, T174:13
      • Joiner well, T97:13-14; T101:3
      • Joinerville, T174:15
      • Joinerville area field SEE East Texas Oil Field
      • Joints, T48:7
      • Jokes, dirty, T63:3-4
      • Jokes, practical, T36:4-5,9-11
        • badger fight, T215:14-15
        • coon hunts, T215:16
        • forging termination letters, T215:17-18
        • hair dye, T217:8
        • knocking over milk cans, T216:30
        • in mess halls, T215:11
        • on new workers, T36:4
        • rubber bands in tobacco, T217:5
        • snipe hunts, T215:15
      • Jones, Clara, T44:12
      • Jones, "Golden Rule" S.M.
        • Acme Supply Co., T85:8-9,24
      • Jones, H.H., T103:34; T181:30; T189:22-23
      • Jones, Jesse, T130:13
      • Jones, Lafayette, T153:8
      • Jones, Oral, T55:10
      • Jones, Percy
        • son of S.M. Jones, T85:24-25
      • Jones, Roy B., T47:8,11-12; T56:18-19
      • Jones, Slim, T72:17; T73:7-9
      • Jordan, B.L. ("Old Uncle Ben"), T185:3-4,9
      • Jordan family, T180-II:17
      • Jordan house, T111:12
      • Jordan, Sam, T185:16
      • Jordan, W.C., T186-II:13
      • Jordan, W. Claude, T185:21-22
      • Jordan, W.W., T185:34
      • Jorden, Ben, T122:18
      • Jorden family, T122:11
      • Jorden, Matt ("Miss Mattie"), T122:21-22; T125:14-15
      • Jorden, Tobe, T122:16
      • "Josie Parties," T184:39
      • Jourdan Brothers, saloon owners at Batson, T125:16
      • Judicial system in Hardin County, T185:22-26,28,29
      • "The Jungle," Sour Lake, T121:34; T122:3
      • Jureka Manufacturing Co., T41:1-3
      • Kady, Lee, T140:2-6
      • "Kansas City Kid," T73:4
      • Katy, T210:25,26; T211:24
        • gas field, T210:26
      • Kaufman County field SEE Walter Fair Field
      • Kearns?, Mr., T186-II:37
      • Keefer, OK, T168:3
      • Keene and Wolfe (Drilling Co.?) T155:4
      • Keever and Gordon Oil Co., Sour Lake T6:4
      • KEITH, ALICE CARROLL, T105
      • KEITH, FRANK, T105:10-11,48
      • Keith, Frank, T21:3
        • and Keith Co., T21:8
      • Keiths, T191:9-10
      • Keith-Ward, T21:3
      • Keith-Ward Oil Co., T9:15
      • Kellager, Fred, T54:26-28
      • Kell, Capt., T134:14
      • Kell, Frank, T55:1,2,3-4; T57:3; T82:14; T134:1; T199:4
      • Kelley, Jack, T198:23-25
      • Kellogg Corp., Chicago, T57:6
        • European operations of, T57:8-9
      • Kelly, Doyle, T69:32
      • Kelly joints, T2:10,11; T36:2-3; T90:5; T98:8-9; T137:8
      • Kelly, Mr., T115:2-3.
      • Kelly Petroleum Co., T71:72
      • Kemp, Horace, T187-I:36
      • Kemp, J.A., T56:23-24; T57:3,10,16-17,21; T132:17
      • Kemp, Mr., T134:16
      • Kenley, A.H., T164:20-21
      • Kennedy, George, T154:14,15,19,20; T155:1
      • Kennedy, Jerry, T59:19
      • KENNEDY, R.S., T36
      • KENNEL, HORACE, T72:10
      • Kennenwood, Lee, T102:5
      • KENNEY, EARL, T140
      • Kenny, Jerry (or Kenney?), T51:26; T52:15-17
      • Kent, E.L., T64:6
      • Kent, G.C., T64:6
      • KENT, I.T., T64
      • Kent, J.A., T134:1
      • Kent, R.I., T64:6
      • Kernes Trading Oil Co. CA, T60:2
      • Kerosene, T20:14; T145A:4; T148G:5
        • stoves, T214:13
      • Kessler, (person), T81:12
      • Kever, Mr., T116:9
      • Key wells, T58:24-26
      • Kiber, Mr., T117:13
      • "Kid" Butler, T122:26
      • Kidd-Brooks Oil Co., T106:8
      • Kidd, Capt., T106:8; T121:17
      • "Kid" Fiddler, T186-II:1
      • Kidnapping of oil executives, T130:4
      • Kilchenstein, Joseph, T132:11
      • Kilgore, T59:23; T174:7
        • first oil well with electric pump, T208:12
        • roads in, T174:13-14
      • Kilgore area field SEE East Texas Oil Field
      • Killam (person), T96:1-9
      • KILLAM, O.W., T183; T192
      • Killam, O.W., T193: 25,30
        • political activities of, T183:7-9
        • political offices held by, T183:7
      • Kilsenstein, Joe, T199:26
      • Kimbrough, Mark, T193:15
      • Kiner, Bob, T53:12,15,16-17
      • Kines brothers, T69:12
      • King County, T139:3-4,8
      • King sand, T40:2
      • Kingsbury, Mr., Pres. of Standard Oil of CA, T130:17
      • Kingston, Charlie, T99:11
      • Kinnear, "Old Man," T110:16
      • Kinnebrew, Lee, T102:5
      • Kinney, Jerry, T138:4
      • Kinney, Kyle, T81:26,27
      • Kinneymore, "Dad," T178:32-33
      • Kirby, John H., T134:12
      • Kirby Oil Co., T122:28
      • Kirby Petroleum Co., T134:12
      • Kirby's Drug Store, T78:1
      • Kirkland, John, T199:11,12,14,19,21
      • Kitrell, Judge, T153:6
      • Kizet, Mike, T187-I:6-7,15
      • Klein Building, Houston, T181:2,6
      • Klein, Major, T120:11
      • Klein Oil Co., T133:1,21-22
      • Klondike, AK T193:7-8
      • KMA oil field (Kemp, Munger & Allen), T48:21; T52:30; T53:11; T57:12; T58:11,13,14; T132:17
      • Knight and Hines, T58:12
      • Knight, Bill, T58:12
      • Knight family, T128:23-25
      • KNIGHT, JACK, T75
      • Knight (person), T185:6
      • Knights of Pythias Lodge, T144:25
      • Knotts, F.F., T55:2
      • Knowles, George, T199:20
      • K.P. Lodge, T22:28
      • Kountze, T122: 1-37
        • burning of courthouse, T115:20
      • Kraft, Mr., T212:9
      • Kress, Mr., T117:3,6
      • Ku Klux Klan, T6:9-10; T27:28-29,30,31; T36:12-16; T153:40-44; T211:32-33
        • and Baptists, T217:31
        • in Batson, T24:21-22
        • in Baytown, T213:4-5; T217:22-25,26-31
        • and Blacks, T211:33; T217:24
        • and Catholics, T217:24
        • condemned by churches, T217:31
        • cut off women's hair, T213:5
        • emasculation, T217:29
        • in Goose Creek, T2:6-8; T153:40-44
        • in Houston, T217:25
        • intolerance of, T217:24-27
        • and Jews, T217:23,24,28
        • origins of, T86:8
        • in Ranger, T38:22-23
        • in Sour Lake, T22:33-35; T29:31-33
        • tarring and feathering, T217:22-24,27-28
        • and women, T217:23,29
      • Kurth, Ed, T193:30
      • Kyle, Mr., of Beaumont, T59:1
      • Kyle Theatre, T111:13
      • Kyles, T191:9
      • Labaccus, T71:2
      • Labor
        • Chinese in Assam, T190-I:8
        • conditions, T68:7,8,13,14,17,24-25
        • employer abuses, T68:6,11
        • Hindu, T190-I:8
        • hiring practices, T70:10
        • job seniority, T68:4
        • lay offs, t202:6
        • Mexican, T183:15,16
        • Mohammedan, at Baku, T190-II:17
        • pajave, T190-I:8
        • troubles, T67:10,11
        • worker shortages, T75:12
      • Labor relations, T69:19; T78:9,10; T134:16-19 SEE ALSO Strikes
        • joint conference, T217:9-10,13-14
      • Labor unions, T27:18; T122:23; T184:42-45; T187-I:31-33; T199:27; T215:23-24 SEE ALSO names of unions
        • at Beaumont, T117:45-46
        • beginning of oil workers, T33:6-7
        • contracts, T68:3
        • dislike of officials, T68:8,9
        • at Goose Creek, T180-II:8-9
        • government obstruction of, T180-II:8
        • at Homer, T180-II:8
        • at Humble, T112:23-24
        • legal requirements for, T68:22
        • membership in, T180-II:9
        • Mexicans in, T183:16
        • organization and description of, T7:15-16
        • organizing of, T68:11,12
        • at Spindletop, T180-II:6-7
      • La Brea, CA
        • tar pits, T193:29
      • Lackey, Jerry, T38:6
      • Ladd (of Carter Oil), T52:23-25
      • La Fiva, Arthur, T165:20
      • Lake Charles, LA
        • drilling at, T97:2,11-13
      • Lake Kemp, T58:22-23
      • Lake Kickapoo, T58:20-23
      • Lake McDonald, T82:3
      • Lake Oil Co., T6:5; T116:9-10; T114:9
      • Lakes, draining of, T218:6
      • Lakeside Oil Co., CA, T193:21
      • Lake Wichita, T58:22
      • Lambert Hotel, De Leon, T199:6
      • Lamb, Mr. (from Tulsa, OK.-hot oil case vs Mr. Turnbow), T162:19-21
      • Lamont, Mary, T211:5-6
        • oil lease deal, T211:5-13
        • search for heirs, T211:
      • Lamps, gasoline, T166:5-7,12-13
      • Land, T24:24; T26:25
        • Batson Prairie Oil Field, T24:4
        • Beaumont Oil Field, T21:3
        • cost of, at Spindletop, T19:22-24; T20:1
        • of Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co., T20:2
        • houses, T21:3
        • mineral rights, T24:4
        • Patillo Higgins negotiates for, T19:22-25
        • surface rights, T24:4
      • Land condemnation
        • for pipeline construction, T129:3-5
      • Land departments, T66:10
      • Lander, Rice (sheriff), T113:14
      • Land, Lew, T81:1
      • Landmen
        • experiences leasing, T42:8,12
        • job description, T198:20-21
        • for Shell Oil Co., T140:11
        • "spying", T198:22
        • training of, T46:6-7
        • work of, T132:20-25; T133:25-27
      • Landowners
        • effect on, T93:12-13
        • profits of, T132:22-26; T133:25-27
        • reaction to oil wealth, T48:5-7; T37:14-17; T42:6
        • relations with leases, T42:4,11-12
        • use of oil money by, T35:19-21; T38:17-19
      • Land, public
        • Goose Creek area, T1:16
      • Landry, Ralph (sheriff-Beaumont), T112:7,12,14-16
      • Landry, Ras (sheriff-Jefferson County), T117:7,41-43
      • Land titles
        • De Leon area, T199:12-14
      • Lane and Boland Co.,
        • in Mississippi, T154:11-12
      • Lane and Moore, T44:19; T53:12,13,26,27; T54:1
      • Lane, Betty ("Aunt"-owner of Spring Hotel, Sour Lake), T121:12; T122:19; T184:25
      • Lane, Buckshot, T79:24
      • Lane, Charlie, T181
      • Lane, Jonathan (Senator), T79:1,4
      • Lane, T.O. (superintendent for Pierce Oil Corp.), T215:4-5
      • Lane, Tom, T80:8,9,24
      • Lane, T.W., T79:1,4,8; T80:3,12,18
      • Lane, W.G., T80:12
      • Lane, Will, T79:24,25
      • Langford, Mr., T57:10
      • Langham, Tom (sheriff-Beaumont), T111:19; T113:14
      • Langum, Mayor, T117:15,44
      • Language
        • big boss, T200:8
        • big shot, T200:8
        • blowovers, T208:10
        • boll weevil, T200:10
        • boomers, T202:4
        • "bringing the oil", T212:11
        • bull of the woods, T215:23
        • bull puncher, T218:6
        • bull wheels, T200:8
        • calf wheels, T200:8
        • Cancre town, T202:4
        • checkerboard block, T211:16
        • Christmas tree valve, T208:6
        • Coal Oil Johnny, T200:9
        • coming out of the hole, T211:21
        • corn, T216:3
        • Cow Pen, T215:20
        • creekology, T211:25
        • Crosby corn, T215:20
        • features, T210:12
        • "fire the stills", T212:11
        • "from can till Kate", T209:11
        • grease man, T216:13
        • headache post, T200:8
        • lazy bench, T200:8
        • lease hound, T200:8; T211:1; T218:2
        • mud augies, T218:4
        • mud-eaters, T200:7
        • mud scows, T218:6
        • of mule-skinners, T25:16; T200:7
        • nicknames, T132:27-28
        • norther, T213:21
        • oil-field doves, T200:7
        • old mud drinker, T200:7
        • pipeliners, T209:3
        • "pour a man", T215:11
        • rigbuilders, T209:3
        • rope chokers, T200:7
        • roustabouts, T209:3
        • saddle you in your throat, T213:21
        • scientist so-and-sos, T200:8
        • scouting the well, T211:20
        • shotgun houses, T212:13,16; T214:4
        • skinners, T202:5
        • slang, T85:31-32
        • Slumber Jay, T211:22
        • tank builders, T209:3
        • "ticker", T210:35
        • tight hole, T211:20,27
        • toolie, T193:2; T20:7
        • toolies home, T193:3
        • tower, T211:20
        • tower puked, T216:3
        • "When the oil bug bites you, why you stick by it harder and closer", T22:7
        • woolies, T200:7
      • Lannahan, Mr., (ferry runner), T116:17-18
      • Lanswick, WY, T67:8
      • LANTRON, E.L., T73
      • Lantz, Jim, T199:11,14,21
      • La Porte, TX, T1:10; T153:25-27
      • Lapwell, T41:3-4
      • Laredo, T183, T193:20
        • wildcatting in area, T192
      • Lasro, Mr., T81:11
      • LASTER, E.C., T174
      • Latch jack, T54:2-3
      • Lathrop, P.G., T162:3
      • Lathrup area field SEE East Texas Oil Field
      • Latimer, J.L. "Slats" (President-Magnolia Oil Co.), T199:22
      • Laundry, T144:14-15
      • LaVaca County, TX, T80:1
      • Law and order, description of, in Beaumont, T112:16-18; T117:39-42
      • Law and Order League, T189:5
      • Law enforcement, T22:28; T23:4,6-7,17; T26:13,17; T39:6 T73:5; T77:9,10,11; T143:28; T164:18-19; T141:10-12; T185:22-26,28-31; T198:14 SEE ALSO Chaining people to trees SEE ALSO Good Government Leagues
        • in Batson, T121:34-39; T186-II:3-11,13-16; T187-I:29
        • in Batson Prarie, T180-II:14-16
        • in Beaumont, T191:13
        • corruption, T36:16-17; T37:4-5,11-12; T41:13-15
        • during Corsicana's first boom, T178:4-5
        • county farm, T178:2-4
        • deputy sheriffs, T23:17; T27:1-42
        • description of lack of, T6:8
        • in East Texas Oil Field, T161:3; T172:3
        • in Hardin County, T185:20-22
        • jail, T2:12
        • law enforcement officers, T22:15; T28:31-32; T69:5; T72:13
        • law enforcement officers in Corsicana, T178:4,11
        • martial law during strike, T2:6-7
        • martial law in Goose Creek, 1917, T2:5
        • in Mexia, T178:27
        • raids on drinking places and gambling places, T141:12
        • Rangers, T22:14-15; T28:31-32
        • in Sour Lake, T122:6
        • at Spindletop, T8:7-8; T109:22; T117:44; T113:13-14; T164:20; T166:17-20,21
        • in Tilden, T155:1
      • Lawson SEE Gallagher and Lawson
      • Lawson, Harry, T130:5-6
      • LAWSON, O.G., T30; T31
      • Lawson, Porter, T122:5; T180-II:14
      • Lawsuits
        • damage to pecan trees, T218:5
        • fraudulent accident claims, T199:33-34
        • fraudulent claims, T199:28
      • Lawyers
        • damage suits, T48:10-11
      • Lay, George, T78:7,10
      • Leases and leasing, T67:14; T88:2; T94:3,5-9,11,15; T132:20-25; T133:12-14; T134:2,14; T140:12-13; T142:8-9; T153:6,16-19,36-37,45; T174:6-7,9; T198; T210
        • agreements, T210:11-12
        • in Beaumont, T191:3-6,22
        • Conner, T199:22
        • at Corsicana-one tenth, T62:2
        • Cotton, T199:22
        • Crow, T198:17
        • C.T. Poole, T199:21
        • De Leon area, T199:7-8,9-11,12-14,33-34
        • D.D. Lewis, T199:21
        • in East Texas, T210:28,32-36
        • Embry, T198:18
        • near Fayetteville, T210:22-23
        • financial losses by holdouts, T31:21-22
        • fraudulent, T36:23; T198:23-25; T199:33-34
        • in Friendswood Field, T211:3
        • George Herman's by W. Sharp, T181:28-29
        • holdouts, T35:17-18; T38:19-20
        • in Houston, T210:16-17
        • J.C. Poole, T199:21
        • J.T. Brown, T174:9-10
        • legislation, T200:4
        • Marlin, T198:25
        • McMann, T198:17
        • Miller, R.J., T198:16
        • in Mississippi, T210:19,21
        • in North Texas, T199, T200
        • in Oklahoma, T199, T200
        • payoff, T192:8
        • problems of, T200:4
        • requirements, T153:19,45-48
        • story about lease hounds, T210:34-36; T211:1-2
        • trading methods, T52:8-9
        • value of, T211:7-8
        • in West Texas, T210:3-6,9-14
      • Leather belting, stealing of, T218:12-13
      • Lebus family (John and George-tool makers), T136:10-11
      • Ledo Coal Mines, T190-I:12-14
      • Ledrow, S. (general store owner in Beaumont), T111:16
      • Lee and Blaffer SEE Blaffer, Lee
      • Lee, Bill (old-timer), T6:12
      • Lee, Bill, T29:18
      • Leech, Jim, T42:8
      • Lee, Joe, T137:3,13 1/2
      • Leeper (man), T71:23,24
      • Lee, P.M., T49:1-2,9-10; T62:2
      • Leeright, J.B. (lawyer), T900:45
      • Lee, Tom, T6:12; T29:18; T148H:5
      • Lee, Tom P., T122:31,33-34,35; T123:29-30
      • Lee, T.P. (oil pioneer), T6:10
      • Lee, Umphrey (President of SMU), T56:11
      • Left-handling, fishing jobs, T93:9-10
      • Left line, T154:21
      • Lehman, (manager of Tex Co. oil refinery, at Port Arthur), T128:15
      • Lembert, H.B., T50:19-20
      • Lem Vickery's store SEE Joinerville
      • Lenim's, T73:26
      • Leon River, T200:2
      • Lesh brothers, T134:21-22
      • Levering, Richmond P., T56:27
      • Levy, Leon R. (clothing store owner in Beaumont), T111:16; T117:33
      • Levy, Rabbi (in Beaumont), T111:16
      • Lewis, D.D.
        • farm of T200:2
      • Lewis, John L., T68:3
      • Lewis "somebody else", T121:16
      • Liars, T38:28-29
      • Liberty Oil Fields, T166:15-16
      • Liberty road, T81:7
      • Liens, contractor's, T52:26-27-29
      • Lift stations, T200:2
      • Liggins, Bub, T50:11-13
      • Liggen Family, T135:10
      • "Light" (Negro involved with Kountze courthouse burning), T115:20
      • Lightning, as cause for fires, T31:8
      • Lights SEE Yellow dogs
      • Lillie, Dr.
        • in Baytown, T212:9
      • Lilly, Dr.
        • in Goose Creek, T214:8
      • Lily Duke Hospital, Baytown, T213:13
      • Limestone
        • black lime at Marble Falls, T55:3
        • drilling into, T90:16-17
        • lime rock, T51:24-25; T54:23-25
        • at Ranger and Breckenridge, T55:3
      • Limestone County, T66:4
      • Lincoln, Bob, T49:12,13,16; T54:15,20
      • Lincoln, Jess, T49:4,12,26; T50:3; T54:28-29; T82:2
      • Lindsay (man running boarding house in Louisiana), T49:7
      • Lindsay, Bob, T58:13; T69:2
        • at Lindsay Drilling Co., T132:16-17; T133:20
      • "Line fights", T90:13
      • Line fights in Electra field, T54:13-14
      • Lipscomb, A.B., T47:2,3
      • Liqueified Petroleum Gas (LPG), T216:14
      • Litigation (East Texas Oil Field), T162:1,3,-9,11,16-18,21-22; T172:1-27
      • "Little Africa" SEE "South Africa"
      • Little, Bill, T51:4,9,11,12,12,19-20
      • Little, Bill (trustee), T92:7-8
      • Little, Charlie, T44:9; T185:13; T193:15
      • Little, Charley, T79:15; T80:13
      • Little, D. Alva (President-Magnolia Petroleum), T141:14
      • Little, Frank, T44:9
      • Little, Grandpa (Magnolia Oil Co.), T99:4,6
      • Little Inch Pipeline SEE Big Inch Pipeline
      • Little Jim Saloon, T186-II:39
      • Little, John, T43:1-20; T44:1-19; T45:1-16
        • biographical information, T43:1-4
      • "Little Juarez" SEE UNDER Mexia
      • Little River, T71:11
      • Little Wichita River, T58:13,20-21
      • Little, Will, T44:9
      • Livery stables, T26:1-15
        • in Gladys, T18-I:8,11-12
        • in Kountze, T185:3-4
      • Livestock, T141:8-9
      • Living conditions, T2:4-7,13,16-18; T7:18; T28:13; T32:15-17; T33:3,11,13; T75:13,14,15; T77:24,25; T82:3,4; T135:24-26; T143:21-24,27; T144:1-3,5-8,13-18; T146:6-9; T185:10,13
        • at Baku, T190-II:16-17
        • at Batson, T85:13; T121:25-27
        • at Batson, Electra, and Spindletop, T131:6-7,12-15,22-23,32-33
        • bathing, T75:16
        • bathing in horse troughs, T212:4
        • in Baytown, T212:3
        • in Beaumont, T98:5; T105:34; T117:29-33,48; T111:10-12; T191:12-14,20-21
        • in Burkburnett, T186-II:34-35
        • in Caddo, T90:9-11,13-14
        • community showers, T193:32; T208:9
        • cooking, T8:5,8-9
        • cost of essentials, T27:8
        • drinking water, T7:18
        • greasy spoons, T75:15
        • in Hardin County, T85:13
        • heating, T185:19
        • in Humble, T122:25-27
        • laundries, T185:19
        • lighting, T185:19-20
        • medical care, T188:4,5
        • in Mexico, T103:12-13
        • shacks and tents, T75:14
        • showers in Corsicana, T193:32
        • at Saratoga, T184:9-10
        • at Sour Lake, T164:17; T189:5
        • at Spindletop, T85:4-5; T110:1-2; T120:21-23; T125:5; T128:19; T162:6,14,16,19; T166:7,9-10,11-12,13-15,30-33,37-38; T187-I:10-11
        • tents, T208:9
        • water, T23:9
      • Livingston and Noble, T155:6
      • Llano-Burnet Folio, T170:6-7,10-11
      • Lloyd, (driller and fireman), T116:23
      • Lloyd's, T148G:6
      • Loan sharks, T183:17-18
      • Lockhart
        • drilling activity at, T156:4
      • Lockridge Farm, T82:13,14
      • London Oil and Pipeline Co., T79:1,13,14; T80:3,4,6,12
      • Lone Acre Oil Co., T9:15
      • Lone Star Gas Co., T41:5; T57:3; T86:6; T128:4; T133:3; T141:3,7; T199:2
      • Lone Star Hotel, T187-I:38
      • Lone Star Production Co., T41:5
      • Long and Company, T105:7,10
      • Long Company School, T105:23
      • Longhorn steers, T144:5-6
      • Long, Lewis (of New York), T148H:3-4
      • Long, Mr., T105:7; T117:24
      • Longview, T174:14,18
        • refinery, joblines at, T208:8-9
      • Looney
        • as contractor to drill first well for Gladys City Oil, Gas, and Manufacturing Co., T20:3,17-18
      • Los Angeles City Field, CA, T193:1
      • Los Angeles Museum
        • prehistoric animals displayed in, T193:29
      • Louisiana Oil and Refinery Co., T187-I:6
      • Louis Myer's Dry Good Store, T84:19
      • Lovejoy, John, T170:14
      • Lovett, Dr., T24:1-2
      • Lowe, Mr., T106:2
      • Low gravity oil, T218:5
      • Lucas, A.F., T59:1; T62:11; T84:7,8,9,10
      • Lucas, T8:12
      • Lucas, Captain, T84:14; T85:8,10,23-25; T89:22-23; T94:6; T114:23-24; T170:17-18
        • description of, T218:1
      • Lucas Gusher, T9:6; T10:1; T59:3-4; T84; T85:1-32; T94:5; T106:21; T114:1,24; T117:10-12; T162:2,34; T166:2,34; T180-I:18
        • fire at, T59:3-4
        • length of time well gushed, T21:5
        • souvenirs from, T10:7
      • Lucas (mining engineer), T20:21,22
        • contracted with Hamill Brothers to drill, T20:23
      • Lucas, Mr., T106:31; T144:24
      • Lucas well, T78:3
      • Lucas Well Drilling Co., T125:6
      • Lucie (J.F.) Co, T193:24
      • Lucky Dime Oil Co., T113:12
      • Lufkin unit, T25:32
      • Lutex Corporation, T66:4,6; T67:16
      • Lydia Pinkham's, T82:18
      • Lynchburg, T1:10
      • Lynchings, T117:43
        • description of, T22:31-32; T22:33
      • Lynes, Bill, T46:17
      • Lynn, Dr. Bruce (Beaumont), T112:7
      • Lynn, John, T53:18
      • Lynn Oil Co., T114:9
      • Lyon, W.H., T181:29,30
      • Lytton Springs
        • drilling at, T96:9-10
        • swabbing well at, T96:11-12
      • Mabank, Kaufmon County
        • drilling at, T99:13-14
      • Mac SEE ALSO names beginning with Mc
      • MacChesney (oilman-leasing), T109:20-21
      • Machinery SEE ALSO Oil field equipment
        • Supply business, T9:17-18
      • Machine shop work, T144:23 SEE ALSO Oil field equipment
      • Machinists, T25:25
      • Mackey, Jerry W., T64:4,6
      • Mackey, Judge, T175:10
      • MacLaughlin
        • development and patent of roller bit by, T22:21,22-23; T25:26
        • invented stepping box and put on roller bearings, T25:26-27
      • Madams SEE Prostitutes and prostitution
      • Madame Virginia SEE Bryan, Ruth
      • Madero, T73:13
      • Madkins, Dr. (doctor at Spindletop), T109:23
      • Magnolia, T192:5; T198:17
      • Magnolia (barge), T148G:4
      • Magnolia Co., T129:25-26; T132:1-2,5,10,20; T133:9; 134:1-2,16-17; T135:3; T137:13; T138:3,7
      • Magnolia Oil Co., T52:13; T54:13; T183:5; T199:2,22,24; T210:29
        • buys Fowler well, T47:6-7; T48:20
        • at Corsicana, T86:4,6
        • establishment of, T98:18
        • executives of, T99:1-5
        • gasoline plant, T202:7
        • line fight with Texas Co., T54:13-14
        • oil exploration, T200:3
        • pipeline in Mirando Valley, T96:8-9
        • property taxes, T96:13
        • working with wild catters, T88:25
      • Magnolia Petroleum Co., T56:12-14 SEE ALSO Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.
        • attitude toward proration, T58:2,3
        • booster station, T56:17-18
        • buy Texoma Nacona pool production, T57:16
        • Cranfill and Reynolds, T58:5
        • deep well on Beach land, Burkburnett 1925, T57:11
        • offshore drilling by, T59:25
        • refineries-Beaumont, T148G:3
        • tank farm on Rexford Land, T56:17
      • Mahoney, Jeremiah, T67:6,7
      • Mail fraud SEE Swindles and swindlings
      • Mail pouchers SEE Drillers
      • Makle, Ben, T41:17-18
      • Malaria, T33:3; T128:19; T154:14; T188:4
        • in Baytown, T214:28; T212:6,21
        • in Beaumont, T191:13
        • in Perry, T213:3
      • Malivant, "old lady", T121:17
      • Malloy Hotel, T142:15
      • Maloney, Tom, T212:11
      • Mama Lou's Place, T186-II:9
      • Mammoth Oil Co., T193:19
      • Management philosophies, T46:26-29
      • Manasco, Sidney, T56:27-28
      • Maples Oil and Gas Co., PA., T199:12
        • sold to South Bend Oil Co., T199:12
      • Margay Oil Corporation, T143:5-6
      • Marine Oil Co., T48:24,31
      • Markham, Charley (drilling superintendent), T115:11-12
      • Marking tools, T71:18
      • Markley, W.P., T162:4,19,23
      • Marland Oil Co., T104:2-3
      • Marlin, E.W., T42:1,2
      • Marlin Oil Co., T53:18; T66:10; T71:7,12,17,20
      • Marriages
        • "sawmill license", T23:6,7; T26:11
      • Marriot, A.H. and family, Ta36:6-8
      • Marshall, Dr. (Baytown), T217:17
      • Martial law, SEE Law enforcement
      • Martin, Bill, T43:10,13
      • MARTIN, LOWERY, T141
      • Martin, H.H.
        • as president and director of Deep Oil Development Co., T56:23-24; T57:2,5,16,25-26; T58:12,14
        • as director of water development (irrigation) district, T58:21
      • Martin, Norris, T199:31
      • Mary Hardin Baylor University, T48:5-6
      • Mary Huck lease, T69:5
      • Massey, E.B., T135:11-12
      • Masters Supply Co. of Toledo, T82:8
      • Matagorda County, T79:25; T80:18,23
      • MATTESON, ED P., T90; T91; T92; T93
      • Matthews, J.A., family, T40:5
      • Mattock
        • used grubbing hoe for wrecking rigs, T208:11
      • Maujuares, T81:23,27
      • Maxwell, Frank (Beaumont), T85:9,24
      • Maxwell, Irish, T91:13
      • Maxwell, J.D. (wildcatter), T88:25
      • Mayer, Bill, T72:3
      • Mayes, A.P., T141:11-12
      • Mayfield, Billy
        • newspaper publisher in Houston, T217:25
        • officer in Ku Klux Klan, T217:25,27
      • Mayfield, Jodie, T135:32; T136:1
      • Mc SEE ALSO names beginning with Mac
      • McAdams family, T138:3
      • McAllister, Bill, T52:16
      • McBride, W.C., T70:12
      • McBride, W. Lee (from St. Louis), T59:18
      • McCaleb, Curtis
        • lease in Jeanerette, Louisiana, T123:1
      • McCamey
        • description of, T209:6-7
        • entertainment in, T209:7
        • sulphur gas in, T208:15
      • McCann, Charlie, T52:27
      • McCann, George, T51:12,15; T55:6
      • McCarthy, Glenn, T66:13
      • McCARTHY, L.V., T68; T69; T70; T71; T72
      • McCasky, John G., T42:1,2,7
      • McCleary, One-Eyed (driller), T199:14
      • McCleskey, "Aunt" Cordie, T74:17,28,29
      • McCleskey, John, T74:2,4,7,16,28,29
      • McCleskey well, T74:22
      • McClesky Hotel, Tanger, T93:15; T215:3
        • Annex (circustent), T215:3
      • McClory, Dr., T57:25
      • McClosky well
        • description of, T199:4
      • McCommren, T.P., T79:1,4
      • McCone, MI, T210:20
      • McCORMICK, CLAIR, T38:1-30
        • biographical information, T38:1-6
      • McCormick, J.W. (lawman), T55:12; T199:32-33
        • shooting of Buck Ballou, T199:32
      • McCue, Joe, T77:14
      • McDaniel, Captain, T136:15-18
      • McDaniel, Clarence, T135:29-30; T136:16
      • McDaniel family, T135:29-30; T136:15-18
      • McDonald, Captain Bill, T180-II:14,15
      • McDonald Field, T38:4-5
      • McDonald, John (bookkeeper for Claude Witherspoon), T95:1-3
      • McDowell, "Red", T48:26
      • McElroy, Gabriel, T59:21-22
      • McElvain, R.W., T82:21
      • McFarland and Chapman, T198:17
      • McFarland, Ed, T51:26; T52:1-2,4,6-11; T54:30; T59:12
      • McFadden (cattleman-Jefferson Co.), T146D:5
      • McFaddin family, T105:2,14,47
      • McFaddin lease, T8:13
      • McFaddin, Mrs. (Beaumont), T59:1
      • McFaddin tract
        • Spindletop, T85:4
      • McFaddin, W.H., T42:1
      • McFaddin, W.H.P., T182:12-14
      • McFarland, Ide, T130:23
      • McGarvey, W.H.
        • in Galicia, Poland, T103:2; T104:12
      • McGonagill, Bill, T185:21
      • McGowan, Mack (driller), T109:22; T110:10
      • McGraw, Jim, T42:1
      • McGregor, W.M., T134:1
      • McIlroy, Ambus Jack SEE Gabe McIlroy Case
      • McIlroy, Delia SEE Gabe McIlroy Case
      • McIlroy, Gabe SEE Gabe McIlroy Case
      • McIlroy, Joseph, T102:16-17
      • McIntyre, J.D., T162:3
      • McKeen-Eilers (Austin Wholesale dry goods), T63:11
      • McKie, Colonel W.J. (oil scout), T9:7-8
      • McKie well accident, T141:16
      • McKinley, (firefighter), T115:12-13
      • McKinley Brothers, T32:28
      • McKinley, Charley (engineer), T116:12-13
      • McKinley, Charles, T115:12
      • McKinney family, T109:13
      • McKinney, Jimmy, T67:9,10
      • McKinsey, Mr., T117:29
      • McLaughlin, T29:18-19
        • positions held by, T189:24,28
      • McLaughlin, Marcus J., T132:11
      • McLaughlin, "old", T121:25
      • McLaughlin, Pete, T145:5
      • McLAUGHLIN, RALPH B., T189
      • McLoughlin, Morris, T199:26
      • McMann, Jim, T155:6
      • McMann Lease, T198:17
      • McMan Oil Co., T50:10; T51:26-27
      • McManus, Mr., T106:2
      • McMurray, M.H., T172:5,11,26
      • McMurray Refining Co., T172:6,26
      • McNeil, Bill (lawyer at Spindletop), T110:8
      • McSweeney, Snowden
        • at Crystal Falls, T91:1-2
      • Meadows, Frankie, T38:22
      • Meal coupons, T212:3
      • Medical care, T33:10; T77:26,27; T186-II:40-42
        • in Ranger T30:15
        • at Spindletop, T166:26-29,36-37
      • Medicine SEE ALSO Diseases; specific diseases
        • folk superstitions, T144:9-10
        • use of oil for cures, T144:10
      • Meeks, Jimmy, T142:5
      • Melether, John, T130:23
      • Memorial Hospital, Baytown, T213:13
      • Mendenhall, Tom, T48:22
        • as well shooter, T131:34-35
      • Menke, John, T52:29-30
      • Merit Oil Co., T67:4
      • Merket
        • predictions of oil, T207:5
      • Merritt, Bill, T121:18
      • Mess halls
        • food in, T215:10
        • description of, T215:10
        • pranks in, T215:11
      • Metallurgy,
        • importance of, T216:11-12,13,18
      • Meteorites
        • tracking of, by geologist, T139:16-20
      • Methodist Church, T74:32; T207:20
      • Mexia, T21:12,13; T52:12,14; T63:7; T75:24; 155:7; T156:3; T193:19-20
        • bootleggers in, T211:29
        • car stealing in, T211:29-30
        • depth of wells at, T52:13
        • early days in, T211:27
        • food in, T211:30,31
        • gambling joint in, T211:30,31
        • headquarters for HTC RR., T211:28
        • hijackers at, T52:19
        • "Little Juarez" district, T52:19; T60:6
        • Little Mexico, T211:28
        • martial law in, T178:27
        • mud streets in, T211:29
        • oil field at, T210:13-14
        • Texas Rangers in, T211:30,31
      • Mexia Oil Field, T66:4; T141:13
      • Mexican Aviation Corporation (later acquired by Pan-American Airlines), T130:6
      • Mexican Fuel Co., T79:29; T80:27; T81:26
      • Mexican Government, T81:2
      • Mexican Gulf Oil Co., T81:3
      • "Mexican Joe", T122:3,4; T186-II:12
      • Mexican oil fields
        • type of U.S. citizens working in, T31:6
      • Mexican Revolution, T103:17-22,23,26-28
        • Americans leaving because of, T104:25-29
        • anti-American sentiments during, T103:18-19
        • effect of, on drilling, T103:17
      • Mexicans, T183:15-16; T212:16; T217:18
        • hired for work "not fit for a white man," T213:22
        • housing in Baytown for, T212:13
        • intermarriage by, T212:15
        • and Ku Klux Klan, T217:24
        • used for land clearing, T212:6
        • love of fires, T216:12
        • payscale for, T212:13-14
        • segregation of, T212:13,15
        • seperate community house fur, T216:3
        • at Spindletop, T162:5
        • types of jobs for, T212:15-16
      • Mexico, T81:1; T103:3-32; T145A:4
        • Americans in, T103:12-13; T104:16-17,18-19
        • Anglo American Oil Field Ltd., T103:3-4
        • drilling in Chiapas, T103:9-13
        • equipment used in, T103:4
        • production statistics in, T103:16-17
        • rebel and federal, T103:26; T104:34
        • Tampico, T103:14-16
        • Texas Co., T130:3-9
        • transportation in, T103:9-10,12,23,26
      • Meyer, Gus
        • and Hughes Tool Co., T125:13
      • Meyers, Ed, T50:30; T51:1-3,18-21
      • Meyers family, T109:24
      • Meyer, Sidney (Beaumont merchant), T111:14
      • Mezes (President of UT), T56:9
      • Michigan
        • drilling activity in, T72:1
      • Midcon Ice and Cold Storage, T73:2
      • Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, T66:2
      • Mid-Continent Supply, T73:19
      • Middleton, Bob, T53:15-16,17
      • Middleton Supply Co., T71:18
      • Middle Town, SEE Pelly
      • Midlaldeyucca, T81:24
      • Mid-West Co., SEE Standard Oil and Gas Co.
      • Midwestern University, wichita Falls, T48:5; T58:18-19
      • Mid-West Hotel, T67:4,5
      • Midwest Refining Co. (old name Midwest Oil and Gas), T67:4,7,8
      • Midwest, WY, T208:2-3
        • fire at, T208:17
      • Miela (person), T190-II:6
      • Miles, Bob, T63:5
      • Militia
        • at Beaumont, T112:25
      • Miller (superintendent of Bamboo Prairie tank), T100:12-13
      • Miller Brothers SEE 101 Ranch
      • Miller family, T174:10
        • property of, T174:10
      • Miller, George, T42:1; T69:3
      • Miller, H.C., T174:1,9,10
      • Miller, Henry, T72:7
      • Miller, Hooky, T71:3
      • Miller, Hugh (supervisor of Phillips refinery at Borger), T68:12
      • Miller, Johnny, Mayor, T69:7; T73:8
      • Miller, John R., T73:1
      • Miller, Mrs., T105:27-28
      • Miller, Dr. T.W. (geologist), T134:11
      • Miller lease, T198:16,17
      • Millham Oil Co., T51:1
      • Millican Ranch, T154:2
      • Millionaires, T73:27,28
      • Mills Farm, T84:5
      • Mills, Roger Q. (Senator), T62:8; T142:16
      • Mineola
        • drilling at, T99:14-16; T100:1-2
      • Mineral rights
        • early sales in East Texas, T200:3
      • Ministers
        • in Baytown, T213:9,10
      • Minnesota
        • iron country, T67:15
      • Minnie Robert's Place, T186-II:9
      • Minor Oil Co., T114:9
      • Mirando City,
        • cafe in, T193:30
      • Mirando Oil Co., T183:3; T192:3
      • Mirando Vally, T192:4
        • drilling at, T96:2-9
        • reworking of, T192:8
      • MIRUS, CARL, T178
      • "Miss Mattie" SEE Jorden, Matt
      • Mission Valve, T180-I:31
      • Mississippi
        • cost of oil leases in, T210:21
        • McCall Creek Block, T210:20
        • oil leasing in, T210:19-20,21-22
      • Mississippi River, T82:6
      • Mitchell County, T66:5
      • Mitchell, Mrs. Irma, T120:24-26
      • Mitchell, John (of Chicago), T148H:3-4
      • Mitchell, Mike, T44:9-10; T65:14; T79:15; T80:13; T120:24-26; T122:29; T178:5-6; T185:13
      • Mollet, T35:25,27-28
      • Mollet, Frank, T77:23
      • Mollet, H.A., T34:10-11,33,35
      • Mollett, Ron, T125:16
      • Monahan (foreman for the Sun Co.), T9:19-20
      • Monahans area, T54; 1-4
      • Montague County, T57:12-15
        • geologic formation of, T57:12-13
      • Montague, Judge (lawyer), T100:5
      • Monterrey, T81:29
      • Montgomery, Jim, T48:17
      • Montgomery, Mrs. (teacher in Baytown), T214:5
      • Montgomery, Robert A.
        • "reading" of, T207:6
      • Montgomery, Walt, T71:13
      • Monroe, Big Boy, T215:18-19
      • Monuments
        • "Discovery well, Baston Oil Field, Paraffin Oil Co. 1…", T23:20-23
        • for first Texas well, T28:1
      • "Mooch" (person), T27:9; T33:11-12,13-14
      • Moody, Dan, T56:7-8; T156:14
        • biographic information, T157:1
      • Moody, Nannie Robinson, T157:1
      • Mooner, Al, T33:14
      • Moonshine Hill, T122:25; T144:18
      • Moonshine Oil Co., T82:12,13; T98:14; T144:18 SEE ALSO Walter Sharp
        • interest in roller bit, T9:21
        • Walter Sharp working for, T9:24; T25:18; T27:17
      • Moore SEE Lane and Moore Co.
      • Moore, Bob, T47:1,2
      • Moore County, T53:4-5,7
      • Moore, Jesse, T178:21
      • Moore, J.J., T66:5
      • Moore, Landren G., T58:20
      • Moore, Marcus, T184:25-26
      • Moore, Marcus (driller), T106:9
      • Moore, Mr. (driller), T54:29-30; T116:9-10
      • MOORE, PAUL, T141
      • Moores Arch, T211:24
      • Moore-Skinner Oil Co.
        • waste oil collection, T22:3-4
      • Moore, W.G., T162:16,17
      • Mooringsport Oil Field, LA, T85:2,12,16
        • testing of humason bit, T102:7
      • Moran, T51:12-13
        • early description of, T209:1
        • use of gas in, T209:1
      • Moran, Bob, T186-II:1
      • Morand, Dan
        • at Marland Oil Co., T104:2-3
        • at Texas Oil Co., T104:1
      • Moran Drilling Co.
        • at Hobbs, T92:16
      • Moran Sand, T40:2
      • Morefield, Bill, T32:23-26
      • Morgan, Cheeky (promoter), T93:4-5
      • Morgan, Gib, T30:25; T71:23,24; T72:1,2
        • as champion liar, T93:4,5
        • stories about, T156:10-12
        • tall tales of, T30:31-36
      • Morgan, May, T153:26
      • Morgan, "Old Black Cat" Jim, T185:18
      • Morgan's Point, TX., T1:10; T65:12; T153:26,29
      • Morley Theater, Borger, T69:2
      • Mormon Carl, T42:2
      • Morris (baseball man at New Orleans), T62:5; T63:5
      • Morris, Charles, T59:17
      • Morrison (Enni-financier), T94:12-14
      • Morrison, Pat, T132:13
      • Morrison, Wilbur (Texas Co. V.P. and manager), T130:6
      • Morse Oil Co.
        • oil field fire, T218:7
      • Morter, Red, T49:13; T54:17,18-20,21,26,27
      • Mosquitos, T2:17; T28:12-13; T46:19; T128:18-19; T131:12,17; T138:5; T144:2-3; T146D:4-5; T166:25
        • at Spindletop, T120:14
      • Mossadegh, Dr. (His Excellency-Iran), T148G:1-2
      • Moss backs, T90:4
      • Moss, Joe, T120:4
      • Motion pictures
        • in Batson, T164:21
        • in Baytown, T214:7
        • cost of tickets, T216:3
        • in Goose Creek, T153:29-30; T214:7
        • "Hunchback of Notre Dame", T216:2
        • in McCamey, T209:7
        • music for, T216:2-3
        • in Pelly, T216:2
        • talkies, T69:14
      • Motion picture theaters, T2:14; T72:14; T117:39
        • "Cosy" theatre in Baytown, T212:20-21
        • advertising of, T212:21
      • Motoya, Mr. (county surveyor for Tyler County), T115:21-23
      • Mound, Arnold, T165:14
      • Mound Oil Co., T46:16
      • Moving picture shows SEE Motion picture theaters
      • MOWBRAY, PRESTON, T29
      • Mud, T137:7-8,17; T187-I:9-10 SEE ALSO Blue gumbo
        • in Burkburnet, T33:18
        • mud mixer, T25:8-9
        • in Ranger, T30:6,8-9; T36:6-8; T41:8-9,10
        • in Saratoga, T28:7-8
        • in Spindletop, T25:7-8
        • testing mud for oil, T26:29
        • use of, in drilling, T8:23-24,26-27; T9:9; T21:20,25; T22:21-22
      • Mud, Dr., T189:4
      • Mud, drilling, T29:19-20; T44:6; T49:5-6; T62:11-12; T65:15-16; T70:10; T102:23; T106:21; T110:15-16; T113:10-11; T121:24; T156:7-8; T180-I:19-20,21
        • at Jennings field, T180-I:20
        • used to drill through sand, T180-I:20
        • used in oil wells, T193:21,22-23
        • used to prevent blow-outs, T180-I:27-28
      • Mud pumps, T78:6
      • Mud roads SEE UNDER Roads
      • Mules, T186-II:21-22,24,28
        • death of, due to gas, T27:4
        • driving mules, T25:15
        • drowning, T209:8-9
        • teams in Mexia, T211:28
        • used for hauling freight, T30:10-11
        • used to pull cars in mud, T212:4
        • used to pull wagons and to transport equipment, T25:12-13
      • Mule skinners, T25:1-15; T26:1-14; T138:1 SEE ALSO UNDER Language
        • stealing leather belting, T218:12-13
        • Black, T198:7
      • Mule skinning, T186II:24
      • Muldoon field, T81:8
      • Mulkie, Abe, T63:3-4
      • Municipal League, T56:10
      • Munger, Ham, T132:17
      • Munger land SEE KMA Oil Field
      • Munger 1, T58:13
      • Munger, Roy, T52:12
      • Munn, M.J. (geologist), T198:19-20
      • Murchison, Clint (of Fort Worth), T88:27
      • Murchison, Perk, T210:30
      • Muncie, B.B. (president, State National Bank), T95:11-13
      • Murder, T6:8; T7:27; T9:17; T26:3-4,6; T22:25; T32:18-19; T77:9; T82:5; T112:16-18; T114:18; T121:35-39; T122:4-5,12; T143:25-28; T144:18 SEE ALSO Violence
        • in barbershop, T218:10-11
        • in Batson, T23:7
        • in Beaumont, T85:5
        • of Brickhouse, in Saratoga, T184:24
        • of Cantrell, in Saratoga, T184:24,26-27
        • of Duncan, T72:7
        • at Empire field, T52:18
        • hangings, T26:3-4; T27:3,6-7,23
        • of Harris, in Durham, T184:20
        • hired killers, T91:4,7-8
        • Howard, Jack, T23:12
        • Hutcheson County, T69:3
        • of Moore, in Saratoga, T184:25-26
        • patrolmen, T69:13
        • Prosecutor Holmes, T69:12,13
        • in saloons, T218:9,10
        • in Sour Lake, T29:28-29
        • stabbings, T27:38
        • of Whitt, in Saratoga, T184:22-23
      • Murphy, Jack, T79:32
      • Murphy, Jim, T27:9-10; T184:49
      • Murray (junk yard owner), T121:5-6
      • Murrey, "Alfalfa Bill" (Senator), T86:14-15
      • Murrill, T83:4
      • Music
        • types of instruments, T7:8
      • Musicians, T7:8
        • in Batson, T186-II:1
      • Myers Brothers, T115:11
      • Myers, Eddie (electrical contractor), T208:12
      • Myers, Raymond, T56:7
      • Nacogdoches field, T115:23-24
      • Nades, Joe, T95:11-13
      • Nail, R.E., T40:5-6
      • Nair, Jake, T70:6
      • Nance family, T136:8-9
      • Nance, Jesse, and fraudulent leases, T199:33
      • Narcotics, T91:8; T112:13-14
        • dope (doctor), T71:6-7
        • dope ring, T72:16-17
      • Nashville Supply Co., T193:24
      • Nathan, J.J., T117:16,33
      • Nation, Carrie, T111:18
      • National Labor Relations Board, T68:10,21-22
      • National Oil and Pipeline Co., T7:2,14,16
      • National Oil Supply, T59:13
      • National Oil Well (Beaumont), T85:25
      • National Recovery Act, T68:6; T172:1,4-13
      • National Supply, T25:17
      • National Supply Co., T46:33
      • National Supply Co., (Ranger), T215:1-2
      • National Transit Telegraph Co., T70:4
      • Navarro, T64:3-4
      • Navarro County, T141:1-7
        • geology, T141:6-7
      • Nazro (Nasro?), Underwood, T47:12-13
        • attitude toward proration, T58:2-3
      • Neal, Bill, T50:2-5
      • Neath, Jap, Chairman of board, Humble Oil, T199:22
      • Nebbe, John, T143:30-31
      • Necessity, T34:17-19
      • Neches Club, T111:15
      • Needham, O.C., T34:10
      • Neff, Pat
        • Railroad Commission, T96:12; T100:4
      • Negroes SEE Blacks
      • Negys, Joe, T96:14
      • Nelson, C.L., T79:32
      • Nelson, Perry, T162:6
      • Nepley (?), Sam, T41:16-17
      • Nettles, Bill, T167:4,8
      • Newby, Jerry, T198:20
      • New Castle, T134:14-15
      • Newcastle, T57:13-14
      • New Gulf, T79:26
      • Newkirk, T71:4,9
      • Newmanson, "Old", T121:26
      • New Orleans, LA, T82:5-7
      • newspapers, perceptions of unfairness, T68:9
      • Newton, T60:6
      • New Town, T75:21 SEE ALSO Goose Creek; Pelly
      • New York Home Oil Co., T22:3-4
      • New York Stock Exchange, T67:4
      • Nicaraquan Canal Commission, T170:2
      • NICHOLS, H.P., T82; T83
      • Nickel Plate, T79:5
      • NICKLOS, ERNEST JAMES, T103; T104
      • Nicknames, T2:10-11; T28:15-16; T30:25-26; T34:38-39; T113:24; T125:27; T131:26; T132:27-28
      • "Nigger boy" (automatic gas fireman), T25:28-29
      • Night pumper, T7:1
        • protector of company property, T7:2
      • Nile, Skinny, T99:11
      • Ninety-nine Pumping Co., T24:4-5; T143:5
      • Nitroglycerin, T35:22; T48:22-23
        • Caddo, T90:16; T91:8-11
      • Nix, Jim, T69:2
      • Noble, T.B., T58:21
      • Nocona pool, T57:12-13,15-16
      • Noll, Judge, T117:21,35
      • Nome, T29:1
      • Nona Mills Co. of Texas, T114:9
      • Noodle, predictions of oil, T207:2
      • Norman, T71:1
      • North Louise gas field, T210:27
      • North Texas area
        • geologic conditions, T56:12-13
        • land leasing, T200
        • pipeline work, T200
      • Northwest Co., T66:6; T67:14
      • Norvell, Mr., (President, American National Bank), T111:26
      • Norvell, Mrs. Lipscomb, T105:45
      • Northwestern (tanker), T148G:4,6
      • Northwestern Steamship Co., T146C:1-2; T148
      • Norway, T145A:2-3; T145B:1-3
      • Norwood family, T132:2,6,28
      • NRA SEE National Recovery Act
      • "Number and Harold", T187I:39
      • Number Two Camp, T212:10
      • Oak Addition (Baytown), T212:17-18
      • Oakdale Female Seminary, T65:2
      • Oak(s) Hotel (Beaumont), T105:36-37; T111:15
      • Oaten, Barney, T178:19
      • Oaten, Polly, T178:19
      • O'Brien, George Washington, Capt., T19:22-25; T20:1-2
      • Odd fellows Orphans Home (Corsicana), T22:28; T62:7
      • O'Donohoe, Joe, T54:20
      • O'Donohoe, John, T47:17; T49:14,17-18; T55:2,6; T57:15; T58:12,14
      • O'DONOHOE, JOHN F., T133
      • Offset laws, T90:12-13; T167:20-21
      • Offset wells, T51:27-28; T85:16; T96:11; T104:18
      • Offshore drilling, T32:7-8
      • Ogden, Gladys, T115:1
      • Ohio River, T82:6
      • Oil and Gas Journal SEE Oil Investors Journal
      • Oil and Gas Journal of Tulsa, (journal), T128:5
      • Oil City, LA, T49:3; T77:14,13-14; T122:29; T168:4
        • chaining prisoners to trees, T218:15
      • Oil City Co. (Corsicana), T94:4
      • Oil companies SEE specific names of companies
      • "Oil Field Accident Column" (in Corsicana Daily Sun newspaper), T141:16-17
      • Oil field equipment, T90:1-7; T102:5-23; T106:3
        • boilers, T85:6
        • California developments, T59:2,13
        • development and modernization of, T26:31; T35:29-31
        • drilling, T85:1; T90:1-5,15-16
        • early days, T59:2,13
        • homemade, T88:22
        • invention and manufacture, T25:26; T136:10-11; T137:2-3
        • by Kellogg Corp., T57:6
        • manufacturers, T60:8-9
        • oil and gas separator, T32:19-20
        • swivel socket, T72:4
        • swivels, T137:6,8
        • temper screws, T137:4; T144:21
        • tubing, T137:18
      • Oil field songs SEE Songs and singing
      • Oil field workers, T122:23
        • age of, at Spindletop, T85:20
        • athletes as, T54:4
        • backgrounds of, T54:4-5
        • "boll weevils," T54:5
        • character of, T6:12; T22:24; T23:5-6,18; T24:10; T26:8,12-13; T27:9-10; T28:16-19,24; T30: 4-6; T32:2; T41:5-6,24-27; T67:2-3; T134:17-18
        • chauvanism of, T30:25-27; T31:4
        • competition among, T8:30; T28:27
        • conversations among, T26:28
        • dishonesty of, T199:26-27
        • drug addiction, T26:12
        • educational levels, T187-I:5-6; T188:7-9; T199:27
        • experience, lack of, T189:14-15
        • farm boys as, T68:6
        • Mexicans as, T183:15-16
        • morals of, T101:13
        • physical characteristics, T32:5
        • rig crew, T154:5
        • townspeople's attitudes toward, T52:21
        • training of, T187-I:34-36
        • wages, T48:7-11; T65:19
        • work ethic, T104:11-12
      • Oil fields SEE ALSO specific names of fields
        • in California, T193:10
        • electrical work in, T209
        • Gulf Coast, T210:15
        • in Louisiana, T218
        • in Oklahoma, T193:18
        • in West Texas, T218
      • Oil geologists SEE UNDER Geologists
      • Oil industry, T70:12
        • centers of, in 1915, T56:11
        • changes in, T35:33-34
        • development of, T26:31-35
        • ease of financing, T36:22
        • effects on economy, T161:7-8
        • excitement of oil business, T28:37-38; T67:15
        • failures in, T21:8,15; T24:12
        • local results of, T88:6-7
        • luck in, T48:21-22,24
        • methods of production, T106; 10-11
        • negative aspects of, T22:24
        • oil use figures, T134:25-26
        • opportunities in, T6:15; T189:15-18
        • payments, T162:15-16
          • problems receiving, T155:4,8,10-11
        • philosophy of, T22:39-40
        • production estimates, T56:25-26; T133:29-30; T134:2-5,25
        • profits in Texas, T88:7
        • recommended as a career, T35:36
        • speculation in, T20:2
        • success in, T6:15; T21:8; T24:12,25
      • Oil industry jobs SEE specific names of jobs
      • Oil Information and Gas Journal (title), T188:5-6
      • Oil Investors Association, T167:4-8,12-16
      • Oil Investors Journal (title), T82:10,16
      • Oil journals in London, T104:10 SEE ALSO specific titles
      • Oil, original discovery of, T28:21-23
      • Oil prices, T71:22; T80:13-14; T92:3; T130:12-13; T133:29; T134:12
        • at Beaumont, T62:10
        • at Corsicana, T62:6
        • crude oil from well head, T56:18,26
        • during depression, T193:16
        • in 1928, T58:11
      • Oil products, T62:10
      • Oil pumps
        • Cooper-Bessemers, T202:2
        • Ingersoll-Rands, T202:2
      • Oil rigs SEE ALSO UNDER Cable tool drilling; SEE ALSO Rigs; Rotary rigs
        • drilling methods, T208:5
        • mounted on wagons, T218:15
        • rotary rigs, T208:5
        • skidding of, T208:16
        • steel, T208:16-17
      • Oil salvage, T36:23-24
      • Oil smoke, T84:22
      • Oil storage, T6:3; T106:16
        • against pipeline receipts, T56:19
        • building of earthen tanks, T59:7
        • oil run storage, T82:9
      • Oil wealth
        • effects on people, T31:23-30
        • landowners' reactions to, T31:23-24; T37:14-17; T41:22-24; T42:6; T93:12-13
        • "nouveau riche," T73:26
        • uses of, T31:24-25; T35:19-21; T38:17-19
      • Oil Well and Supply (Carmody), T95:3
      • Oil well shooters, T135:31
        • at Spindletop, T162:12-13
      • Oil Well Supply Co., T25:17; T94:10
        • in Los Angeles, T85:15
      • Oil wells
        • acidizing, T51:24; T54:25
        • blow-outs, T49:5-6
        • blowing, T7:13
        • cable tool, T51:4
        • capacity, T192:5
        • deep wells, T57:11; T59:12-13,23
        • depth of, T55:2-3; T60:13; T62:7
        • plugging back (salt water), T52:5-6
        • power sources, T8:1
        • production, at Batson, T24:3
        • production, at Sour Lake, T164:15
        • protection of, in Mexico, T104:17
        • "pumpers," T8:13
        • pumping, T1:11
        • sand wells, T8:13; T9:5
        • shallow, T8:13; T56:16-19; T57:13-14
        • swabbing of, T57:18
        • test, T51:21
      • Oil Workers Union, T22:36-37
      • Oklahoma, T75
        • Healdton field, T199:2
        • land leasing, T200
        • statehood, T183:7; T192:1
      • Oklahoma City, OK, T68:3
      • Old Bradford (PA) oil field, T189:15
      • Old Cowl Theatre, T187-I:14
      • Olden, rooming house in, T199:22
      • Oldham pool, T58:9-10
      • Old Pa Red Eagle, T75:29
      • Old Town SEE Pelly
      • Olean (PA) oil field, T189:15
      • Olive, Print, T157:3
      • Oliver, Maud, T63:11
      • Oliver, Rod, T84:6
      • Olivey, Alec, T199:21
      • Olney, T57:14
      • O'Neal, John, T59:20-21
      • O'Neal, "Old Lady", T121:17-18
      • 101 Ranch, T42:1; T157:5
      • 101 Ranch Oil Co., T42:2
      • O'Neil family, T125:30-31
      • O'Neil, John, T198:5-7,25
      • O'Neill, Danny, T106:18
      • O'Neill Hotel, Sour Lake, T106:18
      • O'Neill, John, T106:13-14
      • Operas, T29:26-27
      • Operations control room, T68:2
      • Opry, R.L., T189:13
      • Orley (?) Theater, T216:2
      • O'Rourke, loss of rig in fire, T31:11-12
      • Orphans' homes
        • Oddfellows Orphans Home (Corsicana), T62:7
        • State Orphans Home (Corsicana), T62:7
      • Orr, George, T138:4
      • Osage Indian Country, T80:3; T81:11
      • Osage Indians, T75:25-28
      • Osborne, Robert R., T140:1,6
      • Otis and Company, T67:4
        • in Casper, WY, T66:4
        • in Denver, T66:4
      • Otto, Mr., T189:21b
      • Overby, J.D., T56:23-24
      • Overtime SEE UNDER Wages and benefits
      • Owen and Wilson (drilling contractors), T55:5-6
      • Owens, Jim, T49:14
      • Oxen, T25:14-15; T143:23-24; T186-II:21,24-25,27,29-30; T187-I:20
        • advantages of, T218:6
        • used for hauling freight, T30:10; T33:18; T41:10-12
        • used for tranporting equipment, T2:4; T25:13
      • OZMER, T.W., T68; T69
        • Packers, T50:4,6-8; T52:2
          • "poor men's packer", T52:3
        • Paddy's pig, T67:6
        • Padget Brothers, T28:2
        • PAIGE, SIDNEY, T170
        • Palace Hotel (Calgary, Alberta), T193:25
        • Palestine, T95:16
        • Palmer, Joe, T178:7-8
        • Pampa, T71:12-14; T140:1
        • Panama Oil, T21:8
        • Panama Refining Co., T172:6-7,10
        • Pan-American Airlines, T130:6
        • Pan-American Oil Co., T88:12; T210:16
        • Panel, Payne, T98:14
        • Panhandle, T69:1,8; T73:1
          • gas well, T82:15
          • operations, T140:1
        • Panhandle Oil and Refining Co., T56:19
        • Panhandle Refining Co., T47:11; T56:18; T131:30
        • Panic of 1907, T49:3-4
        • Pannco (Mexico), T104:25
          • hangings during the Revolution, T103:21-22
        • Panola field, T174:17
        • Pan-Tex, T71:12; T72:23
          • gasoline, T69:22
        • Pantico, T80:32-33; T81:1
        • Pantico Ranch, T81:17
        • Pantico River, T79:28; T80:27; T81:13,18,20,23
        • Parades at opening of Borger, T72:3,5
        • Paraffin, T70:3; T104:18-19
        • Paraffin Oil Co., T24:2,4; T59:10; T82:19; T128:9,23-24
        • Paraguay (Ship), T148G:4
        • PARAMORE, HARRY R., T7
        • Parapex Steel, T71:17
        • Parks, J.C., T71:15-17
        • Parks, Rhode, T137:13.5
        • Parrick, Tom, T42:12
        • Parriott, Charlie, T199:14,21
        • Parriott, Foss B., T199:11-12,14,19-20
        • Parrish, Lucian, T88:26
        • PASCHALL, BURK, T37
        • Pastimes SEE Amusements; Entertainments
        • Patents, T216:9-10
          • on Hughes bit, T90:5-6
          • on Johnson grip-ring, T98:8
          • on roller bit, T102:6-7
          • on tools, T85:18-19
        • Patrick, Bob, T6:4
        • Patrick gas field (OK), T88:2-3
        • Patrick, Sam J., T140:1,7
        • Patterson, Bill, T29:24-25
        • Patterson land, lease rates, T199:3-4
        • Patterson, Mr. (geologist), T21:1
        • Paul Bunyon SEE Bunyon, Paul
        • Paul's Valley, T80:3
        • Pawhuska, OK, T71:18
        • Payne, Cal, Col., T82:13; T83:3
        • Payne, (Calvin N.?), T85:11
        • Payroll delivery, in Mexico, T130:4-6
        • Peak, Wallace, T120:22
        • Pear Orchard, T78:5; T120:3,6-7
        • Pearl, John S. and Mrs., T144:8-9
        • Pearl Pearson's Place, T186-II:9
        • Pearson and Co., T155:14-15; T156:1-2
        • Pearson, Eli, T143:9
        • Pecos County
          • rates for room and board, T210:6
          • Yates Oil Field in, T58:1
        • Peggy Brothers Oil Co., T184:34-35
        • Pelley, Fred, T153:8
        • Pelly, T2:4-5,7,14-15; T153:30-32; T214:11,18-19 SEE ALSO Goose Creek
          • picture show in, T216:2
        • Penaulk Oil Co., T71:3
        • Pen-Mex, T81:24
        • Penn, Bob, T67:14-15
        • PENNINGTON, CLAUDE B., T209
        • Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio Areas, T70
        • Penny, T71:15
        • Perforator, T180-I:24-25
        • Perkins, Dora, T63:11
        • Perkins, Edgar, T83:3-5
        • PERKINS, JOSEPH J., T134
        • Perkins, Joseph J., T48:23; T57:2,5; T58:12
          • partnership with Cullum, T199:25
        • Perkins property, T134:21
        • Perkins-Snyder well, T134:2,4-5
        • Perlstein, Mr. (Beaumont buisnessman), T117:3
        • Permian Basin
          • oil floating on water, T58:1
          • shallow wells in, T58:10
        • Perry, T213:3
        • Peruk (person), T190-I:7
        • Peterson, Chris, T147F:6
        • Peterson, Ed, T106:14
        • Petroler, T172:14
        • Petroleum administration, T130:11
        • Petroleum Allied Industries Division of the International Union of Operating Engineers, T68:16
          • town, T133:4,6-7
        • Pettit (Charley) land, T57:12
        • Petty, Marian, T214:22-23
        • Petty, T1:9
        • Pew, Ed, T59:7-8
        • Pew, J. Edgar, T9:20; T183:21
        • Philanthropy of oil men, T48:5-6; T144:12
        • Phillips, T69:16-17
        • Phillips Baptist Church, T68:13
        • Phillips camp, T69:20
        • Phillips, Dr., T121:8
        • Phillips Petroleum Co., T68:3-6,10-16; T69:22; T71:14,17-19; T73:4,24,28; T134:8,10; T139:4-5
          • benefits, T68:25-27
          • grievances against, T68:29-32
          • perception that Phillips has prospered by union, T68:17
          • relations with union, T68:19,20,29
          • success of, T68:18
        • Philmac, T66:9
        • Philp, Lottie, T110:20
        • PHILP, WILLIAM JOSEPH, T109; T110
        • Philps, Brother Will, T8:17
        • Photographs (of Baytown), T212:21
        • Physicians, T144:8
        • Pickett, Bill, T157:4-5
        • Pickle, Frank, T52:3-4,16-17
        • Pickrell, Jimmy, T215:11-12
        • Picture shows SEE Motion Pictures
        • "Picture-taking", T6:14
        • Pierce, H. Clay, T83:3
        • Pierce Junction, T122:27-28
        • Pierce Junction field, T210:15
        • Pierce Oil Corp., T215:3-4
          • employment office, T215:4
          • use of tank trucks, T215:3-4
          • use of wagons, T215:3
        • Pierre, T53:19,21-22
        • Pierson, Homer, T142:7
        • Pig Island, T38:21
        • Pilots (of ships), T147F:4-6
        • Pine Island Bayou, T24:19
        • Pine Island (LA), T49:1
        • Pine Island field (Shreveport,LA), T155:4
        • "Pinky" (Texas Ranger), T218:13-15
        • Pintell, Judge, T97:10-13
        • Pipes and pipelines, T132:5; T133:7,10; T198
          • air patrol of, T189:8-10
          • at Corsicana, T141:7
          • digging and laying, T6:15; T59:27; T128:15-17
          • early construction of, T41:25
          • first independant, T95:4-5
          • gas, T57:23; T95:8-9
          • leaks, T129:14-16
          • to Mirando City, T96:5-6
          • mixing "house brand" with aviation gasoline,WWII, T130:16
          • in North Texas, T199; T200
          • pipe liners, T73:25
          • pipe tongs (hand operated), T78:6
          • receipts for storage, T56:19
          • in Southeast Texas, T199; T200
          • technology, T130:14,16,20-22
          • Texhoma, T56:23
          • transport and repair, T146D:3-5
          • through the Big Thicket, T187-I:27-29
          • work, T129:1-16; T130:9-16,18-21; T146D:4
        • Pipkin, L.B., T114:14
        • Pipkin, Steve, T9:15
        • Pipkins, Mr. (of Paraffin Oil Co.), T128:9
        • Pirtle, Mr. T139:1,5
        • Pistols SEE Weapons
        • Pit (concrete), T81:16-17
        • Pittsburg, T193:12
        • Pity (?), Walter, T134:21-22
        • Plager, Mary, T63:11
        • Plantation commisaries and blacks, T47:17-19
        • Player piano, T214:3,17
        • Plugs, lead wool, T52:5
        • Plummer, Clark, T147F:6
        • Plummer, Ferg, T147F:6
        • Plymouth Oil Co., T199:21
        • Poisonous gas, T29:22; T32:2-3; T43:10-11,15; T46:9-10; T69:10-11 T106:11-12; T110:3; T121:21-24
          • as cause of deaths, T27:3-4,12; T113:4; T121:22; T123:5
          • dangers of, T33:22,26-29
          • from drilling, T131:8-9
          • effect on workers, T9:14
          • in Shoestring District, T33:22
          • treatment of, T33:27; T112:13
        • Poison Spider, or Black Spider, T208:2
        • Poker, T52:14-18 SEE ALSO Gambling and gambling halls
        • Poland, T103:2; T104:12-13
        • Politics
          • corruption in, T37:11-12
          • in Sour Lake, T27:29,31; T28:30-31
        • Polk, George, T105:16
        • Polyphase slide rules SEE Slide rules, Polyphase
        • Polytechnic College (Fort Worth), T56:4,8-9; T57:24
        • Ponca Indians, T71:4
        • Pool rooms, T27:21,24-25,28; T186-II:3-4
        • Poor-Boying, T162:2,12-15
        • Poor farm SEE County farm
        • Popcorn Francie, T186-II:13
        • Port Arthur, T147F:6; T165:4-5
          • Gates, interest in, T165:3
          • harbor and port activities, T148G:3
          • port activies, T148G:3
        • Port Arthur Canal, T146C:6-7
        • Port Arthur Refinery, T191:20
        • Posarita, T80:34
        • Posey, Billy, T99:6-8
        • Postal service, T186-II:34
          • at Caddo, T90:9-11
        • Postoak Creek, T84:5
        • Pots stills SEE Stills, Batch
        • Potter, Cliff, T68,10-11
        • Potter, Mrs (teacher in Baytown), T214:5
        • Pottery works, T63:14
        • Potts, Charley, T56:7
        • Poultry raising, T101:6-7
          • in Baytown, T214:25
        • Powell family, T136:7
        • Powell, Mrs. Fred, T135:14
        • Powell field, T64:3,13; T141:13; T142:3-6
          • black land owners of, T64:6-7
          • crime at, T64:5
          • effect on farming, T64:11-12
          • farm owners, T64:5,6-7
          • financial benefits to community, T64:14-16
          • gusher, T64:13-14
          • housing at, T64:4-5
          • shallow wells in, T64:17
          • wildcat wells, T64:6
        • Powers, Sidney, T170:13
        • Prairie Oil and Gas Co., T53:2-4; T174:4; T199:1-2
        • Prather, Ed, T1:20; T77:27; T105:35; T106:2; T120:8,23; T121:7,19-20,28; T122:19,30; T123:15; T144:23
          • and invention of rock-bit, T121:25-26
        • Prather, Phil, T77:27,28
        • Praugue, Bob, T135:10-11
        • Preachers, T26:9
        • Prehistoric animals
          • displayed in Los Angeles Museum, T193:29
          • found in La Brea tarpits, T193:29
        • Prescott, Lonnie, T96:15-16
        • Presidential Election of 1930, T68:2,3
        • Pressley, Ollie, T49:14,18; T51:1-2,21; T54:14-15
        • Preston Bend, T99:9-12
        • Price, Dane, T84:8
        • Price, Gladys, T115:1
        • Prices, T184:46-47
          • drilling contracts, T94:10,13
          • of food in 1890s, T101:1
        • Pridy, Wallace, T66:13
        • Prince family, T136:11-14
        • Princeton, T218:5
        • Proctor, W.C., T99:2-3; T132:2; T142:10
        • "Professor Drill", T85:27
        • Producers Oil Co., T1:4; T25:21; T49:1; T50:1; T106:7; T122:23,27,31; T123:16; T129:24; T132:5; T133:12-13; T168:4; T181:2; T184:33; T187-I:22; T189:21; T193:5; T198:26; T199:29
          • headquarters, T181:4,6-9
          • ownership of, T181:19-21
          • sulpher prospecting, T181:5
        • Prohibition, T91:5-7; T130:8; T141:10,12; T184:35; T211:29; T216:24 SEE ALSO Drinks and Drinking; Bootlegging
          • at Big Thicket, T116:17
          • at Corpus Christi, T154:21
          • at Sour Lake, T28:30-31
          • at Spindletop, T109:20-22
          • illegal whiskey, T216:24-25,27-28
          • Zoola Anah, T216:24
        • Promoters, Oil, T37:17-19,25-29; T39:3; T41:24; T100:15
          • at Brackenridge, T92:6-7
        • Propane, T57:17
        • Proper, Ernest, T50:1-2
        • Property lines
          • armed protection of, T188:10
          • respect for, T188:9-16
        • Property taxes SEE Taxes
        • Prophecies, Bible, T207:20
          • about oil, T207:15-16
        • Proration,T60:7; T69:11; 90:13-14 SEE ALSO Conservation
          • as oil conservation aid, T31:19
          • attitude of independant operators, T58:6-7
          • and Texas Railroad Commission, T58:6-7
        • Prosler, Jack, T72:4
        • Prospecting SEE Exploration and prospecting
        • Prostitutes and prostitution, T23:5,11; T28:16; T34:16; T37:10-11; T38:22; T69:3,5,13,17; T185:28,29; T186-II:9-10,17
          • arrested at Sour Lake and Batson, T59:15
          • in Batson, T23:5; T185:26-30
          • in Baytown, T216:1-2
          • in Beaumont, T111:20; T112:18-19
          • blacks, T23:11-12,16; T59:15
          • camp followers, T211:28
          • in Corsicana, T178:19,21
          • Gold Montana (Baytown), T217:16
          • kindness to those in need, T33:11-12
          • oil field doves, T220:7
          • "Six-shooter Kate", T23:15
          • sportsmen houses, T69:2
          • whores fighting, T23:16
          • woolies, T200:7
        • Pruitt, (drilling Co.?), T1:5
        • Psychics SEE Fortune tellers and Fortune telling
        • Publishers, of newspapers, T141:1
        • Puckett, J.A., T135:28
        • Pueblo, T81:24
        • Pugh family, T129:25
        • Pugh, J. Edgar, T162:3
        • Pulling casing, T7:12
        • Pulling tubing, T7:13
        • Pumpers, T24:5-6; T34:223; T36:25-26
        • Pumping cuttings, T79:13
        • Pumping operations, T26: 17
        • Pumping stations, T6:15; T164:4-6,8-10
        • Pumps, T8:23
          • electric, T62:3
          • "mud-buster", T62:16
          • Wilson-Snyder, T180-I:37
        • Pyramid Co., T140:7
        • Pyron, (?), T34:33-35; T35:13
        • Pyree, Henry, T178:11
        • Quinlan, Bill, T31:1
        • Quicksand, T62:10b
        • Race relations, T24:21-22; T77:8,9
          • Batson, T122: 13-14
          • Baytown, T214:11; T216:3
          • entertainment, T212:16-17
          • housing, T212:4
          • Mexicans, T212:10
          • negroes, T198:7,13; T212:10
          • schools, T212:13,17
        • Racing, T110:18-19; T113:14-15; T115:4
        • Radar, Charley, T34:5,11
          • pipeline superintendent, T123:18
        • Radford, Charley, T79:29
        • Railroad Commission, T57:18-19; T66:15; T167:20-21; T172:3-4,5-6,10-11,13-18
          • Abercrombie well, T59:26
          • authority of, T96:11-12
          • Connally Act, T162:13
          • Medina County, T100:2-6
          • proration of Yates field, T58: 1-5
          • rule 37, T162:7-9
          • salt water pollution, T58:26-27
        • Railroad Commission Bill, T86:12-13
        • Railroad employees, T68:4
        • Railroads, T186-II:22-23
        • Railroads, narrow gauge, T212:11-12
        • Rainey, George, T120:17; T155:8-9
        • Ralston, Mr., T135:30-31
        • Rambeau, Bert, T110:4
        • Ranchers
          • benefits from Albany boom, T39:5
        • Ranching, T156:17-18; T157:2,5
        • Rander, S.T., T64:6
        • RANDOLPH, CHARLES, T168
        • Randolph, Charlie, T77:21
        • Ranger, T30:6-15; T38:12-18; T74; T75:23-24
          • banks, T74:30
          • boom, T73:16; T90:2,8-9,12; T91:7-8
          • crime, T30:6-8; T41:9-10
          • express office, T30:13-14
          • fire, T30:8
          • influenza epidemic, T30:14
          • land leasing, T199:4
          • living conditions, T38:13-14
          • McClesky Hotel, T215:3
          • McClosky well, T199:4
          • medical care, T30:15
          • mud, T30:6,8-9; T36:6; T38:13; T41:8-9,10
          • National Supply Co., T215:1-2
          • population of, T38:12
          • transients, problems with, T36:13-14
          • water, rates for, T215:2
          • water, sources of, T215:2
        • Ranger pool, limestone in, T55:3
        • Ranger road, T71:2
        • Rasman, Charley, T81:26
        • RATHKE, H.A., T131
        • Rathke Oil Co., T131:38
        • Rawson-Green building, T211:27
        • Razorback hogs, T122:9; T116:14-17
        • Read, Danny, T109:23
        • Readers SEE Fortune tellers and Fortune-telling
        • Reagan, Dr., T110:1
        • Reamers, roller bits, T102:14-15
        • Reavis, Holland, T82:16
        • Reavis, Hollis, T128:5-6
        • Reavis, Ike, T77:21,22
        • Reavis, Oliver (?), T188:6
        • Receiverships, T162:9-10; T167:22-26
          • at Red River Valley, T155:6-7
        • Receiving houses, T216:15,16
        • RECK, SAM, T68
        • Recreation SEE ALSO Amusements; Entertainment
          • Galveston Beach, T213:1-2
          • gambling in Baytown, T213:21
          • golf course in Baytown, T214:24-25
          • lack of in Baytown, T213:21
          • swimming, T213:1-2
        • Red Bluff, T153:26
        • Red bones, T28:32-33; T116:21 SEE ALSO Cajuns
        • Red Cross, T47:20-21; T214:27
        • Redfern, Buck, T178:35
        • REDMAN, FRANK, T113
        • Redman, George, T122:36
        • Red River Oil Co., T136:7
        • Red River Parish, La., T77:21,34
        • Red River Valley, Receivership, T155:6
        • Reed
          • rock bit maker, T50:16
        • Reed and Rex SEE Midcon Ice and Cold Storage
        • Reed, Ida, T105:22,45
        • Reed, Judge, T153: 20-21
        • Reed Roller Bit Co., T116:5-6
        • Reeves, Attorney
          • Beaumont High School, T112:24
        • Reeves County
          • oil in, T210:8
          • oil leasing in, T210:4-6
        • Reeves, Daddy
          • fight with Walter Sharp, T123:17
        • Reeves, John, T155:12
        • Refineries, T6:15
          • acid burns, T216:18
          • casing head gasoline, T216:14
          • caulkers, T213:22
          • competition among, T57:18
          • Continental Oil Refinery, T57:22
          • Corsicana, T62:9
          • Crane-Upton crude, T216:14,15
          • escaping vapors, T216:13,14,17
          • filter house operator, T215:5
          • fires, T213:25-26; T216:15-17
          • Iowa Park, T56:24,26
          • Kellogg Corporation, T57:6
          • lack of building materials, T213:19
          • layout, T57:6
          • losses, T57:10
          • odors from, T213:20-21; T214:26
          • processes, T57:6-10
          • profits, T56:10
          • pulling chain, T215:9
          • riveters, T213:15
          • roustabouts, T213:15
          • safety precautions, T213:26
          • tank filler, T213:2
          • teamsters, T215:10
          • toxic materials, T216:21
          • wages of laborers, T215:8
          • Wichita Falls, T56:18-19,22,25; T57:3,9-10
          • zoning supervisor, T213:15
        • Refugio, T174:6
        • Reid Roller Bit Co., T102:8,11-12,17,19,21
        • Reilly, Joe, T212:11
        • Reiner and Bailey, T58:8
        • Reliance Lumber Co., T114:15
        • Religion, T36:17
        • Religious tensions, T24:22
        • Renfro, Gov., T183:2
        • Rentals, payment of, T162:5-6
        • Reporters, for Corsicana Daily Sun, T141:5
        • Republic Oil Co., T6:10; T199:30
          • interest in roller bit, T9:21
          • Walter Sharp working for, T9:24
        • Republic Production Co., T122:35; T123:1
        • Republic Supply Co., T50:19-20
        • Research and development, T216:6-7,10
          • patent offices in Co., T216:9
        • Reserves of oil, T24:4
        • Resident pumper, T68:7
        • Restaurants, T46:29-30
          • Beaumont, T62:5; T98:4
          • Chinese, T62:5; T113:6
          • delicatessen in Lockhart, T98:3
          • greasy spoons, T75:14; T83:3
        • Reynolds (person), T58:5
        • Reynolds, Harvey, T50:17,22
        • Reynolds, Watt, T40:6
        • Reynolds (Watt) family, T40:5
        • Rex Co.(?), T140:7
        • Rexford land, T56:17-18
        • Rhode, Bert, T134:2
        • Rhodes, Bill, T92:8
        • Rice, A.C., T74:22
        • Rice farm, T74:9
        • Rice fields, T212:22-23
        • Rice Hotel, T77:3,28; T181:13,34
        • Rice, M.O., T34:10; T77:23
        • Richards, Mr., T183:12,14
          • documents of, T183:12-13
        • Richardson, Mr. and Mrs., T105:32
        • Richardson, Sid, T59:23; T88:27; T210:30,31,32; T211:16
        • Ricker, Jordan, T178:19
        • Ridder, Mr., T212:9
        • RIEBER, TORKILD, CAPTAIN, T145A; T145B; T146C; T145D; T147E; T147F; T148G; T148H
        • Rieber, Torkild, Captain, T130:7-8
        • "Riff-raff" SEE Boomers
        • Rigging contractors, T48:13,24
        • RIGGS, JAMES W., T1
        • Riggs pool, T57:13-14,15
        • Right-of-ways, negotiations for, T46:32
        • Rig owners
          • annual earnings, T51:26
          • charge per foot, T53:1
          • income from wells, T53:2-3
          • payment with notes, T53:1-2
        • Rig runners, T6:4; T25:17
        • Rigs, drilling, T2:18-19; T6:14; SEE ALSO Derricks
          • builders, T25:17; T138:3
          • building of, T208:2
          • California, T60:12
          • connection gang, T2:18
          • cost to buy, T53:4,18
          • description of, T8:23; T208:2
          • engines on, T8:23
          • gasoline, T59:23-24
          • Goose Creek, T2:2
          • "gumbo buster," T60:13
          • jobs, T8:3; T154:5
          • kelly joint, T2:10-11
          • Keystone, T168:16
          • line shaft, T8:23
          • Louisiana model, T60:12
          • metal, T25:20
          • modern, T48:11-12
          • power rigs, T138:8
          • skidding, T49:14-15; T53:2
          • Spindletop, T8:5
          • standard, T55:2; T81:16,17; T210:7
          • standing rig for pumping, T26:21
          • steam, T53:26
          • steel, T54:20-21
          • supervising, T6:14
          • working conditions and pay, T2:2-3
        • Riley No.1, T24:2; T27:12
          • contract for drilling, T27:13-14
        • Rinehart, Johnny, T184:26-27
        • Ringo area, T58:11
        • Rio Bravo Oil Co., T184:30-31,34,45
          • current name of, T184:30
          • labor dispute of, T184:31
          • owned by Southern Pacific Railroad, T199:23
        • "Rio Bravo strip," T198:5
        • Rio Grande Valley land values, T93:13
        • Riptrack, T68:21,23
        • Ritchie, Jim, T95:13-14
        • Rith (?), T34:35; T35:6; T36:16
        • Rittersbacher, Charles, T49:4; T60:9; T141:3; T142:10
        • River Bottom, T218:5
          • damage suit over pecan trees, T218:5
        • Riverside, CA., T74:22
        • Riveters
          • in refineries, T213:22
        • Roads, T25:19; T36:7-9; T114:18,20-21; T121:2; T153:27-28
          • from Batson, T186-II;18-19;
          • in Baytown, T214:3
          • corduroy, T60:5; T144:6-7; T186-II:20; T218:8
          • description of, T209:8
          • as deterrants to boom towns, T31:20-21; T37:22-24
          • interurban, T198:3
          • mud, T198:4-5; T208:13; T209:8-9; T212:3,4; T214:3; T218:3
          • in oil fields, T65:13
          • physical condition, T166:4-5,37-38
          • public, T64:4,10
          • Ranger, T30:9-10; T36:7-9
          • Saratoga to Batson, T184:14
          • shell, T212:3,12; T217:8
          • Sour Lake, T187-I:21
        • Road shows, T111:13-14
        • Robberies, T26:8; T38:14-16; T60:6; T72:6,11-12; T75:5,6 SEE ALSO Theft
          • Albany, T39:3-4
          • Batson, T59:13-14
          • Beaumont, T113:33; T117:40
          • Borger, T52:19
          • Burk, T52:19
          • Burkburnett, T184:35
          • Empire field, T52:15-19
          • Mexia, T52:19
          • Wichita Falls, T55:12
        • Roberts, Dora, T53:12
        • ROBERTS, HARDEMAN, T180-I; T180-II; T190-I
        • ROBERTS, JANE, T214
        • Roberts, Jane
          • in Eastern Star, T214:8,9-10
        • Roberts, L.G., T185:21
        • Robertson, Mr., T187-II:7-8
        • Roberts, Polly, T48:32
        • Robichaux, rice farmer, T116:4-6
        • Robichaux barrell SEE Core barrells
        • Robinson
          • groceryman, T92:11-12
        • Robinson and Son, T85:11-12
        • Robinson, Bobby, T121:12
        • Robinson, Ed, T180-I:31
        • Robinson, Judge Jim, T82:10
        • Robinson Table, T33:24,25
        • Roche, T121:8; T165:5
        • Roche, Daisy, T115:10
        • Roche No.3, T121:3,4,6
        • Rochelle Ranch, T154:15-18
        • Rock bits SEE Bits
        • Rock hound geologists SEE Geologists
        • Rocks and minerals
          • Walter Fair's collection, T101:11-12
        • Rodeos, T157:3-4
          • CowPen (Goose Creek), T215:20
        • Rodey, Burt, T132:15
        • Rodin County Bank, T117:2
        • Rods and tubing, T70:2
        • Roeser, Charley, T88:26; T210:10,11 SEE ALSO Roser, Charlie
        • Roger, Capt.
          • of "Laura" steamboat, T116:11
        • Rogers, Clyde, T55:2,6
        • Rogers, Whit, T92:16
        • Rohan, Mrs.
          • sewing club at Goose Creek, T153:31
        • Rojas, Garcia, T80:28
        • Roller bits SEE Bits
        • Roller skating, T8:18
        • Roller steam engine, T180-I:33
        • Rollover, origin of name, T105:3-4
        • Roosevelt, F.D., T68:2
          • administration of, T68:5
        • Roosevelt, Theodore, T183:7
        • Roper, Jack, T216:15
        • Roscoe, Old, T122:19-20
        • Rose, Bob, T77:8; T122:12
        • Rose, Ed, T172:17-18
        • Roser, Charlie, T93:1 SEE ALSO Roeser, Charley
        • Rose saloons, T78:9
        • ROSIER, LANCE, T184
        • Ross, Mr.
          • driller in Burk, T54:26
        • ROSS, JAMES F., T193
        • Rotary and cable tool rivalry SEE Cable drilling
        • Rotary drawworks, T51:5-6; T218:2
        • Rotary drilling, T80:19; T82:1,2; T84:14; T129:17; T131:25,50-51; T137:2-3,8,9-11,17; T156:7-8; T190-I;2,5
          • advantages of, T180-I:18; T190-I:6
          • Baker fields, T190-II:7-16
          • Corsicana, T94:4
          • development of, T98:7-10,14-15; T102:5-15
          • drawworks used on, T218:2
          • history, T141:3
          • in India, T180-I:7; T190-I:9-10; T190-II:2
          • invented by Johnson, T180-I:17; T190-I:5
          • Johnson grip-ring, T90:3; T98:7-8
          • Lucas well, T180-I:17
          • manufacture of, T85:1,9,15
          • origins of, T85:4
          • rotating cone, T129:19
          • in Russia, T180-I:23; T190-II; T190-III
          • at Sour Lake, T180-I:17
          • use of, T190:1-7
        • Rotary International, T47:14
        • Rotary rigs, T8:23; T49:3; T59:2; T60:3,9-10; T67:3; T78:5; T81:16-17; T132:28-29; T208:5; T209:12-13; T210:10
          • drilling through rock, T25:16-17
          • in California, T60:11-12
          • first use in California, T193:16; T218:4
          • first use in Texas, T44:6
          • first use in Wyoming, T67:9
          • grip rings on, T8:23
          • injunction against use of, T193:16,32
          • invention of, T60:9
          • price of, T136:15; T183:3
          • spying on, T198:22
          • workers on, T48:7
        • Rotary shoes, T51:10-11,22-23
        • Rotary tools, T84:6
        • Rothwell, (Oil Co.?), T109:24-25
        • "Round up," T185:28-29; T186-II:11-12
        • Roughnecks, T2:2-3,6,10,16; T7:14; T24:11; T25:22,32-33; T26:32-35; T123:8-13; T144:24-25; T164:4; T167:3,11; T210:15
          • wages, T49:11-12; T67:13
        • Roustabouts, T6:15; T7:9; T75:1; T213:15
          • definition of, T164:1-4
          • duties of, T33:31-32; T34:11
          • gang pusher, T6:15; T24:6,11
          • jobs, T162:7-8,14
          • wages, T202:6
        • Rowe, Big Bill, T180-II:4
        • Rowe, Martin, T46:32; T48:16; T180-II:18
        • Royal Dutch Shell, T57:9
        • Royall National Bank (Palestine), T210:10
        • Royalties
          • companies, T56:27
          • overriding, T210:25-26
          • owners, T6:5
        • Roy, R.O., T218:15
        • Rubber plant, Baytown, T212;9
        • Rue, Mr.
          • oil lease in Goose Creek, T153:19,45
        • Ruiz, Sanchoda, T80:28
        • Rule farm, T134:4
        • Rule 37, T162:7-9
        • Rumbough, Dan (?), T44:10
        • Runoff oil, Spindletop, T100:9-12
        • Runt, T83:1
        • Rush, Ollie, T180-II:2
        • Russell County, KS., T66:10-11
        • Russell, H.M., T56:15,21
        • Russia, T180-II:6
          • government interference, T190-II:8
          • government regulations, T190-II:14
          • resources of, T190-III:8
          • revolution in, T190-II:18-20; T190-III
          • Trans-Siberian escape, T190-III:3-4
        • Russville National Bank, T117:2
        • RUST, JOHN, T74
        • Rust well No.1, T74:27
        • Ryan
          • federal agent, T172:6-7,10
        • Ryan, Dude, T122:20-21
        • Ryder, Bill, T66:4
        • Ryder Hotel, T121:14
        • Sabine, T146D:1-5
          • harbor, T148G:3
          • navigation, T147F:4-6
          • port activities, T148G:3
        • Sabine Pass, T59:4
          • storms, T19:3-4
        • Sabine Tram Company, T114:14-15
        • Sachs, Mr. (barber in Beaumont), T111:16
        • Sadler, T128:11
        • Safety
          • attitudes, T216:11-13,15-17
          • devices, derrickmen, T46:11-12
          • devices, lack of, T48:7-8
          • gas masks, T216:15
          • improvements, T31:7-8
          • precautions, T216:14-16,20
          • refineries, T213:26
          • ship loading, T216:16
          • Spindletop, T162:25-29
        • Sahara Oil Company, T143:6
        • Sailing and seafaring, T145B:4-7
        • Sailors,
          • in Baytown, T213:2
        • Saint Charles Hotel, New Orleans, T82:7
        • Saint James Hotel, Wichita Falls, T55:2,9
        • Saint Louis Republic, T192:2
        • Salado Hilisco, T81:3
        • Sale, Walter, T34:25
        • Salinsky, Mose, T114:20
        • Saloonkeepers, T144:12
          • Doc Harris, Batson, Texas, T23:11-14
          • gamblers, T23:15
        • Saloons, T60:5; T63:5; T69:21; T77:1-2; T113:17; T114:20; T143: 11-12,26-27,29-30; T146D:4,6; T153:53
          • Batson, T23:5,10-11; T27:26; T85:13; T180-II:15; T185:26; T186-II:39
          • Batson Saloons, names of, T23:11
          • Batson Prairie, T7:23-25
          • Beaumont, T98:5; T111:16-18; T112:17-18; T117:43-44
          • Brunson, T180-II:19
          • food in, T218:9
          • Gold Montana (Baytown), T217:16
          • in Gladys and Guffy, T180-I:9
          • Humble, T122:26
          • Saratoga, T122:20-21; T184:18
            • Turf Bar, T27:20-22
              • Batson, T28:28
              • Humble, T28:28-30
          • Sour Lake, T9:16-17; T22:9,15,29; T27:5-6; T29:14; T43:16; T44:3,6-7; T121:16; T187-I:18
            • Crosby Bar, description of interior, T22:15
          • Spindletop, T7:6; T8:7; T85:4-5; T106:15; T109:12; T110:6-7; T111:16-18; T162:22
            • Alamo, T7:6,10
            • Old Log Cabin, T8:18
        • Salt Creek T67:4,7-8
          • as wild boom town, T208:18
        • Salt Dome Corporation, T66:11-12
        • Salt Domes, T1:15; T6:6; T32:37; T211:22-24
          • circular, T170:17
          • Gillook Field, T88:13
          • as indication of sulphur, T46:20-23
          • problems of drilling, T180-I:18
          • shallow, T170:8
          • at Spindletop, T180-I:12-13
          • submerged, T211:24
          • varying formations, T211:24
        • Salted Wells T88:5
        • Salt plugs, T54:7-9
        • Salt Water, T52:1,4-6; T58:23-27; T80:12
          • used to clean oil, T34:27-29
          • as well killer, T37:20-21
        • Salt water disposal, T174:16-17
        • Salt Water Disposal Corporation, T58:26
        • Salt Water Wells
          • at Powell, T95:13-14
          • at Palestine, T95:16
        • Sampling, oil well, T199:7
        • San Antonio, T6:17
        • San Antonio Machine and Supply Company, T155:11-13
        • Sand, T28:6
          • farmers sand, T90:15
          • producing sand, T88:4,12; T94:3-4; T95:6
          • testing sand for oil with chloroform, T26:29
          • Woodbine sand, T137:12; T139:2; T141:7
        • Sanders, Bob, T138:4
        • Sands
          • oil, T49:22-23; T50:2-5; T51:27-28; T57:13-15
          • at Saratoga Field, T184:48
        • Sand wells, T8:13; T9:5
        • Sanford, T71:20-21; T73:1
        • San Ignacio, T81:33
        • Sanitation, T7:18
          • Batson, T23:9-10
          • in Baytown, T212:21
          • Beaumonts, T7:18
          • community showers, T208:9
          • oil field conditions, T75:19-20
          • outdoor privies, T212:4
        • San Jacinto Lease, T109:5
        • San Jacinto rice farms
          • site of Humble Refinery, T215:9-10
        • San Jacinto River
          • ferry across, T212:2
        • San Luis Potosi, T80:26
        • San Luis Potosi Railroad, T79:27
        • Sanson Post, T25:33
        • Santa Fe Railroad, T79:7; T80:6; T184:19; T193:22
        • Santa Fe Ranch, T79:31-31, T80:30,32;; T81:18,29,32,37
        • Santa Maria, CA
          • fire, T31:12-13
        • Santiageo, T79:27
        • Sap, T63:2,5
        • Saratoga, T6:8; T122:19; T183:9-10
          • churches in, T184:37-39
          • description of roads and buildings, T122:19-20
          • growth of, T184:116
          • health spa, T184:3-5
          • history of, T184:3
          • peace officers in, T184:19
          • railroad built at, T25:19
          • saloons and gambling halls in, T27:20-22; T184:18-19
          • violence in, T184:21-27
        • Saratoga Field, T184:48
        • Saratoga Station, T198:15
        • Saturday Evening Post, T71:23-24
        • Sauerr, Sam, T186-III:1
        • Savage Brothers, T102:24; T187-I:22
          • early geologists, T114:4
          • Gladys City Manufacturing Co leases land to, T20:20-22
        • Sawmills
          • Black workers, T59:3-4
          • superstitions about drilling near, T31:30
          • supply of lumber to oil fields, T59:7-8
        • Sawmill weddings, T186-III:17-18
        • Scale, H.L.
          • cottonseed oil mill, T94:7
        • Scales Oil Well, T9:7
        • Scarborough, John
          • buying lease from Witherspoon, T97:5-6
        • Schecter vs the United States, T172:8-10
        • Schools, T2:15-16; T8:18-19
          • in Baytown, T212:13,16; T214:4
          • buildings, T141:15
          • Burkburnett, T47:22-23,29-30
          • Caddo, T90:11
          • Corsicana, T94:1-2
          • Eastland, T41:26
          • Goose Creek, T2:15-16; T214:4
          • Horace Mann, T2:16
          • for Negroes in Baytown, T212:17-18
          • Robert E. Lee, T2:16
          • transportation to schools in:
            • Batson, T24-25
            • Sour Lake, T22:26; T26:19
        • School teachers
          • lack of housing for at Wichita Falls, T55:10-11; T63:9
          • names of, T214:4-5,9
        • Schott Field, T183:12; T192:5
          • blowout at;, T183:12
          • capacity, T192:5
          • sold to Magnolia, T192:5
        • Schultz and Sharine, T59:12
        • Schwartz, S.A., T52:31
        • Scissor Bills
          • term for natives of Illinois, T30:25
        • SCLICHER, MAX THEODORE, T6
        • Scorpions in Baytown, T212:23
        • Scotch Whiskey, T67:7
        • Scott, C.N., T46:17; T122:33
        • Scott, Douglas, T59:21
        • Scott and Ghost section in Archer County, T58:8-9,20 SEE ALSO Ghost tract
        • Scouts, T183:22
          • for oil companies, T156:9
        • Scroggins Brothers Company, T154:11
        • Scurry County, T66:4,8; T67:3
        • Scurvin, Bill, T193,20
        • Scurvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, T193:20
        • Seabees, T67:2
        • Seaboard Oil Company, T170:6,14
        • Seal Beach C, California,
          • fire on rig, T218:9
        • Sears, Roebuck Co. T216:5
        • Seay, Bob, T52:12
        • Secal, Mr.
          • selling land for Witherspoon, T96:6-7
        • Secondary recovery,
          • air injection, T32:6-7
          • water flooding, T133:16-17; T134:1,7,22-25
        • Security Oil Company, T6:2-3; T121:29-30
        • Security, precautions taken, T46:23
        • Segregation and Integration
          • views of Thomas Jefferson, T180-II:34
        • Segregation and Integration of wells, T180-II
          • attitudes about, seismograph, T26:31
          • use in exploration and prospecting, T58:15; T209:15
          • refraction, T210:18-19
        • Selecman, Dr, T56:11
        • Seminole, T71:11
        • Seminole Field
          • size of, T202:2
        • Seminole, OK, T202
          • boomers in, T202:4
          • Chancre town, T202:3
          • lawlessness in, T202:3
          • living conditions, T202:3
          • population estimates, T202:4
          • wages in, T202:6
        • Seminole Snomae Field, T202:2-3
        • Seperator (gas), T121:23
        • Serrein lease, T48:23
        • Service League, Baytown, T213:12-13
        • Sewall Sam, T180-II:19
        • Self, N.W., T135:11
        • Shacks, oil field SEE Houses and housing
        • Shack towns near Powell Field, T64:4-5
        • Shackelford County, T51:9
        • Shackle, T.O., T55:4
        • Shafter Lake
          • story of white crosses, T218:11
        • Shale formation, T84:4
          • containing mineral water, T28:8
        • Shallow well, at Somervet, T96:1
        • Shamrock, T71:8
        • Shamrock Oil Co., T51:26; T52:30; T53:2-5
        • Shannon, D.M., T38:20
        • Sharks (Pantico River), T81:21
        • Sharon Ridge Oil Field, T66:4
        • Sharp Brothers, T105:35,44; T106:5; T115:3; T120:4,12,15,18-21,23; T125:8,31; T180-I:30; T187-I:9,22-23,39
          • Flannigan, related to, T184:33
          • headquarters of, T184:13
          • organize Texas Co., T59:6,8
        • Sharp, Dudley, T50:14; T52:14; T156:6-7
        • SHARP, DUDLEY, T105
        • Sharp family, T180-I:31
        • Sharp and Hughes rockbits SEE Bits
        • Sharp and Hughes Tool Co., T181:9-10
        • Sharp, James, T168:14,14-15
        • Sharp, Jim (of Corsicana), T154:6
        • Sharp, Jim, T22:17-19; T24:16; T27:16-17; T28:4; T45:10-11; T46:6,8,20,29-32; T59:8; T65:3,5-6,20; T78:3,5,7,9,12; T98:85:6-7,16,25,; T98:6-7,11-12; T103:35; T106:6; T120:5,13,29; T121:4,10,22,36; T123:5,17-18; T193:5-7,15
          • shooting rifles, T65:7-8
        • Sharp, Jim Randell, T65:6
        • SHARP, JIMMY, T181
        • Sharp, John, T65:6; T78:3; T120:2-4
        • Sharp, Mrs Jim, T65:19-20,
        • Sharp, Mrs, T9:25; T122:3-5; T123:15
        • Sharp, Mrs. Walter, T1:19
          • at Sour Lake, T59:8-9
        • Sharp, Walter B., T2:12; T6:10; T8:3,11; T9:20,22-26; T22:17-19; T24:16-17; T25:19,21; T27:16-18; T28:3-4; T29:23; T32:30-31; T44:15-18; T46:6-8,29-32; T50:13-15; T51:14,18; T54:30; T59:9; T77:28-30; T78:3-5,9,11-12; T82:14; T120:8,11,16,19; T121:5-9,14,20,26; T122:30; T106:2,6-8,12; T123:14,16; T129:17-20; T143:4-5; T144:18,23-24; T154:6; T165:12-13,20-23; T168:4,14-15; T187-I:40; T189:20-21a
          • air pumps, use of, T121:29
          • at Beaumont, T98:6
          • character of, T181:26-28
          • contractor, T85:16,18,25; T193:7
          • development of rock bit, T1:18-19; T199:29; T218:4
          • as employer, T65:10-11
          • family, T29:7-8
          • father-in-law, T65:16
          • financial difficulties, T29:8-9
          • first well for Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co., T20-17
          • funeral of, T181:17-18
          • at Goose Creek, T21:18-19
          • habits of, T181:13
          • Harold fire, T181:15-16
          • with Houston Iron Works, T199:29
          • with Howard Hughes, T1:18-19; T90:6; T98:11; T102:5-7; T103:32-33; T156:6; T181:7-12
          • and Hughes rock bit, T21:18-19; T65:20-21
          • inventor of separator, T121:23
          • management philosophy, T29:7
          • Moonshine Oil Co., T98:14
          • mud in drilling, use of, T65:15-16; T121:24-25
          • office of, T181:4,12-13
          • official of Texas Co., T199:29
          • organizer for Moonshine Oil Co., Gulf, Republic and Texas Cos., T9:24
          • Patillo Higgins' opinion of, T20:19
          • physical description, T9:25; T29:7; T85:6-7; T98:12; T102:24-25; T103:34; T193:7
          • Producer's Oil Co., T98:11; T103:33; T181:2; T199:29
          • "Red Fox", T181:4
          • rotary equipment, use of, T198:7
          • and safety helmet, T106:11
          • with Dr, Sherman, T97:7
          • sickness and death, T181:14-17
          • as speculator, T9:24
          • at Sour Lake, T20:19-20; T43:9; T65:8
          • at Spindletop, T65:4
          • Texas Oil Co., T99:2,6
          • treatment of workers, T181:27
          • water wells drilling, T65:2-3
          • with Witherspoon, T98:13
        • Sharps, T82:2
        • Shearer, Mr., T57:10
        • Sheldon, Mr., (driller), T125:4
        • Shelby, Mrs., T120:31
        • Sheldon, W.J., T135:14-16
        • Shell, T66:17; T67:1
        • Shell deposits, T193:28
        • Shell Oil Co., T140:11; T218:12;
          • and core barrel, T116:5
          • in Mexico, T103:16
        • Shell roads SEE UNDER Roads
        • Shell stills SEE Stills, shell
        • Shell Transportation and Trading Co., T82:8
        • Shelton, J.W., T54:12
        • Sheppard Air Base, T48:2; T58:22
        • Sherman, Della, Dr.
          • land swindle, T97:7-8
        • Shiner field T75:25
        • Shipping and shipping industry
          • loading ships with oil, T162:9-10
          • ships' crews, nationalities of, T147E:4
          • ship's operation during storms, T147F:2-3; T148G:3-4
          • strapping a tank, T164:10-15
        • Shipping industry
          • communication with land, T1447E:7; T147F:1
          • discipline, T147E:4-5
          • independence of ship, T147F:1
          • insurance, T148G:4
          • living conditions, T147E:2-3; T147F:1
          • 1902-14 vs. 1950s, T147E:3-4
          • oil tankers, T147F:4-6
            • crews, T147E:2-4
            • hiring practices, T147E:3
            • losses during storms, T147F:3-4
            • operation of, T147E:6
            • songs, T147E:6
            • stories, T147E:6
            • union activities, T147E:7
          • organization, T147E:3-4
          • pilots, T147F:B-6
          • regulations, T147F:4-6
          • salaries, T147E:2
          • weather conditions, T147F:1-3
        • Shipping masters, T147E:3-4
        • Shoe blade, T137:7
        • Shoes SEE Float shoes; Texas pattern set shoe; Rotary shoes
        • Shoestring, T28:9
          • fire, T28:11
        • Shoestring district, T32:1
        • Shoestring oil field, T121:20-21
        • Shoestring saloon, T198:13
        • Shoestrings, T82:12
        • Shook farm, T74:9
        • Shook, J.W., T74:20
        • Shopping
          • for food, in Saratoga, T184:10-11
        • Shortage of drinking water, T74:15-16
        • Shotgun house, T74:9-10
        • Showers, E.A. (Eddie), T211:2
          • oil lease deal, T211:2-14
        • Shrate, Arnold, T148H:3-4
        • Shreveport, LA, T77:19,22,23
          • drilling at, T85:2,12; T90:2
          • first oil wells, T102:3-5
        • Shriners, T47:14-15; T214:10 SEE ALSO Freemasons
        • Shuttle, Mr., Baytown, T212:7
        • Shuttles, Mr., (preacher), T63:3
        • "Sick Chicken" Case SEE Schecter vs. the United States
        • Silk, Billy, T134:2
        • Silk, Pearl Uhling, T55:9-11
        • Silk, W.W., T55:1-13; T57:10; T58:11
        • Sill, W.E., Jr., T114:6-9
        • Silva estate, T130:7
        • Silver Beach, T216:25
        • Silvervail, Johnny, T75:30
        • Simcox, H.B., T104:6
        • Simkins, Eldred J., Judge
          • biographical information, T86:7-9
          • senator and lawyer, T86:1-2
          • University of Texas, T86:10
        • SIMKINS, J.S., T86
        • Simkins, W.S., Col.
          • biographical information, T86:7-8
          • professor at University of Texas, T86:11-12
        • Simms, Edward F., T122:28-29; T125:10,18
          • description of, T215:7
        • Simms Sinclair Oil Co., T215:7
        • Simms, W.J., T52:20,23
        • Simms, Woody S., T125:28
        • Simon, Charley, T74:14
        • Simon, Dr., T56:6
        • Simons, Lincoln, T156:4
        • Simpson, Gordon, Judge, T162:19-20
        • Sims, Condon, T32:3
        • Sims, Ed, T46:11,14-15,18,29-30
        • Sims, E.F., T32:1,19; T33:22; T181:5
        • Sims, E.T., T181:28
        • Sims Oil Corp. SEE Sim Oil Co.
        • Sim Oil Co., T32:19
        • Sinclair, T199:2
        • Sinclair, Harry
          • early days at Sour Lake, T29:13
          • as producer of Sour Lake discovery well, T24:12
          • Sinclair Corp., T90:7-8
        • Sinclair Co.
          • gasoline plant near Seminole, T202:2
        • Sinclair Oil Co., T53:7,8; T192:9; T215:7
          • origin of, T90:7-8
          • Walnut Bend field, T88:2
        • Sinclair Pipeline Co., T57:26
        • Sinclair Prairie, T139:2,4
        • SITTIG, RAY, T218
        • "Six-Shooter Kate", T106:18
        • "Six-Shooter Kay", T185:23-24
        • 6666 Ranch, T71:11,12
        • Skelly Oil Co., T33:21; T71:2,8; T140:1; T198,18
          • Tulsa, T88:24
        • Skelly, W.G., T198:18,26
        • Skinner Number 1, T50:2
        • Skinner Number 38, T54:23
        • Skullick Oil Co., T166:15
        • Slate, Mr., T165:13
        • Slaughter, Tom, T128:26
        • Slavery, T153:7,40
        • Sleeping, on rigs, T549:16-19; T53:23-24; T54:6-8
        • Sleeping houses SEE Houses and housing
        • Sleeping shacks SEE Houses and housing
        • Slickers, T84:27
          • Oil King, T198:16
          • Old Fish brand, T198:11
        • Slide Rules, Polyphase, T217:14-15
        • Sloan, J.W., T181:36-37; T189:216-22
        • Slocum, General, T73:15
        • SLOOP, HIRAM C., DR., T166
        • Sloop, Richard Layton, T166:1-4,8-10,16
        • Slumbarger logs SEE Electric logs
        • Slumber Jay, T211:22
        • Slumberger tests, T168:16-17
        • Slumberjay well, T66:8
        • Slush pits, T79:2; T80:24
          • digging, T6:15
        • Smart, Dr., T109:8,24
        • Smiley, H.F., T58:12,14
        • Smith, Mr., railroad commission, T58:3
        • Smith and Kemp Co., T155:5
        • Smith, Ashbel, T125:20
        • Smith, Bill, T81:1
        • Smith, Bob, T123:12-13; T142:5
        • Smith, Brady, T29:32
        • Smith, Col., T153:33,39
        • Smith, E.L., T142:5
        • Smith Family, T78:8
        • Smith, Gus, T29:15,17-18
        • Smith, J.A.D., T56:14,21-22
        • Smith, Joe, T174:4
        • Smith, John S., T62:13; T63:13
        • Smith, Levi, T199:21
        • Smith, Lon, T174:6-7
        • Smith, Marion, T185:8
        • Smith, Mr., rig builder at humble, T59:11
        • Smith Oil Co., Bastrop County,
          • Goose Creek activity, T1:2
        • Smith, R.Y., T51:23,25; T136:14-17
        • Smith, "Raggedy end", T120:29-30
        • Smith, Tom, T41:5; T106:12
        • Smith, Tom, (driller, Roche No. 3), T121:4,21
        • Smith, Tom, (U.S. Marshal, Cowman), T157:2
        • Smith, Wild Tom SEE Smith, Tom
        • Smith, William, Dr., T112:4-5
        • Smith, Wingy, T155:5
        • Smithan and McDonald, T77:23
        • Smithan, Jim, T77:24
        • Smoker Number 1, T54:25; T56:14,18
        • Smithvale(s?) pumps, T180-I:25-26
        • Smuggling, T73:15
        • "Snake hunter", (Pennsylvanian), T30:25
        • Snakes, T144:2
          • in Baytown, T212:4-6,22
        • SNIDER, EARL, T68; T69
        • Snipe hunts, T215:15-16
        • Snodgrass, Dr., T199:5-7
        • Snomac
          • first conservation efforts at, T200:2
          • gasoline plant at, T200:2
        • Snowden, Green, T155:11
        • Snyder, T66:5
        • Snyder, C.W., T48:23,32; T56:23-24,27; T57:2; T134:1-2,4
        • Social life and customs, T7:23-25; T8:7;
          • borrowing, T30:18; T36:21; T41:20-21; T92:16-17; T104:29-30
          • Old South and West contrasted, T55:8-9
          • "passing the hat", T48:9-10; T188:3-4
          • philanthropy, T144:12
          • weddings, T184:36-37
            • sawmill, T186-II:17-18
        • Socony Pump Co., T122:32
        • Socony Vacuum Co., T130:19; T142:12
        • Socony Vacuum Oil Co., T141:2,4,6-7,14
        • Somerset, drilling at, T95:15; T96:1
        • Songs and singing, T6:16; T25:16; T45:8-9; T106:23; T113:16-17; T123:24-25; T153:12-13
          • "Beautiful Ohio", T7:8
          • "black face" concert, T180-II:31
          • boll weevil song, T106:23
          • characteristics of, T2:10
          • in church, T184:38-39
          • at dances, T184:40
          • "dirty four hour songs", T125:27
          • "Frankie and Johnny", T106:23; T180-II:31
          • at New Years, T184:41
          • "Oh, Sweet Adeline"; T6:16
          • about oil fields, T180-II:27-30
          • on the job, T180-II:31
          • "Over the Waves", T7:8
          • religious, T176B:2-6
          • "Shine on Harvest Moon", T6:16
          • in shipping industry, T147E:6
          • "Sunshine of Your Smile", T214:17
          • "Turkey in the Straw", T123:24
          • "Yes, We Have No Bananas", T216:2
        • Sour Lake, T1:18; T9:14-16; T26:19; T43:4; T60:4-5; T77; T80:14; T81; T116:7-10; T121:2,7; T122:29; T125:9; T126:6; T128:1-33; T129:12-16,27; T143:19-20; T144:15-16; T187-I; T188;
          • amusements, T27:5
          • blow out, T43:7-8
          • boom town, T9:16-17; T22:9; T26:17
          • churches, T22:16; T44:2; T198:14
          • citizens, T22:12; T26:18-20
          • climate, T28:13-14
          • discovery well, T29:12-13
          • drilling at, T85:2,12,22
          • early days at, T6
          • early indications of oil, T114:4
          • early wells, T43:6-9
          • fire at, T65:11-12; T187-I:18
          • first refinery, T121:7
          • health spa, T29:3
          • housing, T6:17-18
          • killings at, T59:14
          • Ku Klux Klan, T6:10
          • law enforcement, T29:14; T59:15
          • living conditions, T60:5-6; T112:28-29
          • oil salvage, T29:5,10
          • Plaza Hotel, T22:10-11
          • population, T9:16; T22:9; T27:5,27; T29:14
          • pump station, T198:4
          • railroad built to, T25:19
          • roads and buildings, T121:9,11,13-17
          • saloons, T29:14; T27:5; T44:3,6-7
          • schools, T26:19
          • tent town at, T59:8-9
        • Sour Lake field, T6:3,8,17; T79:14; T143:4
          • fire at Shoestring, T27:4
          • Shoestring district, T180-II:2,5
          • wells in operation, T27:4
        • Sour Lake Hotel, T114:6; T116:8; T198:7
        • Sour Lake Oil Co., T9:17
        • Sour Lake Springs Hotel, T43:5; T82:12; T121:9; T180-II:1; T189:2-4
        • South, Horace, T128:10-11
        • South, Walter, T128:10-11
        • "South Africa", T187-I:12-13
        • South Bend Oil Co., T199:12
        • South Houston oil field, T210:16-18
        • South Park pump station, T162:21-22
        • South Texas, T192:2,6-7
        • Southeast Texas
          • pipeline work, T200
        • Southerland, Mr., (driller contractor), T56:16,19
        • Southern Crude Purchasing Co., T77:24
        • Southern Hotel, T80:26; T81:26
        • Southern Methodist University, T56:10-11; T138:5-6
        • Southern Pacific Railroad, T63:7-8; T80:32; T82:12; T105:37-38; T114:18; T128:12,32; T198:2
        • Southern Wellworks, T25:17
        • Southwestern Oil Co., T42:2
        • Spanish American War, T80:2; T193:9
        • Spark Kelley joint SEE Kelly joints
        • Spears, Mr., T117:33
        • Spectators
          • at gushers, T10:1-2
          • at Sour Lake Crater, T28:2
        • SPEED, CARLTON D, T62; T63
        • Speed, C.D., father of Carlton, T132:3
        • Speed, Guy, T120:28
        • Speed (person)
          • Beaumont celebration, T97:9
          • cedar manufacturer, T94:7
        • Spikes, Mr. (banker), T99:13
        • Spindletop, T6:2,8-9; T7:1,26; T8:3-4; T55:5; T59:1-4; 760:4,7; T62:4-5,9-10; T65:4-5; T77; T78; T79:1,13; T82; T84; T85:1-12,23-25; T105:13-14,28-32; T106:2; T109:1-29; T110:1-23; T113:5-6; T114:1-25; T115:1-29; T117:10,13; T120:1-37; T121:1-39; T125:1-9; T128:1-33; T131:1-8; T137:7,13-14; T142:12; T143:3-4,6-19; T165:2; T187-I; T188; T191:21; T198:13; T218
          • acreage owned by Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co., T20:2
          • boilers stolen at, T59:20
          • boom town, T8:8-10; T193:13
          • Black labor, T180-II:7
          • blow-outs at, T180-I:26
          • cable drilling at, T180-I:26
          • cap rock, T21:16
          • cost of real estate, T19:22-24; T20:1
          • crimes at, T63:2
          • description of, T25:7; T162:15
          • development of, T85:3-5; T45A:-4
          • drilling conditions, T162:12
          • drilling number one well, T9:8-9
          • drilling on block twenty-one, T9:13-14
          • early days at, T6
          • electric light co., T7:2-3
          • expenses, T162:20
          • fire, T59:3-4; T62:10
          • first well drilled at, T8:12
          • gas well, T59:3
          • Gladys City, T162:16
          • gulley, T6
          • housing, T60:4
          • Jewish population SEE Jews
          • lack of women at, T180-I:9
          • leaving along Concord Road, T97:1,3-6
          • living conditions, T187-I:10-11
          • Lucas gusher, T10:1
          • Methodist Chapel, T8:17
          • phases of wells described, T8:13
          • pipeline, T145A:4
          • population decrease, T8:4,9-10
          • proximity to ports, T146c:6
          • reason for name, T20:15-16
          • Saint Patrick's Day fight, T180-I:10-11
          • saloons at, T166:14,17-18,20,39-40
          • salt dome at, T180-I:12-13
          • sanitary facilities at, T114:19-20; T166:25-26
          • schools, T110:19-21
          • self protection, T162:29-30; T164:20-21
          • shooting wells, T162:12-13
          • small business, T166:5,8-10
          • South Africa, T162:4,14
          • South Park, T162:14,19,20-22
          • stores at, T7:6; T8:7
          • strikes (1917), T7:16
          • weather, T162:4
          • Wilson-Broach plant, T8
        • Spindletop directory
          • description of, T22:38
        • Spindletop Springs, T105:29; T110:22
        • Spiritualism as means for finding oil, T31:32-33
        • Springfield, Ray, T94:15
        • Springs Hotel, Sour Lake, T121:9
        • Spudders, T53:26-27; T56:19
        • Spudding, T36:2-3
        • Spyser, Walter, T73:1
        • Squatters in East Texas, T140:16-18
        • Square dancing SEE Dances and dancing
        • Stafford, Doc, T178:29-30
        • Staiti, T46:18 SEE ALSO Granberry and Staiti
        • Staley, J. Irv, T47:3,6,25-26; T48:29
        • Staley, Joe, T47:2-4
        • Staley, Langford and Chenault, T132:11
        • Staley, W.A., lease, T154:4
        • Standard of California, T120:18
        • Standard of Indiana, T67:7; T130:14
        • Standard of New Jersey, T130:19; T146:2
        • Standard of Texas
          • oil exploration, T200:3
        • Standard Oil, T83:2
        • Standard Oil and Gas, T139:4; T210:16,25,29
        • Standard Oil Company, T9:7-8; T25:17; T32:4; T38:1-2; T45:16; T70:4; T77:14; T88:12; T137:13; T146c:1; T156:14; T172:5; T193:16,18; T199:23; T212:7; T213:14; T218:4-5
          • drilling in California, T218:4
          • executive of, T98:16
          • Humble Oil Co., T102:9
          • lease of Homer Field, T180-II:2
          • pipeline, T95:4-6
          • purchase of valves by, T180-I:32
          • refineries, T148G:5
          • subsidiary, T156:14
        • Standard Oil Company, New Jersey, T21:1,2,7,11; T59:27
          • arrangement with Humble, T57:21
          • attitude toward proration, T58:2
          • buy gasoline from Texhoma, T57:18
        • Standard Oil Company of Indiana, T57:4,21; T77:24
        • Standard Oil Development Company, T215:3
        • Standard Oil of California, T130:11,17-19
        • Standard Oil of New Jersey, T170:5-6
        • Standlin (person), T66:12,14-15
        • Stanolin Oil and Gas Company, T6:5; T24:3-4
        • Star and Crescent Oil Company, T128:4; T162:3
          • pipeline to Sabine Pass, T180-I:14
          • storage tanks at Port Arthur, T180-I:14
        • Star drilling machine, T56:16,19
        • Star machine, T199:6
        • Stark, Bill, T115:6
        • STARKEY, HAROLD C., T140
        • Starved Owls
          • term for West Virginians, T30:25
        • State Bank, Burkburnett, T47:1
        • State Orphan Home, Corsicana, T62:7
          • water well, T186:1-2; T94:2-3
        • States Oil Corporation, T42:2
        • Steam generators for electricity, T209:11
        • Steam heads, T109:4; T121:28
        • Steamships
          • conversion to oil tankers, T146C:5; T146D:2
        • Steel oil rigs SEE Rigs, steel
        • Steers, T186-II;25,28-32
        • Stella Sand vs Dad Joiner, T162:3-4
        • Stellar Oil Company, T8:3
        • Stephens County, T42:2
          • condition at, T91:1
        • Stephenson, Dr. (Baptist pastor in Beaumont), T105:16
        • Sterling, Captain SEE Sterling, Ross
        • Sterling, Ross, T59:10-11; T153:50; T156:13-15; T212:5
          • Humble Oil Company, T98:15-16; T99:5
          • Standard Oil Company, deal with, T102:9
        • Sterling, Ross, Governor, T128:8
        • Sterling, R.S., T215:9
        • Stern Brothers (Wes and Bill)
          • from Sherman, T99:9-10
          • using rotary equipment, T98:7
        • Stewart Abstract Company
          • Beaumont, T97:4-6
        • Stewart Building in Houston, T181:6-7
        • Stewart, Bob, Colonel
          • chairman of Standard Oil, T57:4,21
        • Stickter, R.B., T56:22
        • Stiles, Bob, T57:6-9
        • Stiles T one Louisiana, T32:35-36
        • Still, Andrew Taylor
          • founder of osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo., T112:4
          • professor at Kirksville, T112:4
        • Stillman, T69:22
        • Stills
          • batch, T215:5
          • bubble tower, T57:4
          • illegal, T216:26
          • shell, T216:15
        • Stills, Burton and Clarke, T215:13
        • Stinnett, T73:3
        • Stirling, Governor
          • in Ku Klux Klan, T217:25,31
        • Stivers, Art C. and Ethel Irene, T143; T144
        • Stock and bond business in Denver, T67:4
        • Stock exchanges, T167:4,8-9
        • Stock ownership by employees of Phillips, T68:19-20
        • Stocks and shareholding
          • Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Co., T19:25
        • Stoker, Dr., T186-II:40
        • Stone and Webster Company, T198:3
        • Stone, Fred, T47:15-16
        • Stone, Heba, T95:7
        • Stories and Storytelling, T7:9-10; T88:5-6
          • about Gip Morgan, T30:32-36
          • about J.S. Cullinan, T9:7-8
          • about men selling land to oil companies, T10:3
          • about oil field characters, T7:18-21; T24:8
          • about Will Hogg, T10:4
          • Bad Check, T92:8-9
          • Bill Posey, T99:6-8
          • blowout at Medina, T100:2-3
          • borrowing, T92:16-17
          • boy with x-ray eyes, T200:7
          • Breck Walker, T92:1-3
          • candy making, T97:15-16; T98:1-3
          • Cheeky Morgan, T93:4-5
          • delicatessan in Lockhart, T98:3-4
          • drought in West Texas, T210:6-7
          • Emory Grant, T93:1-3
          • fishing jobs, T93:6-12
          • ghost at Pantico, Mexico, T31:2-4
          • harpooning whales at Galveston, T217:2
          • highjacking, T91:2-4
          • humor about Gib Morgan, T72:1
          • lack of rain in West Texas, T218:11
          • Matteson, E.P., T92:10-14
          • McClesky family, T93:15
          • Mexican Revolution, T103:20-21
          • milk well, T72:2
          • mule skinner, T93:3-4
          • painting crosses on Memorial Day, T218:11
          • Paul Bunyan, T6:11
          • Pete Hoffman, T92:8-9
          • Professor Drill, T85:27
          • Reverand Chaney's cows, T25:9-10
          • Sharp and Witherspoon, T98:12-13
          • Simcox geology, T104:6
          • s.o.b. in Batson, T23:8
          • Spanish American War, T217:1-2
          • transporting equipment in Mexico, T103:9-10
          • unincorporated bank, T92:5-6
          • Toledo Jack, T92:17-18
          • water in oil, T95:6
          • Witherspoon
            • Brown lease, T95:1-3
            • drilling at Red River, T99:9-12
            • Judge Pintell, T97:10-13
            • selling of Stone land, T95:10-13
        • Storms
          • at sea, T147F:2-3
          • cyclones, T83:4-5,8-10
          • Galveston, T109:15-16
          • Hurricanes, T147F:2
          • Spindletop, T109:14-16
          • snow, T49:24-27; T55:8
          • tall tales about, T41:19
        • Stovall Drilling Company, T174:1
        • Stovall, George, T105:7,20
        • Strainers, T21:16-17
        • Straper (duties of), T33:24-25
        • Stratas, T20:18
        • Strattanville, PA, T70:1
        • Straube
          • family, T141:13
          • oil company, T141:13-14
        • Straus, J.C., T46:32
        • Straus, Mr. (at Goose Creek), T153:44-45
        • Streck, Mr. (cashier at American Nat. Bank), T111:26
        • Street pavement from oil, T141:4,6
        • Streich, Mrs., T105:45
        • Stribling, J.C., T80:26
        • Stribling, "Old Colonel"
          • cedar manufacturer, T94:7
          • dealings with Witherspoon, T97:2,11-13
          • oil tank at Spindletop, T100:9-12
        • Strikes, T77:23; T184:45
          • attempts to break a union, T68:9-10
          • Batson, T24:20
          • Baytown, T212:14
          • Goose Creek, T2:5-7
          • Gulf Coast Company, Goose Creek, T155:3-4
          • Humble, T122:23-24
          • Newcastle, T134:15
          • Sour Lake, T22:35-37; T27:18; T29:30-31
          • Spindletop, T7:16; T109:28
          • union recognition, T68:10
        • Stringer
          • family, T136:8
          • Mr., T49:19,27
          • Number 1, T49:15,19; T50:13
          • Number 8, T49:20
          • lease, T133:12-13
        • Stroff, J.C., T55:2
        • Strong, Garvey, T181:2,4-5
        • Strude Brothers, T174:7
        • Stump, E.J., T53:11
        • Stump saloon, T186-II:39
        • Sturm, Bill, T25:18; T28:3
          • T78:11; T120:36; T121:32; T180-I:24
        • Sturm Brothers (Wes and Bill), T62:6-8,12
          • contractors, T85:7-8; T94:4-5,9; T154:3-4,7-8
          • Corsicana, T86:5-6
        • Sturm, Wesley, T78:11; T86:5-6; T120:12,36
          • Corsicana, T86:5-6
        • Suggs Cattle Company, T157:5
        • Suicide
          • Mrs. Johnny Wynn, T22:20
          • shooting, T7:9
          • swallowing carbolic acid, T22:24
        • Sulfur, LA, T77:30
        • Sulfur SEE Sulphur
        • Sulphur, T81:8-9
          • crystallized, T79:19; T80:19
          • curing for, T46:20-23
          • deposits, T79:25; T80:25
          • extracting, T114:17
          • gas, T84:10,21; T208:2,15 SEE ALSO Blowouts
          • mine (Hoskins Mound), T106:29
          • prospecting, T122:28
          • Spindletop, T25:6
        • Sulphuric acid, T213:21
        • Sulphurized crude, T82:6
        • Sullivan, Pat (Wyoming politician), T67:7
        • Suman, John, T199:23
          • Humble Oil, T96:6-8; T199:23
          • Rio Bravo, T199:23
          • Southern Pacific, T99:6
          • vice-president of Standard Oil of N.J., T199:23
        • Summit Hall, T214:10
        • Sun and Atlantic, T66:7
        • Sun Oil Company, T1:3,11; T8:3; T9:19-20; T24:3; T34:27; T59:5; T62:6; T128:9; T129:25; T162:2-3,6,19,20-21; T164:15-16,18,28; T184:35; T210:21
          • build earthen tanks, T59:7
          • San Jacinto lease, T109;5-6
          • suit against Dime Oil Co., T59:6
        • Sun Ray Oil Company, T210:27,29
        • Sunset Oil Company, T193:23
        • Superstitions
          • birds on rigs, T30:23
          • black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, T101:6
          • fear of losing manhood, T216:21
          • for finding oil, T31:30-33; T39:6-7
          • sailor's involving oil transport, T145A:5-6; 146D:9
          • shipping industry
            • handling of oil, T147E:1
            • fears, T147E:1-2
          • women near rigs, T30:23
        • Supervision of production, T6:6
        • Supplies, difficulty in obtaining, T104:29-31
        • Surveying, T6:6
          • crews, T208:3
        • Sutcliss, Joe, T193:13
        • Sutcliss Oil Company
          • formation of, T913:13
        • Sutton, Al, T174:4
        • Swabbing and Swabs, T190-II:12
        • Swabbing wells at Lytton Springs, T96:11-12
        • Swamp Angel, T185:29
        • Swamp gas for cooking, T218:3-4
        • SWANSON, F.G., T167
        • Swayne, T65:1
        • Swayne, Judge, T59:6; T120:29,35
        • Sweach, Mr., T81:23
        • Swearingen, Dick, T110:19
        • Swedge it out, T70:12-13
        • Swedge nipple, used in well fire, T199:18
        • Sweeney, M.B., T162:3,19
        • Sweet Sixteen, T2:4
        • Sweet
          • family, T1:16
          • Mr. and Mrs., T153:8
        • Swindles and Swindling, T133:23-24
          • check forgeries, T75:11
          • extortion, T167:19-20
          • fraudulent claims, T156:1
          • land swindle in Jefferson County, T97:7-8
          • leasing, T94:8-9
          • mail fraud, T167:1,4,11,16
          • Miller at Bamboo Prairie, LA, T100:12-13
          • rooming house, T92:12
          • salted oil wells, T88:5; T210:4,7-8
          • stock, T167:1-3,7-17,22-26
          • thousand barrel well, T100:14-15
          • unincorporated bank, T92:5-6 SEE ALSO Crime
        • Switches SEE Exploration and Prospecting
        • Swivel neckers SEE Drillers; Nicknames
        • Swivels, T8:23; T25:25
          • goosenecks, T28:3
        • Sykes, Louis, T132:6-7
        • Syrene track wells, T134:2-5
        • T. and P. Coal and Oil Co., T24:27; T30:2
        • T.P. Coleman Oil, T92:2
        • TABER, MRS., T105
        • Tabor, Ben, T122:23,25,27
        • Tads family, T1:16
        • Taft, Mr., superintendent Baytown refinery, T212:9
        • Tall tales SEE Stories and storytelling
        • Tamaulipas, Mexico, T80:26
        • Tampico, Mexico, T64:8,25; T79; T81:3,7,11,13,18,19,26,28; T103:14-15,26,28,34; T104:8,25; T130:3-14
        • Tampico oil, T103:11,15-16
        • Tank builders, T120:21-22
        • Tank farms, fires at, T31:8-10
        • Tank filler, T213:21
        • Tank strapping, T187-I:7-8
        • Tank watching, T27:3
        • Tankers, oil, T145A:5-6, T146C:1-2,5-6; T146D:2,8-9
        • Tanks, T164:10-13
          • anecdote about, T143:16-17
          • cypress, T164:14-15
          • earthen, T164:26-27
          • steel, T6:15
          • wooden, T164:11
        • Tapp, B.J., T216:26-27
        • Tarrent Cloud well, T40:2
        • Tarring and feathering, T27:28,31; T217:23,24,27,28
        • Tatee, Mr., T117:7-8
        • Taxes, income, T136:3-5; T180-II:6
          • property, Navarro County, T96:13
          • street and walking, Vivian (LA), T218:16
        • Taylor, T157:2,5,6
        • Taylor, G.W., T31:28-29
        • Taylor, J.I., T143:22; T144:23,29
        • Taylor, Jimmy, T104:1
        • Taylor, Joe, T113:16
        • Taylor, Lem, T49:16-17
        • Taylor, Mona, T74:22
        • Taylor No. 1, T49:8,14-15
        • Taylor No. 3, T49:14
        • Taylor No. 4, T49:14
        • Taylor, "Old," T122:28
        • Taylor, R.E., T83:1
        • Taylor, T.U., T198:2
        • Taylor, Watt, T68:13
        • Teamsters, T25:1,2-3,5,10,13-14; T28:36-37; T72:26
          • black, T209:13
        • Teapot Dome, T67:8
        • Teatra, Lew, T41:11,18-19
        • Tehuacana Hill (Mexia), T213:15
          • lawsuit on defaulted well, T213:15-16
        • Telegraph Hotel, T111:12
        • Telico, T94:12
        • Ten-Mex Oil Co., T80:33
        • Tennessee, T80:1
        • Tents, T27:5; T28:12; T214:21
          • in Baytown, T214:20-21
          • as hotels, T47:24
          • for housing, T208:9; T209:4; T212:3-4
        • Tent shows, T209:8
        • Terminal Island, T148H:1
        • Terminals, for oil shipment, T146C:3-4
        • Terrell, Railroad Commissioner, T58:3
        • Terrell, Captain, T121:13
        • Terrell, Charley, T74:9
        • Terrell, Emma, T74:9
        • Terrell Laboratories, T74:32
        • Terrell, Ray, T73:9,10
        • Terrell, Sandy, T74:31
        • Terrell, Truman, T74:31
        • Terryack, Buck, T91:15
        • Terry, Mouse, T184:24-25
        • Tex-Pabex Oil Co., T193:31
        • Tex-Pen Oil Co., T199:20-21
        • Texaco Co., T80:8
        • Texaco Star (title), T165:20
        • Texarkana, T140:14-16
        • Texas A. and M. College, T57:6, T128:10-12
        • Texas City, T148G:3
        • Texas Club (Beaumont), T130:22-24
        • Texas Co., SEE ALSO Producers Oil Co. T6:5; T24:4; T26:18; T29:35; T32:1,2; T34:13; T40:2,5; T45:16; T46:8,17; T79:6,11,12,15; T80:5,7,8,11,13; T82:6,10,12,13; T113:23; T128:13-15,31; T129:1-28; T130:1; T131:24-25; T133:8-9,12-13; T135:3; T141:2,6-7; T146C:2-4,34; T146D:7; T148G:5; T148H:1-2,3,4,5; T154:6,9; T165:7,8,10-11,13,16-17,19; T172:3; T187-I:21; T189
          • builds earthen tanks, T59:12
          • developers of Holmes-Manley process, T57:4
          • drilling in Montague County, T57:15
          • during panic of 1907, T49:3
          • expansion of, T189:18-20
          • fire at Humble, T164:28
          • founding of, T59:6; T114:5-6
          • headquarters of, T181:6-7,12
          • holdings in Producers Oil, T181:19-20
          • interest in roller bit, T9:21
          • internal politics of, T181:18-23
          • Judge Brooks president of, T181:21-25
          • line fight with Magnolia, T54:13-14
          • Mexican operations of, T130:3-9
          • organized, T59:6
        • Patillo Higgins and, T21:8; T26:18
        • pipeline construction by, T189:10-12
        • refineries of, T148G:3
        • reputation for not giving up, T51:23,25; T53:27
        • scouts, T54:26
        • secrecy about wells, T54:12
        • shipping fleet, T145B:2-4
        • subsidiary of, T189:12
        • Walter Sharp working for, T9:24; T25:18,19,20
        • wells at Electra, T59:12
      • Texas Drilling Co., T44:10
      • Texas Electric Service Co., T57:3
      • Texas Fuel and Oil, T187-I:22
      • Texas Fuel Co., T165:10
      • Texas Gulf Sulphur Co., T114:16-17
      • Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners, (TIPRO), T66
      • Texas National Bank, T109:25-26; T117:4,6
      • Texas-New Mexico Pipeline Co., T189:24
      • "Texas Oil and Gas Since 1543," T175:19
      • Texas Oil Co., T88:11; T198:15,22,26; T214:2,8
        • establishment of, T88:24-25; T99:2-3,6; T193:5; T198:18
        • housing in Baytown, T212:24
        • in Mexico, T98:11
        • in Tulsa, T103:1-3
      • Texas Oil Ledger (title), T167:13
      • Texas-Oklahoma Hereford Breeders Association, T56:3
      • Texas Pacific Railroad, T210:5
        • train to Pecos, T210:4-5
      • Texas-pattern set shoe, T53:8-9,11
      • Texas Pipeline Co., T46:8,25; T57:3; T130:9; T189:12
      • Texas Pumping Co., T106:2; T121:28; T122:28,30,31,33; T187-I:23
      • Texas Rangers, T7:23; T23:4,17; T33: 15,17; T69:3,6,8,12,15; T70:22; T72:8,15; T73:4,6; T77:10; T121:35-39; T122:7-9,26; T185:21; T186-II:3-5; T187-I:29-30
        • in Batson, T27:27; T65:10
        • in Burkburnett, T193:18
        • in Humble, T32:30
        • in Mexia, T211:30,31
        • "Pinky," T218:13-14,15
        • in Ranger, T36:17
      • Texas Row, Sour Lake, T27:4
      • Texas State Militia, T73:4,6
      • Texhoma Co., T56:20-21; T57:1-2
        • builds 55,000 barrel storage tank, T57:16
        • buys refinery of Fisher and Gillen, T56:22; T57:3-4,22
        • deep well drilling by, T57:11-12
        • directors of, T56:21; T57:2
        • Iowa Park refinery, T56:24,26
        • production in 1920, T56:26
        • stock dividends, T56:22
      • Texhoma Oil and Gas Co., T56:15
        • assistance to small operators, T57:11
        • capital stock of, T56:15
        • extent of operations in 1922, T57:7
        • royalties to Universal Oil Products, T57:3-4
        • sells out to Continental Oil Co., T57:3-4,20-21
      • Texhoma Oil and Refining Co., T199:31
      • Texhoma shallow pool, T56:18,26; T57:3,13
      • Thanksgiving customs, T144:7-8
      • THAMAN, ARTHUR J., T215-T217
      • Theaters, Crescent, T26:12,15
        • Klondike, T26:12,15
        • Standard, T26:12,15
      • Theft, T28:20
        • of boilers, T34:31
        • of oil, T82:17
        • of oil company property, T7:2,10-11
        • of oil field equipment, T38:24-26; T34:29-30,31
        • of payrolls, T103:28,30-32
        • of pipe, T188:9,11
        • on pipelines, T82:8, T153:47,49
      • Thermal cracking, T215:13
      • Thieves, T92:9-10; T157:2-3
        • description of, T164:6-7
      • Thirty day loan, T69:7
      • Thomas, Bill, T155:2
      • Thomas, Bob, T79:26
      • Thomas, Cullen F., T56:15,21
      • Thomas, Dr., T109:22; T110:7
      • Thomas, John, T58:14
      • Thomas, Mr., T81:7,13,25
      • Thompson, Col., T172:18
      • THOMPSON, E.L. (TOMMY), T66, T67
      • Thompson, Ernest O., T56:7
      • Thompson, Guy, T84:35
      • Thompson, Harry, T24:15
      • Thompson, John, T63:2; T95:2; T99:13
      • Thompson, Lewis, Capt., T42:3
      • Thompson, Michael Rev., T213:10
      • Thompson, Mr., T142:2
      • Thompson, Tom, T23:15; T121:16; T122:14,20
      • Thompson, W.A., Jr., T146C:3
      • Thompson, Will, T142:5
      • Thornton, Tex, T32:27-28; T91:11-12
      • Thrall, T95:15-16; T156:4
      • Thrall oil field, T138:4-5
      • Thrasher, Mr. (inventor of rock bit), T65:20-21
      • Three fingered Jack, T73:23
      • Three Sands, OK, T208:5,6
      • Thrift plans, T202:8
      • Tibbets, Ed, T71:4
      • Tilden, T155:9-11,12-14
      • Time sheets, T34:22-23
      • Tisdale Dome, T67:8
      • Titles, problems tracing heirs, T211:7-14
      • Titus, "Dad" T48:12-15
      • Todd, Bill, T45:16
      • Todd, Ed, T45:16; T59:13; T122:24
      • Todd, Will, T59:13
      • Toledo Jack SEE Jack, Old Toledo
      • Toll bridges, T75:19
      • Tolver, Buddy, T180-I:12
      • Tom, Capt., T217:1-5,10,11-13
      • Tongs,
        • fifteen-tong jaws, T50:28-30
        • slide, T137:5-6
        • vulcan, T48:7
      • Tonkawa, OK, T71:3; T208:4,5
      • Tool dressers, T25:25; T193:2-4
      • Tool joints, T48:7
        • first use of, T60:1
      • Toolies, T29:11; T84:5
      • Topela Estero, T79:28,32
      • Tornbow, Mr., T162:20-21
      • Torsion balance SEE Exploration and Prospecting
      • Toronsville, NC, T78:1
      • Tottle, Charlie, T117:38
      • Town lot drilling, Breckenridge and Ranger, T90:12
        • Townes, E.E., T102:9,10,20
      • Toy Dow, T31:34
      • Trainum, Mamie, T105:23
      • Trammell, Ed, T80:14,15
      • Trammell, Lee, T79:15,16; T80:12,13,14,16,17
      • Transport, T23:4; T25:16; T147F:4 SEE ALSO Oil storage; Freight hauling
        • of equipment, T143:18
        • four-up, T25:1,15
        • of oil, T130:11-14; 145A:4-6; T146C:1-7; T146D:3-5,8-9; T191:19
        • by oil barges, T148G:3-4
        • of oil field equipment, T25:16-17,18,19-21
        • by oil tankers, T147E:6
        • by oil trucks, T75:17,18
        • of pipeline equipment, T129:2,5-7; T130:20
        • ports for oil shipment, T146C:6-7; T146D:1-3
        • route to ports, T148H:11
        • wagons, T25:1,5,11,13; T208:14
      • Transportation, T131:7,13-15,22; T138:2; T143:25; T144:6-7 SEE ALSO Railroads; Roads
        • by automobile, T7:5; T26:6-7; T212:20
        • to Batson, T125:29
        • in Beaumont, T116:10-13
        • by boat to Houston-New Orleans, T114:10-11
        • during booms, T90:13
        • in Caddo, T90:9-11
        • conditions, T141:9-10
        • cost of, T8:6
        • Dort car, T91:115-17
        • by ferry, T212:2
        • by hack, T7:5; T8:19; T20:6; T26:2
        • by horse and buggy, T8:19; T9:8; T26:14
        • on horseback, T214:6
        • by jitneys from Baytown to Houston, T212:19
        • in Mexico, T103:9-10,12,23,26-28
        • problems in Baytown, T212:22
        • from rigs to location, T116:26
        • to school, T8:19
        • in Stephens County, T91:1-2
      • Trease, Mr., T135:28-29; T136:5
      • Trees, Benedum, T102:3-5
      • Treves family, T111:8-9
      • Trevis, Doc, T111:19
      • Trials
        • of Johnny Rinehart, T184:26-27
        • rape, T83:1
      • Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad, T63:8
      • Trinity Guild (Baytown), T214:23
      • Trinity River, T81:7
      • Triple X-Johnson rotary SEE XXX-Johnson rotary
      • Trorry County Tribune (newspaper), T67:5
      • Troubleshooting, on fishing jobs, T51:1-28
      • Trout, Wes, T184:31-32
      • Trucking contractors, T50:19-20
      • Trumley, Adolph, T185:24
      • Trusteeships, T92:7-8
      • Tucker, T64:4
      • TUCKER, CHARLIE, T134
      • Tucker, John, T155:7
      • Tucker Oil Co., T134:6,16
      • Tuckerton, T60:6
      • Tucker Town, T178:34
      • Tucker, Walter, T162:2
      • Tufteller, Fred "Razorback," T43:11
      • Tuftully, Fred, "Razor," T109:21-22; T110:10
      • Tulsa Hotel, T73:2
      • Tunneling, for oil, T193:27-28
      • Turf Bar, T27:20,21,22; T184:18
      • Turn key, T92:7
      • Turner, Bob, T175:16
      • Turner, Harry, T71:10
      • Turner, Mr., T174:15
      • Turnertown, T174:15
      • Turtle Bay, T66:11
      • Twelve hundreds SEE Tanks, cypress
      • Twin-seat valve, T180-I:31,32
      • Tyler, T58:17; T139:10-12,16; T174:18
      • Tyler College, T125:32
      • Tyler, Lyon G., T125:32
      • Tyler State Bank and Trust Co., T139:12
      • Typhoid fever, T31:17-19; T54:15-20; T75:20
        • epidemic at Goose Creek, T190-III:6
      • "Typical oil man," T67:1,2
      • Tyrill, Capt., T105:12
      • Udden, Johan August, Dr., T56:6,11
        • his Bulletin of the Geology of North Texas, T56:6,11,12
      • Underground water, T79:18
      • Undertaking parlors, T26:1-14
      • Underwood, R.L., T132:7,9
      • Underwood Ranch (Archer County), T55:3
      • Union National Bank, T123:31
      • Union Oil Co., T25:17
      • Union Sulphur Co., T180-I:35-36,38
      • Union Tool Co., T193:24
      • Unions SEE Labor unions; Names of specific unions
      • United Carbon Co., T68; 5
      • United Charities, T105:18
      • United Gas Co., T102:17
      • United Pipeline Co., T70:4
      • United States Department of Commerce, T130:21
      • United States Geological Survey, T170:3-4,6-7
      • United States Rubber Co., T216:5
      • Unity Oil Co., T8:3
      • Universal Oil Products Co., T57:3-4,21
      • University of Texas, T56:4-11; T207:24
      • University sale, T66:15-16
      • Upshur County, T50:17
      • U.S.G.S. SEE United States Geological Survey
      • Uvalde Oil Co., T182:15
      • Vacuum draw, T32:8-9
      • Vacuums, use of, T162:12
      • Valves,
        • accidents using, T216:17
        • back pressure, T21:20-21
        • hazards of, T216:16-17
        • standing, invention at Sour Lake, T25:32
        • testing of, T180-I:31
      • Van Cleave, Frank, T77:22
      • Van Horn, Shorty, T48:25-26
      • Van oil field, T53:20,22; T174:3
        • leases owned by Judge A.W. Walker, T57:1
      • Van Zandt County, T57:1
      • Vaughey and Vaughey, T210:18
      • Velasco, T122:28
      • Venereal diseases, T31:15-17; T69:5,6; T112:19-23
        • among Blacks, T112:22-23
      • Vera Cruz, T79:9; T81:1
      • Vickery, Lem, T174:15
      • Victoria, Mexico, T81:29
      • Villa, Pancho, T73:13; T103:22; T104:28
      • Village Mills, T105:10,17-19
      • Vincent, Howard I., T97:2,10-13
      • Vines Hotel, Saratoga, T125:15; T184:11-12,28-29
        • various names of, T184:14
      • Violence, T26:6; T27:3,20-21,28
        • in Batson, T26:4; T186-II:3,4,11-18
        • in Batson Prairie, T180-II:13,14
        • in Beaumont, T85:5
        • in boom towns, T91:4
        • in Burkburnett, T184:35-36
        • in Corsicana, T86:9
        • in dance halls, T186-II:2-4
        • gun fights, T198:11-12
        • in Hardin County, T85:5
        • in Homer, LA, T180-II:17,18
        • Ku Klux Klan whippings, T24:21
        • murders, T178:9,20-21,26
        • with pistols, T23:18
        • shootings, T23:18; T27:10,11,37-38; T28:33-35; T180-I:28; T198:8,11-12
        • whippings, T27:29,31,32,34
      • Virginia, Madame SEE Bryan, Ruth
      • Vivian, LA, T77:22,23
        • street and walking tax, T218:16
      • Waco, T84:1,2,3; T105:8
      • Waddell, Hugh, T140:20
      • Wagers (bets), T47:6-7
      • Wages and benefits, T2:2-3,16-19; T7:9,15-17; T8:30; T23:9,19; T27:8; T29:30-31; T33:5-6; T35:31; T44:10; T49:11; T75:12; T78:9; T91:12,14; T94:5; T131:6-7; T134:17 T168:3-4; T184:42,45-46; T188:2,3; T185:12; T187-I:27; T189:5
        • in Alabama, T180-II:6
      • annuity plans, T202:8
      • of Blacks in Beaumont, T111:3
      • in Corsicana, T120:4-5
      • disability, T31:7
      • of drillers, T8:29; T209:12
      • during Panic of 1907, T49:3-4
      • of firemen-boilers, T109:4
      • of gasoline plant operators, T202:6
      • Gulf Oil Company, 1906, T22:36
      • of helpers, T1:11; T68:2
      • housing, T202:8
      • in Humble, T122:23
      • injury compensation, T35:9; T36:28; T216:18-19
      • of laborers, T68:1
      • life insurance, T31:13
      • for Mexicans, T183:16-17
      • in Mexico, T103:8-9
      • while overseas, T1:11; T8:30; T190-I:1,9,15-16
      • overtime, T1:11; T8:30
      • pay days, T49:2
      • of pipeline workers, T129:8; T209:12
      • retirement policies, T29:35; T212:8-9
      • of rig crews, T8:29
      • of roughnecks, T28:13; T125:5
      • of roustabouts, T202:6
      • in Seminole, T202:6
      • at Sour Lake, T180-II:6
      • at Spindletop, T43:15; T120:24; T162:20
      • of straw bosses, T209:12
      • thrift plans, T202:8
      • of tool dressers, T209:12
      • unemployment insurance, T31:13
      • of well-diggers, T28:13
    • Waggoner, Bob, T48:16; T134:21
    • Waggoner lease, T52:24
    • Waggoner No. 1, T49:10
    • Waggoner No. 4, T49:8,18; T54:14
    • Waggoner No. 6, T49:9
    • Waggoner No. 12, T49:24
    • Waggoner property, T134:6-7,22
    • Waggoner Ranch, T198:22-23
    • Waggoner Refining Co., T52:26; T54:14
    • Waggoner, W.T., T33:19; T132:5
    • Wagner, Bob, T56:24
    • Wagner, D.E., T56:21
    • Wagner, Jess, T47:9
    • Wagner, John, T47:9
    • Wagner, Mr. (preacher), T29:29-30
    • Wagner Ranch, T57:14
    • Walch, Brown ("Uncle Walch") SEE Brown, Walch
    • Walden brothers, T121:14
    • Waldrip, Claud, T68:3
    • Walker, A.W., Judge, T56:11,14-15,21,23,26-27; T57:1-2
    • Walker, Breck, T92:1-3; T134:11,13-14
    • Walker Consolidated Co., T56:28
      • bankruptcy of, T57:1-2
    • Walker, Harold, T56:27
    • Walker (Nannie) well, T74:7,27
    • Walker, Old Greasy, T94:11
    • Walker (Sanders) family, T135:2
    • Walker, Shorty, T128:30; T154:14,16
    • Walker, Whitey, T73:10
    • Wallace, C.L., T85:14; T113:8; T114:20
    • Wallace, Clem, T99:8
    • Wallace, Clyde V., T56:10
    • Wallaceville, T81:7,8,10,11
    • Walter Fair field, T101:4
    • Walters, Jake, T73:6,7; T178:27
    • Walters oil field (OK), T51:26-27; T52:6,9,11
    • Walters Pool (OK), T198:20
    • Walton, Jack, T71:4,13; T72:5
    • Waltz, Art, T71:3
    • Waples-Platter, T135:28,30
    • Ward, Bill, T72:10
    • Ward County, T53:13
    • Ward, Keith, T187-I:25
    • Ward, Lucy, T105:27
    • Ward, Mr. (president of First National Bank, Beaumont), T21:3
    • Ward, Teck, T105:27
    • Ware, Walter, T162:16
    • Warner, A., T175:19
    • Warner, Sid, T59:11
    • Warren and Robinson, T53:13
    • Warren, Ed, T71:13,14
    • Warren, W.H., T142:3-4
    • Waste,
      • of manpower and equipment, T47:8
      • of oil and gas, T25:30-31
    • Waste oil,
      • business, T6:2,3; T22:3
      • reservoir burned in Lucas fire, T9:12-13
    • Water drive, T70:1,2
    • Water flooding SEE Secondary recovery
    • Water,
      • acquiring for drinking, T36:19,20
      • development in Wichita Falls area, T58:19-23
      • from Hendrick's oil pool, T58:5-6
      • and oil wells, T56:25
      • prices for, T92:4
      • returning to ground on key wells, T58:24-27
      • sold by the glass, T208:13
    • Water pumps, T137:8-10,11
    • Water, salt SEE Salt water
    • Water witching SEE Exploration and prospecting
    • Water wells, T65:2-3; T84:29; T182:3-8
      • artesian in Dallas, T65:18
      • contractors, T78:3
      • at Corsicana, T62:7
      • drilling of, T138:6
      • at Electra, T54:11-12
      • first in Baytown, T213:20
      • salt water, T47:6-7
      • soda, T155:12-14
    • Waterman, Harmon and Shaddock, T180-I:41
    • Waters-Pierce Oil Co., T83:3; T80:28; T166:8; T175:25-26; T181:2-3
      • barred from Texas, T181:2-3
      • litigation against, T181:2-3
    • Watkins, Miss, T110:19-20
    • Watkins, Mr. (county superintendent), T110:19-20
    • Watson, Ed, T122:31,32
    • Wayland, Tom, T70:17,18; T71:1
    • Wayne, John, Congressman, T72:9
    • Wealth, T132:24
    • Weapons, T2:8; T7:27; T121:30,36
      • Colt .45s, T7:2; T47:15-16
      • Harrington-Richardson, T7:10
      • in Mexican revolution, T103:20-21
    • Wearing apparel,
      • Jetson boots, T212:22
      • leather leggings, T212:23
      • Oil King slickers, T198:16
      • Old Fish brand slickers, T198:11
      • Witch Elk boots, T198:16
    • Weather,
      • effect on ships, T147F:2-3
      • forecasting, T147F:1-2
      • Northers, T157:5-6
    • Weatherford, T74:22,31
    • Weatherly (farm), T71:19,20
    • WEAVER, ASHLEY, T111
    • WEAVER, JOSEPH M., T42
    • Weaver, Paul, T104:14
    • Webb County, T192:7
    • WEBB, G.W., T40
    • WEBB, J.R., T39
    • Webb, Johnny, T43:19
    • Webb, Sam, T121:2
    • WEBB, SAM W., MR. AND MRS., T77
    • Weddings, T184:36-37
      • of Mike Kizet, T187-I:15-16
      • sawmill, T186II:17-18
    • Weils, Gus, T117:16
    • Weiss, Harry, T105:12-13; T191:10; T213:11
    • Weiss, Henry, T128:8
    • Weiss, Olga (Keith), T105:10,12
    • Weiss, Mrs. William, T105:46
    • Weisses, T191:9-10
    • Welch, LA, T62:5; T63:5-6
    • Welch, Robert, T153:19-20,22,45
    • Weld one, T183:10-12
    • Weller, George A., T117:9,23
    • WELLER, GEORGE WALKER, T117
    • Weller, John, T117:9
    • Weller, P.R., T117:9
    • Welling stations SEE Health Spas
    • Wells SEE Artesian wells; Discovery wells; Gas wells; Key wells; Oil wells; Water wells
    • Wells, Dutch, T186-II:2
    • Welsh, LA oil field, T154:10-11
    • Wence, Lew H., T42:1,2
    • West, W.O., T167:21-22
    • Westbrook Field, T66:5-6
    • Westbrook Hotel (Fort Worth), T92:11; T198:24
    • Westmoreland County, PA, T84:1,2
    • West, Hugh, T71:10
    • West Texas
      • oil leasing in, T21O:3-6
      • lack of rain in, T210:6-7
    • West Texas Chamber of Commerce, T57:27
      • Oil and Gas Bureau of, T58:1-2,5
    • West Texas Field SEE Burkburnett oil field
    • West Texas Gas, T68:16
    • West Virginia Half Acre, T46:4
    • "West Virginia snake," T72:21
    • Western Petroleum and Refiners Association, T57:17-18
    • Western Union, T82:6
    • Westwego, LA, T57:18
    • Wheel, band, T144:22
    • Wheeler, George, T71:12,13
    • Wheeler, Judge, T162:17
    • Wheeler, Mr., T49:13
    • Wheeler, Warren, T155:11
    • Wheeles, Sidney, T106:2
    • Wheelis, Judge, T120:10
    • Wheelock, R.L., T141:13; T142:5,8,9
    • Wheels,
      • bull, T106:3,5; T144:22
      • calf, T51:6-8; T144:22; T200:8
    • White and Sinclair SEE Sinclair Oil Co.
    • White, Bill, T72:10
    • White, Billy, T71:10
    • White, Clara, T44:12
    • White Eagle Co., T139:4
    • White Estate, T66:12-13
    • White, Frank, T54:24
    • White, Hub, T51:24-25
    • White, Monroe, T115:26-27
    • White, Mr., T117:16; T184:21
    • White Point Oil and Gas Co., T154:14-15,19,20
    • White, S.C., T198:20
    • White, superintendent Chicago and Detroit
      • Firm, T155:8-11
    • Whitehill, Uncle Frank, T95:3-5
    • Whitesall, J.E., T94:6
    • Whitson, Bill, T72:10
    • Whittaker, Florence, T74:22
    • Whitten, T64:4
    • Whittenburg, George, T47:11-12
    • Wichita Club, T57:26; T58:12
    • Wichita County, Cisco sands in, T58:10
    • Wichita Daily Times, T55:2
    • Wichita Falls
      • T66:9; T132:1,4,7,9-10,13,16,19-20; T133:1-2,10; T134:1; T138:1-2; T167:8,17-18,21-22; T198:15-16
      • Alpine Hotel, T207:3,7
      • economy, T58:16,17-18,19
      • industrial development, T132:10
      • water for, T58:19-23
    • Wichita Falls-Burkburnett field SEE Burkburnett oil field
    • Wichita Falls Fuel and Development Co.,
      • T133:1,18-19
    • Wichita Fuel and Development Co., T55:2,4
    • Wichita Trunk Factory, T57:16
    • Wichita Valley Refining Co., T56:23-24; T57:2,10
    • Wickshamer, dry goods store owner in Old Town, Texas, T2:4
    • Wiegand brothers, T81:1
    • Wiggins (person), T2:5
    • Wilaham, Buck, T72:8
    • Wilbarger, Claude, Mrs., T63:11
    • Wilcox boys, T68:16
    • Wild animals SEE Animals, wild
    • Wildcatters' Congress, T88:18-24
    • Wildcatting, T24:3; T42:9; T88:1-27; T92:14-16; T131:10; T140:7; T210:12; T218:5
      • on Hinnant Ranch, T192:3
      • in Mississippi, T210:21-22
      • in West Texas, T210:7-8,10-11
    • Wilkie, Wendell, T68:2
    • Wilkinson, Dr., T186-II:41-42
    • Willbarger family, T114:12-14
    • Willeys, V.H., T186-II:25
    • William, Bill, T144:25
    • Williams and Brookings, T198:25
    • Williams, Horace, T71:8
    • Willis (person), T95:15-16
    • Willis, "Greasy," T137:19
    • Willis (Hi) land (Wichita County), T56:18
    • Willis, Mr., T135:30
    • Willis Point, T57:1
    • Wilson and National rigs, T138:8
    • Wilson, A.P., T54:14-15
    • Wilson boys, T178:8
    • Wilson-Broach Oil Co., T8:1
    • Wilson Canyon pool, T58:14
    • Wilson, Homer, T213:8
    • Wilson, J.C., T49:12,13,15,17,18,20-22; T54:18,19,23,24
    • Wilson, Josephine Scott, T78:1
    • Wilson, Judge, T162:7
    • Wilson, Lee, T46:16; T198:25
    • Wilson, Mr., T135:30
    • Wilson Number 1, T55:4; T58:13
    • Wilson, OK, T71:2,7
    • WILSON, WILL R, SR., T78
    • Wilson, William Reed, Dr., T78:1
    • Wilson, Woodrow, President, T67:5
    • WINFREY, L.D., T208:1
    • Winger, Fred, T72:5
    • Wink, T77:34
    • Winkler County, Hendricks oil field in, T58:1,5
    • Winsett, Frank, T138:3
    • Winters-Wyoming, T67:12
    • Winthros, T58:11
    • Wints, Bill, T29:12
    • Wise, Mr., T136:4
    • Wise (person, Texas Oil Co.), T99:6
    • Wise, Harry, T215:11
    • Wise, William, T114:15
    • Witch Elk boots, T198:16
    • Witching, water, T207:9
    • Witherspoon, Claude, T60:11; T132:2
    • WITHERSPOON, CLAUDE L., T94-T100
    • Wolf Point, T29:1
    • Wolfe, D.L., T131:39-40
    • Wolters, Jake, General, T172:3
    • Women SEE ALSO Dance hall girls; Prostitutes and prostitution
      • activities of, T22:26
      • "actresses," T26:15
      • attitudes toward, T22:9,26-29
      • "bad" women, T143:27
      • in Baytown, T213:5-6
      • in Beaumont, T85:2-3; T111:20; T113:18,39-40
      • chained to trees, T143:28-29
      • dating, T214:18
      • description of, in Batson, T26:11
      • in Goose Creek, T2:5-7
      • hair cut off to punish, T213:5
      • jailing of, T7:23; T27:40-42
      • killings of, T26:3,5-6,12; T27:20
      • legal rights of (anecdote), T140:11-14
      • as murderers, T27:40-41
      • punished by Ku Klux Klan, T217:23,29
      • self-employed, T186-II:16
      • at Sour Lake, T22:26-27; T27:40-42
      • at Spindletop, T120:24,31-32; T166:17,20-21,30
      • stereotypes of, T178:29
      • treatment of, T186-II:17
      • work of, in oil fields, T153:48
    • wood,
      • for lining storage tanks, T59:7
      • for derricks, T36:8-9; T59:8
    • Wood, Clint, T46:25; T132:15
    • Wood family (G. Clint), T137:20
    • WOOD, G. CLINT, T59
    • Wood, G. Clint, T47:15; T48:23,24,31; T55; 2
    • Wood, T.J., T85:9
    • Wood, Tom, T94:6,14
    • Wood, Tom J., T137:13.5
    • Woodard, E.F., T122:35; T123:29-30
    • Woodard, Tom, T122:33
    • Woodbine Sand Production, T210:27-28
    • Woodmen of the World Lodge, T110:6
    • Woodruff, Faye, T135:10,15-16
    • Woodruff Putnam No. 1, T49:15
    • Woodson, Cook, T113:31
    • Woodward, James, T103:2
    • Woodward (person), T6:12
    • Woolard, E.F., T6:10
    • Wooley, "Old Man," T113:14
    • Woolworth, T117:7
    • Wooster School, Baytown, T214:3
    • Work schedule, at Goose Creek, T1:11
    • Working conditions, T2:2,16-19; T7:12,14-17; T24:7,18; T26:32; T27:18-19; T28:12-13; T30:3-4; T32:21-22; T34:2; T91:12-14; T131:7-12,14-22,26-27,32; T209:11
      • affected by gas: T9:14; T27:3,4,12
      • as cause of hearing loss of worker, T9:14-15
      • in oil refineries, T69:26,27
      • relieved by kegs of ice water, T75:3
      • at Spindletop, T106:12-13; T110:12; T120:14-15,26
      • of survey crews, T129:2-3,5,9-13
      • of drillers, pumpers, boiler men, T1:11
    • World War I, T73:15,16; T180-II:8
      • armistice, T70:20
      • effects on oil industry, T146C:4
    • World War II,
      • deferments, T213:24
      • effect on employment in Baytown, T213:24
    • Worms, raising, T168:18-21
    • Worsham, Dick, T82:13,19,22,23
    • Worsham, Joe E., T56:15
    • Wortham, T67:15
    • Wrather, Bill, T199:3,16,17,20,24
    • Wright, (candy maker), T97:15-17; T98:1-3
    • Wright, Alan, T1:6
    • Wright, Allen, T2:12
    • Wright, Anna Allen, Mrs., T153:8,22,38,49 boarding house, Goose Creek, T125:20-22
    • Wright City, T97:15-17; T98:1
    • Wright, Clemens, T2:12
    • Wright family, T2:5,12-13; T125:20-22
    • Wright, George, T2:12
    • Wright, Mrs., T2:12
    • Wright, Perkins, T2:12
    • Wylie, Bob, T73:20
    • Wyman, Tom, T121:34; T122:14-16
    • Wynn and McLaughlin Machine Shop (Sour Lake), T25:24; T28:4-5; T144:23
    • Wynn, Charlie, T29:18
    • Wynne, Johnny, T180-I:39-41
    • WYNNE, JOHN S., T210; T211
    • Wynn, Johnny, T8:27-28; T21:19; T22:19-21; T24:13-14; T29:18; T85:17; T102:23; T121:25; T125:18-19; T193:15
    • WYNN, JOHN S., T9; T10
    • Wynn, John S., T10:6
    • Wynn, Mr., T144:23
    • Wyoming National Bank, T67:7
    • XXX-Johnson Rotary, T50:14
    • Yankees, T51:18; T214:9
    • Yarmon, Tip, T52:22
    • Yates Oil Field, T58:1; T139:7-8
      • and oil proration, T58:6
    • Yazoo City (MS) Field, T140:9-10
    • Yeller, Young SEE Young, Yeller
    • "Yellow dogs," T28:26; T49:28
    • Yellow fever epidemic, at New Orleans, T188:4-5
      • at Sour Lake and Batson, T188:5
    • Yellow Horse (Indian), T81:11
    • Yellow Oil and Pipeline Co., T9:15
    • Yellow Pine Oil Co., T106:2; T109:4
    • YMCA,
      • activities at Beaumont, T110:17
      • survey, T73:24
    • York, "Old Lady," T125:18
    • "Yorky" (character at Spindletop), T120:30
    • Yose (person), T35:17-18
    • Young, Bill, T155:6
    • Young, C.A., T180-II:6
    • Young, Claude, T50:27; T54:28
    • Young County, T57:13-14; T122:30-31
    • Young, John, T54:7-8
    • YOUNG, J.T. (COTTON), T49-T54
    • Young, J.T. (Cotton), T48:11
    • Young, L.C., T140:1-2,7
    • Young, Lee, T120:11,22
    • Young-Osborne Field (Gray County), T140:3-6
    • Young, R.L., T155:3-4
    • Young, Will, T120:5; T121:2
    • Young, Yeller, T92:17; T93:1-3
    • Young, Yellow, T199:14
    • Yount, Frank, T115:10-11,25-26; T184:50-51; T211:22
      • and Texas National Bank, T109:25
    • Yount-Leer, at Spindletop, T180-I:12,13
    • Yount-Lee Oil Co., T6:3; T8:13; T109:23,24,25; T112:33; T117:14,25; T211:22
      • fires, T6:7
      • at Spindletop, T6:2; T180-I:12,13
      • warehouse, T6:2
    • Yount-Lee Warehouse, Spindletop, T6:2
    • Yount, Pansy SEE Daily, Pansy
    • Yount, Sol, T43:19
    • YWCA, Wichita Falls, T55:11
    • Yugoslavia,
      • language spoken in, T103:5-6
      • oil production in, T103:3
    • Zapata County, T192:7
      • Hinnant ranch in, T192:3
    • Zeffler, Joe, T67:1
    • Zellas, B.F., T117:19
    • Zimmerman (lumberman), T116:18
    • Zoning supervisor, T213:15



 

Supplementary Index to Taped Interviews

  • Topic: Corsicana-Powell Oil Field in the 1920's Name: Albritton, O. L.; Elliot, Arthur Interviewer: Cook, M. S. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No. 142 Date: 10-1-53
  • Topic: Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Boom Areas -- 1912 - 1952 Name: Angstadt, Carl Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Eastland, Texas Tape No. 41 Date: 8-4-52
  • Topic: Early Days at Spindletop Name: Armstrong, William L. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Silsbee, Texas Tape No. 119 Date: 7-24-53
  • Topic: Experiences of a mule skinner and rig builder in the early days of Spindletop, Sour Lake and Batson Name: Barfield, Plummer M. Interviewer: Owens, William A.. Place: Sour Lake, Texas Tape No: 25 Date: 8-1-52
  • Topic: Sour Lake Boom Name: Barfield, Plummer M. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Sour Lake, Texas Tape No: 26 Date: 8-1-52
  • Topic: Seminole, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania fields Name: Bland, C.W. Interviewer: Stephens, Ray Place: Fittstown, Oklahoma Tape No: 206 Date: 3-29-59
  • Topic: Corsicana, Corpus Christi, Spindletop, Parts of La. and Miss. Name: Bowen, W. D. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No. 154 Date: 7-26-54
  • Topic: Goose Creek, Burkburnett, Tilden, Callahan, Red River Valley, La. Name: Bowen, W. D. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No. 155 Date: 7-26-54 & 7-27-54
  • Topic: Corpus Christi, Mexia, Thrall, Lockhart Name: Bowen, W. D. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No. 156 Date: 7-27 & 28-54
  • Topic: Adventures of Mr. Bowen in the vicinity of Taylor, Texas Name: Bowen, W. D. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No. 157 Date: 7-29-54
  • Topic: A Fortune Teller's View of Early Texas Oil Fields Name: Bryan, Mrs. Ruth (Madame Virginia) Place: Abilene, Texas Interviewer: Montgomery, Robert A. Tape No. 207 Date: 8-2-59
  • Topic: Batson, Sour Lake, Saratoga Name: Bryant, W. H. (Bill) Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Sour Lake, Texas Tape No: 27 Date: 7-29-52
  • Topic: Batson, Sour Lake, Saratoga Name: Bryant, W. H. (Bill) Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Sour Lake, Texas Tape No: 28 Date: 7-29-52
  • Topic: Corsicana, Beaumont, Hogtown Name: Clements, Henry Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No: 177A Date: 4-5-56
  • Topic: Drilling in North Texas Name: Cline, Walter Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 46 Date: 8-13-52
  • Topic: Drilling in North Texas Name: Cline, Walter Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No. 47 Date: 8-13-52
  • Topic: Drilling in North Texas Name: Cline, Walter Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Wicita Falls, Texas Tape No. 48 Date: 8-13-52
  • Topic: Oil Boom in Batson, Texas Name: Cotton, William Edward Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Batson, Texas Tape No: 185 Date May 23,1956
  • Topic: Oil Boom in Batson, Texas Name: Cotton, William Edward Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Batson, Texas Tape No: 186 Date 5-23-56
  • Topic: Spindletop, Beaumont Name: Coyle, Benjamin (Bud) Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 120 Date: 7-28-53
  • Topic: Spindletop, Sour Lake, Batson Name: Coyle, Benjamin (Bud) Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 121 Date: 7-28-53
  • Topic: Kountze, Sour Lake, Saratoga Areas Name: Coyly, Benjamin (Bud) Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 122 Date: 7-30-53
  • Topic: Humble, Spindletop, Batson, Sour Lake, and Louisiana Areas Name: Coyle, Benjamin (Bud) Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 123 Date: 7-30-53
  • Topic: Seminole and Fittstown, Oklahoma Name: Crosson, Guy Interviewer: Stephens, Ray Place: Hardin City, Oklahoma Tape No. 202 Date: 3-28-59
  • Topic: Boom days at Spindletop, Batson and Sour Lake Name: Cullinan, Frank Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 151 Date: 4-15-54
  • Topic: Boom days at Spindletop, Batson, and Sour Lake; North Texas Name: Cullinan, Frank Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 152 Date: 4-15-54
  • Topic: Pipeline Work in Souteast and North Texas; Landleasing in North Texas and Oklahoma Name: Cullum, Landon Haynes Interviewer: Stephens, Robert O. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No: 198 Date: 1-31-59
  • Topic: Pipeline Work in Southeast and North Texas: Landleasing in North Texas and Oklahoma Name: Cullum, Landon Haynes Interviewer: Stephens, Robert O. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No: 199 Date: 1-31-59
  • Topic: Pipeline Work in Southeast and North Texas; Landleasing in North Texas and Oklahoma Name: Cullum, Landon Haynes Interviewer: Stephens, Robert O. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No: 200 Date: 1-31-59
  • Topic: Corsicana Name: Damon, H. Gordon Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No: 175 Date: 3-23-56
  • Topic: Early days at Sour Lake Name: Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Sour Lake, Texas Tape No: 22 Date: 7-3-52
  • Topic: Reminiscences of Judge James B. Wells Name: Davenport, Harbert Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Brownsville, Texas Tape No: 11 Date: 7-12-52
  • Topic: Reminiscences of Judge James B. Wells Name: Davenport, Harbert Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Brownsville, Texas Tape No: 12 Date: 7-12-52
  • Topic: Reminiscences of Judge James B. Wells Name: Davenport, Harbert Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Brownsville, Texas Tape No: 13 Date: 7-13-52
  • Topic: A Doctor's experiences in post-boom Beaumont, sanitary conditions, morals, and in Sour Lake, Texas Name: Davis, Dr. D. W. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Tape No: 112 Date: 7-18-53
  • Topic: Spindletop, Sour Lake Areas Name: Deane, Early C. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 106 Date: 7-10-53
  • Topic: Spindletop Name: Deer, Claud Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Wilson-Broach plant, Spindletop Tape No: 8 Date: 7-7-52
  • Topic: Seminole and Fittstown Oklahoma Name: Delaplain, James L. Interviewer: Stephens, Ray Place: Hardin City, Oklahoma Tape No: 201A Date: 3-27-59
  • Topic: Electra, Wichita Falls, Spindletop Name: Dillard, A. R. Interviewers: Boatright, M. C.; Kelly, Louise Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 137 Date: 9-5-53
  • Topic: Electra, Wichita Falls, Spindletop Name: Dillard, A. R. Interviewers: Boatright, M. C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 138 Date: 9-5-53
  • Topic: Early Days at Batson Name: Donohoe, James Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Batson, Texas Tape No: 23 Date: 8-1-52
  • Topic: Early Days at Batson Name: Donohoe, James Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Batson, Texas Tape No: 24 Date: 8-1-52
  • Topic: Oil Boom in Beaumont, Texas Name: Duncan, Mrs. Starkey Interviewer: Pennington, Campbell Place: University of Texas Tape No: 191 Date: 8-29-56
  • Topic: Spindletop, Batson, Sour Lake, Humble, Beaumont, Gladys City Name: Dunn, Frank Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Houston Tape No. 163 Date: 3-23-55
  • Topic: Spindletop, Sour Lake, Batson, Humble, Gladys City Name: Dunn, Frank Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Houston Tape No. 164 Date: 3-23-55
  • Topic: Vines Hotel, Saratoga Oil Fields Name: Evans, Mrs. Mattie, Arthur Cotton and Lance Rosier Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Saratoga Texas Tape No: 184 Date May 24,1956
  • Topic: East Texas Oil Fields; Fair Foundation; Oil Field Morals Name: Fair, Walter Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. (Carl Wallace) Place: Tyler, Texas Tape No: 101 Date: 7-2-53
  • Topic: "The Boy with the X-ray Eye" Name: Finley, Guy and Mrs. Finley Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: LaPryor, Texas Tape No: 182 Date: 5-5-56
  • Topic: East Texas Oil Field Litigation Name: Fischer, Judge F. W. Interviewer: Hayes, Robert M. Place: Tyler, Texas Tape No. 172 Date: 5-21-55
  • Topic: Electra Name: Friend, E. M. (Also Mrs. Friend) Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. (Also Louise Kelly) Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 135 Date: 9-4-53
  • Topic: Electra Name: Friend, E. M. (Also Mrs. Friend) Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. (Also Louise Kelly) Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 136 Date: 9-4-53
  • Topic: Life in Goose Creek, Texas, from 1863 to the present, with emphasis on the boom period. Name: Gaillard, Mary Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 153 Date: 4-16-54
  • Topic: Spindletop Field Name: Gilbert, W. C. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 114 Date: 7-22-53
  • Topic: Spindletop Field Name: Gilbert, W. C. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 115 Date: 7-22-53
  • Topic: Spindletop, Sour Lake, Big Thicket Areas Name: Gilbert, W. C. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 116 Date: 7-22-53
  • Topic: History of the Wildcatter in the Oil Industry Name: Gillock, Fain Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Tape No: 88 Date: 4-7-53
  • Topic: Name: Halsey, Harold Interviewer: Ross, Mrs. Maude Place: Mr. Halsey's home, 3229 Ohio St., Baytown, Texas Tape No. 212 Date: 1-27-60
  • Topic: Name: Halsey, Harold Interviewer: Ross, Mrs. Maude Place: Mr. Halsey's home, 3229 Ohio Street, Austin, Texas Tape No. 213 Date: 1-27-60
  • Topic: Sasakwa, Seminole, Fittstown, Oklahoma; Smackover, Arkansas Name: Hambleton, E.A. Interviewer: Stephens, Ray Place: Ada, Oklahoma Tape No: 203 Date: 3-28-59
  • Topic: Spindletop, the Lucas Gusher Name: Hamill, Allen W. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma Tape No: 84 Date: 9-2-52
  • Topic: Spindletop, the Lucas Gusher Name: Hamill, Allen W. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma Tape No: 85 Date: 9-2-52
  • Topic: The Lucas Gusher, Spindletop Name: Hamill, Curt G. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Kerrville, Texas Tape No: 16 Date: 7-17-52
  • Topic: The Lucas Gusher, Spindletop Name: Hamill, Curt G. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Kerrville, Texas Tape No: 17 Date: 7-17-52
  • Topic: The Lucas Gusher, Spindletop Name: Hamill, Curt G. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Kerrville, Texas Tape No: 18 Date: 7-17-52
  • Topic: Early Conditions in the Oil Fields Name: Hamilton, Frank Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Sour Lake, Texas Tape No: 32 Date: 7-29-52
  • Topic: Early Conditions in the Oil Fields Name: Hamilton, Frank Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Sour Lake, Texas Tape No: 33 Date: 7-29-52
  • Topic: North Texas: the Texhoma Company Name: Hamilton, W. B. Interviewer: Boatright, Dr. and Williams, J.W. Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 56 Date: 8-16-52
  • Topic: North Texas; the Texoma Company Name: Hamilton, W. B. Interviewer: Boatright, M. C.; Williams, J.W. Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 57 Date: 8-16-52
  • Topic: North Texas; the Texoma Company Name: Hamilton, W. B. Interviewer: Boatright, M. C.; Williams, J.W. Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 58 Date: 8-16-52
  • Topic: Name: Harper, B. J. Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Mr. and Mrs. Harper's home, 909 North Marsalis, Dallas Tape No. 65 Date: 8-29-52
  • Topic: Beaumont, Spindletop, Sour Lake, Brazoria County, Humble, Goose Creek, Saratoga, Kountze, Batson Name: Harrison, Cary "Slim" Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Harrison home, Houston, Texas Tape No. 125 Date: 7-29-53
  • Topic: East Texas Oil Field Name: Harrison, Hubert M. Interviewer: Hayes, Robert M. Tape No. 161 Date: 1-17-55
  • Topic: Law enforcement in Corsicana, Texas, from the turn of the century to the present??? particularly during the boom periods Name: Hayes, Walter and Carl Mirus Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No: 178 Date: 4-5-56
  • Topic: Name: Higgins, Patillo Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Tape No: 19 Date: July, 1952
  • Topic: Name: Higgins, Patillo Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Tape No: 20 Date: 7-25-52
  • Topic: Name: Higgins, Patillo Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Tape No: 21 Date: 7-25-52
  • Topic: The life of Dr. Robert T. Hill Name: Hill, Justina Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Inglewood, New Jersey Tape No: 171 Date: 7-6-54
  • Topic: Early Days at Spindletop and Sour Lake Name: Hobson, R. R. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: New Braunfels, Texas Tape No: 187 Date: 5-15-56
  • Topic: Early Days at Spindletop and Sour Lake Name: Hobson, R. R. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: New Braunfels, Texas Tape No: 188 Date: 5-15-56
  • Topic: Corsicana, Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Archer County, Clay County Name: Hodge, H. P. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody (Also Louise Kelly and Mr. Williams) Place: Wichita Falls Tape No. 132 Date: 9-3-53
  • Topic: Reminiscences of Governor James Stephen Hogg Name: Hogg, Miss Ima Interviewer: Cotner, Dr. Robert C. Tape No. 158 Date: 7-31-54
  • Topic: Reminiscences of Governor James Stephen Hogg Name: Hogg, Miss Ima Interviewer: Cotner, Dr. Robert C. Tape No. 159 Date: 7-31-54
  • Topic: Reminiscences of Governor James S. Hogg Name: Hogg, Miss Ima Interviewer: Cotner, Dr. Robert C. Tape No. 160 Date: 7-31-54
  • Topic: Founding of Texas Company; Early Days of Spindletop Name: Hogg, Miss Ima Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 165 Date: 3-24-55
  • Topic: Supplementary statements by Miss Ima Hogg Name: Hogg, Ima Interviewer: Cotner, Robert C. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 169 Date: 6-21-55
  • Topic: Cisco, Brownwood, King County, East Texas Oil Field Name: Hudnall, James S. Interviewer: Wallace, Carl Place: Tyler, Texas Tape No. 139 Date: 8-12-53
  • Topic: Beaumont; Tampico, Mexico drilling Name: Hudson, W. M. Interviewer: Hudson, W. M., Jr. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No. 79 Date: 9-16-52
  • Topic: Beaumont; Sour Lake Name: Hudson, W. M. Interviewer: Hudson, Wilson M., Jr. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No: 80 Date: 8-18-52
  • Topic: Beaumont, Sour Lake, Batson's Prairie Name: Hudson, W. M. Interviewer: Hudson, Wilson M., Jr. Place: Tape No. 81 Date: 9-18-52
  • Topic: Spindletop, Sour Lake, Big Thicket, Humble Name: Hull, Burt E. Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Dallas, Texas Tape No. 128 Date: 8-24-53
  • Topic: Beaumont, Sour Lake, Humble Pipeline work Name: Hull, Burt E. Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Dallas, Texas Tape No. 129 Date: 8-24-53
  • Topic: Houston, Beaumont (Also accounts of world-wide pipeline work) Name: Hull, Burt E. Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Dallas, Texas Tape No. 130 Date: 8-24-53
  • Topic: Invention of roller rock bit and other drilling devices Name: Humason, G. A. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 102 Date: 7-7-53
  • Topic: Oil City, Louisiana; Breckenridge, Texas Areas -- 1908-1938 Name: Ingram, Bill Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Breckenridge, Texas Tape No: 34 Date: 7-29-52
  • Topic: Pine Island, Breckenridge Areas -- 1917 Name: Ingram, Bill Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Breckenridge, Texas Tape No: 35 Date: 7-29-52
  • Topic: The International Union of Operating Engineers Name: Officials; International Union of Operating Engineers: Local 351-James E. Garrett, Earl Snider, Burl Cartright, L. V. McCarthy, T. W. Ozmer Interviewer: Boatright, Dr. Place: Borger Tape No. 68 Date: 9-10-52
  • Topic: Borger Boom Name: Officials: International Union of Operating Engineers Interviewer: Boatright, Dr. Mody C. Place: Borger Tape No. 69 Date: 9-10-52
  • Topic: First Oil Well in Corsicana Name: Jackson, Annie Webb Buchanan Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No: 176A Date: 4-6-56
  • Topic: East Texas Oil Field - Oil Field Litigation Name: James, L. L. and Joiner, C. M. (Dad) (Mr. James was a lawyer for Dad Joiner and tells of his work with Joiner) Interviewer: Hayes, R. M. Place: Tyler, Texas Tape No. 162 Date: 2-9-55
  • Topic: Reminiscences of Goose Creek from 1916 to the present Name: Jennings, Fred Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Goose Creek, Texas Tape No: 2 Date: 6-19-52
  • Topic: Corsicana, Spindletop, Burkburnett Name: Johnson, M. A. (Curly) Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No. 60 Date: 8-27-52
  • Topic: Early days in Beaumont Name: Keith, Mrs. J. Frank (Mrs. Taber, Mrs. Owens, Mrs. Easley, Dudley Sharp) Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Rollover (near High Island), Texas Tape No: 105 Date: 7-9-53
  • Topic: Name: Kennedy, R. S. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Tape No: 36 Date: 7-30-52
  • Topic: Powell Development Name: Kent, I. T. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No. 64 Date: 8-29-52
  • Topic: Laredo, Indian Territory Name: Killam, O. W. Interviewer: Owens, William A Place: Laredo, Texas Tape No: 183 Date: 5-7-56
  • Topic: Wildcatting in Laredo Area; "Doodlebugs" Name: Killam, O.W. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Laredo, Texas Tape No: 192 Date: 9-5-56
  • Topic: Teaching school and oil-field work in Beaumont area; life in Spindletop, Sour Lake, Batson, Saratoga; tax assessing at Spindletop Name: Kinnear, James William Interviewer: Owens, William A.. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 107 Date: 7-16-53
  • Topic: Life at Beaumont, Spindletop and Batson Name: Kinnear, James William Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 108 Date: 7-24-53
  • Topic: Oklahoma, Burkburnett, Texas Areas Name: Knight, Jack Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Borger, Texas Tape No: 75 Date: Sept. 1952
  • Topic: Walter and Jimmy Sharp Name: Lane, Charlie Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 181 Date: 5-1-56
  • Topic: Ranger, Breckenridge, Desdemona Area Name: Lantron, E. L. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Borger, Texas Tape No. 73 Date: 9-8-52
  • Topic: East Texas Oil Field Name: Laster, E. C. Interviewer: Hayes, Robert M. Place: Shreveport, La. Tape No: 174 Date: 1956
  • Topic: Early Oil Wells in Texas Name: Lawson, O. G. Interviewer: Boatright, M. C. Place: Cisco, Texas Tape No: 30 Date: 7-28-52
  • Topic: Early Oil Wells in Texas Name: Lawson, O. G. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Cisco Tape No: 31 Date: 7-29-52
  • Topic: Sour Lake, Spindletop Areas Name: Little, John Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Belton, Texas Tape No. 43 Date: 8-7-52
  • Topic: Sour Lake, Batson>, Humble Name: Little, John Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Belton, Texas Tape No. 44 Date: 8-7-52
  • Topic: Humble and Corsicana Areas Name: Little, John Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Belton, Texas Tape No. 45 Date: 8-7-52
  • Topic: Spindletop Name: McCarthy, Glenn H. Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Houston Tape No. 124 Date: 7-29-53
  • Topic: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio Areas Name: McClelland, C. C. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Borger, Texas Tape No. 70 Date: 9-9-52
  • Topic: Tonkawa, Newkirk, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Carson and Huthchinson Counties, Texas Areas Name: McClelland, C. C. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Borger, Texas Tape No. 71 Date: 9-9-52
  • Topic: Borger, Texas; Dillard, Oklahoma Areas Name: McClelland, C. C. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Borger, Texas Tape No. 72 Date: 9-9-52
  • Topic: McDonald Field, Pennsylvania; Breckenridge, Texas Areas -- 1877 Name: McCormick, Clair Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Breckenridge, Texas Tape No: 38 Date: 7-30-52
  • Topic: Osage, Nowater, Healdton, Oklahoma Name: McElroy, William A. Interviewer: Stephens, Ray Place: Hardin City, Oklahoma Tape No: 204-A Date: 3-28-59
  • Topic: Sour Lake, The Texas Company Name: McLaughlin, Ralph B. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 189 Date: 5-28-56
  • Topic: History of the Corsicana Field Name: Martin, Lowery; Moore, Paul Interviewer: Cook, M. S. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No. 141 Date: 8-1-53
  • Topic: Breckenridge, Caddo Areas Name: Matteson, E. P. (Matt) Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. (some comments by Dugan, Glen E.) Place: Austin, Texas Tape No: 90 Date: 6-19-53
  • Topic: Breckenridge, Ranger, Caddo, Electra Areas Name: Matteson, Ed P. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. (Some comments by Dugan, Glen E.) Place: Austin, Texas Tape No: 91 Date: 6-19-53
  • Topic: Breckenridge, Caddo Areas Name: Matteson, E. P. (Matt) Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. (Some comments by Dugan, Glen E.) Place: Austin, Texas Tape No: 92 Date: 6-19-53
  • Topic: Breckenrid???e, Caddo Areas Name: Matteson, E. P. (Matt) Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. (Some comments by Dugan, Glen E.) Place: Austin, Texas Tape No. 93 Date: 6-19-53
  • Topic: Story of drilling of discovery well near Joiner on farm that had been in Miller family for generations Name: Miller, Mrs. H. C., and Kenneth Miller, and Joan Miller Interviewer: Hayes, Robert M. Place: Tyler, Texas, at Miller home Tape No: 173 Date: 1956
  • Topic: Goose Creek, Ranger, Mexico, Corsicana Name: Mirus, Carl F. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No: 179 Date: 4-4-56
  • Topic: Sour Lake Name: Mowbray, Presto Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Sour Lake, Texas Tape No: 29 Date:
  • Topic: Spindletop, Sour Lake, and Petrolia Areas Name: Nichols, H. P. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Tyler, Texas Tape No: 82 Date: 10-11-52
  • Topic: Beaumont, Petrolia Areas Name: Nichols, H. P. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Tyler, Texas Tape No. 83 Date: 10-11-52
  • Topic: Poland, Mexico (including account of Mexican Revolution), England, Yugoslavia Name: Nicklos, E. J. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 103 Date: 7-8-53
  • Topic: Tulsa, Oklahoma; more about Mexico Boom Name: Nicklos, E. J. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 104 Date: 7-8-53
  • Topic: Beaumont, Petrolia, Burkburnett, Electra Areas Name: O'Donohoe, John F. Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No. 133 Date: 9-4-53
  • Topic: Experiences of an Early Oil Geologist Name: Paige, Sidney Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Alpine, New Jersey Tape No: 170 Date: 6-7-54
  • Topic: Spindletop Name: Paramore, Harry R. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 7 Date: 7-2-52
  • Topic: Reminiscences of an oil worker during boom period, Breckenridge Area -- 1918 Name: Paschall, Burk Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Breckenridge, Texas Tape No: 37 Date: 7-30-52
  • Topic: Drilling in South Texas Name: Patterson, Alexander Balfour Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Nadogdoches, Texas Tape No. 126 Date: 8-4-53
  • Topic: Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico Name: Patterson, Alexander Balfour Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Nacogdoches, Texas Tape No. 127 Date: 8-4-53
  • Topic: Electrical work in the oil fields of North Texas, Oklahoma, West Texas and New Mexico, from 1914 to 1930. Name: Pennington, Claude B. Interviewer: Pennington, Suzanne Agnew Place: Corpus Christi, Texas Tape No: 209 Date: 9-11-59
  • Topic: Wichita Falls; Burkburnett; Borger (Hutchinson County); Archer County; Breckenridge (Stephens County); New Castle; Canada Name: Perkins, Joseph J. (some statements by Mr. Charlie Tucker Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise Place: Tape No. 134 Date: 9-4-53
  • Topic: Life at Spindletop Name: Philp, William Joseph Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: South Park, Texas Tape No: 109 Date: 7-17-53
  • Topic: Life at Spindletop Name: Philp, William Joseph Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: South Park, Texas Tape No: 110 Date: 7-17-53
  • Topic: East Texas boom days and personalities Name: Prather, Ed Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 149 Date: 4-14-54
  • Topic: East Texas boom days and personalities Name: Prather, Ed Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No. 150 Date: 4-14-54
  • Topic: Outstanding personalities in early days of oil in Texas, and development of different oil companies Name: Prather, Ed and Frank Cullinan Interviewer: Sharp, Dudley C. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 87 Date: 12-14-52
  • Topic: General work in oil fields of Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana Name: Randolph, Charles W. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Gladewater, Texas Tape No: 168 Date: Spring, 1955
  • Topic: Spindletop, Batson, Electra, Saratoga, Burkburnett Areas Name: Rathke, H. A. Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No. 131 Date: 9-13-53
  • Topic: Spindletop, Beaumont Name: Redman, Frank Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 113 Date: 7-20-53
  • Topic: Background and early life of Mr. Torkild Rieber Name: Rieber, Torkild Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York Tape No. 145A Date: 1-25-1954
  • Topic: Youth of Mr. Rieber, continued Name: Rieber, Torkild Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York Tape No. 145B Date: 1-25-54
  • Topic: Early career of Mr. Rieber; establishment of Texas ports Name: Rieber, Torkild Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York Tape No. 146C Date: 1-25-54
  • Topic: Communications and transportation on Texas coast; living conditions in the area Name: Rieber, Torkild Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York Tape No. 146D Date: 1-25-54
  • Topic: Shipping industry: salaries, living conditions, organization, dicipline Name: Rieber, Torkild Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York Tape No. 147E Date: 1-25-54
  • Topic: Shipping Industry, continued: weather conditions, pilots Name: Rieber, Torkild Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York Tape No. 147F Date: 1-25-54
  • Topic: Galveston Storms of 1900 and 1907; uses of petroleum products Name: Rieber, Torkild Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York Tape No. 148G Date: 1-25-54
  • Topic: Goose Creek Development, 1917-18 Name: Riggs, James W. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Goose Creek, Texas Tape No: 1 Date: 6-19-52
  • Topic: Rotary Drilling in Texas and Louisiana Name: Roberts, Hardeman Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: University of Texas Tape No: 180 I Date: 4-26-56
  • Topic: Rotary Drilling in Texas and Louisiana Name: Roberts, Hardeman Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: University of Texas Tape No: 180 II Date: 4-26-56
  • Topic: Introduction of the Rotary Drill in India Name: Roberts, Hardeman Interviewer: Pennington, Campbell Place: University of Texas Tape No: 190A Date: 8-28-56
  • Topic: Name: Roberts, Mrs. Jane Interviewer: Ross, Mrs. Maude Place: 3202 Ohio Street, Baytown, Texas Tape No. 214 Date: 1-29-60
  • Topic: "Tramp Contractor" --Drilling in Texas, California, etc. Name: Ross, James F. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Laredo, Texas Tape No: 193 Date: 9-4-56
  • Topic: Spindletop, Burkburnett, other Southwestern fields Name: Rush, J. A. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 195 Date: 9-10-55
  • Topic: Spindletop, Burkburnett, other Southwestern fields Name: Rush, J. A. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 196 Date: 9-11-56
  • Topic: Spindletop, Burkburnett and other Southwestern fields Name: Rush, J.A. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 197 Date: 9-11-56
  • Topic: Eastland County Areas Name: Rust, John Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Borger, Texas Tape No. 74 Date: 9-12-52
  • Topic: Early days at Spindletop, Sour Lake, Batson Name: Schlicher, Max Theodore Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 6 Date: 7-1-53
  • Topic: Alabama; Electra, Texas Areas Name: Silk, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No. 55 Date: 8-15-52
  • Topic: Early days in Corsicana Name: Simkins, J. S. Interviewer: Place: Austin, Texas Tape No: 86 Date: 12-10-52
  • Topic: Spindletop and some West Texas and Louisiana oil fields Name: Sittig, Mr. Ray Interviewer: Montgomery, Mrs. R. A., 702 Northwest 12th St. Andrew, Tex. Place: Burnet, Texas Tape No. 218 Date: 8-2-59
  • Topic: Beaumont, Spindletop Name: Sloop, Dr. H. C. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 166 Date: 3-25-55
  • Topic: (1) Early Days in the Corsicana Field (2) Boyhood and growth at Elgin, Texas Name: Speed, Carlton D. Interviewer: Boatright, Dr. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No. 62 Date: 8-27-52
  • Topic: Corsicana, Wichita Falls, Texas; Louisiana Name: Speed, Carlton D. Interviewer: Boatright, Dr. Mody C. Place: Corsicana, Texas Tape No. 63 Date: 8-27-52
  • Topic: Name: Starkey, Harold C., 1632 Bonnie Brae Houston, Texas Place: Kenny, Earl, 518 West Rusk Street Tyler, Texas Interviewer: Wallace, Carl, Tyler, Texas Tape No. 140 Date: 8-25-53
  • Topic: Name: Stivers, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Mr. and Mrs. Stiver's home, 1102 Hobson St., Sapulpa, Okla. Tape No. 143 Date: 8-26-53
  • Topic: Name: Stivers, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Interviewer: Owens, W. A. Place: Mr. and Mrs. Stivers' home, 1102 Hobson St., Spulpa, Okla. Tape No. 144 Date: 8-26-53
  • Topic: Burkburnett, Wichita Falls, Swindles Name: Swanson, F. G. Interviewer: Hayes, Robert M. Place: Tyler, Texas Tape No: 167 Date: 2-20-55
  • Topic: Life in an oil-refining town in the 1920's Name: Thaman, A. J. and Anderson, J. H. Interviewer: Ross, Mrs. Maude Place: Mr. Thaman's Home, 2209 New Jersey, St. Baytown A, Texas Tape No. 215 Date: 1-29-60
  • Topic: Life in an oil-refining town in the 1920's Name: Thaman, A. J. and Anderson, J. H. Interviewer: Ross, Mrs. Maude Place: Mr. Thaman's home, 2209 New Jersey St., Baytown A, Texas Tape No. 216 Date: 1-29-60
  • Topic: Life in an oil-refining town in the 1920 Name: Thaman, A. J. and Anderson, J. H. Interviewer: Ross, Mrs. Maude Place: Mr. Thaman's home, 2209 New jersey St. Baytown A, Texas Tape No. 217 Date: 1-29-60
  • Topic: Organization of TIPRO; West Texas drilling Name: Thompson, E. I. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No. 66 Date: 9-3-52
  • Topic: Practices of Independent Oil Operators Name: Thompson, E. I. Interviewer: Boatright, Dr. Place: Austin, Texas Tape No. 67 Date: 9-3-52
  • Topic: Experiences of a young lawyer in Beaumont, beginning 1903 Name: Townes, Judge Edgar Eggleston Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 3 Date: 6-21-52
  • Topic: Experiences of a young lawyer in Beaumont, beginning 1903 Name: Townes, Judge Edgar Eggleston Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 4 Date: 6-26-52
  • Topic: Experiences of a young lawyer in Beaumont, beginning 1903 Name: Townes, Judge Edgar Eggleston Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 5 Date: 6-26-52
  • Topic: Seminole, Fittstown Name: Turner, Bruce Interviewer: Stephens, Ray Place: Hardin City, Oklahoma Tape No: 205-A Date: 3-28-59
  • Topic: Beaumont, before and during the oil boom Name: Weaver, Ashley Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 111 Date: 7-17-53
  • Topic: Kay County, Oklahoma; Ranger-Eastland Areas Name: Weaver, Joseph M. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Eastland, Texas Tape No. 42 Date: 8-5-52
  • Topic: Tarrent Cloud Well, Ellenberger Wells, Albany Area -- 1918 Name: Webb, G. W. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Albany, Texas Tape No: 40 Date: 8-1-52
  • Topic: Spindletop, Batson, Sour Lake Name: Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Sam W. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Fort Worth, Texas Tape No: 76 Date: Sept. 1952
  • Topic: Spindletop, Batson, Sour Lake Name: Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Sam W. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Fort Worth, Texas Tape No: 77 Date: Sept. 1952
  • Topic: Ranger-Breckenridge Boom, Albany Area -- 1918 Name: Weeb, J. R. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Albany, Texas Tape No: 39 Date: 8-1-52
  • Topic: Beaumont merchant who went into business during boom Name: Weller, George Walker Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 117 Date: 7-22-53
  • Topic: Beaumont merchant who went into business during boom Name: Weller, George Walker Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 118 Date: 7-22-53
  • Topic: Early Days of Spindletop -- 1901 Name: Wilson, Will R., Sr. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Dallas, Texas Tape No: 78 Date: Sept., 1952
  • Topic: Rig building in North, East and West Texas; Oklahoma; Wyoming Name: Winfrey, L.D. Interviewer: Montgomery, Mrs. Robert A. Place: Abilene, Texas Tape No: 208 Date: 8-2-59
  • Topic: Corsicana, Spindletop; Ennis Name: Witherspoon, Claude L. Interviewer: Mody C. Boatright Place: Dilley, Texas Tape No: 94 Date: 6-27-53
  • Topic: Powell, Somerset, Thrall, San Patricio County Name: Witherspoon, Claude L. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Dilley, Texas Tape No. 95 Date: 6-27-53
  • Topic: Mirando City, Lytton Springs, Cooper, Somerset Name: Witherspoon, Claude L. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Dilley, Texas Tape No: 96 Date: 6-27-53
  • Topic: Big Springs, Spindletop, Lake Charles area, Jefferson County, East Texas fields Name: Witherspoon, Claude L. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Dilley, Texas Tape No: 97 Date: 6-27-53
  • Topic: East Texas, Beaumont Name: Witherspoon, Claude L. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Dilley, Texas Tape No: 98 Date: 6-27-53
  • Topic: Preston, Petrolia, Mabank, Mineola Name: Witherspoon Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Dilley, Texas Tape No: 99 Date: 6-27-53
  • Topic: Mineola, Devine, Corsicana, Beaumont, Louisiana Name: Witherspoon, Claude L. Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Dilley, Texas Tape No: 100 Date: 6-27-53
  • Topic: Spindletop, Sour Lake; Founding of Humble Company, 1908 Name: Wood, Clint Interviewer: Boatright, Mody C. Place: Mineral Wells, Texas Tape No. 59 Date: 8-17-52
  • Topic: Texas Oil, Corsicana 1897-1901; Spindletop 1901-1903; Sour Lake 1903-1907; Batson 1907 Name: Wynn, John S. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 9 Date: 7-4-54
  • Topic: Spindletop Name: Wynn, John S. Interviewer: Owens, William A. Place: Beaumont, Texas Tape No: 10 Date: 7-4-54
  • Topic: Oil-leasing throughout Texas in the first half of the 20th century. Name: Wynne, John H. Interviewer: Ross, Mrs. Maude Place: Houston, Texas Tape No: 210 Date: 1-26-60
  • Topic: Oil-leasing throughout Texas in the first half of the twentieth century Name: Wynne, John H. Interviewer: Ross, Mrs. Maude Place: Mr. Wynne's home, 3340 Charleston St. Houston, Texas Tape No: 211 Date: 1-26-60
  • Topic: Corsicana, Caddo, Petrolia, Electra Areas Name: Young, J. T. (Cotton) Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No: 49 Date: 8-14-52
  • Topic: Electra, Upshur County Areas Name: Young, J. T. (Cotton) Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No: 50 Date: 8-14-52
  • Topic: Wichita Falls Area Name: Young, J. T. (Cotton) Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No: 51 Date: 8-15-52
  • Topic: Empire, Walters Fields; Howard County, Texas, Area Name: Young, J. T. (Cotton) Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No. 52 Date: 8-15-52
  • Topic: Moore, Archer, Hutchinson, Ward Counties, Texas Name: Young, J. T. (Cotton) Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No: 53 Date: 8-15-52
  • Topic: Monahans, Corsicana, Electra, Burkburnett Areas Name: Young, J. T. (Cotton) Interviewers: Boatright, Mody C.; Kelly, Louise; Williams, J. W. Place: Wichita Falls, Texas Tape No: 54 Date: 8-15-52