Oral History Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, December 6, 1996

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Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, the great-great granddaughter of James Kerr, from Canyon Lake, Texas. Mrs. Ray discusses her ancestor's life and his history in the Hill Country, as well as the Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at the Kerr County Courthouse.

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34 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Ray, Ruth Simons October 6, 2000.

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Kerr County Historical Commission

The Kerr County Historical Commission (KCHC) was established in 1975, with representatives from all areas of the county. This unit of the Texas Historical Commission works under the guidance of the Kerr County Commissioners Court, who appoints members.

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Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, the great-great granddaughter of James Kerr, from Canyon Lake, Texas. Mrs. Ray discusses her ancestor's life and his history in the Hill Country, as well as the Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at the Kerr County Courthouse.

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34 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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"Ruth Kerr Ray" (page 7, top left).

Editor's Note: "The following is a transcript of the audiotape and has been altered only slightly for clarity of meaning. Also present at this interview were Rosa Lavendar of the Kerrville Daily Times and Rev. Joseph Ray, husband of Ruth Ray." (page 7)

"Kerr County Historical Commission" (page 7, bottom left).

"Oral History Project" (bottom of page 7)

Computer file note on the bottom right of page 7.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials provides a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas.

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Interview with Ruth Ray, a descendant of James Kerr. The interview includes stories about James Kerr, for whom Kerr County, Texas was named.

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  • October 6, 2000

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Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Ray, Ruth Simons. Oral History Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, December 6, 1996, text, October 6, 2000; Kerrville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth795480/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Kerr County Historical Commission.