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Transcript of Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008

Description: Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, founder of James Avery Craftsman from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Avery discusses his childhood, education, service in World War II, and starting and developing his jewelry business. The interview includes photographs of Mr. Avery, on pages 35-41.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Thornton Secor, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with Thornton Secor, grandson of a prominent local doctor, from Kerrville, Texas. Thornton talks about how his grandfather ended up in the area and his various contributions to Kerrville, such as building the town's first hospital and establishing a tourist campsite. Thornton also briefly mentions the flood of 1932, and rainfall in the area.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Secor, Thornton
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Vern "Bucky" Blodgett, May 3, 2001

Description: Interview with Vern "Bucky" Blodgett, an armed forces veteran and Veteran's Administration worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Blodgett describes moving to and growing up in Kerrville, and his work with the VA Hospital there (first as a clerk, and finally, as acting associate director). Besides serving in the service for four years, he also worked in several VA facilities around the country before making his way back to Kerrville. His memories of the town include details of the flood of 1932, his role in founding the Buck 'N' Bull Club (a rifle club) in 1946, and a few stories concerning the religious community. A historical profile of the Kerrville VA Hospital is included at the end of interview transcript.
Date: May 3, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Blodgett, Vern
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

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

Description: 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.
Date: October 6, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Ray, Ruth Simons
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Release Deed of Trust from Amelia Francis Robischung to Edward B. Leigh]

Description: Statement of the fulfillment of a mortgage paid by Henry B. Robischung of Kalamazoo, Michigan; this release deed is from Amelia Francis Robischung, the widow of Henry, acknowledging the that mortgage in "Volume 4, pages 10-13 of the Deed of Trust records of Kerr County, Texas, is fully satisfied and discharged." The second paragraph is signed by the notary public acknowledging that Amelia appeared and is the same person whose name is on the document.
Date: March 26, 1919
Creator: Leavell, John R.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

Oral History Interview with Jack and Frances Real Stevens, January 31, 2001

Description: Interview with Jack and Frances Real Stevens, a ranching and former Navy couple from Kerrville, Texas. The couple describes their individual childhoods, growing up in town and on a ranch, as well as their travels around the world. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens also discuss their involvement with the Kerrville community. The interview includes a history of the Kerrville German Dance Club, on pages 2-4.
Date: January 31, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Stevens, Jack & Stevens, Frances Real
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission