Memories Of Mrs. Mary F. Goodall
This week our oral history is that of Mary Goodall. This W.P.A. interview was recorded by fieldworker John F. Daugherty on January 19, 1938.
My parents were Ed Evans and Mary Elizabeth Quillen Evans, both born in Tennessee, dates unknown. Father was a farmer. There were four children in our family. I was born in Tennessee August 27, 1858, and married William Goodall in 1874.
My husband and I moved to Texas and in 1880 we came to the Indian Territory in a covered wagon, settling on Caddo Creek near Ardmore in the Chickasaw. My husband enjoyed hunting and that is why we came here.
For the first two years he hunted and sold hides for our living.
He would haul about four hundred hides each time he went to market at Gainesville, Texas. He would usually be gone for three or four days. These trips were made each fall and spring and the supplies for six months were purchased at those times.
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