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Minton, Jewel

Minton, Jewel

Minton, Jewel

Date: Friday, October 07, 1988

Interview 120a : In an interview with Marie Davis, Mrs. Jewel Minton reminisces about growing up in East Texas and living in Diboll as a married woman. Born in Weches, Mrs. Minton worked hard as a child and continued working all of her life. Her husband, Lewis Minton, worked for the Texas Southeastern Railroad and they lived in Buggerville, a railroad camp, at Rayville and Boggy Slough, and then in Diboll. She raised seven children, cooked, cleaned, sewed, washed, worked at the handle factory painting handles, and cared for the scout group. Mrs. Minton enjoyed caring for her husband, children, and children's friends and was well known throughout the area for her country breakfasts and frugal living.