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Kenley, Edd

Kenley, Edd

Kenley, Edd

Date: Thursday, October 05, 2000

Interview 158a : Born in 1924, Edd Kenley tells of his life working for his father Dave Kenley in the cattle ranching business in Trinity, Houston, and Angelina counties, mostly on timberlands owned and managed by Southern Pine Lumber Company. He tells of Mexican workers hired to do fence work and chop hardwood brush, and also relates the brief use of goats to control the hardwood brush. He tells of the lumber company cattle rancher J. J. Ray and Rayville Ranch cowboys Dewey Tarwaters, John Silvers, Frank Rushing and others. Other persons mentioned are L. D. Gilbert, T. L. L. Temple, Henry Titus Mooney, Roy Smith, Walter James, and Grady Singletary.