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Document Details


Title: Floyd Gomez
Local code: OH-138
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Tempe Historical Museum. Research Library
Collection: Barrios Oral History Project
Description: In this interview, Floyd Gomez talks primarily about the Jones and Gomez families in Tempe. This includes stories about his grandfather, Dr. W. W. Jones, who was a partner with the Goldwater brothers freighting business in the 1860s, and about his father, Jesus E. Gomez, who was captured by Apaches as a child and later escaped and returned to a family member in Tubac. He also discusses his career as a cowboy, as supervisor and truck driver for the Tovrea Meat Packing Company, and as an independent cattle rancher. Other topics include his memories of school experiences and parades in Tempe.
Extent: 24 pages
URL: http://www.tempe.gov/museum/oh138.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gomez, Floyd, 1900-1996
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 15-Sep-1900
Speaker place of birth: Tempe, AZ; Arizona; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Cattle rancher; Truck driver
Age at speaking: 93
Document date: 26-Sep-1993
Interviewer: Solliday, Scott
People discussed: Geronimo; Geronimo, 1829-1909; Go khla yeh; Goyathlay; One Who Yawns
Locations discussed: Arizona; Mexico; North America; Tempe, AZ; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Indian; Arizona; Family--History; Family-owned business enterprises; Geronimo; Geronimo, 1829-1909; Go khla yeh; Goyathlay; Mexico; North America; One Who Yawns; Oral history; Ranching; Tempe, AZ; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022446-23774