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Euless, Texas was first settled in about as a small farming community in North Central Texas. It was incorporated in and at the time of the U. Census had a population of 46, The City of Euless encompasses approximately He is a descendant of one of the founding families of Euless—the Fullers.

At the time of this interview, he was a member of the Euless Historical Preservation Committee. Betty Fuller is a long-time resident of Euless, Texas. At the time of this interview she was a member of the Euless Historical Preservation Committee.

At the time of this interview she was working for the City of Euless as a liaison to the Euless Historical Preservation Committee. She is also the Secretary for our Historical Preservation Committee. She does an outstandingly fine job. For our records, Mr. Byers, can you please give us your entire name including where you live, address and all of that?

Betty Fuller: And if my memory serves me correctly, your mother lived across the street? Betty Fuller: And who was your Mother? Tell us about her. Tell us where and when you were born? It was probably, as far I know, the only house with a basement in Tarrant County. I think that house was very interesting in several ways. It was a large house built about four foot off the ground and the basement was about six feet deep underground. It was a two story house with wood shingles built about I lived there until when I built my own house. I mean in that area? The property directly behind it was the First Baptist Church.

Betty Fuller: I want to know about the lighting system because I am intrigued by that. Bill Byers: Well, the house was plumbed with one quarter inch black pipe and it was hooked up to a carbide plant that was just a big container of probably gallon size out beside the house. It was probably 60 or 80 foot away from the house. The gas would go in the pipe and each room in the house had one gas jet in the center of the ceiling and had a big hook up there and took a fixture from room to room and plugged it on to the gas with a rubber hose and it made a brilliant light like a Coleman lantern.

That worked for several years and finally that thing rusted out and eventually we used it for a septic tank. But then we went to coal lamps which were quite a contrast. Bill Byers: Carbide was a powder that when you put water in it, it turned into gas. The coal miners used to use carbide lamps when mining coal. They strapped them on their he. I still sold them at the lumber yard all the way until Impeller was another way of mixing and creating the gas.

When I interviewed your Mother, she told me about that home. Tell me how that person in that house is related to T. Huffman and the house that you grew up. Bill Byers: He owned that farm across and up the street from the house where my Mother was born in. Bill Byers: That was Willie Huffman. The house was right south of the present location of the City Hall complex. That was another mess.

Bill Byers: Dallas. You had to go Pipeline and then down to Shady Grove and Sowers , cross over a wooden bridge on County Line Road and turn back through Irving, and you could go on Industrial Boulevard and sometimes you could down to Singleton Boulevard.

Betty Fuller: It was quite an ordeal, but I love that house. Tell us where that house, the one where your Mom was born in? I had traded a pool hall for that house and the Porters bought that house. It was originally located at the corner of Vine Street and Hwy. They tore it down to build a Safeway store. When the highway came through in they moved the house down on Vine Street and I ended up with it.

She lives there now. Hopefully you could get a Local Marker because that is the oldest house around here. When do you think it was built? Huffman house and he was the County Commissioner of Precinct 3. Were they the same then compared to now?

Bill Byers: I believe so. It was the North East quadrant of Tarrant County. Tell us the lineage of how it got from there to you. Would you mind for historical purposes? Bill Byers: Well T. Huffman married Cynthia Fuller and they had two sons and three daughters, I believe. Three of them passed away early that was John, Seth and then Ruth, who passed away at I guess that was it, I guess there were four kids that lived to adulthood. Betty Fuller: Now, I wanted to go back now to you Mr.

Did you tell me that you were born in that home with the carbide? Bill Byers: I was born in the basement, been trying to get up ever since laughter. Bill Byers: I have one sister, Mary French. She lives in Millsap, Texas. Bill Byers: Yes, T.

Huffman and Cynthia Elizabeth I believe. Betty Fuller: Fuller, she was a Fuller. Oh, and we want to add this. This is what I have here. They both passed away I believe in , six or eight months before I was born. I think he died and then she died 90 days later.

Bill Byers: They came out of Georgia. I think their families drifted down from Virginia and Tennessee and ended up in Decatur and Atlanta. Probably around ten and he went to work for my Grandfather. Now tell us that again so that we have it right. Betty Fuller: Willie Byers volunteered to be P. They went through twelve years and all twelve of those years, Mrs.

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