Sarah E. John


Military History

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

(Member of pioneer El Paso family; retired Army colonel) Born September 28.1898 at the Maqoffin Homestead in EL Paso; parents were William Jefferson Glasgow. a U.S. Cavalry officer. and Josephine Richardson Magoffin; attended elementary school in El Paso. private school in Kansas. and West Point; 0raduated from West Point in November. 1918.

Summary of Interview

TAPE I: Biographical data; childhood recollections and early El Paso; moving around the country with his family; how he came to enter Viest Point; experiences as part of the Army of Occupation in Europe following World Viar I; brief histories of the Magoffin and Glasgow families. including his Scottish. Irish. French and Spanish ancestors; the Mexican Revolutionary era; the Chinese community in El Paso
TAPE II: The Escobar Revolution of 1929 and his experiences while stationed in El Paso
at the time; Juarez and Prohibition; experiences during his tour of duty in
Brest. France in 1919 and having a close relationship with the family of
Admiral Grout. the French Commander at Brest; his trip to the British Isles;
experiences as part of the Army of Occupation in Germany. 1920. and in charge
of the Visitor's Bureau; experiences as aide-de-camp to Commanding General

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

22 hour 15 minutes

Tape Number

No. 605

Transcript Number

No. 605

Length of Transcript

215 pages

Interview Number

No. 605

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