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Slave Narrative of Maria Sutton Clements, pt. 3

Interviewer Miss Irene RobertsonPerson interviewed Maria Sutton Clements of De Valls Bluff, Ark.Age: [not listed] “Missus, I thought if I’d see you agin I’d tell you this song” ‘Jeff Davis is PresidentAbe Lincoln is a foolCome here, see Jeff ride the gray horseAnd Abe Lincoln the mule.’ “They sung all sich songs during’ of the …

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BOYD, ELIZABETH TERRY

Stanton – Elizabeth Boyd, 54, homemaker, died of heart disease Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthews Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Barlow Funeral Home of Covington has charge. She taught Sunday school, and was a missionary …

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BURRELL, JANE

Jane Burrell, aged 59 years, wife of Reuben Burrell, a well-known colored man of the 9th district, died at her home at 9 o’clock Friday night of Bright’s disease and was buried at Salem Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. J. A. Hubbard conducting the funeral services. The deceased is survived by her husband and two …

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