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Slave Narrative of Mary Colbert

Interviewer: Sadie B. Hornsby Person Interviewed: Mary Colbert Location: Athens, Georgia (NOTE: This is the first story we have had in which the client did not use any dialect. Mary Colbert’s grammar was excellent. Her skin was almost white, and her hair was quite straight. None of us know what a “deep” slave was. It …

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Biography of Henry C. Thomas

HENRY C. THOMAS. James Township, Stone County, Missouri, has its full quota of vigorous, enterprising, thoroughgoing agriculturists, whose popularity is based upon both their social qualities and their well-known integrity and unusual industry. None among them is more popular or has worked more perseveringly than he of whom we write. Like at least one-half of …

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Slave Narrative of Shack Thomas

Interviewer: Martin Richardson Person Interviewed: Shack Thomas Location: South Jacksonville, Florida Age: 102 Shack Thomas, Centenarian Beady-eyed, grey-whiskered, black little Shack Thomas sits in the sun in front of his hut on the Old Saint Augustine Road about three miles south of Jacksonville, 102 years old and full of humorous reminiscences about most of those …

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Slave Narrative of Annie Beck

Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Annie Beck Age: 50 Location: West Memphis, Arkansas “I was born in Mississippi. Mama was born in Alabama and sold to Holcomb, Mississippi. Her owner was Master Beard. She was a field woman. They took her in a stage-coach. Their owner wanted to keep it a secret about freedom. …

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur Winfield Thomas

Thomas, Arthur Winfield; bond broker; born, East Liverpool, O., May 24, 1880; son of William and Mary Shannon Thomas; educated, public and private schools; married, Cleveland, Nov. 1, 1905, Jennie H. Lucas; issue, one son, William A.; since 1900, has represented large bond houses in Cleveland; at present mgr. Colonial Securities Co., of Cleveland; industrial …

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F. J. Thomas

1st Class Electrician, U. S. N. Born in Edgecombe County Aug. 27, 1896; son of R. W. and Annie Thomas. Entered the service at Richmond, Va., May 7, 1917. Promoted to the rank of 1st Electrician in 1919. On the U. S. S. Bulgaria three months, then transferred to U. S. S. Antigone, transport service. …

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W. L. Thomas

Yeoman 3rd Class, Navy. Born in Robeson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas. Husband of Mrs. Bertha Thomas. Entered service May 18, 1917. Was sent to Newport, R. I. Transferred to Boston, Mass., from there was sent to Hinghan, Mass. Mustered out at Charleston, S. C., June 16, 1919.

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