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Cora L. Spence died in Jail 1922

I had an interesting find when i went to my public library here in Jacksonville, FL. They had obituaries for Elizabeth City, NC from 1919-1924 (i think) and I found my 2nd great grandmother listed.

'Cora L. Spence. A 56-year old colored woman of Newland Township, living about 13 miles from town, died last week after having grieved herself sick because she was placed in jail a day or two during the last term of Superior Court in this county, about three or four weeks ago.
The colored woman was held in jail Tuesday to Saturday, having been held as a witness in a case in which her daughter Beunna Temple was involved. She couldn't understand why a witness should be jailed, and the burden of falling into such disgrace at her age was too much for her. [October 10, 1922, p. 1]'


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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