Surnames and Family Research Forum
Richard Pryor Perioa, IL address
Would it be possible to identify the people living on the same block as Richard Pryor's grandmother in Perioa? My mother, now deceased said that we lived in that block for a short time after leaving MS. We ended up in Chicago. She knew nothing about Richard Pryor. I would like to know who was our connect on that block, who was most likely born in MS. I found this passage. "According to his autobiography, Pryor says the "home where he grew up at" was 317 Northeast Washington, a two-story wooden house. His paternal grandmother, Marie Carter, lived at 313, a flat-roofed house. The house in between, 315, was home to a woman called "China Bee". All three dwellings were houses of ill repute. Pryor's grandmother, who he called "Mama", was a madam of one of the houses. Marie raised Pryor when his mother, Gertrude Thomas, moved back to her family in Springfield. After his parents' divorce, Richard went to 313 to live with his grandmother." Would appreciate if you could to recreate the block. Thanks.