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Document Details


Title: Allsup, Dorothea
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Mississippi Oral History Project
Description: Dorothea Allsup was born on February 4, 1916 to Joseph Arthur Shaul and Anna Christina Nelson. She is the oldest of three Shaul children. Her family resided in Banner County, Nebraska, but they moved to Epes, Alabama, when she was four, and Macon, Mississippi, when she was seventeen. The move is attributed to the fact that Allsup's mother needed to move to a lower altitude and warmer climate than Nebraska offered. The move is also attributed to the fact that her father's horse trading with the assistance of his associate rancher, Ballmy Johnson, did well in the South. While in Alabama, her father and Mr. Johnson were, according to her, "probably the only two people in Mississippi or Alabama that had on a cowboy hat and boots." Her father was known for his kindness and he helped people in both states move from riding mules to horses, and taught them how start cattle grazing on their lands.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohallsupd.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Allsup, Dorothea, 1916-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 4-Feb-1916
Speaker place of birth: Banner County, NE; Nebraska; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Bookkeeper; Landlord; Real estate broker
Age at speaking: 83
Document date: 10-Aug-1999
Interviewer: Walton, Shana
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture; Cities and towns--Mississippi; City and town life--Mississippi; Community; Local history; Mississippi; Mississippi--History; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024130-27479