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Document Details


Title: Jones, Lorita
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: Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones was born on July 19, 1909, in Biloxi, Mississippi; her parents were Bertha Lewis Nelson Rogers and Lamar Nelson. She had one sister, Antoinette Rogers Jones Lashley Wilson, who died in 2001. Her mother's family were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, of Creole heritage, and Lorita remembers that her grandmother, Olivia Lewis, spoke only in French. Her father Lamar was involved in the historical musical minstrel shows that traveled the South during the early 1900s.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohjonesl.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Jones, Lorita Nelson, 1909-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 19-Jul-1909
Speaker place of birth: Biloxi, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Age at speaking: 90
Document date: 07-Nov-1999
Interviewer: Sartin, Angela
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: OHI0025663-27567