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Document Details


Title: Leftwich, Mary Ellen
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: Born on November 10, 1916, in Arkansas, Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich is one of two daughters born to her parents, Lynn Evans Arnold and Nannie Peacher Jordan. Her mother died when she was a small child, and her father remarried. Her stepmother, Louise Martin Arnold, was a wonderful parent, and Ms. Leftwich had a happy childhood even though she grew up during the Depression. The family lived in Gunnison, Mississippi, on a farm; the young people in the community played tennis, swam, and learned to dance; they made candy and had watermelon cuttings.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohleftwichm.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Leftwich, Mary Ellen, 1916-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 10-Nov-1916
Speaker place of birth: Arkansas; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Teacher
Age at speaking: 83
Document date: 17-Nov-1999
Interviewer: Barrett, Perry
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: OHI0025669-27578