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Document Details


Title: McMarty, Oseola
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: Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi, near the town of Shubuta, the only child of Lucy McCarty. She was raised by her maternal grandmother, Julia Smith McCarty. About 1916 the family moved to Hattiesburg where her grandmother purchased a seven-acre truck farm, which supplied not only much of the family's food but also a surplus that they exchanged at the local store. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. She never married nor had children. Since the deaths of her grandmother in 1944, her mother in 1964, and her aunt in 1967, she has lived by herself in the family home.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohmccartyo.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McCarty, Oseola, 1908-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 7-Mar-1908
Speaker place of birth: Wayne County, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Washerwoman
Age at speaking: 88
Document date: 22-Feb-1996
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: OHI0025679-27591