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Document Details


Title: Ruffin, Sarah H.
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. Sarah Harris Ruffin was born on April 15, 1914. Her parents, Douglas Hams of Selma, Alabama, and Fannie Parker of Vossburg, Mississippi, came to Hattiesburg in the early 1900s. The family lived at 913 Mobile Street. Mrs. Ruffin had one brother, Douglas, and three sisters, Leola and twins, Elizabeth and Idella. She and her husband, James Martin Ruffin, were married in Hattiesburg in January 1944. At the time of the interview, she lived in Brooklyn where her family consisted of a niece, Fannie Cole Dickerson; Mrs. Dickerson's husband, Bennett, and her two children, Tracy and Matthew; and the wife of a deceased nephew, France Cole. Mrs. Ruffin's niece, Vivian Sue Cole Route Dyess, lives in Hattiesburg, as do Mrs. Dyess' two sons, Jeffrey and Jesse Route.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohruffins.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ruffin, Sarah Harris, 1914-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 15-Apr-1914
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Nurse; Nursing assistant
Age at speaking: 81
Document date: 23-Nov-1995
Interviewer: Dickerson, Fannie Cole
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: OHI0025711-27630