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A pamphlet produced for the 40th anniversary banquet of the United Syrian Charitable Society which took place in 1947 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The society was established in 1907 with the goal of providing a gathering place for immigrants and…
1947_united syrian charitable society.pdf

A pamphlet for the golden jubilee celebration of the Young Men of Deir El-Kamar and Suburbs society, held on November 1, 1964. The society was founded in 1914 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, by people who had immigrated from the Deir al-Qamar area of…
deirelkamar_OCR.pdf

Caption from donor: "Postcard of the Adriatic, the ship on which Jim Angelo’s family arrived at Ellis Island."
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Caption from donor: " Photo of Ellis Nassour’s Grocery store advertisement (around 1940)." This is a digital photograph of a reproduction of the original advertisement, which promoted Ellis M. Nassour's grocery store ("formerly Bodron's Grocery")…
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A typed document written by one of Alma Farris' grandchildren, Lee Anne. It contains some of her childhood memories of spending time with her "Sitho" (grandmother) in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
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A typed document written by one of Alma Farris' grandchildren, Kathryn. It contains some of her childhood memories of spending time with her "Sitho" (grandmother) in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
Findelin_KA and Sithowm.pdf

An article from the Fayetteville Observer announcing the closure of Alma Farris' Farris Department Store upon her retirement at the age of 90. The second part of the article is not included. This clipping includes a photograph of Alma in her store…
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A birthday letter from the Diocese of Raleigh written to Alma Farris on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The letter includes a prayer and an acknowledgement of Alma's contributions to the Our Lady of the Snows church in Elizabethtown.
Findelin_birthday congrats from diocese of raleigh_2007.pdf

A photograph labeled "grandfather in his store." Presumably it depicts Sam Parker in his department store, likely called either the Parker Department Store or the Farris-Parker Department Store at this time. He stands in front of a board labeled…
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An article published in The Bladen Journal announcing the retirement of Alma Parker Farris and the closing of the Farris Department Store. The article contains a photograph of Alma and a description of her impact on Elizabethtown.
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The eulogy given by Edward W. Najam, Jr., the son of Agnes Parker Najam and Edward W. Najam, following his father's death. Edward Najam, Jr., describes his father's character, faith, and keen intellect, as well as the loving relationships that he had…
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The obituary for Edward W. Najam, published on May 10, 2005, in the Herland-Times of Bloomington, Indiana. Najam was the husband of Agnes Pakrer Najam.
Findelin_herald times_edward najan obit_may 10 2005.pdf

The obituary for Magdalen Parker Mileski, written and published after her death on May 11, 2007.
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A newspaper article published after the 2007 death of Magdalen Parker Mileski. The piece is a remembrance of her many years of teaching and the influence she had on her former students as a demanding, yet kind, high school English teacher. The…
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An newspaper article profiling the youngest daughter of Sam and Helen Parker, Magdalen Parker Mileski. At the time of the article, Mileski was an English teacher at Ragsdale Senior High School in High Point, North Carolina. The article details her…
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A scan of Alma Parker's birth certificate. Alma was born on January 31, 1917 and the certificate was issued on August 7, 1975 in Edgecombe County.
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Newspaper article from August 27 1964 about the death and funeral of Shikrallah Farris. Farris died from a sudden heart attack on August 21, 1964. The article provides a photograph of Farris, a brief biography of Farris, an account of his surviving…
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An article from the society section of the Bladen Journal detailing the wedding ceremony for the marriage of Alma Parker and Shikrallah Farris. The article describes the decoration of the Our lady of the Snows Church, the ceremony and the members of…
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A collection of photographs taken in the Elizabethtown Cemetery depicting the tombstones of various members of the Parker family from two generations. Included in the collection is a text document listing each of the family members buried in the…
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