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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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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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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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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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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 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.
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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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A color photograph of Helen Parker (middle) surrounded by her children: (in no order) Louis, Alma, Agnes, Lillian, and Magdalen. Though undated, the photograph may have been taken in the 1970s.
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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.
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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 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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The obituary for Magdalen Parker Mileski, written and published after her death on May 11, 2007.
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A mass request from the Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, asking that Sam and Helen Parker be remembered for their contribution to the establishment of the church. On the back of the print out are genealogical…
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A portrait of five unidentified girls, ranging in age from childhood to adolescence. The girls are likely members of the Parker family or related to them in some manner; perhaps grandchildren of Sam and Helen Parker.
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A portrait of five unidentified boys, ranging in age from childhood to adolescence. The boys are likely members of the Parker family or related to them in some manner; perhaps grandchildren of Sam and Helen Parker.
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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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