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Date: August 1964
The death certificate of Shikrallah Doumit Farris, who died of coronary thrombosis on August 21, 1964 in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
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Date: 1962
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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Date: 1962
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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Date: Unknown
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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An Arabic letter handwritten by Father Khouri Nematallah al-Hasibany on December 18, 1914. It confirms the birthdate of Naeem Faris on January 1, 1899. The letterhead is from St. Joseph's Maronite Church in Ayn Zibdy, Syria.
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Date: Unknown
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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Date: August 1975
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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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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Date: June 1916
A baptismal record, issued by St. Anthony's Church in Lawrence, Massachusetts, confirming William (Welhem) Joseph Abe Ganem Farris's date of birth as March 29, 1916 and his date of baptism as June 4, 1916. It lists his father's name, Joseph Abe Ganem…
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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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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 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 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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Shikrallah Doumit Farris' certificate of naturalization, issued in 1945 after his marriage to Alma Parker of Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
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Shikrallah Farris' official identification card, issued at the American Consulate at Beirut, Syria (modern-day Lebanon) upon his immigration to the United States.
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Date: 1945
A signed and sealed document verifying that Shikrallah Farris changed his name from Shikralla Farris Mouwannes as part of hi naturalization process.
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Date: Unknown
caption: "Addie Rabil Farris (Deceased, of Rocky Mount), Albert Zahran (of Fayetteville), and Roselie Kannan Zahran." Also present are unidentified individuals in the background and to the left.
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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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Date: Unknown
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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Date: Unknown
Caption from donor: "Abe Farris, Jim Angelo’s grandfather." The photograph depicts Farris standing on a sidewalk in front of a deli, an American flag in the foreground. Presumably taken in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
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