Proof of Age Problem for Pensioners Finding Records Chief Task for Many Applicants Pt 3

This bent, little woman, who is somewhat feeble, can remember some of her early life, and can show scars of lash marks across her shoulders to verify that she had been a slave, but because slave families were divided or moved about at the whim of their masters she has no way of knowing even the place of her birth, for no one bothered to tell her. And records were not kept in those days of slave births.

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Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois)17 Apr 1936, FriPage 1
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  • Proof of Age Problem for Pensioners Finding Records Chief Task for Many Applicants Pt 3 — This bent, little woman, who is somewhat feeble, can remember some of her early life, and can show scars of lash marks across her shoulders to verify that she had been a slave, but because slave families were divided or moved about at the whim of their masters she has no way of knowing even the place of her birth, for no one bothered to tell her. And records were not kept in those days of slave births.

    hollie_g_364 – 25 Oct 2014

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