WOMAN DIES AT 125; WAS ONCE SLAVE

Eliza Hawkins, a former slave, who is said by her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Thomas, to have been born in Frederick county, Md., in 1782, died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock while asleep in the same bed with her daughter. If there has been no mistake in the date of the old slave's birth, she was probably the oldest living colored resident in the District.

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Clipped from The Washington Times25 Oct 1907, FriPage 6

The Washington Times (Washington, District of Columbia)25 Oct 1907, FriPage 6
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  • WOMAN DIES AT 125; WAS ONCE SLAVE — Eliza Hawkins, a former slave, who is said by her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Thomas, to have been born in Frederick county, Md., in 1782, died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock while asleep in the same bed with her daughter. If there has been no mistake in the date of the old slave's birth, she was probably the oldest living colored resident in the District.

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