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Wright, Gussie Stovall

Wright, Gussie Stovall

Wright, Gussie Stovall

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 1984

Interview 43a : Life-long Angelina County resident Mrs. Gussie Stovall Wright remembers her life in Prairie Grove (also called Stovall Prairie) and Diboll. She describes her Stovall grandparents, who came to the area in 1845, and the hardships they endured and the slaves they owned. Mrs. Wright also recalls going to the Prairie Grove School and teachers Jimmie Ellis and Laura Davis, purchasing cloth from Fannie Farrington at the Diboll commissary, riding her horse and walking to school, church, and Diboll, farming, and serving as a midwife to local families.