Posted by: allaboutcheryl | July 10, 2015

Good Colored Citizen Dies (February 8, 1923)

(article reprinted from my journal on 8-2-2013. This is my great grandfather!)

Some Marriage and Death Notices
from the DeSoto Times-Promoter


Extracted by Tim Harrison
Mose W. Lewis died Tuesday night, Feb’y 6, 1923. His death ended the life of one of the best of his race in north Mississippi. He died at his home about two miles west of Love from an attack of pneumonia.
During his younger days he bought half a section – 320 acres – of land from Major Dockery. Later on by industry and frugality he added, by degrees, 320 more acres thus making a whole section of land he owned.

Both white and black regarded him with strictest confidence, and he was quiet, law-abiding and a zealous church member. He was buried at Zion Hill Baptist church today.

He wielded an influence for good among his race. His wife and several children survive him.


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