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Parsons, Lucy Eldinelocked

(1853?–07 March 1942)
  • Marilyn Elizabeth Perry

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Parsons, Lucy Eldine (1853?–07 March 1942), labor activist and writer, was born in north central Texas. Information about her parentage is inconclusive, though she may have been the daughter of Pedro Diáz González and Marie (maiden name unknown); her ancestry was in part African American. At the time she met her future husband in the early 1870s she lived with Oliver Gathings, a former slave. After using many maiden names, Lucy finally settled on González when she married in an attempt to establish a more acceptable Mexican ancestry....

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