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date: 17 May 2021

McCarty, Oseolalocked

(07 March 1908–26 September 1999)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.

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McCarty, Oseola (07 March 1908–26 September 1999), philanthropist, was born near Shubuta, Mississippi, the daughter of Lucy McCarty and an unnamed father. Largely raised on a small farm by her maternal grandmother, Oseola was taken as a child to visit her mother in various turpentine-processing camps, where her mother was following her stepfather. In 1916 her mother relocated the family to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where Oseola would spend the rest of her life....

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