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Interview with Frances Wade, September 17, 1973

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Interview with Frances Wade, September 17, 1973
Creator:
Wade, Frances ( Interviewee )
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English

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Catawba Indians -- Florida
Kataba Indians -- Florida
Catawba Oral History Collection ( local )

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Funding:
This text has been transcribed from an audio or video oral history. Digitization was funded by a gift from Caleb J. and Michele B. Grimes.

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Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Department of History, University of Florida
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This interview is part of the 'Catawba' collection of interviews held by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program of the Department of History at the University of Florida
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Interviewer:: Francps Wade

Monologue

Date: September 17, 1973



... and I'm gathering oral history for the University of Florida. I

work under the direction of Mrs. Emma Echols and today is September

17, 1973. I would like to tell you about the death of one of the

people here in Catawba, Dennis Harris, who was the son of David A.

Harris and Della Delthia Harris. He was the second son of Mr. and

Mrs. Harris and when he was just a young boy he fell off the trestle

=rr near the Catawba Junction because the train was coming and he had

to jump. He played there on the ground for more than twenty four

hours and then retarded he was unable to know what to do or how to do

to get help for himself. Later a Mr. Miles Lineberger found him. He

received a broken leg, which hampered his walk the rest of his life.

He had lived for the past few years with one of his sisters, Isabel

George, He was not an educated Indian, neither did he enjoy any of

luxuries that most people today enjoy, but he believed in a simple faith.

He believed in God. He came to church regularly and he sang well. He

could not read nor write but/ihe knew all of the church songs by heart

and many a day you could hear him going to the spring to get water and

he would be singing one of these church hymns. Sunday at four o'clock

his services were held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.

Bishop Milton Osborne presided and preached, also, resident Wilkerson

from Columbia who had been the former state president of whidh Catawba

was a part. He was burfed in the new church cemetery out near the school.

He is survived by two brothers and four sisters. He had many beautiful

flowers and many people who came to pay their last respects to him. He

will be remembered for the good deeds that he accomplished and the good






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thingsAthat he has done for people here in Catawba. This is just

one of the many deaths we have had among the Catawbas in the last

rear. Matter of fact, this is the eigth death in Catawba this year.





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CAT . 9.4 A I '1 I Q/ DMC Interviewer:: ,, Monologue Franc~ Wade Date: September 17, 1973 and I'm gathering oral history for the University of Florida. I work under the direction of Mrs. Emma Echols and today is , September 17, 1973. I would like to tell you about the death of one of the people here in Catawba, Dennis Harris, who was the son of David A. Harris and Della Delthia Harris. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Harris and when he was just a young boy he fell off the trestle ~ow,.J 1:IXm' near the Catawba Junction because the train was coming and he had to jump. He layed there on the ground for more than twenty four hours and then retarded he was unable to know what to do or how to do to get help for himself. Later a Mr. Miles Lineberger found him. He received a broken leg, which hampered his walk the rest of his life. He had li'\ied for the past few years with one of his sisters, Isabel George, He was not an educated Indian, neither did he enjoy any of luxuries that most people todly enjoy, but he believed in a simple faith. He believed in God. He came ~o church regularly and he sang well. He could not read nor writeJbut,1he knew all of the church songs by heart and many a da)'.' , yi;m could hear him going to the spring to get water and he wquld be singing one of these church hymns. Sunday at four o'clock his services were held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. Bishop Milton Osborne presided and preached, also, yresident Wilkerson from Columbia who had been the former state president of wh~ch Catawba was a part. He was bu~ed in the new church cemetary out near the school. He is survived by two brothers and four sisters. He had map.y beautiful flowers and many people who came to pay their last respects to im. He will be remembered for the good deeds that he accomplished and.the good

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SEM 94 .A page 2 +nm-) things/\tliat he has done for people here in Catawba. Thi-s is just one of the many deaths we have had among the Catawbas in the last .f'or tear. Matter of fact, this is the eigth death in Catawba~this year.