“Organized May, 1891, through the efforts
of Mrs. M..M.Carter…Yearly, at Thanksgiving time they distribute baskets
of provision to poor families. For several years they partly supported
a colored girl in Atlanta University, and later money was sent to the school
in Mackentosh, Ga., in remembrance of which a room in that institution
was named after them…A committee of five from the Y.P.S.C.E. superintend
this work. Miss Lucy Butts is chairman. The membership is 56.
President is John Ray; Secretary, Marion McCormick;
Members pictured by number:
Source: This is an excerpt from "Grip's Historical Souvenir of Phoenix & Vicinity " No. 14, published by The Seaman Press, Pulaski NY, 1902. Transcribed: bbt2000)
Many thanks to Berit Taggart for contributing this information. Berit is researching the following names and would love to hear from anyone on them...Becker and Collison. "Both families resided in Oswego county
(Schroeppel Census 1860, 1865,1880 ) from the mid-1800's through early 1900's. Information has been slim so far, but I am undaunted!"
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