Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wake Wednesday - Oberlin Papers

The Samuel Patrick and Ella McGuire Family Papers

        Surnames: Patrick, McGuire, Buffaloe
        Locations: Oberlin Village, Wake county
        Railroads: Gaston & Raleiigh RR, Seaboard Airline RR

A box of family papers bought at a yard sale. Thank heavens they found their way to the NC Archives.

Read this Archives blog post for the full and fascinating details.

"Summary of the Collection

These are the papers of Samuel Patrick and Ella McGuire, an African-American family of Raleigh, Wake County, with family in other locales, ca. 1872-1940. Includes personal and business letters; business receipts and Raleigh schools and city tax receipts; promissory notes; bills and statements of dues; summons for Raleigh public road work; wedding invitations; certificate of church membership; insurance policies; World War I naval commendation for son, Wilbert Henrick McGuire, for role in saving the ship, U.S.S. Mount Vernon, following its torpedoing by the enemy in September 1918; a small quantity of photographs; and miscellaneous materials. Quantity: one third cubic foot."
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