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Oral history with Mary Lee Magee; 2003

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Oral history.; Interview conducted with Mary Lee Magee. Mary Lee Walker Magee was born to Rev. Frank Walker and Mattie Burkett in Shivers Crossing, MS in March 1932. She had three sisters and five brothers. She went to Dry Ridge School through to the eighth grade, and later to Harper School in Mendenhall. Mary Lee married Junior Magee in 1947. Junior served in the armed forces for three years during World War II. They picked cotton on land owned by Junior's grandparents. Junior drove to New Orleans, LA to sell truckloads of cotton. Though Mary Lee and her husband did not have children of their own, they raised the children of her brother and sister-in-law after separation. Junior worked as a mechanic at Mendenhall High School. Mary Lee joined her husband at Mendenhall H.S. as a custodian, where she worked for ten years until her retirement in 1991. Her husband died in 1992.

2003-09-24

Oral history.; Transcript of interview conducted with Mary Lee Magee. Mary Lee Walker Magee was born to Rev. Frank Walker and Mattie Burkett in Shivers Crossing, MS in March 1932. She had three sisters and five brothers. She went to Dry Ridge School through to the eighth grade, and later to Harper School in Mendenhall. Mary Lee married Junior Magee in 1947. Junior served in the armed forces for three years during World War II. They picked cotton on land owned by JuniorΓÇÖs grandparents. Junior drove to New Orleans, LA to sell truckloads of cotton. Though Mary Lee and her husband did not have children of their own, they raised the children of her brother and sister-in-law after separation. Junior worked as a mechanic at Mendenhall High School. Mary Lee joined her husband at Mendenhall H.S. as a custodian, where she worked for ten years until her retirement in 1991. Her husband died in 1992.

2003-09-24

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