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Subject: Cora Campbell, Emma Drown-Harold,Janis,Dale
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 17:54:24 EDT
Harold, What a great story about Cora's "Picklepea"! Sounds like she kept a
Seriously, if you or anyone see anything anywhere about what Fed program that
she may have been involved in--with the teaching art classes she did---let us
know, especially Betty. Since there may not be very comprehensive records for
all those programs, it may be hard to place what program she was involved in.
If anyone finds any newspaper clipping or note about her in a newspaper
index, please write it down for Betty. For an accurate file to be built about
Cora's contribution, all of the little details count. Sounds like genealogy,
Really, if Cora was teaching special art classes in the 1930s then she may
have been involved in some of the very early WPA Cultural Programs.
Janis, I just thought about your comment about having one of Cora's paintings
that had belonged to your Grandmother. Your Grandmother wouldn't have been
one of her students would she? Or possibly your grandmother's children were her
pupils? If you should find any special program literature or anything that
your grandmother might have saved please let Betty know. Any little tidbit might
Thanks everybody for keeping your eyes open for anything about Cora
Campbell's professional career. There seem to be additional clues about what things
she may have done in OK, but the details will be very valuable. If anyone
discovers something save it for Betty, we'lll all be grateful!
Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!
Special thanks to Dale for the photograph of the Baptistery painting.
Incredible! Thank goodness, Betty rescued it, from being tossed. May more of us take
the inuitive to preserve great artwork, especially that which is historic and
You all help me imagine Betty's completed project and keep her encouraged to
In a message dated 9/7/2004 3:40:29 PM Central Standard Time,
I do have all the numbers, genealogically speaking, on
Aunt Cora, but afraid I don't have a lot of personal info
on her. I didn't spend a lot of time around her until after
Uncle George died and then just for short visits. Those
were very memorable, there at her house in Violet Hill.
This was after I graduated from college and was home
for vacations and holidays.
My most vivid memory was of her little dog, which she
called "Picklepea". She only had to mention the word
"mouse" or "rat" and he would go into a frenzy, barking
and running around, looking under the furniture and in
all the corners. I thought it terribly funny at the time, but
I suppose he didn't calm down for hours after we left.
As for Emma Drown, she was the daughter of Jesse
Franklin Drown and Rachel C. Guthrie. (Rachel was a
sister to Betty Mc's grandfather, so Betty may have more
info on Emma.........................harold b