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Leah Farrar Wilson documents and medals, 1938-1964 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: id49018

Scope and Contents

Includes: Two memorial medallions – Image of Mary Prout, Founder of the Independent Order of St. Luke to identify the wearer as a commissioned officer of the R. W. G. Council of I.O. of St. Luke; image of Maggie Lena Walker, for the 68th Annual Convention, 1935 of the R.W.G. Council of I.O. of St Luke; photostatic copy birth certificate of Leah Belle Farrar issued by the Virginia Department of Health, dated October 26, 1956, listing the date and time of birth as “April 10, 1894, on Monday night ten minutes past on o’clock"; copy of marriage certificate of James Finley Wilson and Leah Belle Farrar dated October, 1956, listing date of marriage as July 23, 1924; program of the 23rd Anniversary of Queen Esther Temple, No. 70 of the I.B.P.O.E of W. held at the first Baptist Church, Richmond Virginia, July 19, 1938; letter to Mrs. J. Finley Wilson at Washington, DC from Ruth Gray, postmarked March 3, 1952, indicating location of the grave of J. Finley Wilson; letter to Leah Wilson at Washington DC from “Cousin Irene” at Richmond dated June 22, 1964 wishing Leah well after the operation; “Obituary of Leah Belle Farrar Wilson"; death notice and biography of Leah Belle Farrar Wilson; “A Letter from the Family” read at the funeral of Leah Belle Farrar Finley; “Order of Funeral Services.” Funeral program for Leah Belle Farrar Finley; newspaper clipping of obituary titled “J. Finley Wilson’s widow dead at 70"; documents relating to the funeral of Leah Farrar Wilson, including lists of cards and telegrams received in condolence, those paying condolence calls and automobile arrangements for the funeral procession; telegram of sympathy on the passing of Leah F Wilson from Cherrie Smith, Secretary of the Illinois Wisconsin States Association Women’s Auxiliary IBPOEFW, dated June 29, 1964; card of sympathy to the family of Leah Wilson at Washington DC from Dorothy A. Hedges, president and Harriet R, Brown, secretary of the Civil Liberties League #54 at Indianapolis, Indiana, dated July 17, 1964; card of sympathy to the family of Leah Wilson at Washington DC from “The Panlen (?) and All P.G.D.R. of La Calif” at Los Angeles, California, dated July 8 1964; letter to Mrs. J. Finely Wilson and Janett at Washington DC. Sender unidentified at St. Louis, Missouri, dated Jun 24, 1964; letter from George E.C. Hayes of Cobb, Howard, Hayes & Windsor, attorneys at Washington, DC to Roland Ealey, attorney at Richmond, dated December 26, 1961, requesting a copy of the deed vesting title to Leah Wilson to 2912 Moss Side Avenue, Richmond; newspaper death notice of Leah Farrar Wilson; photostatic copy of “Appraisal under the Estate Tax Law of the Estate of J. Finley Wilson, deceased” issued by the Surrogates Court, County of New York dated April 22, 1954; eulogy of Leah Wilson, dated June 28, 1964, from Helen O. White and Frances Henderson, Columbia Temple, I.B.P.O.E of W. Envelope attached inscribed “Eulogy for P.G.D. Ruler and Executive Board Member, Daughter Leah F. Wilson” containing newspaper clipping of death notice of Mrs. Leah Wilson; certificate of probate execution issued to Leah F. Wilson as executrix of the estate of J. Finley Wilson by the Probate Court, District of Columbia, dated July 16, 1952.


  • Creation: 1938-1964 and undated


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From the Collection: 0.75 Linear Feet

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