MG-43. DOCK FAMILY PAPERS, 1865-1951.

These are primarily papers of Mira Lloyd Dock (1853-1945). Prominent during the first four decades of the twentieth century in promoting forestry and community improvement, she served on the State Forestry Reservation Commission from 1901 to 1913. Included in this collection are newspapers containing information relating to African Americans:


No. 65 Miscellaneous, Newspapers and Maps.

Valley Spirit, Chambersburg, Pa., July 31, 1915: "Colored Woman Slain" reports the murder of Susan Jenkins of Fallsington, Pennsylvania. Ms. Jenkins was an eighty-year-old produce dealer from Bucks County.

The Patriot, Harrisburg, Pa., September 16, 1905: May Be Chester Murderer" reports that a negro giving his name as Woodyard and claiming York County as his home was jailed on suspicion of knowing something of the Carter murder at Chester. Two other articles are concerned with the African Methodist Episcopal Church: " At the African M.E. Church, Rev. W.R. Gullins, DD . . . " and "Excavating for New A.M.E Church."

The Patriot, Harrisburg, Pa., September 23, 1905: Under the heading "Church Services" is listed: "Wesley Union Church [A.M.E. Zion], South Street, Rev. W.H. Ferguson, pastor," and "St. Paul’s Church, Sixth and Forster Streets, Rev. Leroy F. Baker, rector."

Harrisburg Telegraph, March 7, 1908: Article entitled "Four Negroes Lynched" reports the lynching of four Negroes in connection with a double murder.

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