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Box 1


Contains 1 Result:

Foston Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2022.001
Abstract Herman William Foston was born in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1906. He established several successful businesses in Clarksville, including the Dowdy and Foston Funeral Home, and was considered a wealthy and influential man within the local black community. His sister Louise Beatrice Foston Gachette played an integral role in the management of the funeral home, and following his death in 1949 she inherited all of his assets and businesses. This collection documents a prominent African American...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1941 - 1955