Saturday, January 30, 2010

Block 6. A Stitch in Time

by Terry Thornton

A stitch in time. . . Block 6 of the circa 1931 Friendship Quilt in the Museum of the Itawamba County Historical Society

BOURLAND, Martha, Block 06

Martha Bourland was the daughter of Reba Dilworth Bourland and William Chester Bourland. Mr. Bourland was the Postmaster at Fulton around 1950.

See additional information at W.C. Bourland, Block 36.

CAROTHERS, Lima, Block 06

According to IHS member Joe Sheffield, this is Lema Carothers.

Lema Carothers is listed as the 22 year-old daughter of Davie and Nora Carothers of Beat 2. This farming family lived on the Tupelo-Kirksville Road. In the 1930 census, the family consisted of Davie Carothers, 50, wife Nora, 45, daughters Lema, 22, and Jessie, 14, and son Davis, 5.

SATHER, E. Mrs., Block 06

No information was found on Mrs. E. Sather.

If you have additional information about any of the names on this quilt square, please post a comment below. Your help is needed to "write" the story of this almost eighty-year old quilt.

A stitch in time . . . The 2010 Friendship-Memory Quilt

A 2010 Friendship-Memory Quilt (inspired by the one that is the subject of this series of articles) is being prepared by the Itawamba Historical Society. If you would like to have a name (memorial or business) embroidered on this quilt, send $10 per name to 2010 Friendship-Memory Quilt, Itawamba Historical Society, P.O. Box 7, Mantachie, MS 38855. Or telephone 662-282-7664 for more information about this project. All donations are tax-deductible.

Membership in the Society is not required to be a part of the Friendship-Memory Quilt. You are, however, invited to join the Society. Dues are $25.00 per year.


Family information from Memories from Itawamba County: A Friendship Quilt circa 1931 --- A Stitch in Time by Terry Thornton with assistance from Members of the Itawamba Historical Society, Itawamba Settlers, Quarterly Journal of the Itawamba County, Mississippi, History and Genealogy. Winter 2009, Pages 143-61.

Square from 1931 Friendship Quilt photographed by Terry Thornton, September 3, 2009, Bond's House Museum, Itawamba Historical Society, Mantachie, Mississippi.

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