Friday, February 12, 2010

Block 34. A Stitch in Time

by Terry Thornton

A stitch in time. . . Block 34 of the circa 1931 Friendship Quilt in the Museum of the Itawamba County Historical Society

SMITH, A.B. Mrs., Block 34

Ruby D. Smith was the wife of Allen Blanchard Smith.

Allen B. Smith is listed on the 1920 Oak Grove census. With him is wife Rubie Smith and two children but the census image page is unreadable for their ages or the names of the children.

The 1930 census of Beat 2 shows the family on Tupelo-Kirksville Road consisting of Allen B. Smith, 38, a farmer, wife Ruby D., 33, sons George W., 14, Charlie B., 11, and daughter Tina, 9.

CAMP, C.B., Block 34

This is probably Charlie B. Camp 1893 - 1956 who is buried at Stephens Cemetery of Itawamba County according to Burton-Cruber.

Kermit McFerrin, IHS member from Mantachie, states that C.D. Camp was a long-time educator in Itawamba County, a farmer, and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He was his wife Delphia P. Camp had three children --- sons Herman Camp and Charles E. Camp (who was killed in World War 2), and Gladys Camp Franks.

CAMP, C.B. Mrs., Block 34

Delphia P. Camp 1896 - ___, was the wife of Charlie B. Camp. Entries for Charlie and Delphia Camp are recorded in Burton-Cruber from Stephens Cemetery.

According to Kermit McFerrin, Delphia Camp assisted Mr. Camp in school work in Itawamba County.

See additional information above at C.B. Camp.

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

Stop by the Itawamba Historical Society to view the progress of the 2010 Friendship-Memory Quilt. Watch also for public quilting bees to finish the quilt (beginners and advanced quilters are all welcomed). Obtain additional information by visiting the Society at the Corner of Church Street and Museum Drive in Mantachie, Mississippi, or by telephone 662-282-7664


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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