Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection
Oral history.; Mrs. Laura Mae Davenport was born in Gholson, Mississippi, on October 22, 1908. She attended the Noxubee County Agricultural High School before moving to Shuqualak to finish high school in 1927. She began a teaching career and completed one year of course work at The University of Southern Mississippi, at that time known as State Teachers' College. Mrs. Davenport married her husband Ernest in 1932. She lived as a housewife until her children were grown and then helped Ernest open a Western Auto store. Mrs. Davenport has eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.