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Ned Skinner

SKINNER

Posted By: J. Breen (email)
Date: 10/2/2020 at 11:49:42

Uncle Ned Skinner, an old Kentucky slave, he did not know how old, died the 7th. From what his friends know of him, they judge he was at least 100 years old. A bachelor, self-supporting until lately. May he have a long, long rest.

Source: Washington Press, May 14, 1902

Ned Skinner, the old Darkey, died last week. He was so old that the mind ran not to the contrary. He was perhaps 110 years old. He was born in Tennessee, but came from Kentucky here. He was a typical old slave of the ante-bellum days and his urbanity and obsequiousness never deserted him. He was a good old Darkey.

Source: Washington Democrat May 14, 1902.

He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery


 

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