National Affairs: 8 Husben

The Whiteville, N. C. News Reporter last week published the full text of an application for old age assistance filed by one Annie Bell Bowden, colored, of Cumberland, Md.:

"To hume it Mae Concearn: This is to sertify that Annie Bell Bowden is living with 8 th husben. Mother and father's home at Moorehead, N. C. Mother name Mary Elizer, Father Willie Henry Nobles and she was the mother of twenty one (21) children.

"Mother was bit by a snake. Father was kicked by a mule and died from it. Husben No. 1, Judge Mitchel...

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