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Rodney Natives

This photograph appeared in the Jackson Clarion Ledger Date Unknown If anyone can identify the date this photograph was taken please advise me.  If you have an ancestor in this photo and would like a copy of it emailed to you, please let me know.

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Many who attended the services at the Rodney Presbyterian Church Tuesday were born in this ghost town that was a bustling river port before the Mississippi changed its course and left it to die.  Some are shown here.  They are: (1st row from left) Mrs. Elise Beck Noble of Fayette; Mrs. Lora Schober Barrow of Baton Rouge; Mrs. None Schober, Rodney; Mrs. Hannah Freeland, Port Gibson; Mrs. Corinne Hall Bemiss, Rodney; Mrs. Arcola Alston, Mrs. Ches Burkley Alston, Mrs. Mamie Paul Matthews and Mrs. Jesse Heckley, all of Rodney.  Second Row:  Joe Heckler, Rodney; Gladys Burkley Wilson, Vicksburg; Thelma Toler Thompson, McComb; Pearl Ashley Hanna, Jackson; and Golda Ashley Nelson, Clinton. (Photo by Jay Milner)

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