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Clara Wilson, 125 year old former slave, dies near Alton, Illinois

Alton, Illinois, 1858
12/13/1859
The American Almanac for 1861 reported the death near Alton, Illinois of "Clara Wilson, said to he 125 years old. She was born a slave in South Carolina, and was carried to the western country about seventy years ago. She was ordinarily called 'Granny Wilson," or "Granny Buck'." (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1861), 392.

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