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Potters Field Marie DeFrance
Daughter of Mary E. DeFrance (Q-26-05)
"The first African-American woman in Oberlin, presumably to own her own business, DeFrance was one of six children who came to Oberlin in 1883 with their mother Mary Elizabeth DeFrance. She purchased a millinery store in 1896, 'Millinery M. DeFrance,' and operated the business for thirty-five years"
Juneteenth 2021 will celebrate the life of Marie D. France an African American Pioneer woman. She came to Oberlin as a child in 1883 and as an adult bought her business. M. De Francee's Millinery shop in 1896 downtown Oberlin. She maintained the buisness for thirty-five years.
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