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Anna Hues
Obituary for
Anna Hues
Submitted by: Mollie Stehno

Oklahoma State Register
November 6, 1924

Anna Hues, Negro woman, said to be the oldest person residing in Oklahoma and probably in the nation, died at her home in this city last Friday. She was 118 years old was born in North Carolina, March 4, 1806, and was a slave until 1860 in the home of Col. William McCoy of Alabama. She came to Oklahoma at the opening thirty-five years ago. She was 83 years old at the time and expecting then to die any day, but has lived to survive most of her family and neighbors.
For a number of years she has lived with a daughter in law on West College Avenue and often posed as a seer among the Negro population.
Anna Hues was six years old when the war of 1812 began and had a fund of incidents that happened a century ago that she delighted in recounting to the many young people who called upon her to listen to her tales of long ago.
She had dim recollections of stories told in her childhood days of General Jackson at New Orleans and clearly remembered the stirring scenes of the war with Mexico and the hardship and struggles of Civil war days.

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