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Ora Patience Lumpkin Mayfield papers

Identifier: GTM-810101a

Scope and Contents

The papers of Ora Patience Lumpkin Mayfield are contained in 5 boxes. Box 1 comprises correspondence only. Box 2 contains memorabilia collected by Ora Mayfield, and the arrangement is alphabetical. The third (3) box holds greeting cards and photo albums of family and friends while box 4 contains diaries and books. The last box (5) holds two (2) Tyler Rose commemorative plates.


  • 1880 - 1979

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Biographical / Historical

Ora Patience Lumpkin Mayfield was born February 20, 1886 in Meridian, Texas. She was the daughter of Simon Hyron Lumpkin and Laura Alexander Lumpkin. She married Earle Bradford Mayfield on June 10, 1902. She served as a Senate hostess during the 1923 to 1929 term while her husband served the nation in Congress. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and had held the position of President of the Tyler Chapter in the late 1930s. She died in Tyler at the age of 93. She had 3 sons: Dr. Horace M. (who died in 1938); John S.; and Earle B. Jr.


7.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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