Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

Gussie Tarkington Washington

DSCN3826Gussie Tarkington Washington born in Webster Parish Oct. 31, 1910 was the eldest of six children born to Mr. Americus and Mrs. Mary (Dee-mama) Tarkington.

During her formative years, she was raised in the Thompson Quarter community by her maternal grandmother Maggie Jefferson, and she attended the public school of Webster Parish.

She was the wife of Clinton Washington and the mother of nine children. After raising her biological children, she and her husband reared three foster children, Benny, Clarence and Marie Norton.

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