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Letha

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Shadowy place-name in early Irish narrative, sometimes implying the continent of Europe generally, sometimes Brittany more specifically. See LLYDAW.

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Letha

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Shadowy place-name in early Irish narrative, sometimes implying the continent of Europe generally, sometimes Brittany more specifically. See LLYDAW.

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Letha

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 20 words.

Shadowy place-name in early Irish narrative, sometimes implying the continent of Europe generally, sometimes Brittany more specifically. See LLYDAW.

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Kelly, Patrick

Lisa E. Rivo.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1741 words.

fashion designer, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Letha Kelly, a home economics teacher, and Danie Kelly, variously a fisherman,

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Plimmer, Sir Clifford (Ulric)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 127 words.

KBE 1967

Born 25 July 1905; s of late Arthur Bloomfield Plimmer and Jessie Elizabeth (née Townsend); m 1935, Letha May (née Port); three s (and one s...

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Llydaw

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The Welsh name for the Breton language. By folk etymology this derives from llew [half] and taw [silent], based on the story that the women of Brittany had their tongues cut out to keep...

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Slater, Duke

John M. Carroll.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1080 words.

Slater, Duke (19 December 1898–15 August 1966), football player and judge, was born Frederick Wayman Slater in Normal, Illinois, the son of the Reverend George W. Slater, Jr., and Letha...

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Brittany

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Religion.

Former duchy and province of north-western France on the Armorican peninsula, coextensive with modern French Departments of Finistére, Côte d'Armor, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine, and...

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Sylvester

Mary Krane Derr.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1066 words.

gay drag performer and musician, was born Sylvester James Jr. in Los Angeles, California, the firstborn son of Sylvester “Sweet” James Sr., whose occupation is unknown, and Letha Weaver...

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Slater, Duke

John M. Carroll.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1053 words.

football player and judge, was born Frederick Wayman Slater in Normal, Illinois, the son of the Reverend George W. Slater Jr. and Letha Jones. As a minister in the African Methodist...

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Benberry, Cuesta Ray

Kyra E. Hicks.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1220 words.

quilt historian and researcher, was born in Cincinnati to Walter Ray Sr., a dining car steward for the Southern Railway Company, and Marie Jones, a seamstress and homemaker. After age...

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Wier, Robert

Charles Rosenberg.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1140 words.

business owner, barber, and local church leader, stands out for his success in running a Main Street business in a small town in Mississippi during the most virulent years of Jim Crow....

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Carter, Uless

Steven J. Niven.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1317 words.

sharecropper and minister, was born in the Mississippi Delta, the tenth of twelve children of Miles Carter, a sharecropper descended from Georgia slaves owned by the forebears of...

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Kelly, Patrick (1954 - 1990), Fashion Designer

Lisa E. Rivo.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1741 words.

fashion designer, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Letha Kelly, a home economics teacher, and Danie Kelly, variously a fisherman, cabdriver, and insurance agent, who left the...

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