Dr. Mary Alice Person1886 - 1957
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|Birth||22 Sep 1886||Weldon, North Carolina|
|Graduated Hampton Institute|
|Graduation||1955||Charleston, North Carolina|
|Was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities by Allen University, Columbia|
|Died||08 Oct 1957||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Buried||11 Oct 1957||Myers, South Carolina, Morris Brown Cemetery|
|Person ID||I43||Our Extended Family and History|
|Last Modified||30 Jun 2010|
|Father||Thomas Jefferson Person, b. 04 Jul 1852, Northampton, North Carolina , d. 27 Aug 1918, Halifax, North Carolina|
|Mother||Martha Vinson Jones, b. 1864, Gaston, North Carolina , d. 15 Jul 1935, Weldon, North Carolina|
|Married||28 Dec 1881||Northampton, North Carolina|
|Family ID||F148||Group Sheet|
|Family||Thomas Alonzo LaSaine, Sr., b. 25 Sep 1882, Orangeburg, South Carolina , d. 15 Jan 1964, Charleston, South Carolina |
|Married||Abt 1907||Northampton, North Carolina|
|Histories||Manuscript Collection mentions Mary Alice Lasaine.|
The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston has documents which mention Mary Alice LaSaine and one of her sons, Herman.
|Lasaine is possibly LeSeine, Lessane, or Sane.|
Researching the "LaSaine" roots.
|A record of Lasaine Events and research. |
A work in progress discussing how and what we are discovering about our LaSaine ancestors. The people we met and talked to, documents we recovered and more.
|Family ID||F39||Group Sheet|
|Pin Legend||: Address : Location : City/Town : County/Shire : State/Province : Country : Not Set|
|Photos||Dr. Mary Alice (Person) LaSaine|
|LaSaine Family House, 16 Kracke Street House, Charleston, SC.|
Mary F.Lasaine Finley and her son Reginald Finley Sr took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. We found Mary Aice Lasaine's old house off an "umarked" Kracke Street. We spoke to some locals (Mr. Butler, Singleton) that actually remembered Mary Alice Lasaine. I was given permission by the current home renter to take a pic of the home.
Local Residents remember that Ms. Murray was her neighbor and good friend. Many educators lived on Krackie Street. A Principal, Mr. Jenkins, lived across the street from Mary Alice and Thomas. A Library opened up called, "Darts Hall" next to the principals house.
The Kracke street house caught fire and that fire claimed two lives. John Thomas' sister and another unnamed person so the neighbor's say. Thomas Alonzo Sr worked on repairing the house for the next 6 months. The LaSaines lived next door with Emilie Murray until the house was repaired.
|Mary Alice Lasaine standing with co-workers.|
The Executive Committee Palmetto State Teachers' Association
|Painting of Mary Alice Lasaine|
Mary L., Algernon Jr and Reginald Finley Sr all hold up a painting of Mary Alice Person LaSaine at a ceremony in her honor at Murray-LaSaine Elementary.
|Documents||Charleston Evening Post article about Dr. Mary Alice Person Lasaine|
Charleston Evening Post article about Dr. Mary Alice Person Lasaine:
Keywords: Evelyn B. Hayes, Morris Brown Church
|Another Mary Alice Lasaine Bio.|
Excerpt from Profiles of African-American Females in the Low Country of South Carolina - Lois Averetta Simms.
|News Article about Murray-LaSaine Elementary and the value of naming schools after great civic leaders. .pdf format|
South Carolina's "The Post and Courier" did a story concerning naming schools after community leaders. The article mentioned Murray-LaSaine as the lead part of the story. -
|A Letter To The Editor of Charleston's Post and Courier.|
This response was in reference to an earlier article posted about the significance of naming schools after famous civic activists.
|Charleston News and Courier Editor Talks about Dr. Mary Alice LaSaine.|
|Mary A. LaSaine - Charleston Post Death Notice Long|
|Mary Alice LaSaine - Death Notice 1|
|Headstones||Mary Alice Person Lasaine's Headstone|
After talking to locals that still lived off Krackie Street (where Mary Alice and Thomas LaSaine lived) we discovered that Mary Alice's grave was probably located at Morris Brown Cemetery. Ms. Singleton and Mrs. Murray Stewart told us it may be there but to check with the Morris Brown church first. After dealing with a very rude church secretary, a Ms. Billiard, (even though she said she couldn't help us at least 8 times) she actually lead us to the general area of where the Cemetery was. After about 30 minutes of searching. We found her! We were very lucky because, after about 28 minutes. I decided to run down to the corner of Huguenin and Algonquin to get a better view. There she was! Her actual grave location is here. DR. M. ALICE LASAINE BURIAL SITE. About 20 marker poles west from the corner of Algonquin and Huguenin.
The headstone reads:
DR. M.Alice Person
Sept, 22, 1886
Oct, 8, 1957
"THE END AND THE REWARD OF TOIL IS REST"
|Histories||Mary Alice LaSaine mentioned in an historical article about Haut Gap High School.|
Mary Alice LaSaine is mentioned in an historical article about Haut Gap High School located in Johns Island, South Carolina. The source website doesn't appear to get updated so I am posted it here for archival purposes.
added by Reginald V. Finley, Sr.
|Mary Alice LaSaine mentioned in online journal.|
"On February 14, 1942, Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered by eighteen astute and innovative women: Margaret Broadnax, Jessica Brown, Ruby Cornwell, Viola Stewart, M. Alice LaSaine, Margaret Poinsette, Geneva P. Singleton, Hattie Green, Julia Purnell, Sadie Burroughs, Willa Curry, Emmie Gilkes, C. M. Thompson, Elizabeth Kiah, Charlotte R. Powell, Alleen Wood, Ollie Saxon and Caroline Wilson."
|Recordings||Hazel Murray Stewart interview|
Hazel Murray Stewart is the daughter of Emilie Albertha Johnston Murray. Emilie has a school named after her and her best friend, Mary Alice LaSaine. That school is called, "Murray-LaSaine" elementary located in Charleston, South Carolina off Riverland Dr.
Hazel recalls what she can about the LaSaine Family. - R. Finley Sr.
|Videos||A brief Video showing the results of our trip to Charleston, SC to track down what happened to Mary Alice Lasaine.|
On October 16, 2006. The Lasaine family traveled to Charleston, SC to discover what happened to Mary Alice LaSaine.
If video doesn't play, please click here to download.
|Dedication Day - Murray-LaSaine Elementary School|
Murray LaSaine Video for Dedication Day 2/29/2016