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Oral history with Mr. P.A. Tims, Sr.

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Creator:Tims, P. A., 1890-1982
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. P.A. Tims, Sr.
Date:1976 July 7

Oral history. Interview conducted on July 7, 1976 with Mr. P.A. Tims of Poplarville, Mississippi. Tims was born on October 20, 1890 in Ethel, Mississippi. In 1912, he enrolled in the first class to convene on the campus of the newly established Mississippi Normal College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Tims managed the newspaper, the Free Press in Poplarville, Mississippi until he set up his own paper, the Weekly Democrat. After selling his paper in 1940, he opened a mercantile in Poplarville, which he owned and operated until 1961. Tims also owned a farm on which he grew tung oil trees and raised beef cattle. He was elected to the Poplarville City Council and served a total of 16 years as an alderman.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Tims, P. A., 1890-1982 | Hurricane Camille, 1969 | University of Southern Mississippi | Weekly Democrat (Poplarville, Mississippi) | Newspaper publishing--Mississippi--Poplarville | Newspaper publishing--Mississippi--Pearl River County | City council members--Mississippi--Poplarville | United States, Mississippi, Pearl River County, Poplarville, 30.8401863, -89.5342315 | United States, Mississippi, Pearl River County
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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