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Cleveland Chinese Mission School Cornerstone-@ Delta State Library Garden
Posted by Peter Joe on October 30, 2011 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply Peter Joe
2:53 AM on February 27, 2012 
Carol Eavenson LeTard says...
Hello- I am Dr. Ira Eavenson's granddaughter. I so appreciate having seen this picture and hope to be able to actually visit to see this in person. I am correct that this is located on the Delta State University campus?
Also if you have access to any further information on my grandfather's history with the Chinese School/Mission, I would appreciate your referring me to a path of being able to acces any info. Thank you so much for providing the history that I have seen so far, It means so much to me!


Carol, BTW--your grandfather's picture is in photo 43 of this album. He is in the back row under the door entry. Peter
Reply peter Joe
1:26 AM on February 27, 2012 
Hello Carol- My name is Peter Joe--grew up in Boyle, MS and presently live in Anaheim, CA. Your grandfather and my father, Henry Joe were the best of friends when he was the Pastor at the Cleveland First Baptist Church during the 1930s. I still remember your grandfather very well when I attended the Chinese Mission School and the Chinese Baptist Church in Cleveland. My father and your grandfather help start the Cleveland Chinese Mission school. He is mentioned in the book titled "Journey Stories from the Cleveland Chinese Mission School" that was recently published by Paul Wong. If interested, you can order the book through Emily Jones, the Archivist at the Delta State Library & Archives. Her E-mail address is: [email protected] Also, another book that recognizes your grandfather is titled "Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton-lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers" by Dr. John Jung. You can access the book through the following link: http://www.freado.com/read/9042/chopsticks-in-the-land-of-cotton-
lives-of-mississipi-delta-chinese-grocers
The cornerstone in the picture is at the Delta State Library & Archives (displayed in the Gardens). Emily Jones works at the Archives so if you visit, you can get the book thru her. I was so glad to see your post--your grandfather was highly respected by the Chinese in Miss. Delta during the 1930s-1940s. I would love to discuss more about him with you--my e-mail is: [email protected]
Reply Carol Eavenson LeTard
4:42 PM on February 26, 2012 
Hello- I am Dr. Ira Eavenson's granddaughter. I so appreciate having seen this picture and hope to be able to actually visit to see this in person. I am correct that this is located on the Delta State University campus?
Also if you have access to any further information on my grandfather's history with the Chinese School/Mission, I would appreciate your referring me to a path of being able to acces any info. Thank you so much for providing the history that I have seen so far, It means so much to me!