SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND & EDUCATION

Cliffie Smith Patterson>UIS Collection N-R>UIS Collection N-R, Segment 4

SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND & EDUCATION,

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EDUCATION
Went to college 5 months, and learned high school subjects in grade school.
FAMILY BACKGROUND
Relatives came from North Carolina and into Tennessee. Great-great-great-grandfather Jesse Maxey signed Cumberland Compact on May 1, 1870. Family settled near Nashville when it was still called Nashboro. Grandfather and his brother would teach at the same school on alternating weeks. Family has five generations of teachers, from grandfather to grandchild. Relatives came to Missouri for the fur trade. Describes many family photos. Did not live in a log cabin, but Grandmother had one in Laclede county. Father would teach for a while, then go back to school in Richland, MO, then go back to teaching. Ms. Patterson was named after a friend's daughter. Grandmother had a thick German accent, died before Ms. Patterson was born. Recalls being dressed in a very long dress as a little girl.