Emanuel’s Children: Stories of a Southern Family

by | August 29, 2016 12:45 pm

Swainsboro native Ron Seckinger is publishing true stories about his grandmother’s generation at http://ronseckinger.com. “Emanuel’s Children: Stories of a Southern Family” follows the lives of eight siblings born in Emanuel County between 1888 and 1913. The eight were Jessie Stroud Fields, Jewel Stroud Hooks, Emmit Stroud, Denver Stroud, Marjorie Stroud Scott, Kermit Stroud, Alice Stroud Mitchell, and Maude Stroud Moreno. The combined stories also constitute a history of Swainsboro and Emanuel County during the first half of the 20th century.

In “Jewel,” the 10th chapter of “Emanuel’s Children: Stores of a Southern Family,” Jewel Stroud Hooks suffers health complications following the birth of her fourth daughter.

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