The First White American Born In The Yoruba Nation.

The First White American Born In The Yoruba Nation.

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Mary Hester Powell, age 98, beloved cousin and friend, died peacefully August 27, 2020, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
Mary Hester was born in Oyo, Nigeria, West Africa, to missionary parents, the late Rev. Julius Carlyle Powell and Rosa Beatrice Hocutt Powell, on May 21, 1922. She was given a special Yoruba name, ‘Abiose,’ meaning ‘Born on Sunday.’ Her birth was registered as an American citizen in Ghana, the nearest consulate.

In her early years she was home-schooled in Nigeria ... Más informaciones

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