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Gertrude Stackhouse was an infant — just a few months old during the flu epidemic. Support local journalism with a subscription to The Fayetteville Observer. Family members gently helped Stackhouse, who is legally blind, from the passenger seat of an SUV into a wheelchair and rolled her into the rec center doors. More: Our View: Patience is needed. Election Day may not settle the matter. Inside the early voting site, Stackhouse registered, voted and emerged about 20 minutes later. David Stackhouse said his mother initially planned to remain in the vehicle for an election worker to bring her ballot.
But then she decided she wanted to go inside and see what voting was all about. Her family members believe Gert Stackhouse used to pick cotton in the fields at the very spot where the rec center is now located.
Outside the rec center, after voting, she was asked how it felt to cast her ballot in that particular location. Back then, it was called Sand Hill Road, says C. David Stackhouse. The family were sharecroppers, which came with much hardship. Over time, C. David Stackhouse says his mother began to develop a paranoia about what would happen if she cast a ballot, even when African Americans gained that right across the South.
David Stackhouse says. Every myth you could possibly imagine. He says a family friend tried to get his mother to register and vote this year, but encountered the usual resistance.
The friend called C. Gert and the late John H. Stackhouse raised nine children — seven boys and two girls — in west Cumberland County. Their family also farmed when C. David Stackhouse was younger. He remembers his mom taking her first job outside the home when she was 69 — when she went to work as a custodian for Seventy-First High School. Faith runs through the Stackhouse family line.
Gert Stackhouse is a longtime member of New Bethel A. Zion Church on Reilly Road. Black, white, green, just love. Love is not love until we give it away. His son, the Rev. Christoppher D. Stackhouse Sr. It is within sight of their home. Before the pandemic, Gert Stackhouse would go every Sunday, he says.
On Friday afternoon, after his grandmother had voted, Christoppher Stackhouse put her vote in context. Facebook Twitter. Born during the pandemic, Fayetteville woman casts her first vote — at age Myron B. Pitts The Fayetteville Observer. Gert Stackhouse,of Fayetteville voted for the first time on Friday, Oct. Gert Stackhouse,voted for the first time on Friday afternoon, Oct.Old Fayetteville women
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