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Updated: 11/09/2017 08:31:05AM

Frances Pooser: “I was born before Armistice”

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLER

This Fort Ogden home is where Frances Pooser was born in 1918.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLER

Frances Pooser recalls the names of those DeSoto County veterans who served in WW I. She was born in 1918 and commemorates Armistice Day with a visit to the DeSoto County Courthouse.

By CAROL MAHLER

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“Mama always brought it to my attention that I was born just before World War I ended,” said Frances Pooser, a lifelong resident of DeSoto County.

Her mother, Frances Michael “Mikey” McLenon Pooser (1886-1981), was “distressed about the war because she had three brothers” in the U.S. Army, she said.

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