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Mallory, Toreada D. Gardner

(born: 1868  -  died: 1911) Toreada Mallory was born in Kentucky, she was a soprano singer who lived in Chicago. Her name was Toreada D. Gardner when she married Henry C. Mallory in Kansas City, MO, May 9, 1893, according to their marriage license. The couple lived in Chicago, according to the 1900 U.S. Federal Census. They were living there in 1898 when their newborn son died [source: Cook County, Illinois, Death Index]. Henry was a day laborer and Toreada was a concert singer. According to author Anne M. Knupfer, Toreada Mallory was a well known soprano in Illinois, and she was the aunt of poet and Kentucky native Bettiola Fortson. See Fortson's entry in Toward a Tenderer Humanity and a Nobler Womanhood by A. M. Knupfer.

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NKAA Entry: Fortson, Bettiola Heloise
NKAA Source: Toward a tenderer humanity and a nobler womanhood : African American women's clubs in turn-of-the-century Chicago

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