Puella Coley Harvey in 1978 following church service celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary, Photo Credits: © 1978 Harold Michael Harvey

She was born on this day, September 30, 1895, the daughter of Paul Coley and Lillie Clark Coley. They named her Puella Coley. Her father Paul, was a doctor in Hawkinsville, Georgia. Her mother Lillie, a homemaker, was educated at Spelman Seminary for Girls in Atlanta, Georgia, as were her sisters.

Paul Coley was the mulatto son of the southern plantation owner named Coley, to whom Lillie’s Father, Dempsey Clark, had sworn…