Elnora Strother

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Display Name: 
Elnora Strother
Sort Name: 
Strother, Elnora
Race: 
MixedBlackWhite
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Strother
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Cook, Maid
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, January 1, 1885 to Tuesday, December 31, 1895
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
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Biography: 

Described as a "mulatto woman," in Flags in the Dust Elnora is explicitly identified as "Simon [Strother]'s tall yellow daughter" (36); she is also the mother of Isom and the sister of Caspey. In "There Was a Queen," she is Caspey's wife and mother of three children: Isom, Joby, and Saddie. In both fictions she is a servant in the Sartoris household, but in "There Was a Queen," unbeknownst to her, she is also identified as the daughter of Colonel John Sartoris.  Her "endless minor" (20), the constant singing she does while at work in the kitchen, provides a kind of soundtrack for many of the scenes set at the Sartoris mansion.

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Individual
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