Interview with Clay East
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That's good, this is good. Can you tell me a little bit more about Hiram Norcross, Jr., how different he was from his father?


Well, his father was a good man and a friend to everyone. There was an old man who borrowed a thousand dollars for him, from him, Old Man Joe Davis, and in the fall of the year he went to old Hiram, that's the old man, was going to pay him his thousand dollars. The old man told him, Joe, he said, I know you're pretty hard up and didn't have much of a crop, you can just let that ride and pay me next year. He never was able to pay him, but he was that kind of person, he would help other people. That is Hiram's daddy, the one who got killed.