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Ada Mentora Caston Bonds
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1892
Death: Dec. 20, 1969

Pastor of this church for 35 years. Some sources say b 1893.

Fifth female in the history of LA to be "certified" to preach by Presbyterian Church. Organized a church with help of Newton Jasper Slaton, her bro-in-law, who had invited her to preach at his own churches.

Second husb, Nelson Bonds

Subject of published memoir: Mamma was a Preacher by Sidney Slaton (son by her Slaton marriage), The Frontier Press, 1971.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Seth Perry Caston (1855 - 1938)
  Mary L. Caston (1863 - 1900)
 
 Spouses:
  Sidney Thomas Slaton (1878 - 1932)
  W Nelson Bonds (1911 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Sidney E. Slaton (1911 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leona Edna Caston Edmon (1883 - 1962)*
  Lawrence J Caston (1885 - 1955)*
  Ada Mentora Caston Bonds (1892 - 1969)
  Seth Perry Caston (1900 - 1960)*
  Benjamin Carlton Caston (1905 - 1957)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Coushatta
Red River Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Clinton Slayton
Record added: Jan 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46899987
Ada Mentora <i>Caston</i> Bonds
Added by: Susan Knight Gore
 
Ada Mentora <i>Caston</i> Bonds
Added by: Clinton Slayton
 
Ada Mentora <i>Caston</i> Bonds
Added by: Clinton Slayton
 
 
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I have one of the first copies sold, "Mamma was a Preacher"
- Wylie Blackwell
 Added: Jul. 20, 2013
Cumberland Presbyterian Minister
- Susan Knight Gore
 Added: Oct. 11, 2012
 
 
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