2015 Meeting Programs
May 7th Program Details
Featured Speaker: Ms. Cornelia Morton Poer
"Lucie's Letters: A Glimpse at Life Through the Eyes of My Great-Grandmother"
Cornelia Morton Poer will be the guest speaker for the Granville County Genealogical Society's monthly meeting on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford.
In her presentation, "Lucie's Letters: A Glimpse at Life Through the Eyes of My Great-Grandmother", Poer will explore life at the turn of the twentieth century in central North Carolina through personal family letters. Poer says, " Letters are a voice from the past that connect us to our ancestors in exciting and unique ways. We hold in our hands the paper that they held and see words that they wrote with their own hands. They are candid, open recordings of life's events that embrace the time and place that our ancestors lived. Through letters we have an opportunity to learn about values, beliefs, accomplishments and the history of those who came before us."
Cornelia Poer's family connections to Granville County are quite extensive. She is the daughter of Granville County natives, Edgar and Libby Morton of Raleigh. She is also the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Graham Baird (Hettie) Daniel and the late Mr. and Mrs. George D. (Cornelia) Morton, Sr. She also has many relatives who still reside within the county.
Poer grew up in Raleigh. She is a graduate of Peace College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from UNC. Currently, she is a Clinical Social Worker at the Duke Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Clinic where she works with a team to perform evaluations of people 65 and older. As a faculty member with the Geriatric Education Center, she works to educate people who work in agencies which serve seniors in the community. Poer is also a co-facilitator of an Alzheimer's caregiver support group and a frequent guest speaker within the community on the topics of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.
A Durham resident, Poer and her husband, Bryan, are the parents of two grown children, Patrick and Elizabeth.
All GCGS meetings are open to the public and guests are cordially invited to attend.