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Edith Dennis Moore Stephens, 79, Philly teacher and descendant of a famous African-American family

September 13, 2017

By Staff

Edith Dennis Moore Stephens, 79, of Philadelphia, a longtime teacher and the descendant of one of the earliest free African American families to own property in the rural North, died Thursday, Aug. 31.

Ms. Stephens was about to go to a rehab center after being treated for several conditions at Jefferson University Hospital when she went into a rapid decline, said her son, Lonnie Moore III. The exact cause of death wasn’t clear.

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