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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Although her mother was still frantic, Effie’s own health had improved, though she hadn’t heeded the call to go to Harlem to be with Minnie’s family. Harry admitted that he hadn’t slept well since he arrived at Purdue in the fall.

“Poor mamma is worried to death and isn’t responsible, and she is so discouraged and blue that she cant bear to be alone.” Osborn, Effie 1885-4-7

“…I firmly believe that money for dentist work pays & is not wasted at all & have always gone on that principle so that tho I havent a sound tooth in my head & have spent a couple of hundred dollars on my teeth I dont at all regret it.” Osborn, Henry 1885-4-7


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