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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry tried to comfort Effie and took some of the blame for her blues. He pressed her for her opinion about their Christmas plans.

“Don’t give up Effie.  We aren’t going to die.” Osborn, Henry 1885-12-2



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