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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie had talked to Will Querney (Quernia/Quernea – we’re as unsure of the correct spelling as Effie and Harry were) about having Bessie Stoddart’s music bound.

Harry let Effie in on the latest rumor to hit Purdue.

“I am looking forward to the happy times we’ll have when my name is changed….”  Osborn, Effie 1886-1-25

“She hasn’t gotten broken in yet to the delicate & refined civilization of the hoozier.”  Osborn, Henry 1886-1-25


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