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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry looked ahead to his return to the East and complained about his family’s communication deficit.

“I guess Darling you won’t believe that or that any woman ever lived who couldn’t be perfectly happy single.” Osborn, Henry 1886-6-5



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