James Whitehead


John Muir


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Old Wis neighbors4some means in derry food and helping my fellow man as best I can. In these efforts I am ably seconded by wife and daughter.I cannot conceive of enjoyment derived from life by those who live for self alone. Neither does it accord with the lives and teachings of Our fathers. who found their greatest pleasure in Service and Sacrifice.My sister Ellen married "Johnny" McReash at 16 years of age who was ________years her senior. She died 8 years ago "Johnny" a litle dried up weasened looking old man is still living. He has a certain philosophy in his make up & way of expressing himself that affords me pleasure in meeting him. They have 3 children living. 2 boys 1 girl.Of the entire Mahaffy family one remains. Geo. the Youngest: Margaret lost her reason and died 6 months ago in an asylum. Her remains were taken to the old grave yard in Buffalo for burial. Daria, Henry Mahaffy's son, was killed in a runaway in northern Ia where he was living."Bob" Duncan - your old neighbor Wm Duncans son was also brought back to Buffalo a few days after Margaret M. and rests besides his parents. Jessie McDuncan my daugther occupies the old homestead. Will Diamond died a couple of years ago at an advanced age. He had been Co. judge for 25 years05409


Hot Springs, Ark.

Date Original

1913 Mar 31


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0265

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