Wolfe, Linnie Marsh


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-9- of uncles and aunts and cousins used to gather at Grandmother Muir's house for Christmas. *nd I remember us all gathered around the wonderful Christmas tree in the parlor while Grandfather Muir told us all about Christmas, and what it meant, and. took the gifts from the tree and handed them around to us with appropriate remarks.. I recall him as a tall thin man, with blue eyes, and bearded face. my Grandmother isinir lived with us for a great many years, and died at our house in. 1896. I remember her as a tall, straight, handsome old lady, with a smooth serene face. She had a very mild gentle disposition, and she went about the house quietly, always placid and smiling. She read a great deal, and possessed a quiet wit aad humor, as most Scotch people do. She had her own rooms and her flowers and her friends. She was a devout Presbyterian, and attended the Presbyterian Church ia our little town of Portage, liseonsin, with great regularity up to the time of her death, looking placid and serene in her black silk dress and her long fur coat. When my Grandfather Muir decided to come to America he brought with him my mother, Sarah, then a little girl of thirteen, and ray uncles John and David, little boys of eleven aad nine. My Grandmother remained in Dunbar with the other children until a house should be built to reoeive them. They came directly to Wisconsin, then a new and unsettled country, and my Grandfather acquired land in what is now known as Marquette County. There they built a log cabin uatil my Grandfather could haul the lumber ,: ■ .


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