ggrandfather came to US from England in 1880s. Lived in Rhode Island. Wife, Lillian (Limb). Seven children: Edwin (Ted), Horace, John (Jack), Charles, May (1904-1983), Lil & Kathryn. The older children quit school at 14 and went to work in the mill.
mother Lillian, daughter May and daughter Lil all outlived husbands and marred a second time-sometimes late in life.
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