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Cryer Family History

Posted: 1182320498000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cryer
Hello, I am researching the Cryer family from Coke county. My Grandfather, Dalko Cryer was born in Fort Chadbourne on 11 March 1922, but I cannot locate the birth record. Can anyone help? I am also looking for any information about his parents.

Thank you!

Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1182400145000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1222013157000
Surnames: Cryer, Lawson

I am not related.

Requirement of recording births and deaths in Texas began in 1903 but was not widely enforced.

Many early births are listed as "infant of" and gives the name of the father and not the child. Such is the case for my own father born in 1926.

Using the data base from you will also need to put surname of father in place of the mother's name, do not use a first name, select a county, for some of these early births.

I find Dalko Cryer in the 1930 census in Coke county. Most of the 1890 census burned in 1921.

27 Apr 1930; Census Place: Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: 2309; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 71.0.
Dwelling # 66
Thomas F Cryer age 37 born TX appx 1893 was 20 when he married Alice, father from US, mother AR, laborer in oil field, rented residence $4.00 month did not have a radio.
Alice R LAWSON Cryer 34 1896 TX father KY mother TX was 17 when she married Thomas
Roy L Cryer 14 1916
Tommy L Cryer 13 1917
Elena Cryer 11 1919
Albert F Cryer 9 1921
Dalko Cryer 7
Mary E Cryer 16 Jan 1924 Coke
Opal W Cryer 4 Ople born 24 Jul 1925 Coke
Martha A Cryer 3 8/12 1926
Ruby Fay Cryer 9/12 25 Jun 1929 Coke

Elena Cryer & Elmer Newton Hurst:
Howard Bennett 10 Dec 1939 Howard
Thomas Monroe 10 Oct 1941 Howard
Joyce Marie 1 Jun 1935 Bailey

Elena Cryer & Howard Albert Chapman:
James Larry 22 Sep 1946 Brown

An Opal B Cryer married Earl James Barker: Earl Gene Barker 23 Sep 1946 Kimble and James William Barker 21 Jun 1949 Gillespie.
1930; Census Place: Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: 2309; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 71.0.
Dwelling # 74
Mary J Cryer age 64 born AR appx 1866 widow, was 17 when she married, father/mother from MS, record says she owned her farm.
Barbara Cryer age 22 daughter born TX 1908 father from TX

Charles G Cryer 1888
Mary M wife 1891
Mary L dtr 1914
Dora A dtr 1917
Lois dtr 1919 - married Homer H Good, Charles Muggins Good born 23 Jan 42 Coke
Anna M 1920

Maudie Jo Good 17 Dec 1943 Pecos Co, daughter of Homer and Lois Cryer

Name: Ralph Cryer
Home in 1930: Precinct 5, Cooke, Texas
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head married at age 34 still married
Race: White
said both parents from AR, tool dresser at bit shop

1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T625_1787; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 644.
Thomas F Cryer 25 TX TX TX working at a gin as stationary engineer, Ft Chadbourne Village written in margin.
Allis R Cryer 23 TX TX TX
Lillie M 7
Roy L 3 10/12
Lorene 2 9/12
Elena 1 2/12

10 Jan 1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T625_1787; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 646.
Thomas L Cryer 58 1862 TX father AL mother GA owned his farm property free of mortgage North Ft Chadbourne written in margin.
Mary J Cryer 53 1867 AR father US mother GA
Annie F Cryer 19 1901 TX
Barbara A Cryer 12 1908 TX
Charles G Cryer 31 1889 TX married
May Cryer 28 1892 TX dtr in law parents US
Mary L Cryer 6 1914 TX grand dtr
Dora A Cryer 3 7/12 1916 TX grand dtr
Lois Cryer 1 8/12 1918 TX grand dtr
Annie Cryer 0/12 TX grand dtr

1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T624_1538; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 1126.
James S Cryer 48 born TX married once 26 yrs father MS mother GA, Ft Chadbourne
Mary J Cryer 44 born AR mother of 7 living children of 8 parents MS
Charles G Cryer 21
Frankie Ann Cryer 9 - was probably Frances Ann
Bubia A Cryer 2 - Barbara
. . . next to James and Mary
William B Cryer 1876 TX MS GA 2nd marriage 6 yrs
Addie L wife 1887 ? TX MO MO
Docia L Shearard 14 step dtr 1896 TX - 9 yrs age diff between Docia and Addie ?
Willie L Cryer 1902 dtr
Lola E Cryer 1905 dtr

Thomas Cryer, appx 17 yrs old in 1910, was not found in the 1910 census and can not explain why his father listed as James in one record. Sisters "Lizzie" and Bessie Cryer are married by 1910. Elon Ralph Cryer, brother, has moved out also. One child appears to have died in childhood.

1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T623 1620; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 14.
Thomas L Cryer 38 born 4/1862 TX married 17 yrs father GA mother MS farm property mortgaged
Mary J Cryer 34 born Mar 1866 AR 5 living children of 6 parents MS
Lizzie 15 10/1884
Elan R 14 son 12/1885
Charley G 12 1/1888
Bessie E 9 7/1890
Thomas 8 5/1892

WW I Draft registration cards, 1917 - 1918

Name: Thomas Fate Cryer Jr.
City: Not Stated
County: Coke
State: Texas
Birthplace: Texas;United States of America
Birth Date: 30 May 1892
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1952404

His middle name was probably Lafayette.

Name: Charles Gobe Cryer
City: Not Stated
County: Brewster
State: Texas
Birthplace: Mills Co, Texas;United States of America
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1888
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1927370
DraftBoard: 0
tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair

Name: Elon Ralph Cryer
Address: Clifton
County: Greenlee
State: Arizona
Birth Date: 29 Dec 1885
Race: White
Roll: 1522447
DraftBoard: 0
auto truck driver for State of AZ in Clifton
nearest relative: Mrs. Mary Cryer, Fort Chadburn, Coke, TX
12 Sept 1918
medium height, build, grey eyes, brown hair

Name: Thomas Fate Cryer
Death Date: 15 May 1929
Death County: Coke
Certificate: 24470

Thomas Cryer Sr is only one in Coke county.

Name: Mary J. Cryer
Death Date: 8 Nov 1945
Death County: Nolan
Certificate: 50012

Mary Ollie Cryer 20 Feb 1942 Mills county. There is probably relationship of some type to the Cryer's in Mills county as that was where Charles was born.

Barbara Alice Cryer 2 Oct 1940 Tom Green

Name: Charles G. Cryer
Death Date: 15 Dec 1944
Death County: Pecos
Certificate: 58514

Name: Thomas Cryer Jr
Death Date: 21 Jan 1971
Death County: Kimble
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single

Name: Thomas Cryer
Death Date: 16 Oct 1969
Death County: Hardin
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single

Name: Elon Cryer
Death Date: 29 Jun 1968
Death County: Runnels
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single

Infant of E R Cryer born 10 Feb 1923 Coke - should be Agnes Cryer

Myrtle Cryer & Robert Rutledge:
Helen Roberta Rutledge 2 Mar 1939 Coke
James Lee Rutledge 28 Mar 1946 Pecos

Annie Cryer & Paul Wright:
Dorthy Marie Wright 20 Apr 1932 Coke

I find Paul Wright in Montague county in 1930 record whose wife was listed as Frankie A born about 1901 TX, father TX, mother AR. Paul was born abt 1890 in New Mexico, was a tool driver in the oil field. Frankie said she was 19 when she married. Mary L born abt 1922, Eula F 1924, Pauline A 1926 and Robert Wayne 1927. Paul's father from TX and mother MO.

Paul and Frankie Wright are residing next to Elon Ralph Cryer who married when he was 19? to Helen E born about 1899 in NM, father TX, mother MO and was possibly sister to Paul Wright. Myrtle born abt 1920 TX, Agnes 1923 TX and Ettie P 1928. Elon was working in the oil field and I think he was also listed as Ralph Cryer in Cooke county in 1930. Helen Cryer said she also married when she was 19.

1930; Census Place: Precinct 2, Montague, Texas; Roll: 2377; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 806.0.

Name: Helen E Wright
Age in 1910: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1899
Birthplace: New Mexico
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Leander S
Father's Birth Place: Texas 1851 was widower in 1910
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: Hope, Eddy, New Mexico
Marital Status: Single
Olive M Wright 1894 NM
Eulah M Wright 1897 NM

Unable to find the Wright's in 1900 census. Helen Cryer died in Runnels county.

Name: Robert Wayne Wright
Date of Birth: 7 Jan 1928
Gender: Male
Birth County: Montague
Father's name: Paul Wright
Mother's name: Frankie Annie Cryer

Pauline Wright & Lester Orville Holmes:
Jacqueline Beth 5 Dec 1964 Howard
Joe Lynne 10 Nov 1949 Dickens
Lori Ann 9 Feb 1963 Howard
Sheri Dawn 18 Jul 1960 Howard
Tracy Lee 4 Oct 1961 Howard
Truly Kay 29 Jul 1953 Nolan

1880; Census Place: , Brown, Texas; Roll: T9_1292; Family History Film: 1255292; Page: 419.2000; Enumeration District: 26; .
R Cryer 1827 LA farmer and stock father LA mother MS
E Cryer 1835 GA wife parents GA
Henry Cryer 1857 TX
Thomas Cryer 1861 TX
Alice Cryer 1869 TX
Lina Cryer 1873 TX
Billie Cryer 1875 TX
Oliver Cryer 1853 TX nephew

1870, Jasper Co TX
Wade R Cryer 1833 LA
Mary J Cryer 1839 TX
Arthur Cryer 1858 TX
Thomas Cryer 1863 TX
Mary S Cryer 1867 TX
John H Cryer 1869 TX

1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Brown, Texas; Roll: T623 1615; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 9.
William H Lawson 4/1865 KY married 9 yrs father MO mother TN, owned his farm
Samantha E "Lizzie" Lawson 9/1874 TX mother of 5 children father TX mother IL
Lula Lawson 10/1891
Lewis A Lawson 2/1893
Alice Lawson 10/1894
Willie J Lawson 12/1897 son

1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Mills, Texas; Roll: T624_1578; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 211; Image: 577.
William H Lawson 45 KY MO TN married 19 yrs
Lizzie 34 TX TX IL 8 living children of 9
Louis H 17 son
Allis 14 dtr
Willie J 13 son
Lillie 8 dtr
Mattie 4 dtr
Cordie 3 dtr
Ardie 1 11/12 son

1920;Census Place: Brownwood Ward 1, Brown, Texas; Roll: T625_1782; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 179.
William H Lawson 55
Samantha T Lawson 45
William J 24
Mattie M 14
Andy/Audie G 11
Guy A 9 son
Foy R 7 son

1930; Census Place: Brownwood, Brown, Texas; Roll: 2302; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 687.0.
Henry Lawson 64
Lizzie 54
Andrew 21
Guy 19
Foy 17
Fay/Foy Richards 7 8/12 grandson
Dorothy Richards 6 2/12 grand dtr

Name: William Henry Lawson
Death Date: 31 Oct 1938
Death County: Brown
Certificate: 44537

Name: Lizzie Lawson
Death Date: 20 Jul 1936
Death County: Brown
Certificate: 34522

Name: Cordie Samantha Jene Lawson
Death Date: 2 Aug 1917
Death County: Brown
Certificate: 21281

ALICE CRYER 31 Oct 1894 Jan 1975 78641 (Leander, Williamson, TX)

Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1182466721000
Classification: Query

Attached is Thomas Fate Cryer's WW I Draft card.

Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1182484729000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for gathering that info. I had bits and pieces but you helped to bring it all together. I am still a bit new at this!

Thanks again!

Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1221796658000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cryer
I have been searching the Cryers in Coke Co, Tx. this week too. Just went through the Coke rootsweb site tonight, and have found only the names J.M. and J. W. Cryer on the 1889 Coke Co. Tax list and also that in Ft. Chadbourne School from 1912-1919 were Annie, 18 years old in 9th grade and listed again as 12 year old in 4th grade. Then there is listed Barbry (yes) , 9 years old in 2nd grade and Thomas Cryer, farmer in Ft. Chadbourne as her father. Annie Cryer is listed again as 17 years old in 7&8th grades, but this time M. E. Lasswell, farmer, is listed under parent and I assume she may be married to him? I am searching her niece, another Annie Mae Cryer, born in 1920, and daughter of Charles G. Cryer. Gravesites of Cryers are at the Ft. Chadbourne Cemetery and one listing of an Elizabeth Cryer marrying a Lindley was on the site. You may email me at for the folder I am making on this family. Happen to have anything on the Annie born in 1920? Thanks a million!

Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1221798618000
Classification: Query
Hi, how did you find this record? Also, in your later post Thomas was listed as James in one census because it's a mistake by the person who recorded it. If you look at the original, you can see it's Tomas. ...probably also misspelled, and should be 'Thomas.' In one census I read his name to be Thomas L. and only see from your research, you list him as Thomas Fate, right? The person who listed Thomas as James also listed Barbara (Barbry) as Bubia and on rootsweb is Barbbara. Ah, well, such is the life of family research! Rebecca

Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1221866396000
Classification: Query

New website has Texas death certificates 1890 - 1976

Thomas Fate Cryer Jr, married, 04577
30 May 1892, Mills County, Texas
21 Jan 1971, Kimble Hospital, Junction, Kimble county
residence 106 Flatrock Lane, Junction
Thomas Fate Cryer father
Mary Jane Stutts mother
Mrs. Thomas Cryer informant
gas company employee/public utilities
Junction Cemetery, Junction
coronary/arteriosclerotic heart disease

Alice Rosetta Cryer, widowed, 15112
31 Oct 1894 Georgetown, Texas
22 Jan 1975 Rebekah Baines Johnson Home, Austin, Travis, length of stay 1 yr
residence 21 Waller St, Austin
Henry Lawson father
Lizzie Roberts mother
Alice Stewart, daughter, informant
Junction City Cemetery, Junction, Texas

1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T624_1538; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 1120. - 1930; Census Place: Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: 2309; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 68.0.
Milton E Lasswell 32 1878 TX TN AL
Mary E Lasswell 25 1885 TX wife father/mother USA
Melvin O Lasswell 9 1901 TX son
Lora M Lasswell 7 1903 TX dtr
Elsie W Lasswell 5 1905 TX dtr
Myrtle Lasswell 3 1907 TX dtr - in household in 1930
Robert Columbus Lasswell 1 6/12 1908 TX son - in household in 1930

Milton Eugene Laswell born 15 Oct 1877 Bosque county died 04 Feb 1958 Bronte, Coke county buried in Bronte, father George Columbus Laswell mother Margaret Allen

1930, Precinct 3, Coke
Melvin Lasswell 1902
Emma E wife 1904
Ione 1921 dtr
Charlene 1923 dtr
Geraldine 1926 dtr
Margie G 1928 dtr

1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T624_1538; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 1126
James S Cryer 48 - James Fate Cryer Sr 1862 TX MS GA
Mary J Cryer 44 - Mary Jane STUTTS Cryer 1866 AR MS MS - Mrs. Mary J Cryer 30 Mar 1866 Hope AR - 08 Nov 1945 Sweetwater, Nolan buried 09 Nov 1945 Ft Chadbourne, father E. J. Stout
Charles G Cryer 21 1889 TX married a May aka Mary M born TX abt 1892 had Mary L 1914, Dora A 1916, Lois, 1917 and Annie/Anna M 1919
Frankie Annie/Annie Frankie Cryer 9 dtr 1901 TX
Bubia [Barbara A] Cryer 2 1908 TX dtr

Willaim B Cryer 1876 TX MS GA
Addie L Cryer 1887 TX MO MO died in Tom Green Co 10 Feb 1973
Willie L Cryer 1902 TX dtr
Lola E Cryer 1905 TX dtr

Mary J Cryer, widow in 1930 and daughter Barbara residing together in Pct 3 in 1930, Coke county

Name: Thomas Fate Cryer
Death Date: 15 May 1929
Death County: Coke
Certificate: 24470

He is only one listed in Coke county death records.

Thomas Fate Cryer, married, 24470
15 Apr 1861, Texas
15 May 1929, Ft Chadourne, Pct # 3, Coke
Ralph Francis Cryer of MS father
Elizabeth Nelson of GA mother
C G Cryer informant
burial Ft Chadbourne

Dorothy Marie Wright 20 Apr 32 Coke dtr of Paul Wright and Annie Cryer who was probably dtr of James and Mary Jane ?

Helen Roberta Rutledge 2 Mar 39 Coke dtr of Robert Rutledge and Myrtle Cryer - Anna M ?

Charles Muggins Good 23 Jan 42 Coke son of Homer H Good and Lois Cryer

Infant of E R Cryer born 10 Feb 23 Coke county

Ruby Fay Cryer 25 June 29 Coke dtr of Tom and Alice Lawson

Charles Gober Cryer, widowed, 58514
17 Jan 1888, Coke County
15 Dec 1944, Ft Stockton, Pecos County
T F Cryer father of Coke County
Matilda Mae Lindley of Coke County mother
Mrs. Homer Good of Ft Stockton informant
grocery store clerk
buried Bronte Texas, auto accident on State Hwy 14 Dec 1944

Mrs. May Cryer, married, 30569
10 Mar 1891 Texas
16 June 1935 Rush-Schulkey-Wall Clinic, San Angelo, Tom Green Co
residence Pct 3, Coke county
C G Cryer spouse
Joe Lindly father TX
Mollie Chambers mother TX
C G Cryer, Ft Chadbourne, informant
burial Ft Chadbourne

Barbara Alice Cryer single 48093
22 Dec 1907 Coke Co
02 Oct 1940 San Angelo, Tom Green
T F Cryer father of Grimes, Texas
Miss Mary Stetts mother of Hope AR
Gobe Cryer of Bronte informant
Ft Chadbourne

Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1221877558000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1222013266000
Surnames: Cryer
Thanks so much for all the information! Looks like to me that the Annie Cryer b. 1901 was Annie Cryer's b. 1920 aunt. If you run across Annie Cryer's b. 1920 married name, would love to know it, where she died, children, etc. You are a super searcher!


Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1221881195000
Classification: Query

Lois Cryer Good appears to be the only daughter of C G Cryer and May Lindley who had children in Texas.

Myrtle Cryer who married Robert Rutledge had Helen Roberta Rutledge 02 Mar 1939 in Coke county.

Robert Joe Rutledge and Myrtle Cryer then had James Lee Rutledge in Pecos County 28 Mar 1946. Myrtle was daughter of Elon Ralph Cryer and Helen Emily Wright so she was not Anna M Cryer born late 1919 or early 1920.

Helen Roberta Rutledge and James Milton Condra had Jamie Sue Condra 13 Oct 61 in Pecos county. Jamie Sue married Jeffery Eric Maingot and had Erica Nicole 10 Jun 1986 in Uvalde county.

James Lee Rutledge married Vicki Sue Helmers 22 Apr 1967 in Pecos county they had Tammy Ellen Rutledge 26 Sep 1969 in Ector county and Steven Scott Rutledge 28 Sep 1976 in Tom Green County.

Myrtle Rutledge born 21 Jan 1920 died 21 Feb 2005 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas

Name of Deceased: Myrtle Rutledge
Age at Death: 85
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1920
Death Date: 21 Feb 2005
Newspaper Title: Standard-Times
Newspaper Location: San Angelo, TX, Us
Obituary Publication Date: 23 Feb 2005
Locations Mentioned in Obituary: Miles, TX; Ballinger
Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary: Helen Emily Wright; James Lee Rutledge; Agnes Phelan; Elon Ralph; Robert Joe Rutledge; Helen Rutledge; Jammie Sue Condra; Steven Rutledge; Tammy Truesdell

SAN ANGELO Myrtle Rutledge, 85, of Ballinger, died Monday evening, Feb. 21, 2005, in Abilene Regional Hospital. he was born on Jan. 21, 1920, in Miles, Texas, to Elon Ralph and Helen Emily Wright Cryer. She married Robert Joe Rutledge in May of 1938. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1979.

Myrtle was an office clerk for the Child Protective Services for 15 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ballinger.

She is survived by a son, James Lee Rutledge; a daughter, Helen Rutledge; three grandchildren, Steven Rutledge, Tammy Truesdell and Jammie Sue Condra; and three great-grandchildren. A sister, Agnes Phelan, also survives.

Family visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Rains-Seale Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Rains-Seale Chapel with burial following in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Rains-Seale Funeral Home

Search continues for Anna M Cryer daughter of C G Cryer and May Lindley.

Lois Cryer Good, informant on her father's death certificate and married to Homer Harold Good, then had Maudie Jo Good 17 Dec 43 in Pecos county and Vicki Wayne Good 16 Jun 46 in Crockett county. Anna/Annie M Cryer did not have children in these locations.

Mary Lee Cryer and L T Modrall had Charles Wayne Modrall 30 Oct 1936 Taylor county.

Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1221889587000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1222013365000
Surnames: Cryer
So close, yet so far away, they say! All I have turned up today is Annie Cryer born 25 Dec 1917 died Mar 1987, SS#461-09-6947, source record 45, 70 years old, living in Tx 75143 which could be Kemp, Gun Barrel City, Eustace, Kaufman, or Carlton Tx., but not born in 1920. Another Annie b. 1912? died 29 Jul 1990 in Ellis Co.? Tx., possibly in Ennis, Tx. The first one has a closer birthdate than the latter.

In 1979 one source told me Annie b. 1920 had lived in San Antonio, Tx., but I have never found her there. Another source in 1978 told me that she had married a few times and moved 'up north.' Because I have found no marriage record or divorce record for her, I have not been able to prove or disprove those sources.

Today I saw that Annie's ( b. 1920) mother died in 1935, so that meant she was 15 when she lost her mother, and (I believe) her father in one record I saw may have died in a car accident in the early 40's, so that meant she lost her parents when she was quite young. On the Coke Co. genweb site, the cemetery where her father and mother are buried shows their marriage as Apr. 12, 1912 and her possible mother's gravemarker says Matilda, 1891-1935. Matilda (Mary M.) could have been called Mae I think to distinguish her from her possible mother-in-law, Mary J. Annie Mae could have been named also for her mother. The state records say marriage was 14 Apr 1912 and registered 12 Apr 1912. Her possible grandfather T. F.'s gravestone says Apr. 15, 1861-May 15, 1929.

If you prefer to write me personally for more private information I have about her, please write

And again, thank you so much for any information you find about her!
Rebecca (Becky)

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