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Kitturah McFarland

Kitturah McFarland

Female 1812 - 1877

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  • Name  Kitturah McFarland  [1, 2
    Born  11 Jun 1812  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • According to Burge Cemetery burial records, she died February 5, 1877 at age 64 years, 7 months, 25 days; this would make her birth date June 11, 1812 (not June 12).
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • In a Henry County, Iowa, census, Kitturah's named was once spelled Kiltora.
    Alt. Birth 
    • Jodie Streit, research on Kitturah's birth date: Fox Sampler birth date 1812; 1840 Census would make her born 1800-1810; 1850 Census would make her born 1818; 1860 Census would make her born 1814; 1870 Census would make her born 1812
    Alt. Birth  12 Jun 1812  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Census  1830  Colerain Township, Belmont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1 female aged 15-20 (Kitturah Fox age 17/18); 1 female aged 20-30 (unknown)
    Census  1840  Henry County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1 female aged 30-40 (Kitturah Fox, age 28/29)
    Census  1850  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Kittora Fox, age 32, female, born in Ohio
    Iowa State Census  1852  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Line #32: Nathaniel Fox, number of males: 3 (Nathaniel, Thomas, Charles, but William and John should also be there), number of females: 5 (Kitturah, Ruth Ellen, Maria R., Delilah T. Elizabeth), number of voters: 3 (seems to be an error), number of militia: 2 (Nathaniel is the only male over 21, so this also seems to be error), total persons: 6
    Census  1860  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Kittura Fox, age 46, female, born in Ohio
    Census  1870  New London Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Kitturah Fox, age 58, female, white, occupation keeping house, born in Ohio, father of foreign birth
    Letters and Cards  6 Apr 1875  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (From Kitturah Fox in New London, Iowa, to Elizabeth (Fox) Sampson in Nebraska: The original was in Truman Berry's possession. It has been transcribed as written:)

      April 6th 1875 (note in corner)..."a piece of my dress"

      Dear Children I take pen in hand this evening to write a few lines to try to find out what is wrong out there that we dont hear from you any more we have not had a word from you since the 23rd of January and we have only had one letter from John Fox since we come home I have had two from Grant I answer all I get, we got one from Maria of the 22nd of March and one of April 2nd George has been most all winter and she had a spell of fever two weeks but was up again She Says there was eight funerals there in Springfield one day She Says George looks more like a corps than a liveing person, there has been a good dale of Sickness here and Some deaths Mr. David Steel and Mr. John Borden are both dead, your paps health is not as good for a month past as it was last fall and winter I still keep sound and do my own work oh yes I got your pap to top of maple trees the 2nd of April I made five pints of nice molasses, well I went yesterday to See the express agent about Sending you Some fruit he Says it will Cost about 50 cents for every half gallon jar and I would not dare Send them as freight for in all probablility you would never get them there was a man Sent from this town Ship with two car loads of cloathing and provision and a government officer took possession of one car and he had to Send back to New London for authority before he could get the things to distribute, if you Say So I will Send 4 half gallon jars by express and I would pay the express on them freely if I was able to make money as I used to do but that day is past, tel Jane Coleman I went down cellar one day last week with a little paper bag to get Some Gladioles to Send her by Mail and they was sSpoild I dont believe there is one of either kind that will grow, I hope this will find you all well write Soon farewell I remain your Mother K Fox tel me about Mr Abbots folks and all the old neighbors.
    A Letter From Kitturah (McFarland) Fox to Her Daughter, Elizabeth McFarland (Fox) Sampson (1 of 3)
    A Letter From Kitturah (McFarland) Fox to Her Daughter, Elizabeth McFarland (Fox) Sampson (1 of 3)
    This letter, written April 6, 1875, was sent by Kitturah Fox from New London, Iowa, to her daughter, Elizabeth Sampson, in Cass County Nebraska. Kitturah is concerned that she hasn't heard from Elizabeth, she mentions a lot of disease of friends and family members, and she mentions that she is going to send some jars of fruit, but doesn't trust the freight system of the day to get them there. (This document, kindly provided by Jodie Streit, is in .pdf format.)
    Letters and Cards  30 Nov 1875  [10
    • (From Kitturah Fox in New London, Iowa, to Elizabeth (Fox) Sampson in Nebraska: The original was in Truman Berry's possession. It has been transcribed as written:)

      November 30th 1875

      Dear Daughter I am at last Seated to to try to answer your wellcome letter of November 14th which came to hand in due time we was glad to hear you was all well for I esteam health as the best earthly blessing we enjoy except spiritual blessings which is best of all, well your pap is as well as when we was with you and my general health is as good as I could expect yet I do suffer a good dale with pain in my head but do not be sick with it I have not lost a full meal since we come to town by sickness and I do thank God for it I do all my own work I did hire one washing done in the summer but have done my house claning this fall except the white washing that we hire doen oh I cant tell you how I felt when I came home and found that Stell had gone as we did not expect her for a week I was not prepared for Such news and Ella felt bad over it too for the intended Sending Some (?) then I thought we would Send by express I had some jelly I wanted to Send we thought we could not fix it So it would be Safe and they charge So much now to express a little we gave it up, oh if you war near to us we could be a help to each other in various ways but there is but one Child near enough for me to visit unless they come after me Ruth Ellen was here three weeks ago to day She told me of a Spell She had a few nights before in the night of pain in her breast it would shoot throught to her back and Shoulders and almost take her breath Charley made a fire and bathed her with Skunk oil that releived her Thomas and Dora was out the next Sunday they tel me She was taken bad as She went home Charley wanted to Stop with her on the way for he was fearfull She would not live to get home She was not willing to Stop he carried her in the house and the oil relieved her in a measure but She could not lay down til Satterday night I have not been out to see her yet I do feel Some times like Starting to walk out but I know I could not do it we have heard twice that She was better but it keeps me uneasy if we would hire a rig to go it would cost three dollars your pap asked the man that keeps the Livery Stable and that was his price for 4 miles, well we have a good Minister employed for the next year his name is Williams he has no family but his wife we have two Sermons on Sunday onein the evening we have School half pas nine preaching at eleven and in the evening and Soicial prayer meeting wednesday evenings I have a good lantern and go alone some times in fact most of the time I have company part of the way home but I am not afraid of any one disturving me, we had a session meeting of all the Churches in town at the Prysterian Church thanksgiving day there was 5 ministers there our Minister offered the opening prayer the Methodist minister preached the Prodistant Met Minister prayed and the Baptist Minister dismised the congregation I was Sorry you did not tel me how Mrs Coleman and Jane was, Thomas and family are well I dont See him very often as he is still pedling, we have a letter from Maria of November 15th they was well ther (?) Denny has bought property in town and will move in a Short time prehaps this week he leaves Marys husband and George to farm the place, Will McGnew is married to a Miss Dickey John and farmily have come back from Mosoura they live in Mount Plesant, I dont think of any thing more at presant that would interest you Do I will stop my nerves jerk So Some times I cant make a Straight line but maybe you can read it with Kitty help now pleas dont wait a month but writ Soon give our love to all friends reserving a good Shair for yourself and family fare well K Fox
    A Letter From Kitturah (McFarland) Fox to Her Daughter, Elizabeth McFarland (Fox) Sampson (2 of 3)
    A Letter From Kitturah (McFarland) Fox to Her Daughter, Elizabeth McFarland (Fox) Sampson (2 of 3)
    This letter, written November 30, 1875, was sent by Kitturah Fox from New London, Iowa, to her daughter, Elizabeth Sampson, in Cass County Nebraska. She talks of sending some jelly, laments that her children all lived far away, talks about her daughter's health. Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker was suffering from tuberculosis, which eventually would kill her. Other relatives and friends were also mentioned. (This document, kindly provided by Jodie Streit, is in .pdf format.)
    Letters and Cards  16 Aug 1876  [10
    • (From Kitturah Fox in New London, Iowa, to Elizabeth (Fox) Sampson in Nebraska: The original was in Truman Berry's possession. It has been transcribed as written:)

      August 16th 1876

      Dear Daughter I am at last Seated to try to write a littel in answer to your wellcome letter of July 29th was glad to hear you was all well and wish I could Say as much your pap has not been as well as usual the past two weeks is some better to day, I have not been well for a week past have not been bed fast but I am So feeble and the heat over comes So it is all I can do to do my work and have not washed any this week if I have to hire it done once in two weeks will do,

      17th well now I will try to write a little more Company twice Since i commenced Yibey Jones and Mary was here visiting the 15th her Mother Mrs Stansberry is very bad not likely to live She has been very porely for a year past but is worse of late She bled from the longues for 4 hours one night last week She cant lay down at all when She does She cant breath Sarah is keeping house for her Mother Mary has three children one girl and two boys She lost a boy he was a pore deformed child he live to be ten and a half months old, Grand Ma Stevens has been Sick a long time She has a very bad cough like the consumtion and has Sinking Spells they think Some times She is dieing but still She rallys again to Suffer a little longer John Canter and family were with her, Thomas has been home of nights for a week past Dora and the Children have not been very well but are all better now, Charlie's and Ruth Ellen and Children was in last Satterday She has very pore health this Summer her babe is Seven month old and weighes 16 lbs it appears well and is as smart as a Cricket but So Small like She was, well I hardly know how to tel you about the Crops here for there is next thing to nothing in the way of Small grain there was a very little cut and what was cut was more for feed than grain and it is thought the best corn we have here wont make half a crop and I suppose from what I hear and what I have Seen that one half that was planted wont make corn at all

      18th well I will try again Company the cause

      The grass is extry good early potatoes was extry good but on low land they have rotted badly the fruit crop is good except Apples they are plenty but So many of them are Scabby and cracked even on the trees winter apples are (?) of couns not all, it is a pore Show for the farmers to make Money and if they cant make it we cant get it and our Support dependes principly on the farmers as our means at least the most of it is Scattered among the farmers but it dont bother me as it does you pap you know he is allways talking going to the poorehouse but enought, oh I do wish it was So we could help you to come home this fall as it would be So nice if you Could come and fetch that big baby and make us a good visit Maria did talk of comeing this fall but their crop was a failure and her health not good So I dont expect her it would be nice if you could both be here at once but I mus Stop and get dinner then write Some to Kitty if I can be alone long enough So I bid you Aude K Fox

      well Kitty wish you was here to go with me to the basket meeting next Sunday Rv Williams and Rv John Shepperd meets on one to meet mean Hammers to hold a meeting I was at a basket meeting three weeks ago 6 or 7 miles from town north last it was held in a grove and quite a good meeting I went in the buggy with Rv. Collens's folks Cary Collens taught a School this Summer and I expect will teach the fall School at the Same place She dont fail to enquire after your wellfare there was a Mr Martin lived in town they had two children lost them both with Colora Infantetem George Dillon had one died in Burlington tuesday brought home wednesday to bury it and last night their baby died all with the Same disease there is considerable of Sickness now and I fear it will be worse in next month, Kitty you will rcolect the old bed you Slept on here it is 46 years old we had it renovated last Spring and it is like a new bed it cost $1.50 it was done by Machienery they took it away and brought back the Same day I have peiced one quit this Summer but dont expect to quilt any this fall I will Send you a piece of my dress write soon tel me how Mr Aboots folks are all the rest of the old neighbors our love to all the family and friends farewell K Fox
    A Letter From Kitturah (McFarland) Fox to Her Daughter, Elizabeth McFarland (Fox) Sampson (3 of 3)
    A Letter From Kitturah (McFarland) Fox to Her Daughter, Elizabeth McFarland (Fox) Sampson (3 of 3)
    This letter, written August 16 (17th & 18th), 1876, was sent by Kitturah Fox from New London, Iowa, to her daughter, Elizabeth Sampson, in Cass County Nebraska. She spoke of people with tuberculosis, including her daughter, Ruth Walker, also her grandson, Albert Walker, who would not live long but was healthy at this point. The crops were failing that summer, and she didn't expect much from the harvest. She added a post script to her granddaughter, Elizabeth's daughter, Kitturah Sampson. Kitturah Fox would die about five months after writing this letter. (This document, kindly provided by Jodie Streit, is in .pdf format.)
    Research 
    • Jodie Streit notes: "I (Jodie Streit) believe the Fox Sampler which is in Alta Marie McKinstry Marks' possession was made between 1833 and 1836."
    Research 
    • On the 1870 federal census, Kitturah McFarland Fox's father is listed as FOREIGN born.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Kitturah (McFarland) Fox's grave is located at the Burge Cemetery near New London, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Kitturah, wife of Nathaniel Fox, died February 5, 1877, aged 64 years, 7 months, 25 days."
    The Headstone of Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    The Headstone of Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    Died  5 Feb 1877  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 12, 13
    Buried  Burge Cemetery, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Person ID  I695  All Families
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2015 

    Family  Nathaniel Fox,   b. 1 Jun 1805, Rose Garden, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1887, Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Sep 1829  [1, 2
    Family Record 
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced two written pages of vital dates regarding the family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox. The first sheet lists birth dates for Nathaniel, Kitturah, James M., John McFarland, William H., Elizabeth McFarland, Sarah Ann, Delilah T., Charles McC., Thomas "Tom", Maria R., and Ruth Ellen Fox; additionally this sheet lists the marriage date of Nathaniel and Kitturah:

      Nathaniel Fox was born June 1, 1805.

      Kitturah McFarland Fox was born June 12, 1812.

      James M. Fox was born July 4, 1831.

      John Mc Fox was born May 4, 1833.

      William H. Fox was born August 29, 1835.

      Elizabeth McFarland Fox (was born) October 21, 1837.

      Sarah Ann Fox was born December 15, 1839.

      Delilah T. Fox was born February 1, 1842.

      Charles McC. Fox (was born) February 20, 1844.

      Thomas Fox was born March 11, 1846.

      Maria R. Fox was born April 5, 1848.

      Ruth Ellen Fox was born April 16, 1851.

      N. and K. Fox were married September 21, 1829.
    Family Record 
    • Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced two written pages of vital dates regarding the family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox. The second sheet lists marriage dates Elizabeth McFarland, Delilah T., Thomas, Ruth Ellen Fox, and death dates of James M., Sarah Ann, Delilah, Kitturah and Nathaniel Fox:

      Elizebeth McF. Fox was married September 1, 1858.

      Delilah Fox was married September 19, 1860

      Thomas Fox was married to Dora Anderson June 21, 1868.

      Ruth Ellen Fox was married to Charles P. Walker, July 4, 1868.

      [Flossie's notes:] The record does not state to whom Elizebeth was married but we know it was Truman Sampson.

      And I believe Aunt Delilah was [married] to a Coleman. Later, I find death record(s) in back of [the] Bible.

      James M. Fox died May 27, 1834, aged 2 years, 10 months, 23 days.

      Sarah Ann Fox died October 3, 1862, aged 11 years, 9 months, 18 days.

      Delilah Coleman died December 5, 1865, aged 23 years, 10 months, 4 days.

      Kitturah Fox died February 5, 1877, age 64 years, 7 months, 25 days.

      Nathaniel Fox died September 3, 1887, aged 82 years, 3 months, 3 days.
    Moved  Bef 15 Dec 1839  Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Ohio 
    • Sarah Ann Fox was born to Nathaniel and Kitturah in Iowa December 1839.
    Children 
     1. James M. Fox,   b. 4 Jul 1831, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1834
    >2. John McFarland Fox,   b. 4 May 1833, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1895
     3. William H. Fox,   b. 29 Aug 1835, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Elizabeth McFarland Fox,   b. 21 Oct 1837, Athens County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1919, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Ann Fox,   b. 15 Dec 1839, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1851, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Delilah T. Fox,   b. 1 Feb 1842, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1865
     7. Charles Mc C. Fox,   b. 20 Feb 1844, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >8. Thomas "Tom" Fox,   b. 11 Mar 1846, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1899
    >9. Maria R. Fox,   b. 5 Apr 1848, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1897
    >10. Ruth Ellen Fox,   b. 16 Apr 1851, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1889, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    The Fox Sampler of the Family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    The Fox Sampler of the Family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    The photograph on this page was provided by Joleen Streit, a descendant of Nathaniel and Kitturah [McFarland] Fox.

    Jodie Streit [Mary Joleen "Jodie" (Marks) Streit], a descendant of Nathaniel Fox and Kitturah McFarland, kindly provided this image of this sampler that was passed down through her family and is in the possession of her mother. She dates it to between 1833 and 1836.

    The first 2 lines are of the upper case alphabet (A-Z). It then lists family members and their birth dates:

    "Nathaniel Fox Was Born June 1, 1805; Kitturah Fox Was Born June 10, 1812; James M. Fox Was Born July 4, 1831; John McF Fox Was Born May 4, 1833"

    The last 2 lines are the lower case alphabet. It is signed NFK, who is unknown but theorized it possibly could have been a relative of Nathaniel's mother, Mary Carver King.
    Documents

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    A List of Vital Dates of the Family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox (Page 1 of 2)
    A List of Vital Dates of the Family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox (Page 1 of 2)
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced two written pages of vital dates regarding the family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox. The first sheet lists birth dates for Nathaniel, Kitturah, James M., John McFarland, William H., Elizabeth McFarland, Sarah Ann, Delilah T., Charles McC., Thomas "Tom", Maria R., and Ruth Ellen Fox; additionally this sheet lists the marriage date of Nathaniel and Kitturah.
    A List of Vital Dates of the Family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox (Page 2 of 2)
    A List of Vital Dates of the Family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox (Page 2 of 2)
    Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell produced two written pages of vital dates regarding the family of Nathaniel and Kitturah (McFarland) Fox. The second sheet lists marriage dates Elizabeth McFarland, Delilah T., Thomas, Ruth Ellen Fox, and death dates of James M., Sarah Ann, Delilah, Kitturah and Nathaniel Fox.
    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    This is a document featuring 65 generations of descendants of Godwulf (born circa AD 80) to Dennis Brumm. Through the Fox family genealogy, much of which was provided by researcher Jodie Streit, plus some research I did backing it out from the royal family of England (to which the Fox family is connected, including Norse legends which can never be proven, this is the furthest back my database goes. It is not posted to be taken as "fact" in the earliest of generations/ (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F152  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    Kitturah McFarland, a native of Ohio, married Nathaniel Fox, a Virginian, in 1829. They had ten children, and by 1839 had moved west to live in the newly opened up state of Iowa. They settled on a farm near what became the town of New London.
    Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    Kitturah Fox, the wife of Nathaniel, was the mother to ten children: James M. Fox (who died very young), John McFarland Fox, William H. Fox, Elizabeth McFarland (Fox) Sampson, Sarah Ann Fox (died not long before her 12th birthday), Delilah T. (Fox) Coleman, Charles Mc C. Fox, Thomas "Tom" Fox, Maria R. Fox, and Ruth Ellen (Fox) Walker, the wife of Charles Pearsey Walker.
    Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    Kitturah (McFarland) Fox
    This is a photograph of one of my maternal 2nd great grandmothers, Kitturah Fox. She lived from 1812 until 1877. Born in Ohio, she died in Henry County, Iowa, where she and her husband, Nathaniel Fox, moved in about 1839. Kitturah is buried at the Burge Cemetery north of New London, Iowa.
    Kitturah (McFarland) Fox (backside)
    Kitturah (McFarland) Fox (backside)
    This is the backside of a photograph of Kitturah (McFarland) Fox. The text written on the back is: "Kitturah Fox, Sam Walker's Gradmother (sic) on his mothers side." (The explanation was likely written on the photograph by Kitturah's granddaughter, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell.)

  • Sources 
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    2. [S367] Streit, Mary Joleen "Jodie" (Marks) (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Dec 14, 2000

    3. [S476] Burge Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa - Burials, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0335; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8192] 1830 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1830 US Census Colerain Township, Belmont County, Ohio Page 320

    5. [S4989] 1840 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1840 US Census; Henry County, Iowa Territory; Page #106; Sheets 207/208

    6. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1850 US Census; Division 2, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Supervisor's District 1; Enumeration District 35; Sheet 319 (crossed out) - 325; Page #163; Enumerated August 22, 1900

    7. [S7979] 1852 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; pages 0-1; Roll: IA_119

    8. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 273, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Post Office: New London; enumerated on July 23, 1860

    9. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 8, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; Sheet 282, Post Office: Mount Pleasant; enumerated on July 16, 1870

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    11. [S8271] Fox, Kitturah (McFarland) - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Ferrel Cemetery, New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S628] 1880 US Census.

    13. [S8091] Fox, Kitturah - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker).

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