Grandmother Widowed with Eight Children, But Kept Farm

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Grandmother Widowed with Eight Children, But Kept Farm,

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Her grandfather died of pneumonia in 1869, caught while walking children home from school, leaving seven children and a pregnant wife. Neighbors urged her to give up some of her children, but she refused. Neighbors helped her continue farming her 320 acres.