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Harmon b. 1834 Lawrence County, Ohio
Posted by: Kristy Stevens (ID *****3596) Date: November 05, 2010 at 12:23:20
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I recently ran across an article in the Semi-Weekly Register, Ironton, Ohio for Friday, April 25, 1913 (approximately a month after one of the great floods of the Ohio River), from Harmon Imes. I am in no way related or researching this line, I just thought of it as unique, since he was writing a letter to the editor from Kansas, and thought that it may give a few tidbits of info someone is looking for. The article reads:

LETTER

Editor Register:

The writer of this sketch was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1834 and my father and mother with their 6 children moved to the broad plains of Illinois, in the Spring of 1848, where I grew to manhood and married there, and in the fall of 1865 I moved to Kansas and settled where we now live. Have lived here more than 47 years. Celebrated our golden wedding February 24, 1911. Have raised 7 children all but one have married and scattered from Illinois to California. Have many relatives here and in Illinois, and many tender recollections of both places. But my recollections of Lawrence County, O., seems to be more sacred than any other place. I still have many relatives living there and when I read of the Ohio River's greatest flood and the great destruction and misery caused by it, I feel as though they have had more then their share of misery and loss. But the true Buckeye ??? (rest of line unreadable) and courageous, and will in a short time overcome these great losses as far as it is possible for man to do.

HARMON IMES


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