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have to work hard, else we would
starve. All of my children have
had to. work from the time they
f could walk."
But the school teacher told me
that Fannie, age 12, had only 8
A days schooling last winter; that
Frank, 12, was only in the third
grade. It was plain to be seen
that there are hard times in the
Dr. Harry Pepper, the village
health officer, said that Mrs.
, Moore had consumption and
r should have been in a sanitarium
"It is a pity that the poorest
parents should have the most
children. It is not to be wonder
ed af that so many of Mrs.
Moore's children died, for it is
asking an impossibility for any
woman to have her bring into the
world 26 children and have them
all healthy and strong.
"I would rather live just one
year with my children here than
go to a sanitarium and live with
out them ten years," Mrs. Moore
So the people of Union City
d6n't pay much attention to the
Moore family nor its problem.
Once in a while, when the Moores,
are in particularly desperate
straits the ..village folks take up a
5?p collection, gather up r some sec-
v ' ond-hand clothes and help the
The Mother of 26, to Parents.
I have never dreaded the "sec
ond summer" because I have al
" jvays nursed mx. babies through
it, and have never lost one "be
tween the ages of 4 months and
No artificial food can take the
place of mother's milk, and it's a
crime against your baby if you
can and won't nurse it.
When a man comes in from
work at night he thinks that he
has done his share for the chil
dren and that it is up to the
mother to take care of the babies
at night. He forgets that mother
has been doing that all day he
ought to help her!
Mrs. William Moore.
The 26 Children.
May Wilkinson, born 1880, (
(The rest are all Moores).
Joseph, 1883, alive, single, at
Emma, 1885, alive, married.
Mary, 1885, alive, married.
Lewis, 1886, dead.
Midget, 1887, dead.
Major, 1887, dead.
Pearl, 1889, alive, married.
Maud, 1890, alive, married.
Mary, 1892, dead.
Carrie, 1892, dead.
Girl, 1893, dead.
Hallie, 1895, alive, married.
Harley, 1895, dead.
Boy, 1897, dead.
Hestor, 1897, dead. J
Fannie, 1900, alive, at home.
Frank, 1900, alive, at home.
Girl, 1901, dead.
Girl, unnamed, 1902, dead.
Elihu, 1903, alive, at home.
Elias, 1903, alive, at home.
Girl, 1903, unnamed, -deadL '
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