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Re: Union Parish, LA.
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Thanks to all who have responded to my plea. I took a quick look at the Louisiana archives and still a little confused. But I know that I will beable to figure it out once I get a chance to study it. Also to all those who offered to do research for me. This is what his obituary states and I hope it will help.
Beverly Truman of Norway passed away at the St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston early, Thursday morning. Cancer in the stomach being the direct cause of his death. An operation performed Sunday for a hernia was successful.
Mr. Truman was born at Lake Bo??ie(this is where I am unable to read), Louisiana, July 5, 1850 and one of family of three brothers and a sister who died early in life. They were separeted during the Civil War and the last time he saw his brothers was at the siege of Petersburg. He followed the Union Army and was given work in the field hospital under Dr. Moore. After the war Dr. Alexander brought the boy to Farmingtn where he received a common school education. Since that time he has lived at Bangor and Greenwood coming to Norway about forty-three years ago. He worked a number of years in the G. R. Cummings and Co., pancake shop and later tried farming until entering the employ of B.F. Spinney & Co. Failing health in the past few years caused him to give up hard work and he spent considerable time in his home garden which was a special pride.
Soon after coming to Norway he married Ellen Saunders, of this town who survives. They had eleven children all of whom are living. Sadie E. wife of John Prince, Burton B., Walter Scott, Eula P. wife of Joseph Laine, Homer W., Margaret M., Dorothy J. and Harold R. all of Norway. Lamont D. of Sweden, Fannie B. wife of Frank Stairs, of Bangor and Priv. Ned F. Truman of Camp Devens. There are thirteen grandchildren.
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