Clipped From The Oneonta Star

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to of be-so h OLD WAR THIMBLE SON IDENTIFIES Hat* Bee> Cametl a Itntoxm, GfHuiimiamCmSSat byFanly t-islon New Tork, Jan. It. — A .sliver thimble, ♦tirried thrnurh tht» Revolt). tion. «h* Ctrli n. t- th* Indian wars by thr«e members at in oU family of Xew Jersey wns e*hfhired <odnr ;n Raymond street Jail by 71-year-old I George Doty to prove to 9*.year-oId Margaret .ateer that he was her I 'our. lost son. I Tho firs: soldier Doty, a member of Marlon's men. was given a thimble for his kit when he left his cabin ae in the Je sty wilds. He used it patching . his uniform and when 'a he died he gave It to a son. That s wife Used* It In sewing for sol dlers of ill!, and i: vias nar-.ed on to her son. who carried It through the Civil war. . IdyntiJted by Thimble. ft fell ito the hands o: George when he went treat of tho Mississippi years aso no left home in Branch- vllle. N. J., for a trip to Brooklyn. Com- H" father diell an. his mother mar- of-,ri< * nsa'n »nd George s whereabottss ; oflw"« unknown to her until she read * 'aft week i arretted hrre for :t(aiihg pho graph. Today. Mrs. Ij^cr, carryinfr a "'."'r "r . * «.pi«-ra..wa.. " ' lnc . . „ , .1 pocket of h.s ,,_ !recom:::e him • war thimble "p reacned int i tatt- r<"J vwt ^n,,

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  1. The Oneonta Star,
  2. 19 Jan 1924, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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