Tag Archives: Francis O. Eggleston

Typhoid Falls on the Eggleston Home

In the summer of 1865 a typhoid epidemic swept small towns throughout America. Every member of my great-great grandfather Clinton Eggleston’s family in Aurora, Ohio, came down with the fever. It’s impossible to tell where it came from, though the … Continue reading

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Should I Display This Photo?

A few days ago I wrote about all the strange emotions I felt when I saw the first photo of my mother as a child. I showed the picture before, but I’ll show it here again. After editing the photo … Continue reading

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