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Bailey - twins

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday 3 Feb 1899

Hillsboro Times: A great furor of excitement has prevailed among the feminine portion of Hillsboro since early Monday morning and all on account of the arrival of a pair of girls at one birth. The fact of twins being born had no special interest except that the father is eighty nine years old and the mother about fifty seven. The old gentleman has been jumping in the air and cracking his heels together twice ever since the arrival of the girls and the female population has become very indignant at the old rooster’s presumptions and declare that something will have to be done with him, but what that something is, we have failed to learn.

Alex. Bailey says, “That’s nothing, Methuselah was older’n that ‘fore he quit being ‘pap.’”

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