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Houston - Bessie

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, Aug 9, 1895

The tribe of Ben Hur has now in its employ the youngest efficient stenographer in the county.

It is Miss Bessie Houston, aged 10 years and her work is speedier and more perfect than that of most adult stenographers, said FL Snyder this morning, "I dictated over 20 letters to her in rapid succession and she quickly wrote them out on the typerwriter without an error."

The little tot is a daughter of the Mr. Houston lately connected with the business college.

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