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Mabel in Iowa–1903

Mabel in Iowa–1903

Four years before Hobbys and Potters met in Cuba, Mabel Potter visited her aunt and cousins in Iowa City and established relationships that continued in Cuba in 1907. March 1903:  Mabel Potter, who was working as a governess in La Crosse, Wisconsin, visited Aunt Mary and family in Iowa City for the first time.  Mabel’s mother, Ellen (Parker) Potter, hoarded family letters which are my primary source of family history.  Mabel’s cousins Ned, Ruth, and Paul were adults living elsewhere, but…

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