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LIVING IN A SHED-1892

PATTISON, GRAHAM

Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 6/5/2017 at 10:24:29

The Clinton Daily Age, Clinton, Iowa, February 5, 1892

LIVING IN A SHED

A Heroine and a Daughter of
a Millionaire Destitute

In an old wood shed at Sioux City, not fit for the habitation of a beast, and in a bed of miserable rags, a woman 62 years old was found who claims to be the daughter of a millionaire, Gen. Pattison, of Pennsylvania, who was notable in two wars. She became the wife of Col. Graham, and followed him to the Mexican War. She was the heroine of the famous charge at Chapultepec, rushing forward with the storming party and picking up the falling flags and waving it on the breastworks. She charges that her half-brother, Gov. Pattison, of Pennsylvania, defrauded her of her share in her fatherís estate which was valued at nearly 10,000,000. She had 15,000 when she came to Sioux City, but lost it. For four winters she has lived in absolute destitution in a wood shed in the rear of the residence of a lawyer who had attended in litigation which she was interested. This winter she had depended entirely on charity of a neighbor who sent her food.


 

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