Friend Mattie:
Speak of me kindly when life's dreams are o'er;
Speak of me gently when I am no more.
Truly your friend
W. J. McCurdy.
Chelsea, Iowa June 30, 1886

"From the autograph album of Martha M. "Mattie" Roach of Chelsea, daughter of Fred and Eliza J. (Hutchins) Roach. She married Samuel T. May in Toledo, Tama County, in 1891."

Submitted by: Bob Hutchins

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