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Mattie Magill Thomas, Jesse B. Thomas and son, Jesse Leo Thomas Felda, FL c.1917

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Jesse B. and Mattie Magill Thomas with son Jesse Leo, 9 mos. Eddy, (Felda) FL c. 1918
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