W.S. Monroe V.G.
Mar 28 1919
In 1890, [obscured] married [obscured], who was her cousin. They had two children, [obscured] and [obscured]. There is no trace of mental deficiency or consumption on either side of their family but their two children are very backward and both have consumption. The boy is twenty years of age and is a very stupid person to converse with. Because of his physical condition and mental deficiency he is unable to hold a position for any considerable length of time.
The girl is about twelve or thirteen years of age and for the past two years she has been unable to attend school. She was about ten or eleven years of age when she was taken from school and was then only in the advanced third grade. She has been taking piano lessons for the past three years and is hardly able to play an exercise correctly. If the girl is spoken to in a stern manner, she will instantly go into a faint. She is no taller than an eight year child.
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