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An obituary for Antti Ruuska (1887 - 1931) written in Finnish with a list of many Maynard residents who attended his funeral service including:
Matti Ruuska, his brother & Edla Suikkola, his sister
Ivari Puron, Ida Soiniselta, Matti Marjamaan,…

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John and Tilda Koski with their children.

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Paul Koski, Tilda Koski, Martha Koski, John Koski, Vieno Koski

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This is their marriage photo.

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This is possibly Paul & Hilda Kukkonen

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The child is likely their daughter, Gertrude.

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Not sure if this photo was taken in Maynard,

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Written in Finnish. It seems to be a political almanac.

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Alfred Torppa was the clerk for the society. These ledgers, written in Finnish, are minutes of the monthly meetings. The Cooperative store was on Main St. and the restaurant was functioning upstairs.

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Diploma from the Veteli, Finland elementary school.
Translation by Roy Helander

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The reception was held in Temperance Hall.
Mikko Hietanen, left center; Waino Muinonen, right center. The runners were from Finland.

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The document was often signed two years after date of immigration with the intent of becoming citizens.

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" Alfred Heikki's son Torppa, here in Kaustinen has castrated my colts during several years and all have recovered well. Also other diseases in both my horses and my cattle were cured through his medicine and good care to which I now…

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" That animal surgeon, Alfred Torppa, from Veteli has several times with good results taken care om my horses and cattle, which by request I now attest.

In Perho, December 19, 1904 H. F. Karki"

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" I attest that on October 25, 1899 Alfred Torppa, an animal surgeon, operated on my year and a half old Stallion colt and that operation succeeded very well. By request, I thus testify in Perho, on January 12, 1900.

Antti Sahipakka, a young land…

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"By chance my two horses came down with such a perilous case of throat infection that the veterinarian Dr. Miller in Kokkala frightened me that it was an extremely severe disease. I had recourse to the services of Alfred Torppa, a folk medicine…

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"That the farmer's son Alfred Heikki's son Torppa here in Upper Veteli has castrated my Stallion with good results which I now attest

In Veteli, December 23, 1904 Antti Torppa, a landowener in Veteli"

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