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Northville homemaker’s life anything but ordinary

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Rhoda Barker Duncan was 65 in January 1897 when she began keeping a log of her life as a homemaker on West Prospect Street in Northville. Rhoda entered brief comments in a green ledger about births, deaths, and details large and small through Aug. 10, 1915, with the last entry being that Methodist and Baptist picnics were held in her area that day. Rhoda’s husband was Fayette “Fay” Duncan, who worked until late in life ...


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