Emily, 1905

In Queensland, Australia, women, excluding the aboriginals, win voting rights and the ability to practice law. Unrest in Russia is moving towards revolution when the Imperial Army opens fire on demonstrators killing 73.

Theodore Roosevelt begins his four year term as President following his win of the 1904 election. The Brooklyn Public Library bans Mark Twain's books, Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, with the explanation that they set a "bad example."

The Barber family now lives at 1 Berlin Street and Daniel and Miranda Tripp reside with their son-in-law and daughter, Carrie. Emily and Archie have aging and unwell grandparents in their home.

However, the children carry on a normal life. They attend a birthday party down the street at 8 Berlin for their neighbor friend, Charles Maricle. Emily is 8 years old and Archie is 4 years old.

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Binghamton Press, August 22, 1905

Friends Entertained at the Home of Charles Maricle

    A merry little party of 20 youngsters gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Maricle, 8 Berlin street, to celebrate the birthday of Master Charles Maricle, six years old. The small folks had a jolly time from 2 until 5 playing all kinds of games and otherwise enjoying themselves. Luncheon was served late in the afternoon. Master Charles received a number of nice presents from his little friends, all of whom thought they had had just the best time of their lives.

    Those present were: Cleona Morse, Gladys Morse, Marjorie Morse, Ethel Terry, Harry Terry, Emily Barber, Marie Phillips, Georgia Nelson, Winifred Nelson, Alice Major, Ruth Green, Ruth Severson, Myra Severson, Jessie Severson, Edith DuBois, Archie Barber, Mabel Barth, Martha Robinson, Ezeria Robinson, Helen Crawford and Harry Dettenhaufer.