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Veronica and Steven: 1912

Veronica and Steven: 1912

January 1912. "Veronica Mikula, says 12 years old, 93 N. Front Street. Steven Mikula (works in mill) says 15 years. Photo taken in spare unused room too cold to warm. They crowd together in kitchen. New Bedford, Massachusetts." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.


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1920 census: Providence, Rhode Island 5 Dryden Lane
Josephine Mikula 54 Galicia
Stevens Mikula 22 Galicia
Veronika Mikula 18 Galicia

WWII card for Steven M. Mikula shows:
102 Charlstone Ave., Providence, RI
born 27 Aug 1896 Austria
"Always know your address" is listed as
Mrs. Veronica J. Floody 83 Jefferson St.
Locksmith, selfemployed

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