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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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OPHELIA (f): The lovely, pathetic heroine of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ophelia Carrington, daughter of James and Patty Carrington, was born in Wallingford, Conn., on April 18, 1815 (Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 / The Barbour Collection, on AmericanAncestors.org). In the 1850 census, 1,802 women and girls named Ophelia were listed; in the 1940 census, 13,707 were enumerated with the name.

Posted by Jean Powers at 02/12/2013 02:15:21 PM | 


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