Miscellany: Up to Fifty

"Up to Fifty"

In Juiz de Fora, Brazil, one Vicente Henrique Ferreira, aged 118, "father of 42 boys and six girls," announced his marriage to Georgiana da Silva, aged 23, "had hopes of bringing his immediate offspring up to 50." Black, he served three masters before the abolishment of slavery, has outlived four wives.

Patient Simon

In Detroit, one Simon Newton of the U. S. Engineer Office, tabulated the first names of the officers listed in the Army Register. Among 13,751 were:

920 Johns 306 Thomases

907 Williams 284 Franks

633 Charles 275 Henrys

550 James...

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