Milestones, Oct. 6, 1947

Born. To Charles E. ("Commando") Kelly, 27, Congressional Medal of Honor winner (for killing 40 Nazis in one action), and May Frances Boish Kelly, 21: their second child, first son; in Pittsburgh. Name: Charles Jr. Weight: 7 Ibs.

Born. To James Thomas Farrell, 43, author of the sad and sordid Studs Lonigan trilogy, and Hortense Alden Farrell: their second child, second son; in Manhattan. Name: John Stephen. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz.

Died. Janet Fairbank, 44, concert soprano, venturesome talent-hunter, daughter of Novelist Janet Ayer Fairbank (The Bright Land), niece of Pulitzer Novelist Margaret...

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