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Connections With Lincoln, Kennedy

By Joan Evans

On Feb. 3, the Greater Winfield Historical Society hosted Cheryl Pula.

The topic was "The Ironies Associated with Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy.’’

Research showed at least 100 coincidences, Some are more well known than others.

Both suffered from genetic diseases, both had a lazy eye, neither one wanted body guards, both held debates, both were over 6 feet tall, both had lost a sister, both were advocates for civil rights, both were president when the nation was divided.

Both had dreams about death, both Mary Lincoln and Jackie Kennedy were sitting beside their husband when they were shot in the head.

Many at the meeting remember when President Kennedy died. Personally, I will never forget the disbelief because in 1963 no immediate pictures were available until the plane arrived in Washington that evening.

We all saw Jackie in her blood- stained pink suit and the casket. That made it all a reality.

The next meeting will be March 13 at 3 p.m. in Bisby Hall.

Cheryl Pula will return on March 20 at 3 p.m. Her topic will be "The Underground Railroad of Oneida and Herkimer County.’’

Let Gene Doremus know if you would like to zoom. Contact by phone or text at 315-723-3384 and he will send you a link. We would love to have you join us.


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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