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Mother welcomes son home

Cassius Wood, youngest son of Anna Wood of Warrensburgh, returned home from the Panama Canal Oct. 22, 1909 after an absence of four years, where he had been working for the American government.

Cassius left Warrensburgh Oct. `17, 1905 for Albany, where he shipped out as a musician in the U.S. Marine Corps, remained for two months at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, was than transported to League Island near Philadelphia, where he boarded the battleship Columbia, which reached Panama Dec. 17, 1905.

A surprise party was tendered the young sea soldier by over 30 of his old Warrensburgh schoolmates and friends.

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