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Old 01-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Rewards of searching paper--Is OK REALLY OK?

I found this kinda funny when I was searching some old newspaper articles. I'm hard up for humor lately.

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Source: Columbus Daily Enquirer - Georgia
Dated: Aug. 29, 1909
O. K.'s SON - Was Buried at Toledo, Ohio, Where He Died Last Sunday.
Chicago, Aug. 28, - Cornelius Kendall, youngest son of Orrin Kendall, from whose Initials the one of "O. K." (meaning "all right") is said to have sprung, was buried yesterday in Toledo, O., his death having taken place there the latter part of the week.
During the civil war Mr. Kendall was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade battery, and was also a member of the firm of Kendall & Sons, whose bakery was in Chicago.
The firm furnished crackers and bread for the army, and on the crackers were the initials "O.K." These crackers are said to have been the only ones the army relished and the expression, "these are all right" later developed into "these are O. K."
Source: Duluth News-Tribune - Minnesota
Dated: Oct. 2, 1909
There recently died in Toledo, Ohio, a son of the late Orria Kendall, from whose initials the use of "O.K.," meaning all right, is said to have sprung. The father, during the Civil war, was the head of the firm of O. Kendall & Sons, bakers of Chicago. This firm furnished card tack for the army, on which were stamped the initials "O.K.".
So when you say something is O.K., you are really saying its only as good as some nasty military crackers, and Toledo OH is so bad that Toledoans can only brag about burying this guy's son!!!

See the rewards of doing the old genealogy search, why I goof off on powwows.com???
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I'mma Gonna Patent "A.K." as the New O.K.
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LOL--I love finding stuff like that when I research. It's so funny and I always get a kick out of it.
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LOL--I love finding stuff like that when I research. It's so funny and I always get a kick out of it.
Yeah, me too. Its all so mediocre...so Toledo. I think just going to Toledo may cause death...of boredom! Brings back memories....
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