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VAN STOCKUM: Blood, sweet and tears

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The roots of a Shelby County family tree include questionable marriage and the assassination of an heir to the French thrown in front of the opera house in Paris.

By Ron Van Stockum

As our nation commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the presidency of Abraham Lincoln (1861-65) and we learn more details about his assassination, it may be timely to record the assassination in 1820 of Charles-Ferdinand, the Duc de Berry, a significant event in French history.


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