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The Keepers of the House Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book of William Summary

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Book of William Summary

William Howland is the last generation of Howland males. Like his ancestors, he was raised on the Howland farm. As a young adult he left the Howland farm for two years, during which time he lived in Atlanta. He enjoyed Atlanta's social scene and worked halfheartedly until he met and married Lorena Hale Adams. Lorena was the cousin of his landlord. Their courtship was short and the newly married couple returned to the Howland estate. They lived with William's parents and built an additional wing onto the house to accommodate their growing family. The first of their children was named Abigail. Their second child was named William and Lorena died of an infection following the birth. She was buried at the Methodist cemetery in nearby Madison City. A year later their son, William passed away as well. William's mourning period was shortened because...

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