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« on: Tuesday 28 November 06 21:47 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone confirm the truth of the Tuam connection in this story?

David Wallace, whose father was a solicitor in Tuam, emigrated in 1881 to Independence, Missouri. He married Margaret Gates and they had a daughter Elizabeth (Bessie) Virginia born 1885. Bessie married President Harry Truman.

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Re: Wallace
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 February 08 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Hello Stephen,

The White House website has an article about Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman
but it doesn't mention Tuam... www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/et33.html

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Re: Wallace
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 February 08 09:08 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks, Christopher.

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Re: Wallace
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 February 08 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Steve,

There are several posts on Genforum re Bess Wallace Truman including one from Don Wallace which says ...

"the Wallace ancestors of Bess Wallace Truman are identified in NSDAR document 36135.

This document is based on research done in the late 30s and presented to Mrs. Truman at the White House on November 12, 1946."


http://genforum.genealogy.com/wallace/messages/4214.html

NSDAR = National Society Daughters of the American Revolution www.dar.org

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Re: Wallace
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 February 08 14:24 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again, Christopher

It is clear from the information contained in the aforesaid website that the original story about David Wallace and Tuam is incorrect.

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Steve