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December 18, 2013
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CURLEW -Daniel Edward Degnan died of a heart attack at his farm near Curlew, Iowa on Thursday, December 12, 2013. He was born on the farm January 30, 1936 in the same house in which he died 77 years later. He was born during the severe winter blizzard of January 1936. It was extremely cold, below zero for days, and snowdrifts blocked all the roads. Dr. Nelson, the Ayrshire physician, had to use a one horse shay to get to the house and deliver Daniel and his twin sister, Kathleen, who did not survive the birth.



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