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My grandfather and my father were both born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where Samuel went to colllege. My late father, especially, bears an uncanny resemblence to Samuel Fordyce and seems to have followed along similar career paths as well—my father was in the air force, then became vice president of a trucking company. I've been to Hot Springs but wasn't aware of the Fordyce Bath House. I've heard that my grandfather was born to a single mother—seems to fit like a puzzle!
Margaret Fordyce
Independence, MO