All Mine to Give (1957)
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This is a story based on fact that follows a husband and wife who emigrate from Scotland to Wisconsin in the 1850's. They work very hard and become welcome citizens of their new town, Eureka. They have six children. They prosper in the husband's boat building business. But when their eldest is 12, tragedy strikes the family, and the 12-year old is burdened with a terrible task which he handles as well as any adult could.
This is the story of the Eunson family and their attempt to establish a new life for themselves in America. Jo and Robert Eunson have come from Scotland and are soon well established in their new home of Eureka. They and their 6 children fit in quickly in their new community. Tragedy strikes however when one of the boys contacts diphtheria. He recovers but patriarch Robert succumbs to the disease. As a single parent, mother Jo works as a seamstress but she too dies, of typhoid. On her deathbed, she asks the eldest, 12 year-old Robbie, to find good homes for all of the children. On Christmas day, he sets out to find homes for each of his siblings.
An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.
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