Henry was often in the hospital after his service in WWI. According to his journals, the paint stiffener “dope” Henry applied to the fabric wings of aeroplanes was toxic. It was also applied in a 96 degree room according to specifications, so it was vaporized and Henry suffered from lung problems for the rest of his life. Soldier’s at the time were given gallons of milk to counteract the toxicity of the application. Marguerite did the best she could to care of the farm and children while Henry was gone.