She got a call from a distant cousin yesterday who is writing an article for a history book for the area where her ancestors settled about a hundred years ago. The Bag Lady spent a lot of time a few years ago doing family tree research on the Internet, and has become the unofficial family historian. So she didn’t get around to writing another post yesterday as promised. She did manage to upload a few more old family photos into her computer, though, so will share some of those with you. (actually, she will share only one with you because she can't get the rest to load - don't know if it's Blogger's fault or her computer...sigh)
Her great-grandmother, who she admires greatly, was a Crockett. Eliza Read was the youngest of nine children born to Jonathon and Jane Crockett. Two of her siblings migrated along with her to Canada from Nebraska in the early 1900’s: her sister Susannah Palmer, and her sister Cora Shively, (whose twin sister, Clara Thomas stayed in the States). Some time later, their sister Clara came for a visit and this photo was taken.
(left to right: the twins, Cora & Clara, Suzie, Eliza)
The Bag Lady is easily distracted by family tree research, and would dearly love to find more information about the rest of Eliza’s siblings. She had a sister named Ada, who married Marcelus Yaw and disappeared from the records shortly thereafter. Eliza also had a brother named Angus, who married a woman named Alice. The Bag Lady did have a photo of Angus and Alice and their children, but can’t find it right now…sigh. (she really needs to get her papers organized…)