Monday, February 17, 2014

Ancestors of the Week--a Happy Foursome.

Last week's Ancestors of the Week photo included my great-grandmother, Annie Schmidt, seated with her parents George and Augusta.  This week, it's Annie as a young adult--she's second from left in this undated photo. With her in this photo is her husband, Cornelius Kane (my great-grandfather), his sister Dora* Kane and her husband, Tom Say. Cornelius, aka Connie, would later be a victim of the influenza epidemic in 1918, leaving Annie to raise their four children alone, including my grandmother Eleanor (Kane) Gates. Annie would marry again.

It's interesting that both women are smiling, yet the men are not. However, they all look like they're ready for some fun!

left-to-right: Cornelius, Annie, Dora*, and Tom.
Photo undated.

**Last week I mis-identified Dora as Kitty.
 Lesson to be learned: label photos correctly and carefully!

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