Saturday, October 16, 2010
Photo Number 343
This is Mrs. Wall Bennett. Her name is Mary A. and she was born in 1855 in Canada, England. In the 1900 Census she is living in Cuba Village, Allegany, New York.
She is married and we will meet her husband Wall tomorrow. I am not sure how she is related to or how she knows Aunt Fan or the Hannants, or if she ever did. That may remain a mystery.
This is a CdV with gold around the edges and with slightly rounded corners..probably from around 1885..she would have been thirty years old then. I wondered what the story was behind the two matching bracelets, one on each arm and I marvel at how a half smile is managed wearing those corsets..
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update: Today I heard from Ruth a great granddaughter of Edna Mae ( Edna Mae was a sister to Fan and Ida). She was aware of the Ben Franklin connection. Her mother who would be a granddaughter of Edna Maes is 89 years old..she may be able to shed some light on these photographs. When I am done with this series of eleven photos..I will mail them to Ruth. We had a lovely visit about her family, she also has some photos that are written on with a fountain pen..it may have been the same persons handwriting.
The only Minnesota connection that she could think of was Curtis Hannant ( Fan, Ida and Edna Maes older brother who lived at Thief River Falls Minnesota. :)
Update December 12, 2010
This photo is part of Full Circle 15