My grandfather Judd Dewitt Van Sickle had 6 siblings. His sister Jessie Van Sickle was the only one to reach young adulthood.
I’ve seen the siblings’ markers surrounding the parents’ graves in Durand, Illinois cemetery.
Jessie was Born in 1878, and she passed on May 27,1904. My cousin John said she was studying to be an opera singer. There are notes that say their mother, my Great Grandmother, Lucy Maria Judd passed from “la grippe”(influenza)
What a treasure of a photo! Such a short life!!
16 years between Phoebe and your grandfather Judd’s births points out the critical needs for advancements in medical care over the 2 decades. People had difficult challenges in the 1900’s.
I definitely see a family resemblance. It’s sad she never realized her dream.
What a lovely portrait of your great aunt!
SO sad. I can’t imagine losing any children, much less six of them. :'(