Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Aunt Nellie- 1894


I received this picture from a cousin a few days ago.

It is my Grandma Temple's half sister Nellie

Nellie was born in 1894. After her mother died her father remarried my great grandmother Zilla Dow- they had two children Temple and Harry- thus the half sister status with Aunt Nellie. I do no think they thought of themselves as being half sisters as my grandma & Nellie were very close.
Note the long shaggy rug she is on- I did not know they had anything like that in those days!!

5 comments:

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Debra, your Aunt Nellie looks like a little sweetheart! It's so fascinating to see these old pictures!

Thank you for donating to Hope!

Sharon/primthyme said...

Hi Debra,
I was so glad to see this picture ! My grandmother & My grandfathers 2nd wife (grandmother Mae) was on this same kind of fur.I assume it was a bear rug.They were into using everything they had around.Very resourceful people.
As I told you before,I have been working on my genealogy & I just love finding out everything I can,maybe some day I can put mine in a blog form.Keep up the wonderful work.
I just love your blog !So glad you send me updates.
Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas & a very wonderful New Year !!
How can I add you to my blog ?

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love her hairstyle! What a sweet little thing.

That almost looks like polar bear fur, doesn't it? I wonder...!!!

Debra said...

I think it just mught be polar bear fur! Wonder what ever happened to it!

Karen said...

Oh how cute....my grandma had a similar life! And yep, I do believe it's a bear rug.
Karen

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