I want to share this photo of my grandmother Eleanor. She was the daughter of the gentleman in an earlier Friday's Favorite Family Foto. She was the fifth child born to my great grandparents who had come from County Durham, England, around 1882...the first of their children to be born in America in 1887.
I believe this photo was made around 1910 in Overland, North Dakota. The first children born to her were twins - a boy and a girl. The little girl died at a few months old. I believe this is one of the twins, although I don't know whether it's the boy or girl. Among the eight children she had, there were two other sets of twins - my father, one of those twins.
Ella, as she was called, was the wife of a Kentucky/West Virginia coalminer. She suffered with asthma most of her life and lived to be only sixty-three. I was only five at the time she died. I remember her having long white hair. When I visited, we would set on her porch and I would brush her hair. It's such a vivid memory of mine.
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