I appreciate all your interest when I show
you some of the pictures of my ancestors I inherited
and the stories of their lives.
I told you last week about 3 of my Aunts
that I am so intrigued with.
So today I want to introduce your to
Effie Lenora Wilson Larabee
born 1869 and died 1937 at what I
consider a young age of 68.
She was only four years old when her Mother passed away.
I wonder if she remembered her Mother?
She was very close with her sister my Great Grandmother
Here is her family
Aunt Effie is on the left and my Great Grandmother on the right
with their father and 2 brothers
She married the local school teacher
she was 22 and he was 30
They lived near my Great Grandparents
This is there home, with them working out in the yard of their new home.
Aunt Effie and Uncle Robert never had any children.
But they so loved their nieces and nephews.
They traveled with my Great Grandparents
Here they are in Colorado
Niagara Falls August 1911
Aunt Effie, Uncle Robert, Great Grandparents James and Catherine
They seem happy in the company of each other
How cute, she is tempting him with an apple.
They were such a handsome couple.
Times were so happy, then the depression came then
Uncle Robert became ill in 1934
I have the letters she wrote when he was away in the hospital
and she was visiting him. The pain in her letters for her
beloved Robert. I even have trouble reading them,
the sadness in her words just leap off the page at you.
She would live 3 more years after his death.
Days spent with my Grandmother and her sister.
I am sure this was the only Christmas they were not together.
I found this only last week in a box.
They lived in Ashmore and Charleston is only 10 miles away but it might as well
of been an ocean away that Christmas.
1934 Christmas present to her sister was their Mothers bible.
I am now finding poetry she has written.
This is was sent to her brother John.
He must of given it back to her for now I have it.
I also now realize the bookcase that was always
in my Grandparents dining room, that my
brother now has belonged to Aunt Effie.
All these things I learn by readingAunt Annie's (her niece) diaries about our family.
This is the last picture I have of Aunt Effie
she was coming thorough Union Station in
St. Louis and had it made.
10 Mar 1937
She died in November and
was laid next to her beloved Robert.
Before I knew her through Aunt Annie diaries, she and
Uncle Robert were mythical to me.
I would see all those travel pictures and postcards from them
and think what an interesting couple.
I think they were......