Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: What Happened to Cousin Phoebe


What a surprise to see the 1919 death of hubby's 2d cousin, 3x removed, announced in Indiana with this headline.

The obit continues below: "When her body was discovered yesterday, the crocheting thread was around her fingers and it was evident that she was just about to take another stitch when fatally stricken."

RIP, Phoebe Antoinette McKibbin Herrold, daughter of Harriet Larimer, hubby's 1st cousin 4x removed, part of the Larimer line we've been tracing.

2 comments:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Marian, it must have been very sudden. At least she was doing something I assume she enjoyed.

Marian Burk Wood said...

Colleen, you're right, and that's fortunate. The obit suggests that the entire family's health had been weakened by smallpox and she was trying to recover her strength but had complained of heart pains, sorry to say.