Feeding the Chickens
This photograph is most likely taken in Boulder, Montana where she and Arno resided until she died in 1937.
Her given name was Phoebe Jane and her twin sister was named Telith'a Anna (Annie). They were four years younger than my grandpa William. Their brother Benjamin died while a toddler.
Ten half siblings were born after their mother remarried - their father died from Typhoid while serving in The Civil War. I know there were other twins, and more childhood mortality. Bernetta, their mother, died at the age of 42.
Jennie on her front porch reading the newspaper.
Jennie has been a popular name. My grandmother on my dad's side was a Jennie. My husbands grandmother was a Jennie. Even our middle daughter is a Jenni.
Well . . . all this because the chicken photo caught my eye this afternoon.