Wednesday, August 22, 2012
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - Baby Betty
Not quite wordless...
Sometimes babies don't make it... and they die unexpectedly.
This is a photo of my grandmother's first child, Elizabeth, known as Betty, b. 1 Feb 1911, in New York. In this photo taken in April 1911, she looks quite healthy and very sweet.
But she died in November 1911 in New York. My grandmother described the autopsy as showing that she died of "massive intestinal complications from a severe milk allergy".
She went on to have 5 more children after Betty, of whom 2 definitely had milk allergies, plus me in the next generation, and 3 of my 4 children.
The back of the photo is in my grandmother's handwriting:
For Aunt Toto
from "Betty" and her mother.
Taken in Baby's nursery when she was just two months old.
Family, friends, and others - I hope you enjoy these pages about our ancestors and their lives. Genealogy has become somewhat of an obsession, more than a hobby, and definitely a wonderful mystery to dig into and discover. Enjoy my writing, and contact me at celia.winky at gmail dot com if you have anything to add to the stories. ... Celia Lewis