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Old photographs with unnamed faces gaze at me asking to be identified and treasured. Labeled photographs ask for their story to be revealed and shared. I’m fortunate that several of my ancestors saved and passed on so many pictures. However, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Orphans

When Helena Knerr Nichols died in 1875, Thomas A.  Nichols was left to raise three children: Matthew, 18, Bertha, 13, and Charles, 10. They were old enough to help care for themselves. When Lillian Bull Nichols died in 1888,  64-year-old … Continue reading

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