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Monday, March 19, 2012

Fearless Females: Surprising Fact

Have you discovered a surprising fact about one of your female ancestors? What was it and how did you learn it? How did you feel when you found out?

My great-grandmother Sylvia Freeman Combs was a twin.  Her sister, Hattie, and her were nothing alike.  In fact there was nearly a foot between them!  One had light colored hair, the other dark.  One was mischievous, one was serious.   This always fascinated me as a child, before I figured out that twins didn't have to be identical.  Just the thought that you could be twins and so different sent my head spinning.

Below is a picture of the Freeman (or sometimes seen as Friedman) family.  I am sure you can tell why Hattie was 5'8" by looking at her father!

Back row (standing on bench):  Goldie, Hattie, Sylvia, Pearl
Front row: Alta Eldora (Davison), Stanford, John
Virgil was not home when picture was taken
Taken near French Lick, Indiana about 1905

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