Evidence suggests that Aunt Lydie eloped with a young man from Weston. What may have started out as a romantic adventure ended in tragedy.
Aunt Agda Alida “Lydie” Pearson Novak Parr lived a life of love, loss and adventure. She had no children, so I don’t believe there is anyone left living who knew her personally. This is the first in series of posts examining her life.
Several weeks ago, I wrote about a possilbe Frank Rudeen family that was living next door to Uncle Carl Rudeen and Aunt Anna Stark in Altona, Illinois in 1870. So who the heck is Frank Rudeen? I have answers!
A couple of newsy items related to my Scottish roots…
A DNA match on Ancestry.com was the key to finding out about a previously unknown branch of the family, and a fourth cousin just down the road!