Aunt Lydie found herself widowed at age 24 after just two years of marriage. It seems as though Joe’s family handled all the funeral arrangements. Certainly Lydie couldn’t have managed the elaborate tombstone on her own.
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…