This weeks prompt in the #52Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge is Valentine. I had already posted for this week, however, the Valentine’s Gift I received this morning is worthy of another.
I have a ritual every morning. Turn on the coffee pot and scream at it for not brewing fast enough. Sometimes I pour a cup after it’s brewed half a pot. Today was one of those days. Coffee in hand, I boot up the laptop, check Ancestry for any new DNA matches in hopes to break down the last remaining brick walls and then I check email.
My email had about 10 from one of my cousins. I checked the subject line first to see what she was sending. This was the 1st email I looked at:
This is my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother, Mathias Schumacher and Mary Timlin. I had never seen a picture of them before.
Julia, standing on the left with attitude, Mathias, Edward, Mary, Margaret (my grandmother), Helen, Susie and baby Frances. I suspect this might be the only picture of Frances. She died on 14 Nov 1899 at the age of 6 months.
Another cousin and I have been discussing our DNA connection to the Timlin family. She had always been told that her grandmother, Nora Timlin had been an orphan, with no family. Well we have proved that to not be true. A picture speaks a 1000 words. This was the 2nd email I opened.
This is a picture of Nora Timlin and 4 of her 6 siblings and here they are.