Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive...
Today it is the Ralph & Minnie (Cole) Maine family
|L-R- Thora, Larrie, Minnie & Vernie, Ralph, Blanche, Hiram, Loren circa 1909|
The young family above, probably while living in Southern Minnesota... and below after settling in Northern Minnesota, near Pequot Lakes, when everyone is grown
|Back Row L-R- Loren, Thora, Larrie, Blanche, Hiram|
Front Row L-R- Ralph, Vernie, Minnie
Ralph died in 1939, after suffering a sudden stroke at the home of his daughter Vernie. Minnie remained on the homestead alone, until about 1947 when Hiram & family moved in with her, after their nearby farm house burned down. Suffering from dementia in her later years, Minnie died in 1953.