Thursday, May 12, 2016

TBT- Photos of Yesteryear- Ralph & Minnie Maine

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive
Today it is my Great-Great Grandparents
Ralph & Minnie Maine

Ralph & Minnie Maine with Larrie & baby Thora
about 1899 in Winnebago, MN

Ralph & Minnie Maine were married on Christmas Day 1895, at the home of Minnie's parents in what is now rural Cass County. Ralph & Minnie frequently moved back & forth from Northern Minnesota to Southern Minnesota over the years.

This photo of the young couple was taken around 1899, when Thora was a baby. By Summer, the family had relocated back to Northern Minnesota and had a new baby in the family- Blanche! Three more children- Loren, Hiram & Vernie would follow over the next 8 years.

Ralph died unexpectedly after suffering a stroke in 1939, at the home of his daughter Vernie. Minnie remained on the homestead until her death in 1953.

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1 comment:

  1. I am amazed by the women of that era when I see their stories and think of all they had to do on their own when they lost their husbands. I