Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sepia Saturday 212: Marie LEWIS in the Snow

Marie Lewis. C. Winter 1916-7. Muskegon Heights, Michigan. Original photograph privately held by Catherine M. Robbins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Coopersville, Michigan. 2014.
This is my submission for Sepia Saturday 212: Snow. This photograph features my paternal great-grandmother, Marie LEWIS, a couple of years before she married my great-grandfather, William Bryan ROBBINS. They would meet that fall, when Bryan would drive the hearse for her maternal grandfather's funeral. At four-foot, eleven-inches tall, Marie's petite figure and sparkling blue eyes would have been attractive to any young man. She waited for Bryan while he served in the American-North Russian Expeditionary Forces during World War I. They were married Christmas Day, 1919.

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