I was at a cemetery this weekend, visiting and photographing the grave of my great-grandfather’s sister, and happened to meet a relative I had never met before! This relative was an elderly lady who was the daughter of one of my great-grandfather’s other sisters. We met again on Monday, and she gave me all of her photos of the family, including this one! I had never seen photos of my great-great-grandparents Roberts and Doroteja before.
Photo is c. 1910. There is a 21 year age difference between the oldest child (Alise) and the youngest (Margrieta).
Standing along the back, left to right: Alise (born 1885, died 1984, owner of the diary that I’ve been posting), ArvÄ«ds (my great-grandfather, born 1894, died 1941), Bruno (born 1891, killed in action during WW1), Vera (born 1890, died 1970s-1980s), JÄnis (born 1898, died 1941).
Seated: The patriarch Roberts JÅ«lijs Francis (born 1859, died 1922), matriarch Doroteja Matilde (maiden name PlÅ«me, born 1865, died 1918 of the Spanish flu).
Standing in front: Margrieta (born 1906, died 1980s), Velta (born 1903, died 1930s of tuberculosis).
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4 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Francis Family Portrait”
Wow that was lucky to bump into a relative!!
Nice photo! I love old photos. Isn’t it awesome to finally see an ancestor’s face you’d never seen before? This just happened to me a few weeks ago too (only I “bumped into” my relative on Facebook!)
I’m really pleased for you Antra! That must have been such an incredible experience. Brilliant blogs!
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