Photo Friday: My Mom & Her Family

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"Family, like branches on a tree, all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one."

My Mom came from a big family but it was confusing because there were so many children from my Grandpa's 3  wives. My grandfather's name was Francis St.Clair but everyone knew him as Frank.

My Grandpa Frank was married 3 times.   His first wife, Edith, died at a young age after bearing 4 children.  Not long after Edith's death, he married Amy Nora Henderson.  They had one child... My Mother, Amy Alta St.Clair.  Unfortunately, my maternal Grandmother also died at a young age when my Mom was only about 2 years old.  As was typical in those days, a man with 5 young children was on the hunt for another wife to care for his children.  He found the only maternal Grandmother I ever knew... Grandma Pansy.  Pansy bore 7 children, at least 2 who died in infancy.  Pansy was a wonderful woman and treated ALL of the children and grandchildren equal. I loved her very much.

The picture above is of all the women (and their offspring) on my Mom's side of the family.  These are all my Mother's half-sisters and the wives of her half-brothers. My Mom and I are in the middle, with the white dresses on.  My Grandma Pansy is behind (left) of my Mom. 

I have a similar photo with all the men in the family, including my Dad and brother.  Maybe I'll share that next Friday. 

It was very rare to get everyone together, and this picture is a very precious family treasure. I have many fond memories of visiting my Grandpa Frank & Grandma Pansy on their farm.

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Carol Williams
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Good morning William Feela ,
Women worked very hard back in those days, taking care of the home and all the children.  Of course, the older children helped too but it was a very different life than what we know.  It is fun having lots of cousins.

Aug 10, 2018 06:00 AM #13
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Hi Lise Howe ,
The photo of the men is just as impressive and also a family treasure. I will share it next week.

Aug 10, 2018 06:02 AM #14
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Wow Nina Hollander , You have a very interesting family history.  I bet that was a very interesting reunion.  Do you still keep in touch with them?

Aug 10, 2018 06:03 AM #15
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Wayne Martin ,   Yes, it's an interesting family.  I'm so glad I have these photos when everyone got together in those early days.

Aug 10, 2018 06:04 AM #16
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Good morning Barbara Todaro ,
Pansy truly was a rare find.  I didn't fully understand the three family thing until later because Pansy was our grandma... the only one I knew on Moms side.

Aug 10, 2018 06:07 AM #17
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Carol Williams
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Hi Dorie Dillard ,
Indeed, times were very different!  I can't even imagine taking care of a home and all those children.  Of course, I'm sure the older children helped with the younger ones but still!

Aug 10, 2018 06:09 AM #18
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Carol. This is such a terrific picture and the story is just wonderful.

Aug 10, 2018 07:05 AM #19
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Brian England
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That is a good looking family, I love seeing old pictures like that, especially when they bring back such good memories!

Aug 10, 2018 08:14 AM #20
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Carol Williams  How lucky are you to have such a large family . I have such a small family . Love is in the air .

Aug 10, 2018 08:24 AM #21
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Hi Sheila Anderson ,
This picture and the one of the men(which I'll post next Friday) are a couple of my favorite family treasures. 

Aug 10, 2018 08:32 AM #22
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Carol Williams
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Hi Brian England ,
I am so grateful I have these pictures!  They are a treasure.

Aug 10, 2018 08:33 AM #23
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Hi Hannah Williams,
Yes, I am.  All but one of the uncles has passed on now but I have oodles of cousins that I keep in touch with. 

Aug 10, 2018 08:34 AM #24
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Carol,

What a lovely photo and memory of your family tree.  Wishing you a great weekend,  A

Aug 10, 2018 08:55 AM #25
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Hi Carol: Yes, people seemed to have bigger families back then than they do today. Although there are some parts of the country where they are knocking out kids like a production line.

I read an interesting report a few days ago about the age of first-time mothers today. Mostly coastal and in cities, mothers are delaying childbirth, pursuing careers and education first, and the average age is in their 30s!

My family tree has plenty of French stock, too. That's a wonderful photo, very reminiscent of my own.

Aug 10, 2018 09:35 AM #26
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Carol I always say I will post more but then life gets in the way... great picture, Endre

Aug 10, 2018 11:33 PM #27
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Hi Carol. that photo is a treasure. Thanks for sharing the family tree story - thanks to your grandpa and events you do have a lot of branches. How wonderful. D 

Aug 11, 2018 06:53 AM #28
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Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,
Thanks for stopping by to read about my family.  It's quite a tree!  Looking forward to seeing pictures of what you discover in your outings this weekend. 

Aug 11, 2018 07:43 AM #29
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents ,
I'm not surprised by those statistics.  The granddaughter who just gave birth this week to my 6th GREAT-grandchild was one of them. Thanks for stopping by to read about my family. 

Aug 11, 2018 07:47 AM #30
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Carol Williams
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. ,
Life and business, right? 

Aug 11, 2018 07:48 AM #31
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,
It really is a treasure, as is the one of the men I'll post next Friday.  Thanks for stopping by to read about my family. 

Aug 11, 2018 07:49 AM #32
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