|Audrey, Emma, Mary|
Her mother, Emma (Bickerstaff) Meinzen, died in 1973.
Audrey was 58 when her mother died.
Emma was born in 1893.
Her mother, Mary (Thompson) Bickerstaff, died in 1940.
Emma was 53 when her mother died.
Audrey was 25 when her grandmother died.
Mary was born in 1872.
Her mother, Lydia (Bell) Thompson, died in 1930.
Mary was 58 when her mother died.
Emma was 37 when her grandmother died.
Audrey was 15 when her great-grandmother died. Again, she didn't have much contact because this grandmother lived a day's drive away.
Her mother, Elvira (Bartley) Gerner, died in 1943.
Unfortunately Beulah died in 1913. They had only 25 years together.
Elvira was born in 1854.
Her mother, Rebecca (Smith) Bartley died in 1899.
Elvira was 45 when her mother died.
Tressa (Froman) Doyle, my father's paternal grandmother, was born in 1867.
Her mother, Catherine (Saylor) Froman died in 1928.
Tressa was 61 when her mother died.
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I been thinking, too, about what skills and values the older generation taught their daughters and granddaughters. I know some things my grandmother taught my mother, and can imagine some things my great-grandmothers taught my grandmothers, but I need to do a little more research before writing that post. The times in which they lived, especially two generations apart, would have changed some of the details of their lives. A post for another time.