Fifty-three years after her death, Grandpa Darling still made note of his first wife

jhdarling

It’s touching and revealing that even after fifty-three years since her passing and three other marriages, Grandpa Darling still listed Nettie, his first wife and my great-great grandmother, as his spouse. It was 1945, and he was living in South Dakota with his daughter Geneva and her family. He and Nettie were married in 1890 in Iowa, but she died young, in 1892. He died a decade later, in 1955.

ajh

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