The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html

The prompt for March 11:

“Did you have any female ancestors who died young or from tragic or unexpected circumstances? Describe and how did this affect the family?”

Sarah Bernice Anderson (1891-1911)

Sarah Bernice Anderson (1891-1911)

My 2nd-great-grandparents’ youngest daughter died of illness at age 20 in 1911. Her name was Sarah Bernice, but she went by Bernice. She was born in 1891 in Franklin, Ohio and never married. I have only one photo of her. around age 10. Ten years after her death, her older brother, my great-grandfather Walter C. Anderson, named his oldest daughter after his late sister.

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