Sunday, September 30, 2007

My maternal great grandmother, Mary Matilda Cox Criswell (aka "Mimmy") on her wedding day, June 26, 1873 in Eureka, KS.

Her husband, Alexander M. Criswell died from pneumonia in Lead (City), SD December 3, 1890.

He was 42 years old and they had been married 17 years. They were wintering over in Lead on their way west to Idaho from Nebraska.

Mimmy baked bread and took in laundry to support herself and her children until she married her second husband, Irwin G. Alger a year later in November 1891.

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