My grandmother’s self-published book of her poems
What does my paternal grandmother’s family tree look like. My paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Murdoch, was born in 1863. The Civil War was raging. She lived to experience 4 more wars in her lifetime, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War. She married a Civil War veteran and bore 5 children. She became a widow while the children were still young and at home. She was an educated woman, she loved reading. She wrote poetry. I propose to explore her life in as much as I can from the genealogical records and what few scraps I have of her personal letters and family memories.
My grandmother’s home in Newark Ohio where she raised her children
My grandmother and my father, 1943
My grandmother and me, 1948, in Raleigh North Carolina
My grandmother as a young woman