Ella Loraine Stewart was my grandmother who died of influenza in 1925. I am stunned by the likeness of mother and daughter…both beautiful women. I just wonder what she might have been as a person and as a grandparent. Strong, stubborn, gracious, and worldly would be my guesses. There has not been much lore passed down from either daughter or son who were 6 and 4 respectively when they lost their mother. She was 32 when she passed. Grandfather never remarried. He died at 50 in 1940. Whatever he told his children about Lorraine is lost.
I just wish I could have known her. For that matter, wish I could have known my mother better. Family discord got in the way. Mom did keep a diary which we got to read after she left forever. Wow! There was a person all three of us kids missed.
I estimate this photo was taken in Chicago around 1912 near the time she wed William Anderson Stewart.