Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fearless Females - 03-01-10

The Accidental Genealogist has a new theme for National Women's History Month.

I am not sure if Penelope SEARS is my "favorite" but I enjoyed reading about her life from her obituary I found.  The one on the left was printed in the Windsor Gazette (Windsor, Shelby, Illinois) on 20 January 1921.  I haven't found which paper printed the other one.
I found it interesting that came to Illinois in a wagon.  My mother told me that someone had traveled here that way but until I found the obituary, I never knew for sure to whom she was referring.  It is neat that she was known for her flowers and that they made a lot of their own items.  A true pioneer woman!  She is my great great grandmother.

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