This is Elizabeth Walpole (ne Holly) and Alanson (Lance) Holly, the oldest two siblings of my husband's mothers mother. They were born less then a year and half apart, September 1906 and February 1908. Their mother, Mabel Holly (ne Barbour) had never taken care of kids when she became a mother and was a bit at a loss of how to juggle the two of them. Elizabeth was a quiet and sensitive kid who preferred to sit and play imaginative games and Lance was active and rambunctious. When their different play styles started causing problems, she would put Elizabeth on a big arm chair, sit in front of her and then let Lance climb all over her trying to get to his big sister.
Elizabeth had 5 children and was by all accounts a gentle loving mother. She also helped to raise her youngest two siblings.
Lance had three children. Sadly he lost contact with his son, name unknown but probably either Lance Jr or Angel, when he got divorced to his first wife, Catherine, and moved to California. We assume she got remarried and her husband raised the baby as his own.
Posted by Shannon Hillinger Friday, September 10, 2010