Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This is my mystery woman. The name on the photo says "J.A Rogers" on the bottom left side and "Bedford, Ind." on the bottom right side. However, in my database I don't have any Rogers' living in Indiana in m database.
On the back of the picture, my grandma Nancy Rogers wrote "My beautiful Grandmother who died too soon and too young from cerebral hemorage. This about 1900."
But this doesn't lead me any closer to figuring out who this mystery woman is because I don't know the names of Nancy Rogers' paternal grandparents. I don't even know where they lived.
However, I do have in my database a line from Nancy Rogers' maternal line that lived in Bedford, Indiana. But that line has the last name of Frank and Morris.
My theory is that the name was added much later to the photograph and that there was a mix-up about the last name, especially because there is a woman named Josephine Frank who did live in Bedford, Indiana and is Nancy Rogers' grandmother on her maternal side. I don't know Josephine's middle name, but I feel like this could be her.
But until I am sure, this picture will remain the picture of a Mystery Lady.