Shared Photo: christina (Schuyler) ThompsonThompson_Jane S. (Thompson) Weeks daughter of Peter and

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I wanted to share this family photo of Jane Weeks with the community. Location: Ohio, United States. Date: Before Nov 1882.
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WikiTree profile: Jane Weeks
in Photos by Judith Ancell G2G6 Mach 1 (13.4k points)

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I love this picture of Jane Weeks.  The information on Jane says that she was born in 1809 and died in 1882 and that this photo was taken a couple of years prior to her death. Just guessing, I would put her at 69 in this picture.

At first I thought she was wearing a mourning hat, but saw that she died prior to her husband, so the bonnet she is wearing is very cool.

Nice ruffle around her neck, and I bet her dress would be very nice looking if we could see all of it. But since your family has held on to this precious picture for so long, we cannot see as much as we would like.

What a wonderful gift you have.

Thanks for sharing this picture of Jane with your Wiki-Tree family.

God Bless.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Cheryl - I love it when you comment on photos.  Thank you so much for sharing your insights.
Thank you Nicole. I love old pictures very much, and enjoy looking beyond the surface.  You aren't bad yourself when you describe pictures and I enjoy reading your comments as well.
Thank you, Susan, for selecting my answer.
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Thank You for sharing this wonderful photo

What a lovely lady to look at.
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
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Another beautiful photo.  The natural aging of this photo would indicate to me it has been well cherished.  She looks like what a gramma, or granny would look like, full of life, love and dedication to family.
by Nicole Boorse G2G6 Pilot (851k points)
Thank-you, she was a busy housewife and had good old Dutch ancestry which must have made her an even more dedicated homemaker.  Her grandfather, John Thompson, was a Revolutionary War participant and spent a few month in the dreaded 'Sugar House' prison in New York.  It is said that he escaped through benefince of a British cousin. I love the sweet twinkle in her eyes. She must have been a fetching young woman raised in a rather comfortable family in New York state.  

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A beautiful grandmother. She looks like she wants everyone over to her house for the holidays. What a spread she puts out for Christmas, so big the food is in two different rooms. She had an ice box and not a refrigerator and she had a coal stove. Home made bread that she toasted on the coal stove and home made butter. Let me guess there would  be a pecan pie and a pumpkin pie on the window sill. The whole house would be hot from Grandma and the coal stove. See that? Grandmas are so lovable. All handmade presents for the little children.
by Jerry Dolman G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
What a beautiful picture you paint of her!  Thank-you...

 It is a very accurate picture and she was a lovely little lady who bustled around the kitchen of her farm house kitchen in the apron she always wore.  Memories have been passed down in the family for generations through letters and diaries.
Jerry - that was beautiful!  Thank you.

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