Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday-- Grandmother, Pearl Mae Zehrung

Pearl Mae Zehrung Moore, about age 16. Taken in Alliance, Ne.
My Grandmother, Pearl Mae Zehrung was a beautiful young woman and being lucky to have several photos of her before she married, this is one I want to share. She was born 11 Nov. 1886 at Holdrege, Phelps Co., Nebraska to William Henry Zehrung and Ida Ellen Tharp/Thorp. Pearl was only 15 when her mother died leaving her as the oldest child to help care for her two younger siblings.William remarried to Martha Anne Watts in 1902. Grandma Zehrung as the family referred of Anne, owned a millinery shop at the time in Alliance, Nebraska where the family lived. I have a few photos of my Grandmother Pearl wearing some of her step-mother's creations. Hats certainly did frame ladies' beautiful faces!