A few steps into the past . . . . .
|Bob and our grandson Mace beside the memorial stone for their Great Grandmother and Great x3 Grandmother Olive Young Biggs, and her son, little Almer Biggs. This was in Floral Hill Cemetery outside of Hoopeston, Illinois.|
As I work through our families' histories, every so often, I come across relatives that I am researching that take a special hold in my heart. That was certainly so with Green and Olive. They had captivated me even before I knew much about them. So often, events in the lives of our ancestors, how those events shaped their lives and their responses to them, touch our lives even today and add a bit to who we are.
|Above: the front side of Green and Olive's marriage license and Below: the back side, with the note from William Glaze.|
|The small headstone for young Almer Biggs.|
|Green's grave marker is straight ahead, just to the left.|
|Green Biggs' grave marker in Armstrong Cemetery|
|Bob, his brother Ed, and our grandson Mace . . . .|
some of Green Biggs and Olive Young Biggs descendants.
Till next time . . . . .