On Monday I shared the story of Leon Howard Duval’s triplets. I thought a few photos of some of the people mentioned would be nice.
The first photo, seen above, is of the Francis Cyprien & Alice Hyde Duval family. Francis Cyprien Duval died in 1919. Almost twenty years later, Alice is seen here with her only living children, the five who survived childhood. I believe this is also the last photo taken of this group before the big events of 1941 – Leon’s death, and the imprisonment of Valmore, Alice, Frank, Dolores, and Vera’s husband Bill. 1941 was a rough year for this family.
Interestingly, just like the family he grew up in, Leon also had five children who survived infancy, as seen here. Because this photo was in the collection that belonged to my grandmother, I think it is most likely that one of my great-grandparents took the photo. Would that mean this is the front room of my great-grandparents home? I’m not sure.
Because little Alice was born in Great Falls in 1938, I would guess this photo was taken in about 1940. Where the photo was taken is uncertain. The possibilities are Great Falls or Washington State.
This is the photo back of the first image. I love it when someone takes the time to label a photo back! It makes my job so much easier.
Happy Thursday, I hope you find an ancestral photo or two this week! If not, I hope you choose to preserve and share one that you already have. <3
ps – Have you picked up on the baggage in this part of my family this week? I have been artfully avoiding talking about it while my Grandma was still living. Deciding what to share and when gives me lots to think about.