Lola Huband is the oldest daughter of Heber & Hattie Huband. She was born 21 August 1890 in Laketown, Utah. She died just shy of a month before her fourth birthday on 27 July 1894. Her younger, and at the time only, sister Nina passed just a week later at the age of fifteen months.
On Monday, I shared this lovely tribute my Grandmother created to honor the lives of Heber & Hattie’s babies:
When I first received this treasure, a year or so after my own Grandmother passed, I made the assumption that there must not be photos for Lola, Nina, Montice, and Edwin. Assumption might be the wrong word, maybe it was more of a passing thought. Either way, I am so delighted to have been wrong! In the last few weeks, I have happily discovered photos of first Edwin, then Montice, and now Lola.
This photo was actually shared on FamilySearch by my Grandma’s cousin. He graciously gave me permission to share it here. I was so happy to see it and realize that I was looking at sweet Lola!
Imagine my further surprise when I realized I had seen this photo before. I actually used it in a game I created for my family a few years ago. I knew that Heber & Hattie were the parents in the photo, but I guess I was in such a rush at the time, that I hadn’t paid attention to the child. But on Tuesday, my little one got the game out and as he spilled the cards, what should I see but this photo of Lola and her parents.
Over the last few weeks, the Hubands have been on my mind. When I saw this photo on Monday, I finally saw it for what it is – one of the very few traces left of the darling little Lola.
Photos are powerful. They have the ability to connect us to loved ones who were gone long before we were born in a way that words alone, simply can’t. Every single photo is a blessing.
And now, I am greedily hoping for one more photo. This time, of Nina. She was so very young when she died, I wonder if one exists?
If so, I hope it makes its way to me. <3
Happy Thursday, I hope you make a fantastic genealogy discovery today! xoxo
12 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Precious Lola”
So tell us more about the game!
Oh! It is awesome. Here is a link to the first one I made. I did about the same thing with the expansion pack but used our ancestors. I need to take some photos and share more details, but the first one will give you an idea.
Totally adorable little girl. So sad to pass so young.
Thank you, Eilene. She really is adorable. <3
Such a beautiful child. I’m always teary at the loss of the young.
Thank you, Su. Yes, she is beautiful. I’m right there with you. Every time I open a death record for an infant or child, I gasp. It just feels so sharp to realize they were loved and lost too young.
Thank you, Karen. And thanks for stopping by! <3
Every time I see the surname Huband I wonder if you sometimes want to add an s = Husband!?
Haha! I have accidentally typed that a few times. 🙂
Beautiful little girl. I, too, am always saddened when I read about a young child passing. I always want to learn more about them but, sadly, that rarely happens.
Exactly! I always want more details too, but it’s hard to find any on those young ones. But finding each child’s existence always feels so meaningful, like a gift to the mother in helping ensure her precious child is not forgotten.