Another tragedy – isn’t genealogy full of them? The first clue I had that this little girl ever existed is this picture. She is at the left:
The back of the picture really opened up a can of worms. The inscription was written by Glenn Moore, the oldest son of Fred Moore and Mina Bolt.
Wow. I know the older girl is my great-grandmother Mae, born 18 May 1892. The baby is Earl, born 2 April 1897. I had never heard of another girl, but it explains why Mae named her only child, a daughter born in 1912, Helen.
Above: Helen Moore’s Birth Registration. She was born 14 March 1895 in Plymouth, Michigan.
Above: Helen’s death certificate is truly horrifying. She died 1 May 1899. The certificate says she suffered a severe burn 10 days before. 24 hours before her death she had a hemorrhage. The cause of death was a sympathetic fever, which had been enduring for 48 hours.