Fearless Females – March 11: Tragic or Unexpected

March 11 — Did you have any female ancestors who died young or from tragic or unexpected circumstances? Describe and how did this affect the family.

 

I mention my Great Grandmother Nora Ann (Gilliam) Cully often when I discuss an unexpected death that greatly affected the family.

Nora died a month short of 40 years on November 9, 1911 in Worcester, Mass.  She had  ten children living when she passed away.  Nora died a few days after giving birth to her daughter Nora Ann Cully, Jr.  This death affected the family as all the children were young and because of Nora’s early demise, the children were sent to various homes as the father, Ambrose E Cully was not capable of raising all the children by himself.

One thought on “Fearless Females – March 11: Tragic or Unexpected

  1. How hard it must have been to split the family up like that. I know that it was done out of necessity, but as a parent when you read it, it just breaks your heart.

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