Lucia Marie Benfield and William G. Sturdivant announce their marriage on 23 October 1916 in Wilmette, Illinois.
This is another example of a family document going down the ‘wrong’ branch of the family tree. My grandfather’s third wife saved many family heirlooms that had come to her from our Duncan family. She gave a box of things to my cousin and he generously gave me a box of papers. Most of them are from the family of my great-grandfather’s brother’s wife (Emma Osborne Duncan) – some of her cousins. Well, this is too distant a relative for us to keep these papers. They need to go home.
And I don’t know the connection of the Benfields and Sturdivants – maybe just friends of Emma’s family. Someone out there must know these folks! Please contact me.
There will be more posts with these ‘lost’ documents and letters.