Today’s Sepia Saturday photo shows three elegantly dressed people wearing and/or holding three hats. To be more exact, the two ladies are wearing their hats and the gentleman is holding his hat.
So, here’s my amazingly similar photo I have to share with you today. It’s a photo of my Grandmother Sarah Vasques Madeira Webster (right) standing with my Great-Grandaunt Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro Reinacher and her husband Theodor Reinacher.
Left to Right -
Crecenciana Matus Villatoro Reinacher,
Theodor Reinacher and
Sarah Vasques Madeira Webster
While it's true that my three relatives are not posed exactly as those in the Sepia Saturday photo, and may not be quite as elegantly dressed, they are each in possession of a hat, making a total of three hats. And my photo does have three people in it. And two of the people are wearing their hats and the other one is holding a hat, just like in the Sepia Saturday photo. (Okay, so do I win this week’s prize for posting the most similar photo to the Sepia Saturday photo?? What? There is no prize? Oh well, that’s alright.)
Actually, having this photo in our family's possession is a prize in itself.
Here's a little information about those pictured in my photo ~
My regular readers may remember who my Grandmother Sarah is standing on the right in this photo. I’ve written several posts about her including a previous Sepia Saturday post. She was married to my Grandpa Debs Webster. And they were my mom's parents.
Now I’d like to introduce you to Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro. Crecenciana was one of the sisters of Esther Matus Villatoro who was married to my Great-Grandpa Watson (Frederick) Webster (a.k.a. The Traveling Dentist).
Esther and Frederick were the parents of my Grandpa Debs Webster, so Crecenciana was an aunt to my Grandpa Debs. (I’m sorry if this is all very confusing…no there won’t be a test later.)
Crecenciana was born in Arriaga, Chiapas, Mexico on September 14, 1906 and later moved to Brazil. I wonder if she moved to Brazil to be closer to her sister Esther.
On April 4, 1932 Crecenciana Matus Villatoro and Theodor Reinacher were married in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Crecenciana also went by the name Chana. My mom has fond memories of her Great-Aunt Chana. Following the death of my Grandma Sarah Webster (my mom's mother), Aunt Chana took care of my mom for a while. My mom was only six years old at the time of her mother's death.
Below is a photo showing Aunt Chana’s front yard in Brazil.
|Crecenciana's Front Yard in Brazil|
“Aunt Chana’s Front Yard. I used to play here when I stayed here after my mother Sarah’s death.”
|Back of Photo of Crecenciana's Front Yard|
Crecenciana passed away on July 29, 1973 in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Thank you Aunt Chana for your kindness to my mom during a very difficult time.
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