The Sepia Saturday photo prompt (at end of post) is a photo of Lala Williams and Elgie Crook. In doing research on Google.com about Lala and Elgie, I found out the following: When Elgie’s mother died, Elgie was sent to live with her uncle J. Shelby Williams, Lala’s father. Elgie and Lala were first cousins, but Elgie grew up as a sister to Lala.
The adorable photo of Lala and Elgie, cousins who were more like sisters, provides me with the perfect opportunity to share this sweet photo of my Great-Grandmother, Hilda Carlsson Gillberg, and her sister Hilma Carlsson Taylor.
|Two Sweet Sisters|
Hilda Carlsson Gillberg (left) and Hilma Carlsson Taylor (right)
I love how Hilda and Hilma are holding hands. Sweet, sisterly love on display! Unfortunately, I don’t have any information about when or where this photo was taken, but it’s so precious.
Hilda and Hilma were the daughters of Johan Erik Carlsson and Karin Johnsson. Both Hilda and Hilma were born in Sweden and immigrated to the United States.
Hilda was married to my Great-Grandfather, Carl Albert Gillberg, and Hilma was married to Charles Alvin Taylor.
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Thanks for reading!
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