My Grandma Shellabarger

My Grandma Shellabarger

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Fearless Females #2…a photo of my ancestor

 

My Grandma Shellabarger, aka Anna Jackson.  This was taken in 6th grade, 1924, when she was 12.

She pregnant with her first child 5 years later.  That was 5 months before she married my Grandfather, just days before the Stock Market Crash of 1929.

I selected this photo because it’s striking to me that in just a few short years she’d “gotten herself into trouble”.  It’s a drama that has played out so many times over the centuries.

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