Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sentimental Sunday: Looking for Lilabelle (Part 2)

Sentimental Sunday: Looking for Lilabelle (Part 2)

Photo collection of Hannah Tucker Champlin Broadfoot (1917-2014) inherited by Midge Frazel, 2016

In this group photo, you can see that the women are wearing the same outfits as in the last post. The two children are my first cousins and are still living. I am not sure of the oldest lady but the lady with her arms on my female cousin is Mildred May and lived up the street from my Aunt Annie. There's always more to know about photographs.

When adding Lilabell to my tree with her husband David Aiken, I sat and thought for a minute that maybe I could find out more if I put her name as Aiken and then searched. I found a tree with a woman named Lilabelle with a husband listed as "private" but living in New York. I sent the owner of the tree a message through Ancestry and asked if this Lilabelle was married to a man named David Aiken. It was a long shot.

Very quickly, I got a message back and yes, she was! This never happens, right? Lilabelle was her mother's cousin and someone she knew. I wish this worked out more often because it gave me her maiden name and her parents. Her maiden name is BUDDIE and she married David sometime after the 1940 census since both were living with parents in that census year. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and perhaps married her after that. 

I will continue to search for more information about them but I can confidently label the photos correctly and ad them to my tree.

It pays to ask questions!


  1. If you find his draft card, it might list her as his wife.

  2. Served from New York. I've got the record but not the image.