Fearless Females: March 9

The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html

The prompt for March 9:

“Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.”

Marriage Announcement 1895, Asa Woodford & Sabra Cather.
Marriage Announcement 1895, Asa Woodford & Sabra Cather.

Sabra Cather is the sister of my 2nd great-grandmother. She was born in West Virginia in 1859 and moved to Ohio with her family . She was an art teacher at Vincennes University and in 1895 she married a widower in Franklin, Indiana. I have no idea what took them to Franklin. They returned to Asa’s home in West Virginia where he raised cattle. Sabra and Asa had no children. By 1910 Sabra is living in Los Angeles and is listed as divorced, Asa is living in West Virginia and is listed as widowed. Sabra was an accomplished artist. I had no idea that a painting hanging in my parents’ house for years was hers!

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