Monday, April 15, 2013

Life With Louise* - Little Sisters

*Mary Louise Vaughan Dallis kept several photo albums and scrapbooks.  They were filled with family pictures and shots of life in LaGrange, Georgia between 1900 – 1935.

Charlotte, Sue, and Eleanor Vaughan
Being in a family of seven girls, Louise had lots of pictures of her sisters.  This is my favorite from her albums.  Pictured above are the three youngest Vaughan girls L-R, - Charlotte, Sue, and Eleanor.  Based on their apparent ages, the picture was probably taken about 1907-08 in the yard of the family’s home in LaGrange, Georgia.  All three look like they are having a good time!

Little sisters eventually grow up. 

After attending college, Charlotte taught English at the Birch-Wathen School in New York.  I had always heard that she was a writer and worked with a publishing company, but I have not yet been able to verify this family story  Charlotte never married, and died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 37.   

Sue Brown Vaughan, like her sisters, attended Southern Female College in LaGrange, Georgia.  She married a young LaGrange physician, Wallace Henderson Clarke, and they raised a family of four children.  Sue had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh; she looks ready to laugh in this picture, too.

Eleanor Dean Vaughan attended Southern Female College and, like her sisters, taught school for some years.  She married Barron Nichols, a professor at Winthrop College.  Eleanor and Barron had no children except for the hundreds of students with whom they were in contact each year.

I have so many fond memories of Great Aunt Sue and Great Aunt Eleanor.  I was delighted to find this happy picture in one of Louise’s scrapbooks.

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