Their maternal grandmother came to live with them as well. Sarah Blakemore Maybury Coleman's husband died in 1874. At the time of her son's death in 1878, Sarah would have been 76 years old. I wonder if the girls were supporting her as well.
Excerpt from a Letter from Sue Riley to her niece, Mary Jane Lacke in 1982:
I never had the pleasure of seeing any grandparents. My Mother's Mother
and Father both died when she was very young. Her grandmother took
care of the kids. They were very poor, but very proud.
I have a feeling that the grandmother may have cared for the younger children while Carrie and Lizzie worked.
|Sarah Caroline Maybury|
|Elizabeth Ann Maybury|