PhyllisElaineGorden

Narrative

This photo is a better copy than the one I had before.

Here's what the writing around the edge said:

We lost 2nd, 3rd + 4th children in 2 years. WHOOPING-COUGH 8-25-30
PHYLLIS ELAINE GORDN 3 1/2 Mos.
Our 4th child.

The back of the photo says in a neater hand (perhaps it was more difficult to write on the front, or perhaps another person wrote on the back):

4th child of
Thurl and Grace Gorden
La Porte, Ind.
___________________________________

Phyllis Elaine Gorden
Born May 5, 1930
Passed away August 25, 1930
at [5?]:00 A.M.
as a result of Whooping Cough.

"A beautiful brown-eyed daughter,"
Thurl said: So-
good![or a colon?]
______________
only photo we had of her.

 

(I am still confused about the birth and death dates I was given for the three who died. The photos all show them together, but if the dates are right, the boys never met their sister.)

References

  1. Gorden, Phyllis Elaine