How many times can I use “next to last” in this story.
Grace Irene Squires Foreman was my great grandmother. She was the youngest of six children. She had two sisters Frances Charlotte Squires Allen and Mary Ivadine Squires, who never married, and three brothers , Harvey Squires, Clarence Squires and Jesse Squires who was the next to last child of Edwin and Mary Salina Kenyon Squires.
Grace Irene Squires Foreman
Brothers Harvey Squires, Clarence Squires and Jesse Squires
Jesse, the “next to last” child never married. Harvey and Clarence were widowers and the three brothers lived together in a house in Colorado Springs. I remember visiting them, we would sit out on the porch and drink lemonade and eat sugar cookies. They made the best sugar cookies.
Depending on what data base is used there are two different records for Grace Foreman’s death. Her grave headstone says 1932 but the Colorado state issued death certificate says 1933.
I remember my grandmother telling me that she was unable to attend her mothers funeral because she had just had a baby the week before. The baby was her “next to last” child Shirley Ruth Hancock Hedenskog, born March 6, 1933.
Then a couple of weeks ago, my cousin Kenneth who is the “next to last” child of Robert and Charlotte Hancock Lucero sent a picture to me and asked if I had any idea what the name badge in this picture represented.
Well, it just so happens that the obituary for Grace Irene Foreman from the Elbert newspaper indicated that Grace was a member of the Rebekah’s and when Grace died a special service prior to the church service was held to honor Grace Foreman as a contributing and active member of the Rebekah organization.
This badge was for the October 17 – 19, 1932 Grand Lodge, Rebekah Assembly, Grand Encampment in Loveland, Colorado. So this is additional proof she did not die in March of 1932, but rather March of 1933.
Cause of death was from a paralytic ilieus or abdominal blockage as a result of surgery for fibroid tumors in her uterus. She was hospitalized from February 21 to March 12 at Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, where she died.