Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday's Stories, 52 Ancestor Weeks, Week # 20, Nancy Louise Stevens

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

This is week 20 of my participation Amy Johnson Crow's, once a week challenge to blog about one ancestor a week, tell their story, biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on that one ancestor. More about the challenge can be found at her Blog, No Story Too Small.

Nancy Louise Stevens, infant daughter of Arthur Norman Stevens, Jr. and his wife, Mildred Louise Gehrke Stevens was born a still born baby due to the RH Blood factor.  (More can be read about RH Blood factor or disease at this Wikipedia article.)  Nancy was born in 1952 before widespread preventative medicine was available.  Due to her death, Arthur and Mildred never risked another pregnancy.

Nancy was issued a birth certificate by the hospital which was safely tucked away by her mother and is now in the possession of her brother, Man.

She was buried at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan shortly after her birth/death.

Until a few years ago, her grave was not marked, her mother eventually purchased this lovely stone.  Nancy is buried in Babyland, Rest Garden.

Wish list for Nancy, I realize I do not have a copy of her civil birth and/or death certificate.

* Additional source data can be obtained by contacting me, see the right hand column for a yahoo email address.

** 52 Ancestors Weeks Button courtesy of Amy Johnson Crow.


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