As a little girl growing up, I always heard my Mom say that she had a sister that died during Child Birth.
Of course when I started my Research, a lot of the stories I heard growing up were and are still not proven.
For sure now I am able to prove one.
I was on Ancestry.com and noticed that my Grandmother had a leaf and her information was bumping up against the information that someone had in their tree(actually it was the owner of Red River Sankofa) we are kin, just not sure how.
He had on his tree Baby Girl Banks under a child for my Grandmother.
I immediately went to Cook County Death Index which lead me to Cook County Genealogy website and this is what I found:
When I told Mom she was so excited, knowing 1 of the stories that her mom told her as a child hold some “Truth’.
It is true, my Grandmother had 5 children!!! 3 by Augustus Banks(her 1st husband) and 2 by Robert L Smith(her 2nd husband).
There is no doubt in my mind that if my Aunt was still living she would be living with us and would have spoiled my Mom, Brother, our children, and myself Rotten.
Since there is no name on the Death Certificate, Mom and I decided to give her a name.