"THANK YOU, AUNT MARY JANE CRAGHEAD and HELLO GRANDMOTHER MARTHA JANE KAY!"
Colaborador: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago
Martha Jane Wilson and her twin sister, Mary Jane, were born in Pottawatomie, Iowa during the Mormon migration to Utah in 1846. Being twins, one could very likely think they looked alike, or at least, quite similar -- as well as being close to each other in life.
Martha Jane Wilson Kay died when she was about twenty-five years of age without any known photographs having been taken of her. Her twin sister, Mary Jane Wilson Craghead, however, did have a few photographs taken, as well as living until she was in her early sixties.
Therefore, a possible assumption could be made that the twin sisters probably resembled each other to quite a degree. However, when envisioning the likelihood of resemblance, more imagination must be used to envision what the deceased, Martha Jane, would have looked like if she would have lived to the age of her sister at the time the photograph was taken.
For instance, in the picture above, Martha Jane would have been dead about fourteen years when this photo was taken. Therefore one has to visualize what the twins would have looked like fourteen years earlier.
Regardless, I'm grateful for the few photographs of Mary Jane in helping us, her descendants, develop somewhat of an image of what our own pioneer grandmother looked like. It has helped Grandmother Kay come alive to her numerous posterity!
AUNT MARY JANE CRAGHEAD
GRANDMOTHER MARTHA JANE KAY!”