Family history stories

Great Grandmother Urges Careful Living

Tillet,Estelle - willMy “Family Friday’s” post is about my 2nd great grandmother.  She must have been one interesting woman!  Her advice in her will was so profound it was worthy of a newspaper article.  She was a relatively wealthy woman for the time (she died in 1904) and recommended to her “dear children to gauge always their expenditures by their income so as never to cause losses to others or bring upon themselves suffering.”  She boldly entreated a son to “forsake the use of intoxicating drinks and live a sober and industrious life.”  When I came across this article in The San Francisco Call paper, dated May 22, 1904, I loved it!  What a great advice from a fantastic woman!

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