In my post, Who Is Jenny Neal, I wrote about finding a 13 year old child living with my great-grandparents that I could not explain. While filling in census gaps, I found another ‘mystery child’. This child is a 3 year old female living with my grandparents at 510 Avenue G in Dodge City, Kansas in 1925. (Ancestry image)
I sincerely doubt that this child is my aunt. My grandmother, Winnie, was responsible for getting me started in genealogy. Even though grandma told me about the baby she lost (Betty Jean), she never mentioned having a 4th child – born after Betty Jean but not part of the family in 1930.
For many years, grandma was the caretaker of the Crawford family plot. Buried in the Crawford family plot are two other children of Leon R and Winnie Crawford: Betty Jean (b1921/d1921) and uncle LR. However, there isn’t a burial for anyone matching this child.
Even though family pictures exist from the time period. there isn’t a photo identifying this child – especially as a child of Winnie and Leon.
So, who is this child?
Is she related to Jenny Neal?