Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fearless Females- Day 2 and 3

I'm behind on this one so thought I would post day 2 and 3 today:
March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo?
This is my great grandma, Lou Vica Wilcox Davis. I have found her first name spelled many ways. The photo was taken about 1903. I selected this photo because I love all the family history I found when I looked at her death certificate and found out her father was Seneca Wilcox. This gave me so many New England ancestors. All of Seneca's ancestors came from England to New England.

March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.
I was named after my grandma Davis, but my mom and my grandma Long came up with the name. My grandma Davis was named Mildred Louise. My mom named me Milla Janeen. They never called me Milla, but it is my first name. When I started doing family history I actually found 3 Milla's in my husband's family, Milla Jackson,  Milla Reynolds Proctor and Milla Laughlin Powers.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photo!! And what a neat lady to be named after.