Ellen Brooks - possibly

Ellen Brooks - possibly

I believe that the woman is Ellen Brooks, a sister of my paternal grandmother

Ellen was the daughter of Mary Queer Brooks Skiles. Her husband's name would be Harmon Skiles. Ellen was born in Maryland in 1869. Mary was born in Somerset County, PA in 1831. Harmon was born in about 1817. The photo looks like it was taken about 1890.

Harmon and Mary moved from Pittsburg PA about 1880 to Hamilton County NE. Then they moved from NE to Rice County, KS about 1885 where both a buried. In the 1880 census Ellen Brooks was 11 years old. Her father was Samuel Brooks b about 1804 and died in about 1869 probably in MD.

This photo was in a "Mother's Box" of cards and letters kept by my Grandmother Elizabeth Brooks Mendenhall Whetstone Mendenhall who died in 1940 in Central City, NE.

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The style of her hair is later, about 1900-1910.