This is what this woman seems to tell us.
Catch me if you can…
She is Grandpa Lagasa’s mother.
At least that’s what is written on the back.
This is the clue we are working with.
If we only knew who wrote this.
I believe that’s a woman’s handwriting, but I could be wrong.
My third cousin Sandy, who is an expert in woman’s clothing, told me that Grandpa Lagasa’s mother is wearing 1880s style clothing.
Sandy and I make a great team, and she has been helping me a lot. She had a lot of old pictures to share with me back in 2010 and some of these people are still to be identified.
Like this beautiful young woman from Bristol, Connecticut who is still unidentified.
Getting back to this older woman…
She looks to be in her early 60s or her late 50s.
1880s – 60 = 1820s
Delia Roche was born in 1823. She married Mitchell Lagassa aka Michel Lagacé. Delia was the mother of Joseph Lagasa seen here with his children and his wife Eliza Jane Wilson.
At first I thought she was Eliza or her daughter Annie Lagassa on the picture.
The caption and the faces did not match even with a lot of imagination on my part.
I think one of John Benjamin Lagasa’s children wrote the caption, either Elva, Esther, John B. Jr., or Mary Jane.