We recently had the opportunity to look through a drawer of ”memories” during a recent visit with Ruth’s uncle. One of the treasures was a spiral notebook written by Ruth’s great grandmother, Mabel Louise Hervey (1863-1960), wife of George Rogers Wales and mother of Susan Hervey Wales Rollason.
The 30 plus pages of the spiral ring notebook start at her birth as Adelaide Francis Gifford, her adoptive family, Abraham and Elizabeth Boynton Hervey, her courtship and marriage to George and the birth of her children. She remembers being stranded in a snow storm on the train ride home from the Centennial celebration in Philadelphia in 1876, and much more. Follow this link to read the Biographical Notes of Nana.