Ray's Maternal Grandmother, Abbie Husted Bear, with her baby Genevieve, and youngster Mildred.
In this photo Abbie Bear (Ray's Grandmother), is holding her youngest
daughter Genevieve (Raymond W Merry's Aunt) on her lap, and Abbie's oldest daughter
Mildred (Ray's Mother) is sitting on the right. Abbie died in the Chicago Flu Epidemic in
1919 a few months after this photo was taken. The photo was actually developed and
acquired from the photographer in 1924 by the family, 5 years after her death. Abbie was a
Husted originally from Roodhouse Illinois.