Thursday, October 10, 2013

My paternal grandmother Nellie Jane Craig Goins

My Grandmother Nellie Goins died at a young age from tuberculosis. In the photo above the Thomas Straley Goins family is heading to Colorado. I don’t know when she contracted the disease. Nellie died at the age of 29 from the disease. In the early 1900’s there were tubercular sanatoriums that treated patients with TB. From photos and what my relatives said, Thomas Straley Goins and family made a trip to Colorado Springs to see if the dry, mild climate would help improve Nellie’s health. I think that some of the Walker family also went with them. In the photos of the trip to Colorado it appears my father, Thomas Craig Goins, is around 4 or 5 years old. That would make the year that they traveled to Colorado around 1925. A year before Nellie’s death.

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