|Effie's father Jasper Stryker|
We knew Effie was a cousin of some description and we knew that Asa came to the farm on business with Frank. When the family visited Aunt Mary in Corydon the other day, I had to figure this was Effie’s mom and tried to sleuth her out that way. My sister said she was fairly certain Effie was Nora’s cousin so I started searching Babcock leads. Then with unbelievable luck she found a picture of Effie Stryker Reeves!
Of course! Nora’s mom was Lydia Stryker who died young but she came from a family of four. Lydia’s brother Jasper was Effie’s father and is referenced in her letter to Allie (Allen Cass) in the next post. Ergo Effie is Nora’s first cousin and her parents are Nora’s aunt and uncle. Woohoo!
On the very same tree branch, Nora’s cousin Cora Stryker Servis (Effie’s sister) was the mother of Mabel Servis Dysart whom Allen sent his photo to as a valentine and whom our grandmother definitely was named after because I have since found this in her own notes.
I think Effie and Asa were a fabulous looking couple. I can’t find that they had children but we’re still at the start of this story and frankly, I’m loving watching it unfold.
|Sweet Cousin Effie Stryker Reeves|
|Effie's Husband Asashel (Asa) Reeves|
Editor's Note: Okay, way too many exclamation points in one post but anyone who has had a Eureka moment with their own genealogy can understand. But apologies just the same.