18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, November 17, 1913: Mother went to Turbotville this morning. I kept house while she was gone. She returned with sad news. Grandpap died this morning.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It’s hard to lose a grandparent.
Was your grandfather ill for a long time or was the death sudden? According to family records, he was born on July 16, 1823, so he was 90 years old.
You’re occasionally mentioned making trips to Turbotville to visit relatives, but never specifically mentioned your grandfather.
My thoughts are with you and your mother.