This four generation photo shows my great-great-grandmother, Nancy Adelia (Boyles) McCune holding her oldest great-grandchild, Robert Eldon Jones. Also pictured are my great-grandmother Cora (McCune) Pace and Cora's daughter Fay (Pace) Jones . Robert Eldon Jones was born 16 Feb 1917 , so this photo must have been taken a few months after that.
Nancy was a very young great-grandmother at only 56 years old! She was 15 when she married William Henry McCune on 29 Jan 1876 in Black Hawk County, Iowa . A few months later, she and her new husband moved to Texas, a trip that took several weeks by covered wagon. By that time, Nancy was pregnant with her first child and suffered from morning sickness throughout the trip . That child, Cora, was born on 11 Jan 1877, when Nancy was 16 . Nancy gave birth to a total of 12 children, but only 5 survived to adulthood .
Nancy became a grandmother at the age of 33, when Cora gave birth to her first child . Fay (Pace) Jones, was Nancy’s third grandchild, but the first to have a child of her own and make Nancy a great-grandmother.
 Photograph (handwritten information on back), privately held by Teresa Shippy
 Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013), Ancestry.com, Record for Robert Eldon Jones.
 FamilySearch.org. Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992,
 Myra Ruth (McCune) Smith, interview by Ardis (Smith) Fleenor, 1981; transcript privately held by Teresa Shippy.
 Footnote.com. Death Certificate of Cara Mae Pace (sic)
 Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line], Census Place: Tulia, Swisher, Texas; Roll: T624_1592; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0211; FHL microfilm: 1375605
 Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line].
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