Today, a story from the front page of the Chicago Tribune on true love and genealogy for three two people in my family tree.
Frederick Jellison did indeed forsake his family fortune and eloped over the state line with his chosen bride, Anna Grant. Anna was a milliner and the daughter of Irish-born Roman Catholics and apparently unsuitable to the archetypal rich uncle and mean sisters.
After their marriage on 14 Aug 1907 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Frederick and Anna returned to Chicago. In the 1910 census, they are living with their first-born and Anna’s parents in Chicago. A son was born and Frederick progressed in his career and made his own living.
On 22 Feb 1917, Anna Grant Jellison died at the age of 33, just short of ten years after her marriage to Frederick.
When Frederick died in Washington, DC, on a business trip in 1945, his obituary noted he was the “beloved husband of the late […]