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Today, July 11, is the anniversary of the death of my second great-grandmother, Lois Wakefield, in 1891. Here is what I know about her:
- She was born in Illinois in 1822
- She was married to Benjamin William Franklin Corley (we’ll learn more about him tomorrow)
- Together, Lois and Benjamin had 11 children, including my great-grandfather, Joseph Corley
- It appears Lois spent her entire life in Shelby County, Illinois
I haven’t spent a lot of time on this line and I haven’t been able to identify her parents yet.