Here we have the lovely Gertrude Messenger Trunk who was married on October 8, 1914. That date was the anniversary of John & Mary Trunk. It’s a somewhat whimsical yet pensive pose, and I wonder if this is her wedding photo. We have learned that Gertrude was married to Edward L. Trunk where previously I thought she was a sister of Benedicta.
In an exciting twist, I have come into contact with Thea, who posted on the photo of Edward Trunk, and she is the grand niece of Edward L, Benedicta, Ruth and the others. I’m hoping to learn more about the family from Thea, and am crossing my fingers that she might want to claim the photo album. I just love the idea of someone cherishing it!
UPDATE: Thea and I had a great phone conversation today, and she gave me some more information. First, Gertrude was a Meisinger, not a Messenger. Second, the date indicated in the album was not the anniversary of John & Mary Trunk. Third, Mary Trunk was really Marie! And you may have seen Thea’s comment that this may not even be a photo of Gertrude at all, lol. She thinks it might be Marie Trunk, who was married to John Trunk. Thea has told me that she would like to have the album and I am so delighted. A family reunion!!! Since I’ve been blogging and looking at this family for so long, I feel like I am sending them home.
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