Frederick Grim was brother to my great-grandmother, Laura Grim Lemaster. Laura was mentioned previously in a post about her father, Wallace Grim, writing a note to accompany her marriage record saying he was “giving up his girl.” Laura married Louis Borders in 1902 and he died just a few short years later in 1907.
I never had the opportunity to meet my great-grandmother, Laura Grim. In fact, my father never met his grandmother either; she died twenty-four years before he was even born, after suffering many years with tuberculosis.¹ There isn’t anyone alive in my family who knew her. There are no stories, no pictures… nothing of her at all. In documenting my father’s side, I seriously started with practically no information beyond my grandparent’s names and death dates so every discovery I find is new to all of us in the family.