OF EDYTHE BELLE LINT
was born Edythe Ilah Belle Lint whose father left Wales,
met and married my mother, finally settling in both Ohio
where I was born.
earliest memories, begging my mother a story as she lay
on the cot as she was very tired and ill, as she was always
was in those days. She told me this day that I was 5 years
old and big enough to wash my feet as she didn't want me
to "meet my maker with dirty feet."
lovey," she said, "you were born a year after
the war ended on March 5, 1866 and your Daddy died of wounds
suffered in that war when you were just a baby. I married
his cousin who you know as your stepfather, George Cross."
EDYTHE BELLE LINT CROSS
With 4 children, the oldest 14 years old (Verna Bell), I
married his friend and our neighbor, Otis Jay Paul, in 1905
who had several children all grown and married with children.
Your stepfather was always called Jay. We moved to Detroit
after my 4 children married and Jay worked in one of the
large factories there, moving back down to a farm around
Coldwater Lake after World War I ended. Leaving the farm
in 1919, Jay got a job with Pratt's Manufacturing Company
and as you know, one year after you (Maxine) were
born, your parents divorced in 1921."
LUELLA EDITH MILLER
Mom in the 1930's.