Aunt Lillie Dearing and the Mysterious Button
Lillie Dearing was born in 1874 in Sullivan County, Missouri. Her parents were Samuel Broyles Dearing and Matilda Elizabeth Reger. Siblings were Earls, Jacob and half-sisters Ada and Oto Eaton. She is my great-grandaunt.
Lillie married Othal Dearing in 1903. They both passed away in 1956 and are buried in the Asbury Cemetery, 7 miles NW of Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri.
What Could This Button Be?
I’m unsure of when this photo of Lillie was taken, but she looks to be in her 20’s, although I’m terrible at guessing ages. (I think I need to ask Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective). When I first enlarged this photo I noticed that the pin she was wearing was of a man’s portrait. Now I’m truly puzzled as I don’t know if this would be some kind of political button or whether she might have worn a button with a photo of a deceased loved one?
Sadly, this family story is going to have to wait until I have more information about that pin (button) she’s wearing.
Do you know what this button could be? If so, please leave a comment.