Cora: People Are Talking (3)

More evidence than answers.

Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3-4, 1925. Mattoon, IL.

Cattle and crops can’t go untended, so it didn’t raise eyebrows when Anna and Thomas Seaman returned from Cincinnati immediately after Cora Stallman’s funeral. She was buried on Monday afternoon, Aug. 3; they were back in Mattoon that night.

Perhaps more unusual: Once they returned, Thomas took to his bed…

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Unearthed: Calogero Lalumia

They can’t all be good guys.

Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL, is packed with striking, dramatic headstones. Calogero Lalumia’s is one of them.

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Cora: Her Life Before (2)

Cora Stallman died on a farm, but she lived most of her life in the city.

In true 1800s melting-pot fashion, Cora was born to a Dutch immigrant (Nellie Siereveld) and a West Virginia striver (Granville Harrison Stallman).

I say “striver” because Granville appears to have been, frankly, a piece of work…

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Unearthed: Bruno Rostkowski

The handsome young man in the derby hat.

How could I resist that face?

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