This is Day 18 of the A to Z April Challenge. My theme is women with unusual names although I must cheat now and then or I’ll have a name and no story.
is for Reefa Enis Baugher. She was my third cousin once removed. Her parents were Mary Byrd Duff and James Asa Baugher. She descended through the numerous Baughers and Ruckers that had lived in the Beldor/Sandy Bottom area of Rockingham County, Virginia since the early 1800s. Reefa was the fourth of six children, the first and last of whom died shortly after birth.
But little Reefa was not long for the world either. She was born in July 1899, and she died fourteen years later in November 1913.
|3 Generations about 1905|
Left to Right: Reefa, Grandma Mary Duff, Ruby,
Mary Byrd Duff Baugher, Brinton, and Bernice
Untimely death darkened the Baugher doorstep far too many times: her father in 1905, her mother in 1915, leaving behind 3 minor children.
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