Who is this Woman?
Notes on this 12 by 16 inch drawing of a woman who may be a relative of Rolla Nathan Frisinger or Destina Robison Frisinger (Tina). Rolla Frisinger was born in Rockford , Mercer Co. Ohio on February 19th 1890. Destina was born Destina Robinson, (with the n) November 25th 1888 Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio. Note: Rolla Nathan Frisinger spelled his last name “Frysinger” until sometime between 1913 and 1916 based on the spellings on their children’s birth certificates.
I first remember the picture in the early 1950s. It was in an earlier frame and was hanging on the wall at the end of the upstairs hall at cottage owned by my parents at 13730 Rustic Drive (North Lake) Gregory Michigan. My parents were Max and Elizabeth Frisinger but the picture was hung there by the previous owners, my Grandparents Rolla Nathan Frisinger and Destina Robison Frisinger (Tina). Max and Elizabeth Frisinger did not know anything about the picture. I never asked Rolla or Destina. (I assume we all have a long list of questions we wished we had asked our parents and grandparents when they were still alive. I know I do.)
Rolla and Destina were apparently not very interested in the picture because they did not remove it when they gave the cottage to my parents. Also they had a fare number of pictures of historical family members that they had up on the walls of their house in Ann Arbor Michigan yet they displayed little interest in this picture.
Perhaps it is an aunt or great aunt of Rolla or Destina who had no kids of her own so the picture got passed on to them even though they did not feel particularly close to the lady.
The picture and frame looked very old in the 1950s (to me as a young teenager).
The picture above has some reflections in it. The original is better.
If you have any clues as to the identity please let me know, email@example.com
These notes prepared by William Frisinger, Grandson of Rolla and Destina. 5/8/10