|Grace Galloway Lash 1898-1934|
Grace's other set of grandparents John Vincent and Sarah Charlotte Fowler, who was the subject of my last blog, were deceased by the time this photo was taken in 1914. Sarah died of TB in 1883 and John passed in 1905.
Grace married Lewis Lash in 1921, the young couple lived with his mother Mary Wiggins Lash until they purchased their own home in Butler, New York. They had seven children, my mother being the fifth. Grace died in a tragic accident when the kerosene can she was holding exploded while she was filling her stove. Several of her children including my mother were in the room, and several more in the barn with their father. Upon hearing the explosion, Lewis came running and wrapped his wife in a blanket to extinguish the flames but the damage was done. She died seven hours later in a small, local hospital.