Friday, April 21, 2017

Forget Me Not Friday - Neta Jane Eads

It's been awhile since I've done a Forget Me Not Friday post, so it's a good day to do one. This week I'm featuring my paternal great grandmother, Neta Jane Eads.

Neta Jane Eads Forget Me Not Friday

Neta Jane Eads was the first child born to John William and Lillie Mahala (Williams) Eads. She was born on September 8, 1895 in Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri. 

Neta Jane Eads (Testorff) on Car


Her family moved to Kansas circa 1914, which is where she met my great grandfather, August Henry Testorff. They married on January 13, 1915 in Oswego, Labette County, Kansas. They lived for a period in Kansas City, Missouri, but spent most of their married years in Oswego. Three of their four children (Leonard Freemont--my grandfather, Nina Geraldine, and Kenneth Paul) were born in Kansas; only their daughter Betty Jane was born in Missouri.

Neta died in Kansas on May 12, 1947; August died in Kansas City on June 9, 1963. They are buried together in Oswego Cemetery in Oswego, Kansas.

I think Grandma Neta had really lovely eyes--they seem very soulful. And I think she had a beautiful smile. I just wish I could have seen it in person.