Who was Nellie Payne?

Dower chest for Marie Whitesides. Carved 1912.

Marie’s dower chest. Stringy bark apple design (2nd Niece). Carved 1912 DB103 This is a dower chest which was carved by Nellie for Marie Whitesides. Marie was born in 1890 to Sara Jane (née Field) and Edward J.C. Whitesides; therefore she was Nellie’s niece.  Marie married Charles Davies in 1913, gave birth to a daughter […]