My maternal grandmother, Bessie White and her grandmother Rosa Daehler.
Her report card in 1901. 7 years old.
She got excellent grades. It says on the back that 95-100 is very high. She got 100 in Orthography.
Does anyone know what Orthography is? Whatever it is she was excellent at it.
She was off to a good start. In those days, however, if you were a girl good grades didn't get you very far. The most you could hope for is to marry well.
Here she is at 18.
She got married and became Mrs. Harold Reis.
They had six children ( 5 shown here.) My mother, Arleen, Dale, Darryl, Fred, Kathryn. (Florence came later).
Sometime later he left her and the six kids.
I guess you would say she didn't marry well.