1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Rev. Thomas Aikeman, Custer County, Nebraska, 1888
" The circuit rider came to the area to preach. He met the young widow. He was 31 and had never married. She was 20 and a widow with an infant. He proposed marriage and she accepted ... Early in 1886 they returned to Mason City where he was able to obtain a relinquished timber claim a mile south of town. There they were living when the picture was taken."