So I’m very happy to report that my mystery surrounding Ola has been solved, and much more quickly than anticipated. Thanks to my newly found, distant cousin, Franklin Bishop, I have confirmed that Ola did not die when she was just a few months old, and did indeed live until the 1970′s. Franklin is Ola’s adopted son and has been a huge wealth of information. We’re still not sure why there is a death register for Ola in 1895, but I guess we may never really know why. He has sent me a whole packet (including pictures!) on his branch of the family which I have already started to absorb into my research.

I have scanned the pictures and once I touch them up a bit, I’ll post them.

Thanks again, Franklin!