|Alice Trainer, ca. 1878|
|Matilda Trainer, ca. 1878|
|James Saunders and Jane Woolocott Saunders, ca. 1852|
In 1876 Bernard Trainer passed away at the age of 49. In 1887 Tillie moved the girls and their youngest brother William to Chicago, Illinois so they could live nearer to older brothers - James, (listed in the same 1871 census as a law student at the age of 16) and Louis. The brothers had immigrated to Chicago in 1881, and the sisters (Matilda, Bertha, Louise and Alice) with young William joined them later.
|James S. Trainer, ca. 1925|
Some time around 1893 Alice Trainer met railroad entrepreneur and inventor William H. Miner. And this is where I leave the story of Alice's youth... I hope to write more about our founder in the next few months leading up to her birthday on September 23.
|Alice Trainer, ca. 1893|