I do love the poses of women together for some reason, probably the hair. These two ladies according to the back of the photo are Rowena Clement and Sylvia Hopkins. Thankfully the inscriber included Sylvia’s maiden name Fitzsimmons, which was incredibly helpful in finding her in the archives.
Sylvia Fitzsimmons (with various spellings) was born on October 29, 1878 in Texas to James S. Fitzsimons and Kate French – See death certificate. She married Frank E. Hopkins sometime between 1900-1910. Sylvia grew up in Gonzalez but moved to Kerr, Texas with her husband later. They did not appear to have any children. But several Fitzsimmons nieces and nephews lived with her and Frank throughout the early 1/2 of the century (also aiding in her identification.) Sylvia died on November 10, 1952.
I have not yet discovered who Rowena Clement is or how she is connected to Sylvia. They don’t appear to be siblings. But the research has just started so hopefully there will be more to add.
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