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LARVALBUG LENS, January, 2018

The attractive studio wedding picture shown here was taken in the Joliet, IL, area around 1925 or so. The couple are Helen (1907-1999) and Jack (1901-1969), aunt and uncle of Evelyn, Val's mom. Jack (whose real name was John) had five brothers, one of whom was Evelyn's father, Charles. Jack and another brother, Joe, ran a very successful insurance business in Joliet. Jack and his wife lived in the Forest Park area in NE Joliet and had three children. Helen's family had a genetic peculiarity in which one leg was shorter than the other. She displayed this trait as did one of her sons. Jack was popular and active in the Forest Park community and was known fondly as the "Mayor of the Hill."