My name is Warren Groves
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My name is Coretta Mae -Willett- Flanigan. Cora was my maternal grandmother. She was 1/4 Shawnee Indian and of a Caucasian race. My grandfather worked for the railroad when they married and they settled in Nevada, MO. She bore 9 children of which 3 died at birth or under 2 years old. After the children were all born they moved to Momence, IL. then to Chicago Heights, IL. then to Thorton Township, IL. and then to Harvey, IL. where my grandfather died. She was a very prim and proper lady with a quiet personality but could be very jovial at surprising times as well. Cora was always known to be in proper dress and had all the manors to go with her appearance. When she would go out she always wore nylons, pumps, purse, hat and carried a pretty crochet edged handkerchief. She lived through two wars [WWI and WWII]. Two of her sons joined the Navy and both came home safely. After my grandfather died she sold their home traveled to all her children for a few years. She often lived with my family. In her last years she settled in to a Senior Complex near Chicago Heights, IL. She loved to travel and did so quite a bit. She traveled with my grandfather or by herself and didn't mind. She use to take me with her sometimes when I was little. We would travel by train and she always made it so much fun. My parents moved our family from Illinois to California in 1952 . She traveled back and forth from our home to Illinois twice a year and to San Francisco where one son and his family lived. Grandma and I were very close because my mother always worked and sometimes away from home so she helped raise my brother and I until I was married. She helped my mother [who was a seamstress and tailor] make my wedding gown and veil. She also babysat my first born while I worked. She moved back to Illinois where the rest of her sons and daughters were to live her final years.