The family story is that, when she was young, middle sister Mary had scarlet fever and had her head shaved to aid in her recovery. I have many photographs from this side of the family and have three showing a bald great aunt Mary:
|Margaret, Mary, and I believe Helen (my grandmother) in the background.|
|Margaret, Mary (standing on the bed), and Marguerite, their mother.|
|Marion, Margaret, Helen Rainey Hunter (aunt of the sisters), Caroline, Mary.|
Based on how old the girls look, I am guessing that these photos were all taken in late 1907 or early 1908. The family lived in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania at this time.