Family Laundry 2: “What Came Between a Woman and Her Duties,” by Luanne Castle.

“In the past, Mrs. Culver has been aided and abetted by her female friends in the art of painting …”

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Jennie DeKorn Culver, the author’s great-great-aunt, lived c. 1861–1947.
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What Came Between a Woman and Her Duties

Luanne Reveals Her Sources

“Were they running from Kalamazoo, from scandal, from John Culver — or toward a new world?”

Jennie DeKorn Culver

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Jennie’s two children with John Culver, Lela and Rhea.
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A report on the divorce in “The Kalamazoo Gazette,” 4 October 1895.
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A further report on the divorce from “The Kalamazoo Gazette,” 14 May 1897.
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The gift of an easel, in The Kalamazoo Gazette, 6 February 1895.
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A middle-aged Jennie in a fur coat.
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Jennie with her adult daughters in the mid-1910s.
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An aging Jennie with her daughters in the 1920s.
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