Lavona Massey Cudd
Lavona Massey Cudd (1865-1934) lived on a farm near Hebron and was the area midwife. According to family records, Lavona delivered 942 babies!
Her grandchildren remembered her making fresh straw mattresses each year once the wheat was thrashed. She also saved duck and geese pluckings for feather pillows.
Lavona is laid to rest in the Frankford Cemetery. Landscape architect Rosa Finsley and Frankford President, Kathy Power planted bulbs at her grave in her honor.
In this picture Lavona is planting corn and holding a sunbonnet.
Photo: Resourced Addison, Texas: a pictorial history, Copyright 2001, Andrew T. Eads