GW, thanks for responding. First off I will be interested in your book when you have finished so please keep my email. Do you have a title yet? Whee was Mabel born? Any info on her family? Gertrude (Conrad) Leiphart was a half sister (I believe) to Elsie Hite, Elsie and my grandmother Gertrude have the same mother which is Mary Russell (Sweet) (Conrad) married twice? or is there more. This is why I have been interested in Mabel Hite. I think I told you that Elsie was buried in MapleGrove Cemetary, Munising, MI by my ggrandmother. That is why I started this search to find out who she was to my ggrandmother.
As a child there was much family fighting over a painting of Mabel and I was so small when all this happened I don't remember seeing it. My great aunt Marguerite (Leiphart) Hill had the painting at one time, but where it went after she died I do not know. I would love to get a picture of it. I would have contacted you via your email but was not sure your email was correct on Ancestry. Thanks for responding. Let me know if you have anymore info on the Hites, as I am interested. You can email me direct if you would like.