Thanks for some of those suggestions. I did try and find the sisters and only found my gr. grandmother (thank goodness just about ever decade I found her till her death) and the oldest daughter's death record.
Those girl's names are tough and their last name gets mangled on other records I've searched. I had scoured the 1900 census but will now focus more on the state records for Conn.
I'll take your suggestions for sure and be very flexible with the spellings of the name. I'm pretty good about being creative... I'm sure I'll find them.
Thanks again for the response.