Maybe her mother wasn't married, and when she died,
none of the family wanted to take care of an illegitamite baby/child. You can't imagine what it was like back than!
My gr grandmother was born that way, and though her mother
(15 and taken by an older married man) kept her and loved
her, they both had a very hard life. I am sorry to say
my gr grandmothers daughters were so ashamed of the fact that they lied on the gr grandmothers death cert and said
mother(parents) unknown. And they lived with their grand
mother for at least 18 years, and denied knowing her.
Thank God people are a little more forgiving now.