Today, I discovered that three families I've already written about, and now another, were all related. I had a lot of fun writing this post. This home is known as the Lockhart House, and also the Lockart House. However, census records list the family name as Lockart. So here's what I found...
Adeline Louisa ("Adda") Lockart arrived in Sierra Madre in 1884, with her aunt, Mrs. John J. Hart. Subsequently, Adda's younger brother David arrived in Sierra Madre, and the brother and sister built this home in 1885, for their widowed mother Mary Ann Mannerling Lockart.
Many of our town's early settlers boarded with Mrs. Lockart while building their own houses, including the men who worked on The Pinney Hotel in 1887. Miss Adda Lockhart married Mr. Stephen Rendell Norris, and the couple had two children. David and Adda's older sister, Katherine ("Kate"), was married to Mr. Almarin Decker, and the couple's home was next door to Mrs. Lockart's home.
David Lockart worked with Mr. Decker on the Mt. Lowe Incline Railway. Following Mr. Decker's death, Kate Lockart Decker and her daughter Marian returned to this home to live with Kate's mother, Mrs. Lockart. At a later tme, Marian lived with her aunt and uncle, the Norrises. Marian Decker Shaw passed away in 1981, at the age of 93, and she is buried in the Sierra Madre Cemetery.