This is the grave of my great-great aunt at St. Joseph cemetery in Iota, Acadia Parish, Louisiana. If you do the math, you can see she was 23 when she died.
* SISTER *
DEC. 18, 1882
SEPT. 8, 1906
In the picture above, you can see a partial view of a stone for Lizzie Eldridge. She was Malina's mother and is my great-great grandmother.
Malina's brief obituary that appeared in the paper stated that she had been ill for six months, but wasn't more specific than that.
For my family playing along, Malina (sometimes called Melanie Thibodeaux) was the aunt of my grandfather. She was the sister of Noel Holly Thibodeaux. I definitely see a resemblance.