1918 — Norwalk, Ohio
Ethel, and her sister Mabel, lost their mother to divorce about 1918, and went to live at the Norwalk Children's Home for several years, where they spent weekends with nearby farm families - their Knoll cousins. They had many tales of their adventures there. Later they were united with their father and stepmother, Will and Lulu G. Knoll, in Lakewood / Cleveland, near where they had been born. As small girls, they lived also in Shelby, Ohio. Their Dad was a printer there, and in Cleveland. He died of cancer when Ethel was 32.