Here's one of the 8 surviving brothers. Arthur having already died.
(l-r) Howard, Mel, Alvin, Gordon, Elliot, Frank, Joe, Lester. I cannot imagine what it would have been like to have 9 boys in the family!
And these are the girls.
Great-Grandma Clara was a twin. Her twin's name was Sarah. Clara, Sarah and another sister, Amanda, along with their mother came to the US through Ellis Island on 05 FEB 1892 on the steamship "Arizona."