It was the habit to hold the viewing and wake at home in the front parlor -- it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".
Feodor Vassilyev (c. was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, s