I really doubt that anyone will have read this book, because it was old when I read it back in the '60s.
Book is set sometime before WWI (and I think was written then as well). Family of girls. The oldest girl was Gail, and then after she was born, minister grandpa moved in with the family, and the next 4 girls all had "Virtues" as names: Faith, Hope, Charity, and Peace. Grandpa died, and the lucky last girl had a "normal" name: Allyson. The book starts after the death of both parents, and Gail is trying to hold the family together.
Peace is the main character, and she was a hoot. Ten years old, and the kind of child that means well, but is impulsive and does harebrained things without thinking. One part, she accidentally mixed rat poison in with the chicken feed. Once she realized that she had killed half the flock, she sells the dead chickens to neighbors to make some money to buy new chickens. All the girls have to run around getting the chickens back before anyone eats them so they won't be poisoned as well.
It was a great book, and I remember so much of it except the title and the author. It really was aimed at a younger audience (kinda the YA market of 1915), and those books are hard to research.
But just in case anyone remembers it.........