Friday, April 23, 2010

Photo Number 172


This is Alice.  This photo was more than likely taken in Superior, Wisconsin in the Superior World Theater..that became defunct and was occupied by  Millard Berg in 1958.
Shall we all guess at her last name.  Alice Lomoe?  Alice Lomne? Alice Lomone?
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Updates from Abra and Norkio: 
In 1910, Alice was just 1 month old at census time (born March 10, 1910). She has two older 1/2 brothers at the time; she is the first child from her father Oscar's second marriage (to Gunda). I didn't go back to see who his 1st wife is. She was married 8/10/1955 in Pine County Mn to Donald Mitchell. It is unknown if she had children. She died July 25, 2002, in Superior Wisconsin. There is also a scholarship in her name: Alice Lomoe Mitchell Scholarship.


Update : I found out that she was a long time teacher at Superior High School, Superior, Wisconsin. 


Update from Abra:I wonder if this is Alice's teacher photo for a yearbook? I found a few more tidbits. Oscar Lamoe's first wife committed suicide in Itasca WI in April, 1905. I believe he married Gunda (Alice's mother) around 2 years later, as they were married 3 years in the 1910 census. Gunda's obituary is archived as January of 1964, age 82. I found Oscar as the master of the Itasca Free Mason's Lodge in 1925. On August 6 1910, at about 9 PM, Alice's 1/2 brother Orrin, age 10, was electrocuted while playing near electrical wires, which resulted in a negligence lawsuit against the Superior Water, Light, & Power Company. Alice had another older 1/2 brother Wallace, and a younger brother Orville. I found an obituary from 1970 for Mrs. Wallace Lomoe which gives a good deal of information on them & lists her survivors (Wallace & his wife were both in the newspaper industry ). I did more searching and found Wallace's daughter's blog; she is a writer out of New York. Perhaps she could tell you if Alice had children, or if someone in the family would be interested in this photo. I found an article on orville (Bud) Lomoe, who was a managing editor at the Duluth News Tribune. I also found an obituary for Orville's son, Richard who died in 1997. The SS Death Index also lists Wallace as dying in 1975, Orville in 1991, & his wife in 2009. I'll send links in your email. Amazing what one can find starting with a forgotten photo. :-)


Thanks Abra..great work now we will just wait and see! :) 


Update, Monday April 26, 2010 from an anonymous reader..
What an interesing site. Alice Lamoe was our neighbor in Itasca_Superior, Wisconsin. She did not have any children. She continued to live in her mother's house until her death. She was a teacher, counselor, and dean of girls in the Superior School system and music director in the First Presbyterian Church. Her Mother, Gunda was our grandmother's, Olga S., best friend..


Update: April 27, 2010  From Alice's niece Julie!! 
Hi, this is Alice's niece, Julie Lomoe. I'm a retired art therapist and a mystery writer living in upstate New York. Sue T left a comment on my blog post about my father, Wallace Lomoe, with a link to this wonderful site. I would dearly love to have this photo, and I'm thrilled to read all the comments about Alice and Gunda.

You are correct that Alice didn't have any children, but I spent many wonderful summer vacations with her at her cottage at Cranberry Lake south of Itasca and Superior. I have a box of memorabilia she had saved about our family that was passed on to me by my brother after Alice's death. She taught English and was a choir director well into old age. She was a warm, loving person with a good sense of humor, and a lover of cats.

I'll inevitably have to blog about this amazing find and the memories it stirs up. When I do, I'll let you know on this site. In the meantime, please visit my blog!

Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso
http://julielomoe.wordpress.com



I will mail out the photo to Julie whenever she contacts me with her address!  I am just a pleased as punch to have another old photo going home :) 


Update: Another message was left from a Great Niece: 
Hello. Alice was my great aunt and wallace was my grandfather. I,too remember the house on the lake in Superior with Uncle Bud and a cat who was over 20 years old. Sha was incredibly kind and Bud seemed humorous. I was quite young but I know this woman was quite loved and admired. Lauren Lomoe-Thompson

20 comments:

  1. Yes, that name is run together. It is a classic 1958 pose. I wonder if there were a purpose for it as a portfolio picture.

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  2. She looks like a classy lady and possibly someone of importance. She has a certain elegance about her.

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  3. Abra might be better at this, but I did find an Alice Lomoe or possibly Lomos in Wisconsin, born in 1910. She'd be around the right age for this photo to have been taken in the 50s as LD Burgus suggests. :-)

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  4. Norkio found the right person. In 1910, Alice was just 1 month old at census time (born March 10, 1910). She has two older 1/2 brothers at the time; she is the first child from her father Oscar's second marriage (to Gunda). I didn't go back to see who his 1st wife is. She was married 8/10/1955 in Pine County Mn to Donald Mitchell. It is unknown if she had children. She died July 25, 2002, in Superior Wisconsin. I will try poking around a little more later this weekend. ~Abra

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  5. This might interest you: http://superiorscholarship.org/scholarships_unrestricted.php

    Alice Lomoe Mitchell Scholarship

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  6. I wonder if this is Alice's teacher photo for a yearbook? I found a few more tidbits. Oscar Lamoe's first wife committed suicide in Itasca WI in April, 1905. I believe he married Gunda (Alice's mother) around 2 years later, as they were married 3 years in the 1910 census. Gunda's obituary is archived as January of 1964, age 82. I found Oscar as the master of the Itasca Free Mason's Lodge in 1925. On August 6 1910, at about 9 PM, Alice's 1/2 brother Orrin, age 10, was electrocuted while playing near electrical wires, which resulted in a negligence lawsuit against the Superior Water, Light, & Power Company. Alice had another older 1/2 brother Wallace, and a younger brother Orville. I found an obituary from 1970 for Mrs. Wallace Lomoe which gives a good deal of information on them & lists her survivors (Wallace & his wife were both in the newspaper industry, with Wallace being ). I did more searching and found Wallace's daughter's blog; she is a writer out of New York. Perhaps she could tell you if Alice had children, or if someone in the family would be interested in this photo. I found an article on orville (Bud) Lomoe, who was a managing editor at the Duluth News Tribune. I also found an obituary for Orville's son, Richard who died in 1997. The SS Death Index also lists Wallace as dying in 1975, Orville in 1991, & his wife in 2009. I'll send links in your email. Amazing what one can find starting with a forgotten photo. :-)

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  7. Abra you are truly AMAZING. Do you do this professionally? If not, you should. In a day you find more about a person than I can find on my family in three years. I hope the niece will be interested and drop us a note. It would be another great reunion.

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  8. Norkio--I don't do this professionally, but thanks forthe vote of confidence. ;-) I sometimes I have more difficulty with my own family, over others. Part of that is old/oral family history & stories are not always 100% correct (they sometimes lose information or change over time), and if you get stuck with preconceived notions, you sometimes get stuck in places. ~Abra

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  9. What an interesing site. Alice Lamoe was our neighbor in Itasca_Superior, Wisconsin. She did not have any children. She continued to live in her mother's house until her death. She was a teacher, counselor, and dean of girls in the Superior School system and music director in the First Presbyterian Church. Her Mother, Gunda was our grandmother's, Olga S., best friend..

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  10. Anonymous..Thank you so much for leaving a comment, do you recall what subjects she taught? :) Connie

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  11. Hi, this is Alice's niece, Julie Lomoe. I'm a retired art therapist and a mystery writer living in upstate New York. Sue T left a comment on my blog post about my father, Wallace Lomoe, with a link to this wonderful site. I would dearly love to have this photo, and I'm thrilled to read all the comments about Alice and Gunda.

    You are correct that Alice didn't have any children, but I spent many wonderful summer vacations with her at her cottage at Cranberry Lake south of Itasca and Superior. I have a box of memorabilia she had saved about our family that was passed on to me by my brother after Alice's death. She taught English and was a choir director well into old age. She was a warm, loving person with a good sense of humor, and a lover of cats.

    I'll inevitably have to blog about this amazing find and the memories it stirs up. When I do, I'll let you know on this site. In the meantime, please visit my blog!

    Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso
    http://julielomoe.wordpress.com

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  12. Hi Julie Glad you found us! I would be more than happy to mail you the photo..please contact me through my email that is located in my profile! Thanks for giving us added info about your Aunt, she sounds like she was a lovely lady:) Connie

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  13. Wow! I love these moments, how amazing! :-)

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  14. Once again, I have chills and a few tears. I am so happy to see a photo move from the "forgotten" category to the "reunited" one. Great work everyone!

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  15. Another photo going home! Great work and what a storyl I can't wait to read Julie's post about this.

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  16. Another exciting day at the Forgotten Old Photos blog! With every successful reunification, I am equally thrilled--it just never gets old! :-) ~Abra

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  17. I just get chills everytime there is a reunite of photos. amazing!

    Did you ever think this was going to happen?

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  18. Hi Pamela, Well I always had hopes for some of these photos going home! I guess you never know until you try! Isn't it great!! :)

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  19. Lauren Lomoe-ThompsonAugust 19, 2010 at 1:34 AM

    Hello. Alice was my great aunt and wallace was my grandfather. I,too remember the house on the lake in Superior with Uncle Bud and a cat who was over 20 years old. Sha was incredibly kind and Bud seemed humorous. I was quite young but I know this woman was quite loved and admired. Lauren Lomoe-Thompson

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  20. Lauren Lomoe-Thompson, Thanks for leaving the lovely message about your Great Aunt! I have returned the photo to Julie Lomoe..you can check out the details on the side bar on the left..Full Circle Six. I have added your memories to both this post and to the Full Circle post..Thanks again for sharing. I can email you a copy of the photo if you like..my email is in my profile on the main page of Forgotten Old Photos:)

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Connie