Monday, January 10, 2011

Photo Number 420

Today we will begin an adventure.  I purchased an old photo album from Jerome’s  Antique Shop in Perham, Minnesota last spring. It is a beautiful old album..It had room for 32 photos inside..sadly it only had 19, but there were 23 other photos tucked in here and there.
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The front cover is made of wood, the pages have gold on the edges.  The metal bamboo frame on the front has a velvet background.
IMG_0743 The clasp is beautifully ornate.
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Inside the front cover is a tab..shall I lift it up?
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A leaf..I wonder how long it has been in here..I wonder what the occasion was..it looks like an Elm leaf to me.
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Nettie Parks is the name on the page across from the first page. I know it looks like Nettie Parls here..but the back page has the name Nettie Parks written clearly.
Update:  Nettie L. Crandal married a Wesley Park on 13 Feb 1896.


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Page 1: Nate Parmley ( edited Mate Parmley).. Macedonia…Uphill south 2nd house from Grandpa Crandalls farm that Marcus Johnson owned.
Pages 2 through 7 are blank.
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Page 8:  Louie Wheeler
Amanda Saphronia McComb was born in Scio, New York on April 27, 1842. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John McComb (Nettie L.'s maternal grandparents). On March 3, 1865 she married Augarca DeForest Wheeler and they became parents of seven children, William A., Emma, Minnie, Nettie, Annie, Louis A. and Grace L.. 

Louis A. Wheeler was a relative. :)

Mrs. Wheeler was primarily a housewife and mother. She purchased the business of making hairpieces, or switches as they were called from a lady who was retiring. She continued making switches and hair pieces for ladies in Red Oak and surrounding territory, in her home, until her death May 8, 1924. Amanda was the only one in this business at the time and the quality of her workmanship was well known. If at all possible, every lady brought her hair-combings to be made into a switch or hair piece. These were an important part of a ladies appearance.

Page 9 is blank.
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Page 10: Summits wife can’t remember name.
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Update From Iggy: Gilbert Summit (born Oct 1859 in Illinois)'s wife's name was Lueanna or Lu Emma nee Hancock (born Mar 1873). They were married on 27 May 1891 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.


Pages 12 through 15 are blank.
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Page 16: Nettie L. Crandall on one side of the photo sleeve Mabel Lewis on the other side.

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Page 17: The first photo..finally..Aunt Gertie + Willie Smith
Groom's Name: Wm. Jno. Smith
Groom's Birth Date: 1866
Groom's Age: 23
Bride's Name: Gertie C. Crandall
Bride's Birth Date: 1869
Bride's Birthplace: Elliott, Ia
Bride's Age: 20
Marriage Date: 06 Jun 1889
Marriage Place: Montgomery, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: Nicholas Smith
Groom's Mother's Name: Lizzie Irish
Bride's Father's Name: Wm. Henry Crandall
Bride's Mother's Name: Issabel Maria Mc Comb 



Then she was either widowed or divorced and remarried. 


Groom's Name: John M. Perdue
Groom's Birth Date: 1860
Groom's Birthplace: Abbington, Knox, Ia
Groom's Age: 33
Bride's Name: Gertie Chase Crandall Smith <-------------
Bride's Birth Date: 1869
Bride's Birthplace: Elliott, Montgomery, Iowa
Bride's Age: 24
Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1893 <---------------------- just four years later
Marriage Place: Lincoln Twp, Montgomery, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: James Riley Perdue
Groom's Mother's Name: Rebecca Embrey
Bride's Father's Name: William H. Crandall
Bride's Mother's Name: Isabelle M. Mc Comb



Page 17 Aunt Gertie and Willie Smith
A cabinet card with rounded corners.  The photographer was Langdon of Lancaster, Wis.  I will date this photo about 1889 Gertie wears her hair in a bun with no fringes…her collar is high and her dress is simply adorned with only one piece of jewelry at the neck.. it appears to be a pin with a chain.  Little Willies collar is pretty cute..it is some kind of lace.

Thanks for stopping by..I hope you will continue on this adventure.  It will only be interrupted for Full Circle posts..there are six of them pending:) 

Update From Iggy: I found a Nettie Parks, Louis Wheeler and Gilbert Summit all living in the Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa area around 1900. Macedonia is just east of Council Bluffs, IA.

Wm Henry Crandal married Isabelle Marian McComb in 1868. He is listed with wife, and daughters Gertie C. (1869-1870) and Nettie L. (1871) in the 1880 US census living in Grove, Pottawattamie, Iowa.  Is the Gertie pictured above Netties sister?  YES this is Netties sister!! 


What we know about Nettie Crandall Parks ..the lady to whom this album belonged.
United States Census, 1910 for Nettie Parks
Birthplace: Iowa
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Residence: Macedonia, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
 Household Gender Age
Wesley Parks  M 39y
Nettie Parks  F 39y
Child  Mabel Parks  F 13y (1897)
Child  Glenn Parks  M 11y
Child  Gladys Parks  F 9y
Child  Lyle Parks  M 7y
Child  Neal Parks  M 5y
Child  Thurston Parks  M 3y
Child  Wylma Parks  F y 3m


United States Census, 1920 for Nettie L Park
Residence: , Pottawattamie, Iowa
Estimated Birth Year: 1872
Age: 48
Birthplace: Iowa
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
 Household Gender Age
Wesley John Park  M 49y
Nettie L Park  F 48y
Child  Glenn A Park  M 20y
Child  Gladys M Park  F 18y
Child  Lyle Park  M 16y
Child  Neil F Park  M 15y
Child  Thurston J Park  M 13y
Child  Wilma B Park  F 8y (1912)
Child  Theo A Park  F 6y
Child  Pauline P Park  F 4y
Parent  William H Crandall  M 80y



Nettie's middle name is Leal.  The obituary for her is dated Friday 18-June-1943 (Nonpareil News, page 7) and says she died at the age of 72 in her home, in Council Bluffs.   She was buried in Macedonia Cemetery.





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 Here is the obit for Netties Husband:

John Wesley Parks. 86. 136 Glen Ave. died Saturday July 27, 1957 at a local hospital after an illness of several years. 
Mr. Parks was a retired carpenter.  He had been a resident of Council Bluffs 40 years.
Suvivors include: five daughters, Mrs. Mabel V. Johnson of Sidney, Mrs. Gladys M. McMullen of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Wilma B. Hudgens of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Theo A. Young, of Omaha, Mrs. Pauline P. Wolf of Council Bluffs; four sons, Glen A Parks of Sidney, Lyle M. of Council Bluffs, Thurston J of Sidney, Neil F. of Maderia, Calif,; brother Thomas Parks of Glenwood; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
  Burial will be held at Macedonia Cemetery.
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Update Oct 17, 2012 from Diane:


Photos Number 420 to 440

Nettie Leal Crandall & John "Wesley" Park/s
John "Wesley" Park/s (Jr.), son of John Wesley Park/s (Sr.) & Elizabeth Cusick (also spelled Cusack).
Born: 25 August 1870, Morris Co., New Jersey,
Married: Nettie Leal Crandall, 13 February 1896, Oakland, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.
Died: 27 - 29 July 1957, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, buried Macedonia Cemetery.

John Wesley Park/s (Sr.), son of Peter Park & Harriet Elizabeth Bowman.
Born: 7 May 1839, Mendham, Morris Co., New Jersey.
Married: Elizabeth Cusick, 2 November 1867, Peapack, New Jersey.
Died: 17 November 1906, Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, buried Macedonia Cemetery.
Wife: Elizabeth Cusick (Cusack), daughter of Patrick Cusick & Elizabeth --?--.
Born: 5 May 1849, Ireland.
Died: 9 January 1934, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, buried Macedonia Cemetery.

Peter Park
Born: 5 May 1812, New Jersey.
Married: Harriet Elizabeth Bowman, about 1838, New Jersey.
Died: 16 April 1895, Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, buried Macedonia Cemetery.
Wife: Harriet Elizabeth Bowman, daughter of Cornelius Bowman & Sarah Hummer/Hammer.
Born: 24 April 1819, Morris Co., New Jersey.
Died: 29 January 1891. Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, buried Macedonia Cemetery.

Peter Park & Harriet Elizabeth Bowman are my great-great-grandparents, through their daughter Emma Park
Emma Park
Born: 16 February 1858, Chester, Morris Co., New Jersey.
Married: Allen Walter Slagle, 2 July 1889, Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.
Died: 5 June 1931, Harrah, Yakima Co., Washington.
Thank you so much for purchasing this beautiful album and posting online. I have very recently made some comments to some of the photos with names and dates.
Diane
  
This photo Album went Full Circle 64 on November 20, 2012 

22 comments:

  1. A lovely find, a shame that the first photos are not still in place, I look forward to seeing the other photos included :)

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  2. My goodness it is a beautiful album. I spotted a somewhat similar one in an antiques centre just up the valley some time ago (nowhere near as beautiful but it looked full of treasures). I held off, believing that it was slightly over-priced, but I am tempted to return.

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  3. How very intriguing! Beautiful find and the baby's collar is cute as can be!

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  4. What a beautiful album. I hate to admit it, but I haven't used an album much since I went digital.

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  5. a whole album! What a great find! I can't wait to see them all.

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  6. If you were lucky, the photos were numbered on the back to indicate which order they were in... Sounds like more photos than slots - and a stuffed treasure indeed.

    For those that are interested, I found a Nettie Parks, Louis Wheeler and Gilbert Summit all living in the Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa area around 1900. Macedonia is just east of Council Bluffs, IA.

    I think Nettie L. Crandal married a Wesley Park on 13 Feb 1896.

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  7. Wm Henry Crandal married Isabelle Marian McComb in 1868. He is listed with wife, and daughters Gertie C. (1869-1870) and Nettie L. (1871) in the 1880 US census living in Grove, Pottawattamie, Iowa.

    I suspect Aunt Gertie is Nettie's sister. Nettie married Welsey Park and it appears Gertie married a William Jno. Smith, son of Nicholas Smith and Lizzie Irish on 06 Jun 1889.

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  8. It is a fascinating album. You are going to have a fun adventure for sure. I don't think I have ever seen one like this before. I suppose you can date the album with the date of the photos.

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  9. This is a lovely photo album. How intriguing! I look forward to seeing the rest of the photographs.

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  10. Oh my, what fun! This album is very similar to the one my friend gave me with the Streeter Family in it. I do hope you can trace the family; it was such a rewarding project for me to do. You say there were 19 photos in slots and 23 others loose? That's a great find - you know they will all be related in some way!

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  11. This will be a fun adventure. Thanks for takings us and what great comments there will be.

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  12. Were there many people named Nettie in the 1800's?

    I really adore this blog, I didnt know that antique photos were even sold, I also think the best thing about this blog is that it returns photos to families that had no idea they existed?

    Do you come across pictures of African Americans as well?

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  13. Gilbert Summit (born Oct 1859 in Illinois)'s wife's name was Lueanna or Lu Emma nee Hancock (born Mar 1873). They were married on 27 May 1891 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.

    There is more than Louis Wheeler in the area at the time of this collection. I suspect Louis F. Wheeler (b. Sep 1864) husband of Sarah E. (b. May 1854).

    David Brotchie married a Mabel G. Lewis (b. 1862) on 28 May 1885 in Oakland, Iowa (which is 9 miles "up the road" from Macedonia). Schoolmates? other relation? not the right Mabel? :)

    I have found other sources that say Gertrude married a J. M. Pardee? Also Nettie may have also been called Amy.

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  14. What a beautiful album! I've never seen anything quite like it. I can't wait to see what's inside.

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  15. What a lovely album and it looks like it will be a great adventure to get to know this "family." ~Abra

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  16. Cabinet Parts, Nettie was a common name back then. I have not found any photographs of African Americans yet.:)

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  17. Amanda Saphronia McComb was born in Scio, New York on April 27, 1842. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John McComb (Nettie L.'s maternal grandparents). On March 3, 1865 she married Augarca DeForest Wheeler and they became parents of seven children, William A., Emma, Minnie, Nettie, Annie, Louis A. and Grace L..

    Louis A. Wheeler was a relative. :)

    Mrs. Wheeler was primarily a housewife and mother. She purchased the business of making hairpieces, or switches as they were called from a lady who was retiring. She continued making switches and hair pieces for ladies in Red Oak and surrounding territory, in her home, until her death May 8, 1924. Amanda was the only one in this business at the time and the quality of her workmanship was well known. If at all possible, every lady brought her hair-combings to be made into a switch or hair piece. These were an important part of a ladies appearance.

    - source - http://iagenweb.org/montgomery/bios/women/womenp-w.htm

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  18. This entire album with forty photos was mailed to Diane in Covington Washington on October 22, 2012. :)

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  19. Oh wow! The entire album found its way home!!! I honestly was thinking for all the effort trying - it wouldn't go home - am so happy!!!

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  20. I have a similar album! It is packed with pictures, very few with names on the back. Similar clasp and look to the album. I would love to share it with you and your members... where would i begin?

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    1. Scan the photos and take photos of your album and then start a blog! :)

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