Page Number 28 in the Nettie Parks Album.
The word Parmly ( which I believe to be Parmley) is written on the page.
Silas, Clive, Howard, Mate and Aunt Ell. I believe this is two families..but I am not sure how they are split up yet.
I believe that this photo may have been taken around 1890.
Now if we go back to the first page in the album..this must be Mate Parmley..not Nate Parmley..and we know they lived near Grandpa Crandalls farm..up hill south the 2nd house. Neighbors? Cousins? Were Nettie Crandall Parks and Mate Parmley of about the same age and good friends? Nettie was born in 1871 and married in 1896 when she was 25 years old. I think that Mate was about 19 or 20 years old in the above photo..so it fits. It is also fitting that Nettie’s best friend or cousin was the first photo that was placed in the album.
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this is the family of silas and lillian jane (neff) parmley. he was a civil war veteran
silas (augustus, truman, joshua, jehiel, joshua, john, john) was born 1 apr 1839 at toledo, ohio.
he married anna powell on 29 sep 1959 at houston, minn. they had five children: henry l., warren s., david h., clara m., and michael, all born between 1859 and 1865. anna, who was born about 1840 in pa, died 28 sep 1869 at wells, minn.
he then married lillian on 4 sep 1877 at shelden, minn. their children were:
--mary elizabeth, born 7 aug 1878, at macedonia, iowa, married william m. booton on 16 jan 1900.
--clive erwin, born 13 apr 1882, at henderson, iowa, married about 1902 to ella mae horback. their children were lizzie e (m ), dora m (m), and clivene e (m). clive's wwi draft card shows he was a motorman for the city trolley cars in los angeles. died 15 apr 1932 at los angeles; ella then lived with daughter clivene.
--arthur lorenzo, born 14 feb 1892 at macedonia, married bessie peska on 11 apr 1913. in 1955 he was living in oakland, calif. they had one child, william r.e. who married clara deitrich.
silas enlisted on 4 nov 1861 as a private for co. k, 46th illinois infantry, and mustered out 29 dec 1864. widow lillian filed for a pension.
he died 26 jan 1911 in council bluffs and was buried there.
my best guess is that "mate" is a nickname for daughter mary ... and howard sitting front and center is silas' son from his first marriage, david h -- the h standing for howard.