Sunday, February 6, 2011

Photo Number 445

This is a Real Photo Postcard that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.
Extra Aunt Frona grands
Kids in chairs!  At first glace I thought a girl ( because of the bow in her hair) and a boy ( his hair is parted off to the side).
Extra Aunt Frona grands back
This is an Azo Real Photo Postcard with the triangles up= 1904 to 1918.
In the same hand as we are used to seeing in this album:  My Aunt Frona Wheller (Wheeler)  Grandchildren Grace Wheller ( Wheeler), Watson (Fred)  Red Oak.  So there is a girl and a boy in this photo..both Grands of Aunt Frona.

Nettie’s Mother had a sister named Amanda Saphrona, so I will assume that this is one and the same Aunt Frona. I have decided that Nettie just spelled Wheeler,  Wheller some days..

Red Oak is a little town in Iowa.
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Update from Iggy: 
Fred Watson (b. 1878? in Montgomery County, Iowa) married Grace L. Wheeler (b. 15-Jun-1885 and d. 15-Nov-1972 in Red Oak, Iowa) when she was 18 years old on 04-Nov-1903 in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa. The groom's parents were A.W. Watson and Sarah E. Brown. The bride's parents were Augustus Wheeler and Amanda Saphrona Mccombs (Aunt Frona).

Fred and Grace Wheeler had Helen Watson (1906), Dean R Watson (1909), Margaret L Watson (1910), Mary J Watson (1911), and 87 year old Augustus D Wheeler living with them in 1930.



From this information we will assume that the notation gives the names of the parents of Aunt Frona's Grandchildren.   So the Grandchildren in the photo are Helen and Dean Watson in 1910 or so.   Thanks Iggy! 


Update from Iggy: 
A Helen Watson married John W. Rapalje on 24-Sep-1924 and moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa. I believe Dean R Watson died fairly young but not before having Dean R Watson, Jr.
..and there... frustratingly enough, the trail goes cold.
Not a connection to this photo


9 comments:

  1. Oh, she's adorable! Little brother, though, looks rather suspicious of this whole picture-taking business.

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  2. Fred Watson (b. 1878? in Montgomery County, Iowa) married Grace L. Wheeler (b. 15-Jun-1885 and d. 15-Nov-1972 in Red Oak, Iowa) when she was 18 years old on 04-Nov-1903 in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa. The groom's parents were A.W. Watson and Sarah E. Brown. The bride's parents were Augustus Wheeler and Amanda Saphrona Mccombs (Aunt Frona).

    Fred and Grace Wheeler had Helen Watson (1906), Dean R Watson (1909), Margaret L Watson (1910), Mary J Watson (1911), and 87 year old Augustus D Wheeler living with them in 1930.

    There was another Grace Wheeler. The United States Census, 1920 shows an 8 year old Grace Wheeler, living in Montgomery County, Iowa, born about 1912 to Emmett Ervin and Maud E Wheeler. She had two older siblings at that time, Lyle F Wheeler (15 years old) and Gladys Wheeler (11 years old). Don't those names sound familar?! :) Emmett Wheeler's (b. Jun 1894) mother appears to be an Amanda Wheeler.

    If someone has time - perhaps they can sort out the Wheeler family - starting with Augustus Wheeler and Amanda Saphrona Mccombs (or Augustus' father) and determine the relationship for Emmett.

    I'm a little confused by the "grandchildren" labeling - especially for Fred - Perhaps these children are Fred and Grace's children, Helen and Dean (which would work age-wise) - if this picture was taken about 1910-ish.

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  3. I love how they used to perch the children on chairs for photos.

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  4. I love your header, and if you changed it ages ago, I am sorry, I usually read it in google reader.

    What a great postcard, I have been trying to find some for textures, but they are difficult to locate around here, might need a road trip one day.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  5. I am related to Wheeler's but not the other. I will check into my cousins large tree map and see if I can find them there. Red Oak is very south of Madison county but not too far. Most were from the Macksburg and Winterset, Iowa area.

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  6. A Helen Watson married John W. Rapalje on 24-Sep-1924 and moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa. I believe Dean R Watson died fairly young but not before having Dean R Watson, Jr.

    ..and there... frustratingly enough, the trail goes cold. I've not been able to find any offspring of any of the many people in the Nettie L. Parks album.

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  7. Helen (Watson) and John Rapalje were my grandparents. Both have passed away. My grandmother didn't have any brothers by the name you mentioned above. She was a twin and her brother's name was Clare.

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    1. Hi Thanks for the comment..there seem to be many Helen Watsons..your grandmother was just one possibility that we now know is a dead end for this photo.

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