Monday, March 14, 2011

Photo Number 478

This week we will look at a few photos from my readers.
This photo is from Laura in California, she found it in a book.   She would like it to go back to family if possible. 
Ralph from Laura
This is a Real Photo Postcard, an Azo with triangles up in all corners where the stamp goes..so it is from 1904 to 1918.
Benson of Sterling, Nebr was the photographer.
Ralph from Laura Back Azo TRiangles up
Ralph Merrick Vimter? ( Winter)  2 yrs old

I found a marriage record in 1941 for Ralph Merrick Winter, he married Nelma Elvera Frey in Lancaster County, Nebraska.  Is this the little boy with the beautiful curls? 

Thanks for stopping by. If this is a relative of yours please contact me through the email on the left in my profile and I will mail the postcard to you:)

Update from Iggy:
I found two census records for Ralph M Winter in Gage County, NE. If this is him, he was born about 1913 to Ralph B and Olive M Winter. he had a brother (1920 census) named James B Winter b. abt 1918.


Nelma E. Winter was born 11-Mar-1913 and died on 03-Jan-1997 at the age of 83 in Beatrice, Gage County, NE.


Merrick Winter b. 10-Jul-1912 d. 01-Mar-1993 at the age of 80. ( apparently he went by his middle name) 
He and Nelma had a son named Francis “Frank” M. Winter. He died August 17, 2010. ( apparently he had no children)


Ralph Merrick Winters brother James may be still alive..perhaps his family wants the photo..we will have to wait and see:) 

10 comments:

  1. Sterling is just outside Lancaster County, NE which is centered over Lincoln, NE.

    Given the dating of the card, Ralph would have been born sometime between 1902 and 1916. I found two census records for Ralph M Winter in Gage County, NE. If this is him, he was born about 1913 to Ralph B and Olive M Winter. he had a brother (1910 census) named James B Winter b. abt 1918.

    Gage County is adjacent to, and just south of, Lancaster County

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  2. I cannot find a SSN death record for Ralph that makes sense - there is a chance Ralph is still alive at the age of 98.

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  3. Nelma E. Winter was born 11-Mar-1913 and died on 03-Jan-1997 at the age of 83 in Beatrice, Gage County, NE.

    Ralph's father was born 31-May-1887 and died in Oct-1967 at the age of 80.

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  4. Wouldn't that be fantastic if the subject is still alive? He's a beautiful boy.

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  5. I hope the photo does get reunited with the family. It is a really lovely photo. I hope all is well with you.

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  6. I am sorry to report Ralph Merrick Winter has passed on - he used his middle name.

    Merrick Winter b. 10-Jul-1912 d. 01-Mar-1993 at the age of 80.

    His brother James was alive as of August 17, 2010 when Francis “Frank” M. Winter, Ralph's son passed away. I found the obituary here ->

    http://www.beatricedailysun.com/news/local/obituaries/article_34aa6ad0-a9ab-11df-a56f-001cc4c03286.html

    I will email Connie some contact details for the son's cousin Steve (Ralph's son apparently had no children).

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  7. I emailed Steve on March 14..haven't heard anything yet:(

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  8. Aww, so he's not living anymore? Aww. :( May he rest in peace. Thank you so much for posting the photo! My mom and I really want to find out more about him, he was such a cute little boy. :D It's so strange that his photo ended up here in California, I wonder what the story is behind that, too. *_* Hmm.

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  9. Mailing a copy of the blog to Kathy in Beatrice nebraska to see if she is related to Ralph.

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