I got a request from a reader. To help figure out a mystery.
My great grandparents gave birth to 4 children between 1910 & 1915...They divorced in 1916
and in doing so they gave up all 4 of the kids..Now we found on the 1920 census that the 2 boys
were found in a childrens home..then 10 years later they are found in a home for the feeble minded.
10 years after that they were back in there home towns with family members...they both married and
had a good rest of there lives..That is until death took them both to early...And when they did they
took the memories of the girls with them...and no other family member will tell us anything ....My
mom lost both of her parents and a sister when she was only 8 years old...So she grew up not knowing
her fathers side of the family which is one of the 4 kids...
Lisa wrote to me asking for help. I said I would try..at least the information would be out there. She sent a little info.
Thank You so very much..Will mean a lot to me and my mom..no guarantees understood. But hopefully someone will know for sure who these people are.
1 & 2. My mom was told by a non family member that this photo was her Aunts Minnie & Esther Huffman.....all it says on the back is to uncle Willie ....no date given.
3.. we do not know who this baby is. But might be one of the girls or there brother William & Paul Huffman..Nothing written on the back.
4. This might be my moms father William Huffman....But he was never in the military so can't say it is him.
Things we know
1910 William E.Huffman & Laura Sampsel Married
1910 Paul Born
1911 William F Born
1913 Minnie Born
1915 Esther Born
1916 William & Laura Divorce
1920 William F. & Paul in crawford County Childrens home in Ohio
1930 William F.& Paul in Home for Feeble Minded in Columbus Ohio
1940 William F. & Paul Back with Laura under last name Foltz
1944 William F. Gets Married
1945 Paul Married
1956 William F. Dies with wife & 1 daughter
1967 Paul Divorced and dies
No idea where girls went after the divorce of there parents William E Huffman & Laura Sampsel Huffman
All info came from census records from Ohio & Ancestry
Photo 1 and 2 ..The girls are too young to have been in this photo. I would date the photo 1910 to 1915. The boys in the photo are unlikely to be one year apart in age. So I don’t think it is the boys either. I would look for other family members that would fit this photo..could possibly be friends and not relatives.
Photo Number 3…it could be any of the four children.
Photo Number 4. Men that were in the CCC often dressed in this type of uniform. Unmarried unemployed men during the years 1933 to 1942 often worked in the CCC camps. I wish I could date the car in the background.
If anyone comes up with anything please leave a comment.
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Since it is November we will start a series of Soldiers photos tomorrow. Armistice Day is coming up.