Thursday, March 21, 2013

Photo Number 1171

We continue on with the Hazel/Emma/Vene story in photographs.
Vene age 37 Carl maybe 2 years six months.  Date of photo 1889
Vene and Carl?? Pearl ?? (Gotta love that hair)
From Iggy: Emma Waldren had a sister named Lavena\Lavina  Alvena (b. 1853 and about a year older than Emma)
Vene age 37 Carl maybe 2 years six months.  Date of photo 1889 back
Vene Alvena was born in 1852 so the year this photo was taken should be around 1889.  That means her child was born in 1887 or 1886.
Back to Emma.
36 years old after hazels birth.  1889
The year  was about 1889.  Perhaps she and Alvena went to the photographer the same day..perhaps together.
36 years old after hazels birth.  1889 back
36 years old
Hair had just grown out, after being bald, after Hazel was born.
Ok lets back up.  Emma was supposedly married to Sol Haslam in 1868.  Moved to Sacramento in 1872.  Was unmarried ( divorced ?) In 1881 or 1882 we had the not married photo.  Now she has given birth to Hazel in..1889..How about April of 1890.
(Thanks Iggy)
Hazel Rackerby nee Ferguson (b. 28 Apr 1890 in California d. 8 Jan 1961) mother appears to have been Emma J Ferguson nee Waldren. There are "hints" that Emma was married Solomon Haslam. I'm thinking Solomon was married more than once - once to Emma and once to Anna.
Emma must have married J. H Ferguson… First name is James (Thanks Jacqi)
J H Ferguson
J.H. Ferguson unknown year.
J H Ferguson Back
He sent Hazel a Postcard from New York  ..in 1907 I think.
Ben Wilson and J H Ferguson

Ben Wilson and J H Ferguson Postcard back to Hazel
It was postmarked Washington DC September 9  at 8PM   07.
Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)
Update from Iggy: 
Ah. A breakthrough. Lavina's name was mis-recorded in a number of census. Her name was Alvena. Alvena married a Henry McCausland and was soon widowed. In 1910 she and Pearl were living with her parents Ashby Thomas and Elizabeth Waldren/Waldron.

Pearl married Roy Bratton (b. abt 1889 in Kentucky) and Alvena lived with them in 1920. Roy and Pearl had Elaine (1916), Nadeen and Zelpha (twins 1917).

Pearl was born 17 Jul 1888 and died 4 Jan 1953 in Sacramento.

Zelpha Orion Bratton born August 5 1918 died August 23 1944.

Nadeen Bratton died on 10 Sep 2011. 


Info for Ben Wilson:
There is a Ben S Wilson born 1857 living in Tuolumne County, California in 1898 and in 1900 in Sacramento. He is listed as single in 1900.


10 comments:

  1. I laughed out loud at the first photo, the hair is just precious!

    This story is making me crazy, I want to know what happened to Emma! It's like a soap opera!

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  2. Was getting your head shaved for childbearing a common thing to do? It sounds so very odd.

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    1. No, long ago when women didn't take Vitamins or eat plenty of fruits and vegetables they lost their hair when pregnant...some lost just part of their hair and others went totally bald. It has to do with a vitamin deficiency. The people back then..especially women were malnourished..and thin..really thin:(

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    2. I never knew that. Thank you!

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  3. There is a Ben S Wilson born 1857 living in Tuolumne County, California in 1898 and in 1900 in Sacramento. He is listed as single in 1900. There is no indication he married Lavina (I was hopin'!) and I find no indication of who Lavina had Pearl with...

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  4. So interesting. It would be neat to know the whole story.

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  5. Ah. A breakthrough. Lavina's name was mis-recorded in a number of census. Her name was Alvena. Alvena married a Henry McCausland and was soon widowed. In 1910 she and Pearl were living with her parents Ashby Thomas and Elizabeth Waldren/Waldron.

    Pearl married Roy Bratton (b. abt 1889 in Kentucky) and Alvena lived with them in 1920. Roy and Pearl had Elaine (1916), Nadeen and Zelpha (twins 1917).

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  6. Alvena's Find A Grave Memorial# 55864578.

    Pearl was born 17 Jul 1888 and died 4 Jan 1953 in Sacramento.

    Zelpha Orion Bratton's Find A Grave Memorial# 58181873

    Nadeen Bratton died on 10 Sep 2011. Find A Grave Memorial# 76716969

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