Friday, March 22, 2013

Photo Number 1172

Yesterday we had a postcard from J.H. Ferguson to Miss Hazel Ferguson.
It was addressed to 610 O ST Sacramento Cal
610 House in  Sacramento California
The photo is not marked.  Clearly there are a woman, child and a man standing in front of the residence.  My guess is that it is Emma, Hazel and J. H. (James) Ferguson.
Lets go back just a bit.
Hazel  6 months old in 1890Hazel  6 months old in 1890 back
Hazel Aged 6 months  must have been taken in 1890.
Hazel 1892Hazel 1892 Back
Mrs. Ferguson 610 O St Sac
Culbirth ?? ( most likely a photographers notation)
2 years old
Hazel and Lelia 1894Hazel and Lelia 1894 back
Hazel 4 yrs. 5 mo.
Lelia 4 years 3 mo.
Update from Iggy: 
Leila Waldron niece of Ashby T Waldron (Emma J.'s father) married to Chas. Leon Shepard at Sacramento on Nov. 19, 1916. Leila might have been Hazel's cousin!
This must have been taken in September of 1894.
It looks like someone colored on this photo with a magic marker.
Hazel 5 years old in 1895Hazel 5 years old in 1895 back
Mrs E. ?  Ferguson  610 O St Sacramento Cal.
Age five years.  Must have been taken in 1895.
The house at 610  Sibyl Beedee Age 6 Hazel Age 8  1898
The house at 610  Sibyl Beedee Age 6 Hazel Age 8  1898 back
The house at 610 O Street.  This time there are some kind of paintings or banners in the windows featuring a girl and a boy.
Sibyl  Beedee age 6
Hazel Age 8
The year would have been 1898.
Hazel was born in April of 1890.

This is a treasure trove of old photos to help complete a family history..if there is a family out there.  Right now they look like true Forgottens.  Obviously from the holes in most of the photos they were in an album of some kind and someone took them out of the album and sold them separately.  It is important to keep family photos in an album together…every photo provides more clues to the identity of the family.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)

9 comments:

  1. A 1890 US census would have been so useful here! The 1900 US Census only lists Hazel age 10 and a boarder - perhaps the other children were previous boarder's children, neighbors or Emma's that passed away :(

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95S-X3Q

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    1. Thanks Iggy..the Census states that Emma is the mother of one child and number of living children in 1900 is one.
      James was a machinist. :)

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  2. How sad that these treasures are lost from the family...

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  3. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M95S-TZF shows Sybil Bebee was a neighbor.

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  4. Leila Waldron niece of Ashby T Waldron (Emma J.'s father) married to Chas. Leon Shepard at Sacramento on Nov. 19, 1916. Leila might have been Hazel's cousin!

    Waldron Family Bible (http://www.onentofl.com/chbiblewaldronat.html)

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  5. Nadeen Bratton, Elaine's sister died in 2011 - her obituary makes no mention of family, surviving or otherwise.

    I am unable to determine what became of Elaine.

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  6. I was wondering if Hazel and Lelia might have been twin cousins.

    Iggy is so amazing in what he can find online. Hopefully, someone else from the extended family can be found. It would be a shame if this set of photographs would be lost to them. It seems so ripe for a Full Circle.

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  7. According to Google Earth, the house at 610 O Street is no longer.....it looks like a parking lot.

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