Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Photo Number Eighty

This is one of those real photo postcards.  It is a Azo card..with four triangles pointing up in each corner in the area where the stamp goes.  Azo made this particular card from 1904 to 1918.   So this date of 1911 fits nicely.  I am not sure if the man in Photo Number Seventy- Nine and this man are the same...they certainly could be.  Of course we only know that mans last name and this babies last name..the man could be an uncle..it makes for interesting speculation..this baby would now be almost 99 years old.
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From Connie:

CARL CLEVELAND ACKERT , Marion Twp. who died March 12 named his widow as the sole beneficiary in his $29,000 will when it was admitted to probate in Lee County court yesterday (22 May 1952). A son Charles Alden Ackert, Sterling was named executor. Besides his widow, Anna Theresa Ackert Rt. 2 Dixon, and son Charles he is survived by by two daughters, Edith, Chicago and Mary Ackert Fassler Rt. 2 Polo, and one other son Edward Rt. 2 Dixon. The estate was valued at $5000 Personal Property and $24,000 in real estate. 


  1. What a sweet and tender picture. Amazing how old it is.

  2. I agree with Mildred it is a sweet and tender picture. It is a shame someone in the family doesn't have it to treasure.

  3. Cool rocker and a fancy shirt for someone in bib overalls. The hat is confusing as it should be straw, but it might have been at a family dinner outside. It is another good classic.

  4. OOOOOOoooo, I adore this one!
    Look at his hat!
    Look at that child and her gorgeous gown!
    Look at that wicker rocker.

  5. Probably him in the SSDI:
    Name: Charles A. Ackert
    SSN: 344-03-3034
    Born: 12 Jul 1911
    Died: 22 May 1990
    State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

  6. Obituary for the father from the Dixon Evening Telegraph 12 Mar 1952 (gives name of bride on other photo):
    CARL ACKERT , 68, a farmer on Rt. 2, Dixon, for most of his life, died at his home about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday following a long illness. He was born in Marion Twp. Nov. 28, 1883. He is survived by his widow Theresa Garland Ackert, two sons, Alden, Sterling; Edward, Marion Twp; two daughters, Edith, Chicago and Mrs. Walter Fassler, Brookville; three brothers, Hal, Dixon; Earl Ellendale N.D.; James Edward, Manhattan KS; and a sister Alice Daisy, Webster Grove MO. His parents, two sisters and a son preceded him in death. Services are to be at 9 am Friday at the home and at 9:30 am at St. Marys Catholic Church, Walton, the Rev. Robert Donavan officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

  7. Thanks Abra! I would guess from this that Charles Alden was called Alden and he was Carl and Theresa's oldest son. So they were probably married in 1910 or so:)


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie