Monday, February 28, 2011

Photo Number 464

This is a CdV that I purchased at a quaint little Antique Mall in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Ann Foster Haines GRand Forks CdV
I can never pass up the ones with names.  This one says Our Grandmother Ann Foster Haines. How old do you think she is in this photo?  I am encouraged by the OUR part..that must mean that there are several Grandchildren.
Ann Foster Haines back
This is the back of the CdV   J. Bainbridge at No. 28 Broad Street Trenton, N.J.  The Street address was a big clue.  This photographer was at this location from 1873 to 1877.   So we will date this photo right at 1877.

I did a priliminary search..was her name Anna or Ann? Was her maiden name Foster or is it a middle name?  I believe her married name is Haines. ( Because of a photo I will show you tomorrow.)

There are a few Ann Haines out there..which one is the right one? 

This week we we look at photos that all have names..maybe we will find some relatives this week for some of the Forgottens.
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Update from Abra:
I did find an Ann Foster married to Samuel H Haines, born 24 Feb 1821 in Trenton, Burlington Co, NewJersey, died 17 Aug, 1881, in Rowley, Buchanan, Iowa. I wonder if she traveled back to visit family, as I believe you are correct with the photo dating as late 1870s (which seems to fit with her age), but she was living in Ohio/Iowa in the 1850s already. It appears there were at least five children. This is the Haines family according to the 1860 census: Samuel(38)born New Jersey; Ann(39)born New Jersey; Edward(14), born New Jersey; Elizabeth(9)born Ohio; William (5) born Ohio; Susannah (3) born Ohio; Olive(1) born in Iowa. Samuel Haines was a farmer, and had real estate valued at 2400, and personal estate of 400. This was the second highest real estate value in Homer Township.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Photo Number 463

This is a photo that I got over at an Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Butcher Shop Park Rapids from DL Ant It is in terrible shape, and it was 4 dollars.  It is a Butcher Shop in Park Rapids. Minnesota.  I live near Park Rapids so this photo was very interesting to me.  Of course I am too young to remember this old shop.  I spoke with a few old timers and they think that this was on the west side of main street on the second block..perhaps where the old Melville's Store was it is a tourist shop of some kind.
John G Haberer was a resident of Park Rapids, he married Mary Stella Potter.  They had a son named Ted, who I met at church, he died in 2009.

I have not had time to research the name Ernest Gerber.  I think that perhaps Ernest and John are the two gentleman that are in the photo…but I am not certain. Did one of these gentleman own the Butcher Shop?
On the way back wall is a poster with a cross on it, right behind the man on the left.   There are three other signs, one I cannot read, one says Cash Customers here and the other says something about Deliveries.  They sold something for 50 cents, and have many of the meats out on the counter..I suppose for the photo.   
Butcher Shop Park Rapids from DL Ant
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Update from Iggy:
Ernest Gerber (b. 28-Jun-1894 d. Mar-1970 at the age of 75 in Park Rapids, Hubbard, MN)

Johann Georg (John G.) was born June 14, 1891, in Hubbard County to Mr. John and Dorthea (Dora) Sour Haberer. John G.'s father was a blacksmith who moved to Minnesota in 1884 from Germany and to Park Rapids in March, 1887, where he opened a blacksmith shop. He served on the village council and was reelected on November 26, 1890. In 1889 services in St. John's Evangelical congregation were held at the "Detfach School," four miles west of Park Rapids, but the congregation later used the hall above John's blacksmith shop.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photo Number 462

PR Antiques Off to work family
I purchased this photo at the Antique Shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota. 
PR Antiques Off to work family
I get the impression that this is a family.  Perhaps the mother was a serving maid and her children were house boys? What do you think? Or did she like white gloves and white trim? 

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Update from Norkio:
She is most definitely not the maid. :-) That is a beautiful example of an Edwardian ladies gown. It's technically from 1900-1918, but this dress is in the mid-period and best associated with the Titanic era fashions. You could probably date this 1910-1913.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo Number 461

I purchased this photo in Park Rapids, Minnesota at an Antique Shop.

 Child on steps PR Antiques

I purchased it because of the little girl with the bow in her hair.  Then I noticed the maid/housekeeper/cook?  in the background.  I never could figure out what the little girl had in her hand.  I guess it will remain a mystery. I have several other photographs with this little girl…it is my impression that they were a well to do family and someone was a photographer and took many photographs. I also think that they lived near Duluth, Minnesota..but that is only a feeling I get when looking at the photos.  I have nothing concrete to base that on.  I think the photos were all taken about 1910.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Photo Number 460

This is a postcard.

Postcard man mixing plaster

It appears to be a man that is mixing plaster.  The lath is on the must have been a difficult job, I know it makes a terrible mess when it is removed in older houses.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Photo Number 459

I guess that I will show you a few people in their work places this week.  This photo was in my original box of finds from an Antique Shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota..the one that started this journey of “Forgottens”

Left to Right
R.C. Hammond, Safety Engineer  Employers Mutual of Wausau
M.J. Opsahl, President, Superwood Corp.
George Jondal, Plant Manager
Ronald Greaves
Joseph Klick
Harry Peterson  Safety Committee Members
Morris Lake, Plant Superintendent

I was curious..where was this photo taken?   I searched for Morris Lake and Superwood Corporation and came up with an obituary for Morris Lake. 

He was a Veteran who was wounded in WW2.  He was a family man.  He made a career out of working for Superior Wood which became Superwood Corporation and then later Georgia Pacific.  He died in 2009.  I believe he may be the gentleman in the coveralls with his hands crossed in front of himself.

I located an address for one of his children and I will mail off a copy of this blog to him, if he would like the original photo I will mail  it out.  It is not often that I search for a name and come up with as much information as I I figure it was meant to be.

Oh and the picture..comes from Duluth, Minnesota…and I will guess that the photo was taken in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. 
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Photo Number 458

This is a photo from Al, he is one of my faithful blog readers.  Al also is a deltiologist..he collects postcards.  Of course he also runs onto photos.. he shared this one with me.
Schoellkopf & Co., July 31, 1907
Hi Connie:
It's me again. I am sending you this photo because I thought since it is accurately dated as July 31, 1907, it may help you with dating women's clothing (and men's too, I guess). I found this photo in what I will call a "used everything" store here in Ontario and purchased it because I felt sorry for it! I tried to interest a couple of archives in Buffalo but received no response. I guess it will have to stay in the bottom of my drawer a while longer. There is quite a bit on the internet about Jacob Schoellkopf but here is a statement from the following site:
Buffalo enjoys the distinction of having the largest tannery in the world in which sheep hides are turned into leather. This tannery is the firm of Schoellkopf & Company, the gigantic establishment at the corner of Perry and Mississippi Streets.
The factory was originally established by Lymburner & Torrey in 1862. In 1877 it was purchased by Mr. Jacob T.F. Schoellkopf, the prominent manufacturer and founder of the largest industrial establishment on the Niagara Frontier. The factory was reorganized under the name of Schoellkopf & Co. At that time 2000 skins were processed each day. The growth of the firm was phenomenal. By 1904 12,000 skins per day were being tanned. The factory produced all sorts of sheep leather for gloves, shoes, etc in all styles and colors.
I hope this can be of some use.
Schoellkopf & Co., July 31, 1907 This must have been the entire office.  Three women and nine men.  I wonder if they were paid the same? 
Thanks to Al for sharing his old photo!  
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Al returned this photo to Kat.   This photo went Full Circle 105 on Janurary 26, 2015

Monday, February 21, 2011

Photo Number 457

This is it..the last photo in the Nettie Parks Album.  It has been quite an adventure.  I have been communicating with two groups of family members.  Hopefully I will send originals of their closest family members to them soon.  I have been waiting just a bit because I wanted to finish presenting all the photos from this album. 
Extra Four Hat Ladies Paxton Ill Four ladies in hats, the photo was taken at Stouts Studio in Paxton, ILL.  I will guess that this photograph was taken around 1890.  I love the hats all piled up with flowers.
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The entire Nettie Parks album went Full Circle 64 on November 20, 2012

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Photo Number 456

This is another tintype that was found in the Nettie Parks Album.

Extra Tintype Man with baby

A man in a straw hat with a baby.  This is a very dark tintype, sometimes a very dark chocolate colored varnish was used to preserve the tintype. The entire card is 2 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches.  The tintype measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/4 inch.

I also have two odd things to show you today.

Extra Scenic Postcard 

A postcard

Extra scenic postcard back

Don’t know where this was taken but it was close by.

extra old ad from nebraska

This I was an interesting coupon that someone thought was worth saving.

Tomorrow we will have the last photo from the Nettie Parks Album.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Photo Number 455

This was a photo tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks album. It is not marked.

Extra Family Bloomington Ill The photographer was AM Marton of Bloomington, ILLS.  The photo was more than likely taken right around 1897.  I say that because of the frills on the ladies dress and the high collar.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Photo Number 454

This was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks album.

Extra gem Tintype child This is a “Gem” tintype.  It is called a gem because of it’s size.  The tintype is 1 inch by 1 1/4 inch.  The card measures 1 3/4 inch by 2 3/4 inches.   Gems are sometimes said to be the size of a postage stamp.

Sometimes when a tintype was made a multiplying camera was used, more lenses were added to the camera box and many images could be created at once.  They were cut apart and put into folders, locket or frames.  You would have a number of images to share with friends and family..or to mail to family far away.

I have looked and looked at this image..tintypes were popular from 1860 to 1900.  I think it is a boy, either with long hair or sitting in a strange chair. What do you think?

Extra gem Tintype child

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Photo Number 453

This is a Real Photo Postcard that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.
Extra Postcard Cuba
Extra Postcard cuba back
I have darkened the contrast on the back of the postcard.  I believe it says: A bunch of E Co boys  Guines? ? Cuba 1908

It looks like it was originally 1907 and then someone made the 7 into an 8.

This Real Photo Postcard is a Velox with diamonds in the corners so that indicates that it is from 1907 to 1914.
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Update from Iggy:
When the Cuban president Tomás Estrada Palma was accused of election fraud, he invoked the Platt amendment and requested US intervention. The USA sents in 2,000 Marines and 5,600 Army soldiers (the so-called "Army of Cuban Pacification") to re-occupy the country and military rule extends until late 1908, overseen by Secretary of War, William Taft.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Full Circle 23

I featured this photo back in August of 2010, I was contacted by email on January 08, 2011 and I put the photo in the mail shortly after that. 

Tom and Helen Photo Number 297  Tom and Helen Ford

I mailed the photo to Glenny in Virginia, Tom and Helen are her Great Grandparents.  I didn’t hear back for her for quite some time..finally I emailed her!  …now get ready for some real stories..this was a real treat for me to read.


I am so sorry I haven't responded to you!

I received the photo and the family is thrilled! Thank you so much again!

After some discussion with other family members a flood of memories came back of "Mammy". Unfortunately I don't remember "Pappy" myself, but I am told he was a good, hard working man with a great sense of humor . They lived in Cannon County Tennessee their whole lives. The farm they raised their family on was taken over by my Uncle Joe. He built a home for himself and his wife there and the cabin Mammy and Pappy spent their lives in was left the way it was when she passed right down to the rocker she would sit in on the porch to snap beans.

I remember visiting them at the farm and Mammy telling me stories about the mule, strictly to make me laugh ... she thought it amusing that I was so fascinated by the animal. She would also sneak her grand-kids teaspoons of brown sugar as a special treat. They were wonderful people and all of my cousins and siblings now have a copy of this photo and will treasure it.

I believe you are correct in thinking this is the 50th wedding anniversary photo, although my aunt insists it's the 65th ... there is just no way they were able to celebrate their 65th. The amazing thing is that I have a photo of my grandmother and grandfather's 50th (Tom and Helen's daughter and her husband, Mae and Therman Campbell) and they are in the exact same pose as Tom and Helen's with a cake that is very similar. And I am told that the celebration was held in the same building.

I have been working very hard to find out more about this side of the family and have not been able to get any further in the family tree than Tom Ford. I cannot find anyone in the family that can tell me the name of his father. There have been rumors that have circulated through our family as long as I can remember that his father was a brother or cousin of the famed Robert Newton Ford. Robert is the man who shot and killed Jesse James. And there is even a weapon that has been passed down that is rumored to be the gun used in the shooting. I have been able to find nothing at all to prove or disprove any of it. Family has told me that I haven't been able to find anything because the family was ashamed of this particular branch of our family tree. Seems my great grandparents didn't want to be known as relatives to the "coward who shot Mr. Howard".  I know that you have some experience with genealogy work so if you could help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

The gun has now been passed down to my son, and I would love to be able to tell him the truth about the story ... my siblings and I think that maybe our father let the rumors run true because he loved the idea of it and told that story of this gun just to impress us and then my son. My father passed away in 2009 and my son was thrilled to have been left this family "treasure".  And I guess, no matter what the truth of it is, it will always be a treasure to him. He is my father's only grandson and loves that my father thought so much of him that he would leave it to him.

Thanks again for this wonderful photo and for everything.

God Bless,



One mystery sometimes leads to another…we will see how this one unfolds.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Full Circle 22

Recently I got an email from a gal named Jaimie. She is the Great Great Grandaughter of John Barnes and Ida Hannant Barnes. 
John Barnes GR Ida Hannant Barnes GR
     Photo Number 341                        Photo Number 340
She wrote: In case you were wondering about my family tree goes me, my father John Beamont Barnes born in 1943, my grandfather named John Rowe Barnes born in 1912, my great grandfather John Beaumont Barnes born in 1875, and my great great grandfather John Beaumont Barnes born in 1846 (the man in your blog with his wife Ida Francis Hannant).
I explained to her that I had mailed all of “The Mystery of Aunt Fan” photos to Ruth in Texas..another relative= Full Circle  15.
I made Jaimie a copy of all of the photos on CD and mailed it to her. She was pleased.  It is really hard for me when one relative is located and then another one wants the same photos..I did suggest that she contact Ruth and see if she would part with the photos of John and Ida Barnes since Jaimie is a much closer relative than Ruth is to the Barnes Family.  
Happy Valentine's Day! I just want to let you know I got the CD and letter today. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.
I guess this is really a double Full Circle..but we will call it Full Circle 22 anyway.
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Update July 05 2012:
A CD copy of these photos was mailed to Suzie a Great Grandaughter See Full Circle 55

Monday, February 14, 2011

Photo Number 452

This is a Cabinet Card that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.
Extra Emma Elkerton Note the furniture and the scenery looking like a fine country house, this was popular during the 1880’s.

Extra Emma Elkerton Back
Emma Elkerton was 27 years old in the 1880 census in Eau Claire County, Otter Creek, Wisconsin.  Her Husbands name was Cyrus and he has a Step daughter who is eight years old by the name of Francis.  So Emma was married twice..I wonder if this is her first husband or the second husband, Cyrus.

I am thinking it is Cyrus..and more than likely taken between 1883 and 1889 ( the second bustle period).   If we pick 1883 Emma would have been around 30 years old.  I think that is possible..hopefully Norkio will come by and straighten me out..that bustle sure looks poufy in the back.

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Update from Iggy: 
Emma Elkerton married Cyrus on 09-Aug-1874 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The groom's parents were John and Mariann Elkerton. Emma's parents were Omri and Johanna W. Bliss.

From the 1892 city directory of Ironwood, WI 
It appears Cyrus died before 1892.

Elkerton, Mrs Emma, widow, res northeast corner Aurora & Lowell.

Elkerton, Miss Frankie, office lady for Hammond & Kissane located on "Davis & Fehr's block", boards with Mrs. Emma Elkerton.

Frankie (Francis) future husband is listed:

Rutherford, F P, clerk U S Ex Co, boards Walker House located on southwest corner of Lowell & Curry.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Photo Number 451

This is a CdV or Cartes d’ Visite (about the same size as a wallet photo) that was found tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.

Extra Unknown Baby Haynes Fargo Dakota Territory

This is an unknown baby, the photo is not marked with any names.  The Photographer was Haynes of Fargo D.T.

D.T. stands for Dakota Territory, which means that this photo was taken before North Dakota became a State.  North Dakota joined the Union on November 03, 1889.  Fredrick E Haynes was in Fargo from 1881 to 1883 and F. Jay Haynes was there from 1879 to 1889.  I am no good at deciphering the Curly Q’s in the center between the name and the place. That may be a clue. 

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Photo Number 450

This is another photo that was found in the back of the Nettie Parks Album.

Extra seven girls and a fence Seven gals all of whom are unknown.  It is nice to see some smiles..there is a date on the back of this photo 7-14-10.  

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo Number 449

This is a photo that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.

Extra Charles Emmet McMullen This is Nettie’s Grandson.

Extra Charles Emmet Mc Mullen back

Charles Emmet McMullen Cedar Rapids.  I think that this little boy belongs to Gladys and Charles. Gladys is one of Nettie’s daughters.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Photo Number 448

This is a Real Photo Postcard that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.
Extra Gladys and Friend This is Gladys, she is Nettie and John Wesley Parks daughter.  She was born about 1901.  This is an Azo Real Photo Postcard that we can date 1918 to 1930, this would make Gladys age 17-29.  I think she looks 17, 18 maybe 19 in this photo.  On the back of the photo is the notation Gladys and friend.
We last seen Gladys in this photo.
Extra Gladys Niel MVP Lyle Glenn
Gladys married a fellow by the name of McMullen, at least that is what her Fathers Obituary in 1957 says..she lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at that time.

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Update from Iggy:
Gladys Mcmullen was b. 23-Mar-1901 and d. Apr-1976 in Cedar Rapids, IA at the age of 75. Her husbands name may have been Charles.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Photo Number 447

This is another photo that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.

Extra Niel Parks in California

Extra Niel Parks in Calif back

Niel Parks was Nettie and John Wesley’s son, he was born about 1905.  In his fathers obituary in says that he lived in Maderia, California.

We last seen Niel in this photo…

Extra Gladys Niel MVP Lyle Glenn

He is the littlest one in the dress.  This was Photo Number 447.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Photo Number 446

These photos were found tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.

Extra Mamie  Red Oak Iowa Extra Mamie Red Oak Iowa back

Nettie’s only sister was named Gertie.  Gertie Chase Crandall Smith married John M Perdue on Feb 26, 1893.  This was Gerties second marriage.

Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Groom's Name: John M. Perdue
Groom's Birth Date: 1860
Groom's Birthplace: Abbington, Knox, Ia
Groom's Age: 33
Bride's Name: Gertie Chase Crandall Smith <-------------
Bride's Birth Date: 1869
Bride's Birthplace: Elliott, Montgomery, Iowa
Bride's Age: 24
Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1893

Marriage Place: Lincoln Twp, Montgomery, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: James Riley Perdue
Groom's Mother's Name: Rebecca Embrey
Bride's Father's Name: William H. Crandall
Bride's Mother's Name: Isabelle M. Mc Comb

Extra Mamie Perdue Eckley and Don Extra Mamie Perdue Eckley and Don back

The 1920 Census:

John Purdue  M 59y   Gertie Purdue  F 50y
Child  Lewis Purdue  M 17y
Child  Mamie Purdue  F 11y <----------------
Child  Charley Purdue  M 9y
Child  Clearo Purdue  M 2y11m


The 1930 Census :

United States Census, 1930 for Mamie Eckley
Event Place: Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Iowa
Estimated Birth Year: 1909 
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
  Household Gender Age
   Donald Eckley  M 24
   Mamie Eckley  F 21
Child  Winona P Eckley  F 2 <---------------

I think that this photo was taken right around 1928  about six months after Winona was born, she is in the photo with her Father Donald Eckley who would have been about 22 at that time.  Winona would have been a Great-Niece of Netties and Gerties Granddaughter.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Full Circle 21

Swimming Pool ILL
Swimming Pool ILL Two Laporte Iggy found Liz on Facebook and sent her a message..this was our first (edited to second) Facebook connection!
I heard from Liz:
I just got an email from xxxx ( Iggy)  that you found a postcard that I wrote to my parents when I was staying with my older brother in Carthage, Ill.

For some reason, my parents had me and my brother (Billy) spend the summer with my older brother and his wife. Not sure what the reason was, at the time. I just know for a 7 year old it was a long time to be separated from my parents and I can remember being terribly homesick. It was such a shock to open up the email and see the postcard I had written 48 years ago. My Mom saved EVERYTHING so not too surprising it appeared. We had an auction for my parents belongings at their home in Lake George, MN this past summer. ( The postcard was found at an Antique shop just down the road from Lake George, MN )

You are doing such a wonderful thing returning photos, cards, etc. that mean the world to someone. And it will be a treasure returned back to me and I know my children will treasure it, as well.
Especially, when they hear the entire story of how the postcard came back to me. Thank you.....can't say it enough. Liz

I had not heard if she ever got the card or I emailed her over the weekend.
Yes, I did get the card. Thank you so much. My kids got a big kick out seeing their mom's little girl handwriting and my extreme homesickness. It is on display in my office and has been a great conversation piece. Thanks for the nice surprise and returning a piece of my childhood back to me. Liz
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Photo Number 445

This is a Real Photo Postcard that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.
Extra Aunt Frona grands
Kids in chairs!  At first glace I thought a girl ( because of the bow in her hair) and a boy ( his hair is parted off to the side).
Extra Aunt Frona grands back
This is an Azo Real Photo Postcard with the triangles up= 1904 to 1918.
In the same hand as we are used to seeing in this album:  My Aunt Frona Wheller (Wheeler)  Grandchildren Grace Wheller ( Wheeler), Watson (Fred)  Red Oak.  So there is a girl and a boy in this photo..both Grands of Aunt Frona.

Nettie’s Mother had a sister named Amanda Saphrona, so I will assume that this is one and the same Aunt Frona. I have decided that Nettie just spelled Wheeler,  Wheller some days..

Red Oak is a little town in Iowa.
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Update from Iggy: 
Fred Watson (b. 1878? in Montgomery County, Iowa) married Grace L. Wheeler (b. 15-Jun-1885 and d. 15-Nov-1972 in Red Oak, Iowa) when she was 18 years old on 04-Nov-1903 in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa. The groom's parents were A.W. Watson and Sarah E. Brown. The bride's parents were Augustus Wheeler and Amanda Saphrona Mccombs (Aunt Frona).

Fred and Grace Wheeler had Helen Watson (1906), Dean R Watson (1909), Margaret L Watson (1910), Mary J Watson (1911), and 87 year old Augustus D Wheeler living with them in 1930.

From this information we will assume that the notation gives the names of the parents of Aunt Frona's Grandchildren.   So the Grandchildren in the photo are Helen and Dean Watson in 1910 or so.   Thanks Iggy! 

Update from Iggy: 
A Helen Watson married John W. Rapalje on 24-Sep-1924 and moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa. I believe Dean R Watson died fairly young but not before having Dean R Watson, Jr.
..and there... frustratingly enough, the trail goes cold.
Not a connection to this photo

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Photo Number 444

This Real Photo Postcard was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.

Extra Old Guy Postcard This is a Kruxo Postcard ..I was unable to find an exact date for it..probably right around 1920.  Could it be Nettie’s Father?  Maybe..or one of her uncles. It is not marked with any names.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Photo Number 443

This is another photo that was tucked into the back of the Nettie Parks Album.
Extra Louis Wheller
This is another of those on the diagonal photos.
Extra Louis Wheller back
This is what is marked on the back.  Louis Wheller or Wheeler?
Earlier we had an empty page with this name on it.  Page eight.
Then to confuse both you and me…this fellow looks very much like a gentleman we looked at earlier in this album. 
Page 23 Louie Stennett Extra Louis Wheller
The photo on the left was in a pocket marked Louie/Louis Stennett..perhaps someone mistakenly put it in the Louis Stennett spot when it should have been in the Louie/Louis Wheeler spot.  The photo on the left is a cabinet card..perfect for a slot in the album.   The photo on the right is 3 inches by 3 inches.  Ha!  They even tie their tie pretty much the same way.

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Update from Iggy: 
Louis A Wheeler was related to Nettie L Parks - they were cousins via her mother's sister Amanda Saphronia.