Saturday, January 31, 2015

Photo Number 1811

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Emma and Oda Craigs
Chase was the photographer in Hiawatha Kansas
Emma and Oda Craigs back
Emma Rodgers
Ida Anderson or Oda Anderson
I wonder if they were sisters or just friends?
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Iggy:
The 1895 Kansas State Census shows an Ida Anderson (c. 1888), living in Padonia (a mile north of Hiawatha), Kansas, with W. H. Rodgers, age 45 and Emma Rodgers, age 32 (June 20, 1863 in Illinois - May 1, 1898.)
Emma Louella Rodgers Nee Conner was the daughter of Hugh Conner and Mary Levinia Hornbach. Mary was the second wife of Levi Anderson. So Emma and Ida were step-sisters.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Photo Number 1810

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.

herbert S  Craigs

Stafford in Minneapolis was the photographer.  In the Minnesota State Historical Records I find him there from 1893 to 1899.

herbert S  Craigs back folder says class of 04

Herbert Stunson? Sternson?  The back of this folder also says Class of 04.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Photo Number 1809

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Oram Craigs
Harry L. Plummer was the photographer located in the Journal Bldg.  Lewistown, ME.
Oram Craigs back
Yours truly Oram  G.? Laury  H.A. 1907 Oram Robert Lawry, class of 1907, Hebron Academy
This is one of the first photographs I have seen with a double breasted suit coat that is not buttoned up.  He wears a Wing Tip Detachable Collar popular from 1890 to 1920.  He also wears a pair of spectacles.
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Iggy:
Oram Robert Lawry, class of 1907, Hebron Academy  He was born in 1886

Oram was born January 26, 1886 in Knox County Maine, his parents were Adams Davis Lawry and Phylena Emeline Condon Lawry, Orin died August 4, 1976 Knox County Maine. He married Ida Margaret (Leslie). In his daughter Marys Obit he is listed as Dr. Oram Lawry. 

Oram and Ida had three children Mary Lawry Garrett (1912-2009), Dorothy Lowry Aylward and Oram "Buss" Lawry Jr.

This photo went Full Circle 174 on December 30 2018

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Photo Number 1808

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Edgar Craigs
The photographer is Helpling in Wapakoneta O
Edgar Craigs back
Edgar EeshleEichler Wapakoneta Ohio 1919
Looks like a graduation photograph to me.
Thanks for stopping by.

Update from Iggy:
Edgar Michael Eichler (Sep. 5, 1898 - Dec. 27, 1950) was the son of Harry John Eichler (1874 - 1953) and Enzil E Burden (1880 - 1974). He died rather young and before both of his parents. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Photo Number 1807

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.

Grandpa Duncan CDV Craigs

Grandpa Duncan CDV Craigs back

Grandpa Duncan

Huey was the photographer in Windsor Missouri

I will guess that this is a 1870’s photograph.

Grandpa looks how old?  Maybe 50?

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Full Circle 105

This Full Circle began just before Christmas.  From time to time I feature photos from readers.  I featured a photo from Al in February of 2011.  Al collects postcards but occasionally runs onto an old photograph that interests him.

Schoellkopf & Co., July 31, 1907

Photo Number 458

Schoellkopf & Co. July 31 1907

Kat did a search and the conversations began.

Dear Far side of Fifty,
I tried to contact you about photo 458 before via your blog homepage but am not sure if it worked, I hope I am not bothering you. I really love your blog that I found by chance while doing a google search!
My husband is interested in genealogy and found out that he is an ancestor of the Jacob Schoellkopf (I think he is his grand grand grand son) who immigrated from Germany to Buffalo and apparently became quite successful. Funnily,  we are living in Germany and I am german. So I was searching for a special present for my husband and did a Google picture search for "Schoellkopf", this is how I found your blog and that nice picture. I think the Schoellkopf on the picture must be the son or great son of the immigrated Jacob Schoellkopf.  You wrote that the photo belongs to your blog reader Al who, as I read in your text , tried to get antique shops interested in it. So I was wondering whether it may be possible to get in touch with Al and see if he would be interested in selling this photography? I know that my husband would love it!
Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2014

I replied: I will forward your request to Al.   I have not heard from him in a while.  Connie

Hi Kat,  I have contacted Al and you should be hearing from him.   Thanks!  Connie at Forgotten Old Photos/Far Side of Fifty

Dec 29, 2014

Hi Kat:
    Your photo is in the mail. I was informed it should take about two weeks for delivery meaning it should arrive about the same time as your mother-in-law. Would you please let Connie and I know when it arrives (the photo, not your mother-in-law) - she likes to keep a record of photos that are safely reunited with their families. Connie does a tremendous job posting all these photos and deserves most of the thanks for this particular photo finding its way back to you.
      I'll wait patiently for word of the photo's arrival and in the meantime: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Dec 29, 2014

Hi Al and Kat,  Good to hear that the photo is making it's way home! 

Thank you Al.  Happy New Year

Dec 30, 2014

Dear Conny and Al,

many thanks to both of you! I am really looking forward to give the photo to my husband! I'll let you know when it arrives.

And happy new year to both of you!


Jan 23 at 4:01 AM

Dear Al,
the photography has arrived yesterday! And it looks great,my husband loves it! I had told my mother in law about it too, she was really excited since she is the one related to the Schoellkopfs.
Thank you so much for being so generous, and best wishes to you and your family!
p.S: And of course thanks to you Conny for posting the picture on your web page!

Jan 23 at 8:51 AM

Hi Kat:
    Glad to hear the photo arrived safely - I was beginning to get a little concerned since it seems ages since I mailed it. Thank you for your good wishes and the same to you and yours.

Jan 23 at 6:21 PM

So glad to hear it arrived!  Thanks Al  I will write a Full Circle Post most likely on Monday!!   Connie

Al and I had a conversation:  I don’t charge people for photos.  I do ask for reimbursement for postage and handling.  Some people send something and some do not.  I left it up to Al  what he wanted to do.  He chose to be generous and mail the photo as an act of kindness.   Thanks Al for making this Full Circle possible!   From Canada to Minnesota to Germany !!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Photo Number 1806

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.

Bob Laird CDV Craigs

Bob Laird CDV Craigs back

Bob Laird

From Johnson & Sullivan’s Portable Photograph Gallery

I will guess this CdV was taken in the 1870’s.  The young boy looks to be maybe 10 or 11 years old.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Photo Number 1805

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Albvert Bonnheim  Craigs
The Photographer is Hartsook in California with many locations.
Albvert Bonnheim  Craigs

Albvert Bonnheim  Craigs back
On the back there is a name.  Albert Bonnheim
Thanks for stopping by.

From Jacqi:
"Albert Bonnheim is known throughout California not more for his success as a merchant than for the great humanitarian work in which he has constantly been engaged since he came to the State in 1876. He has always found time aside from his duties as vice-president of the great retail mercantile firm of Weinstock, Lubin Co. to devote to movements for the betterment of his fellow man...."

From Iggy:
His only son Joseph died at age 16. Albert himself died December 23,1916. His wife, Fanny Weinstock died in the early 1950s. David Lubin was related to Fanny.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Photo Number 1804

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Ellen Vercoe Craigs
Stevens was the photographer in the McVickers Theatre Bldg in Chicago
Ellen Vercoe Craigs back
Ellen Vercoe
Ellen Vercoe Craigs back
Thanks for stopping by.

Update from Iggy:
This is the most likely...
Ellen A. Vercoe (1850 - 1930) buried in California  She and her husband John lived in Chicago in the 1910 US Census. John Vercoe (1847 -1936)  Both Ellen and John are buried in San Gabriel Cemetery in Los Angeles County California.

They had a son named William John Vercoe born 11 Aug 1878 and died on 19 Mar 1929 at the age of 40. He was married and had a step-daughter named Irene Kennedy (b. abt 1902).

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Photo Number 1803

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Wallace Tobias  Craigs
Wallace Tobias  Craigs
Egbert was the photographer at Atlantic Iowa
The fellows name is Wallace Tobias
He looks young to me maybe 14 or 15.
The photo is smaller than a cabinet card.  It measures 4 1/4 X 6 inches.
Thanks for stopping by.

I think this might be Wallace J. Tobias ( 1879-1963) whose parents were Jane and Eurana Tobias.
Wallace married Alphronia (Frona B. 1878 – 1963) on  Feb 21 1900.  They had two children Clyde Brenton and Clara May.  In the 1920 census Clyde was 17 and Clara was 9.    They lived in Adair Iowa.  Clyde Brenton Tobias married Lorraine West.

Wallace and Frona are buried in Guthrie County Iowa.

A Third child was named West Tobias and I found that Clara married a Johnson.

Clyde and Lorraine Tobias had a son named Richard "Dick" Raymond Tobias he was born June 25 1933 in Atlantic Iowa. He died October 21 2014. He is survived by his wife and two sons and a daughter.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Photo Number 1802

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Mrs Wm taylor  Craigs
Moorhead was the photographer in Skidmore Mo
Mrs Wm taylor  Craigs back
Mrs. Wm Taylor  Lea Salle LaSalle Ill
Box 225
N.B. Old Lady alone
14 X 17 bust of elderly lady
So the photo was taken in Missouri and someone in Illinois Mrs. Wm Taylor ordered a very large photo of the elderly woman.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photo Number 1801

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Hayes City Kansas Stainer Bros  Craigs
Hayes City Kansas Stainer Bros  Craigsback
Hays City Kans
Taken April 27 – ??  maybe 87
Staines  Stainer Bros
The one button being buttoned on the suit jacket was used extensively by photographers  from the 1860’s then again in the 1870’s into the late 1880’s.  This cabinet card has rounded edges that were popular 1889 to 1896.
Thanks for stopping by.

Update from Iggy:
Andrew Stainer's parents were Anton and Mary. Andrew was born November 10 1857 in Wisconsin and he died June 21 1919 in Ohio and he was buried in Kansas The brothers I found were William and Theodore.
Andrew married Elizabeth

From Susanna:
William A. Stainer *12.Dec1862 in Grafton, Ozaukee, Wisconsin +27.Jun1946
marries on 4.Sep1888 in Fredonia, Ozaukee, Wisconsin
Bette Auguste Knaepple *10.Jul1866 in Port Washington, Ozaukee, Wisconsin +17.Nov1915

His parents are named as Anton Stainer (Stainert) and Mary Schmidt (Smith).

Here, that was in the Wisconsin State Census of 1905. The couple with four daughters is living in Port Washington City, Ozaukee. William A. Stainer is working as a miller. His parents are stated to be born in Germany, her parents in Switzerland.

The 4 daughters:
Ursula 15 years, *abt. 1890
Betty 12 years, *abt. 1893
Marie 9 years, *abt. 1896
Irene 7 years, *abt. 1898

In the 1920 Census Willaim A. Stainer, widower, is still living in Port Washington, Ozaukee, Wisconsin. In his household are the two daughters Bettie, age 27, and Marie, age 24

The 1930 Census shows William A. Stainer living as the father-in-law in the household of Adolph S. Roska, together with his daughter Betty L. Stainer Roska and two (grand)children in Port Washington, Ozaukee, Wisconsin.
The (grand)children are:
Willaim A. Roska age 8, *abt. 1922 in Wisconsin
Betty L. Roska age 6, *abt. 1924 in Wisconsin

From Iggy:  The smallest boy may be Monroe A. Stainer Andrews son.  He has his hand on his Dads shoulder

This photo went Full Circle 147 on May 27, 2016

Monday, January 19, 2015

Full Circle 104

I am happy to report another Full Circle.

I got an email from Kent.

I came across your blog showing old photos through a contact of mine on
The photo #1730 is of a family member of mine, Grace Janes Hyer. Her
aunt, Grace Janes Cowan is also shown in the picture. Grace Janes Hyer
is my great aunt.
I would much appreciate your assistance in reuniting me with the picture.
You are doing excellent work in providing these picture online.

Craig Aunt Gracie Number 1730

Photo Number 1730

Hi Kent, I am happy to mail you the photo.  I will locate it today and hopefully get it out in the mail on Saturday, if not then Monday for sure.  Our weather is uncertain here in MN and we are expecting a blizzard.

I hope you will share something about Grace Janes Hyer  with me for a Full Circle Post?

So glad to get your email and send this photo home:)  Connie at Forgotten Old Photos

Hi Connie,
Thank you so much for your reply and for mailing the photo.
Grace Janes Hyer was born 13 March 1875 in Pittsboro, Hendricks, Indiana to her father and mother Samuel Janes and Mary Ann (Wells) Janes. Samuel was a Civil War veteran of the union army and later a publisher of the newspaper in Pittsboro. Grace married Charles E. Hyer on 16 February 1903 in Pittsboro. Charlie (as our family called him) was a farmer near Pittsboro. Grace died near Pittsboro on 23 February 1921.
The woman on the right in the photo is Grace (Janes) Cowan. She was an aunt of Grace Janes Hyer and a sister to Samuel Janes. Grace Janes married Frank S. Cowan and they moved to Franklin County, Kansas where they lived until their death.
Thanks again and if I can provide you with more information I will certainly be happy to.

I am not sure who the contact was at ancestry…but thank you!!  You made another Full Circle possible!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Photo Number 1800

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Ed Schmiddy Craigs
The photographer is Prof Haussler New Ground Floor Studio 1418 Market St.  San Francisco
Ed Smiddy Craigs back
Ed Smiddy  Mama’s Cousins
Died 1905
Smiddys Mamas cousin lived at 211 1/2 Perry Street San Francisco
Bay Bridge over their property now
Thanks for stopping by.

Update from Iggy:
Edward F. Smiddy (Jun 1871 - 1905) was the son of Timothy and Ellen Smiddy. He was a butcher, owning his own store. He his buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California.  It appears Edward died never having married - as did his sister Lizzie.

In the same cemetery are his parents:

His sister:

And brother:
Timothy (Jr.)  Timothy operated a lumber yard.
and Timothy's children:
Alice F Boland 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Photo Number 1799

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Elmo Tussing Craigs
When I removed the photo from the folder I found some information inside.
Elmo Tussing Craigs under folder
Elmo 17
Elmo Tussing was killed May 16 1931  Saturday night
Thanks for stopping by.

Update from Iggy:
Elmo C[laude?] Tussing (9 Feb 1911 - 16 May 1931) 

Shown in the Stockton High School yearbook "Guard and Tackle" for 1931. The yearbook notes he died May 17 and would have graduated with the Class of June, 1931. He was 19.

The 1930 US census shows Elmo living with his divorced mother, "Naomi J Reali" in Berkeley, Alameda, California. She was a cosmetician for a beauty parlor. Elmo worked as a laborer at a Tank Co. that made boilers.

The 1920 US Census shows Naomi (b 1893) as widowed with daughter Evelyn Tussing (b. 1908.) Evelyn died on 8 May 1927 at age 18.

The 1916 Stockton city directory shows Naomi was married to Claude Tussing.

It appears Naomi was widowed and then divorced and then lost both her son and daughter at early ages.
Elmo's Father Claude Tussing died at age 26 on 2 Feb 1913.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Photo Number 1798

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Plummers Craigs
Plummers Craigs back
Carrie Plummer
Nellie Plummer
Mother and daughter?  Maybe.  This photo is staged funny.  I get the impression that the young girl is in a wheelchair…but I could be all wrong. I will guess that this photo is from around 1890 give or take a few years.
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Iggy:
Carrie Plummer nee Seydell 1865 - 1943) was the wife of John Willard Plummer (1866 - 1930) and the mother of Nellie L Plummer (1892 - 1969). 
She is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Morrill, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska as is daughter Nellie.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Photo Number 1797

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.

Nell Sullivan Craigs

The scalloped edges of this cabinet card were popular around 1890.

Nell Sullivan Craigs back

I wish I had some clue of where the photo was taken.  She looks young…maybe she just graduated from High School.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Photo Number 1796

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Mrs and Mrs Craigs
H W Lawrence was the photographer in Mantorville Minn.
Mantorville is a quaint little town, it was named after Peter and Riley Mantor in 1853.  Mantorville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  All twelve blocks downown comprise the Historical District.  Limestone was a quality building material back in the day and required many laborers so the little town thrived.
I should probably visit there someday.
Mrs and Mrs Craigs back
Mrs Peter Klinepier
Mrs Alva Childs
I wonder if they are sisters? or friends?
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Iggy:

Christina Rouhoff (Apr. 16, 1868 - Jun. 30, 1927) married Peter Klinepier 

Jennie Rouhoff (c. 1872 - Apr. 27, 1939) married Alva Childs 

The sister's mother is Gertrude Rouhoff (b. 1831 d. May 22, 1921)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Photo Number 1795

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Eva Craigs
The photographer is Davidson of Woodland Cal
Eva Craigs back
Eva Porteus Jackson
(Aunt of Margaret Porteus Krebs Evans)
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Iggy:
Eva J April 22 1867 in New York  - May 28 1943 in Yolo County CA
Evas parents were Simon Porteus and Jane Louise Henigan Porteus

Eva married Andy Jackson  apparently they had no children

Eva had a brother named Clarence George Porteus (1874-1947) who had a daughter named Margaret Jane Porteus Krebs-Evans  1906 - 2002

Monday, January 12, 2015

Photo Number 1794

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.

Mrs A C Tucker Mc Cloud Ca Craigs

Mrs A C Tucker Mc Cloud Ca Craigs back

There is lots of info on this photo to sort through.

To Mrs A.C. Tucker  McCloud Cal

Then photographer note: CB 16 X 20 –1.98

Remove angry look

Remove bursa from left side of neck

Then at the bottom we have William Campbell (Katherine’s Father)

Now I wonder if Katherine is Mrs. A. C.Tucker?  It looks like the bursa was coved up with beard. As for the angry look?  He doesn’t look to angry to me.

The photograph was taken by a studio in San Francisco.

Mrs A C Tucker Mc Cloud Ca Craigs

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Tucker Relatives  :  Forrest Flowers Photo Number 1790  and  Newcomb  Photo Number 1793

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Photo Number 1793

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Newcomb another Tucker Relative Craigs
Newcomb another Tucker Relative Craigs back
????la Newcomb  (Tucker Relative)
The photo was taken by Connelll at 24 1/2 N. Main Street Kokomo, IND
Previously we had Photo Number # 1790  Forrest Flowers was also a relative of the Tucker family.
I have one more Tucker relative tomorrow.  Who knows how they are all woven together.
Thanks for stopping by.
I am trying to think of mens names that end in la.  Not many out there perhaps it is a middle name? 

Update from Iggy:
His name is Albert Zala Newcomb, born in 1875 in Indiana. Fathers name Joseph Alexander Newcomb His mothers name was Amanda Knight.  Albert Zala had two sisters Effie and Rosa.

Zala married Elizabeth had one son - Frederick

Albert Zala Newcomb  26 May 1875 to Feb 1943

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Photo Number 1792

This is another photo from Craig’s Collection.

Annie Woods and Family Craigs

Annie Woods and Family Craigs Back

(something to light to read maybe) Annie

Mrs Annie Woods and family

Brother Joe Jones and Family

Sterling Colo

There are other Wood/Woods photos from Craig’s Group of photographs.

#1791, #1761, #1547 and #1505

I am not certain of the connection if there is one.

There are also some more Jones photos #1520, #1722 and #1762.

Just my two cents worth…do you notice anything “funny” about this photo?  It is as if a couple of heads have been placed on the adults bodies.   Early photoshop? 

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Photo Number 1791

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Grandma Wood Milsner  four generations
Grandma Wood Milsner  four generations Craigs back
Grandma Wood Milner
Son Will
Grand dauiter Mable
Mables dauther
4 Generations

I think that Ella Wood in Photo #1505 maybe Will’s sister
I have been cross referencing these photos from Craig, luckily it is quite easy I have been keeping a notebook according to last names.  

There are several other Wood photos  #1547 and #1761…but I don’t think they are directly related but they could be in “the line” someplace. I have another Wood/Woods photo tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by.

From Iggy:
William Hollinsworth Wood (c. 1870 in Rochester, Andrew, Missouri) married Lucy E. in 1893 and had daughter Mabel (b. 1894)

His mother, Mary Wood Milner's maiden name was Hollinsworth.

In 1916, he was living in Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada having moved there in 1913. 

Mabel apparently married a Charles Arthur Faubion on 19 June 1912 and never moved to Canada.  I think she remarried later but I am not certain. 

They had 3-4 children, the oldest was Leland F. who moves to California 

The first daughter was Alice A. who was born c. 1918 (which would date the photo).

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Photo Number 1790

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.

Forest Flowers Craigs

Forest Flowers Craigs back

Forrest Flowers

A relative of the Tucker Family

Forest Flowers Craigs

The photographer’s name is written in pencil.  Matthews I think.

I know that Jacqi has some Flowers in her list of relatives….wouldn’t it be cool if this was one!

Thanks for stopping by.