Monday, January 5, 2015

Photo Number 1787

I purchased this photo in a Madison Indiana Antique Shop.  It is a Cabinet Card the corners have been cut off.
Grama Dillery Madison Indiana antiques shop
This must have been a risqué photo back in the day.  She appears to have pierced ears with diamond earrings and a very shiny bird like ornament in her hair. She is wearing a lacy creation.
Grama Dillery Madison Indiana antiques shop back
Grama Dillery or Dellery Dilly
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Update from Iggy:
I suspect this is "Addie" Adolphine Dilly nee Klosterman  (b. 1872 d. 1955)  buried in Saint Louis Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. She was the wife of a Pharmacist, William G. Dilly.

4 comments:

  1. Madison, Indiana is on the Ohio River and on the Kentucky border. I suspect this is "Addie" Adolphine Dilly nee Klosterman Find A Grave Memorial #107579377 (b. 1872 d. 1955) and buried in Saint Louis Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. She was the wife of a Pharmacist, William G. Dilly.

    If you search this book for https://books.google.com/books?id=gNZspml7wkkC for Addie Klosterman, there are a couple interesting pages.

    "Dilly’s family lived in a two-story, white-framed home in Buckner, close to the south side of the railroad tracks. His father was Otto Friedrich Klosterman (1840-1918), who married Johann Henriette Lefevre (1845-1915). Otto Dilly’s great-grandparents operated a winery at Buckner for some years; they had a vineyard of their own but also bought grapes from farmers in the area. Otto’s grandmother, Addie Klosterman Dilly (1872-1955), shared this story with her grandson:

    “The L&N railroad track was in front of the Buckner house, with a side track in the same location, the side track was used to shunt trains there in order to let express trains to go by. One day a troop train was side-tracked there full of Spanish-American War soldiers. My great-grandmother, Johanna Henriette Klosterman, asked the commanding officer if they could treat the “boys” with some wine. He said all right, but probably with some regrets, since after several kegs of wine there was a whole train full of too happy soldiers, including the engineer, consequently delaying the train for nearly four hours!”

    Buckner KY is across the river from Madison IN.

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  2. If there's something fascinating to find about a person, I'd say Iggy is the prime candidate to do so. Once again, he's found a tidbit to help memorialize an otherwise nearly-nameless face.

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  3. I think I goofed. The next photo appears to be Cora Estella Dillon Shimmin. Looking at the name, it does appear to be Dillon. I will look into this more.

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    1. The more I look at the name, the more I think it says "Dillon." I can find a number of Dillon's in Madison, Indiana c. 1880-1930 - a couple Mary's, a Jennie, and some others (in find a grave) any of which might fit this person's age. I cannot find any link with them the person in photo 1788 though.

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