Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Full Circle 109

This Full Circle goes hand in hand with Full Circle 100.  That photo was of Marie Aurzada.

This is her brother Paul.

Paul Aurzada

Photo Number 326  Paul Aurzada

I mailed this photo to Chad and Missy shorty after having lunch with them back in December.   They don’t have any information about Paul to share at this time.  Perhaps later.  They were thrilled to get another family photograph.

This is what I know about Paul :

Alta M Livingston Aurzada (July 23, 1882 in Floyd County, Iowa - Oct. 17, 1973 in Wadena County, Minnesota) was the wife of John Peter Aurzada (1880 - 1925)  They had three children.  Paul Aurzada January 20 1915 – June 21 1993.  He served in the United States Navy during WWII.   Leonard John Aurzada 1916 –2010 and Marie Alice Aurzada Sinkler  1919-1998.

Paul married Ida Emma Schimmel.

My theory about how these two photos ended up in an antique shop.  Paul and Marie’s brother Leonard died in a Park Rapids Minnesota Nursing Home and some of his belongings ended up in an antique shop.  Previously I tried to locate his children to see if they wanted the photo of their Uncle Paul and I received no answer.   If nothing else this goes to show you that one part of the family may not want old photo but other parts of the same family are thrilled to get them.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Maybe you find a photo of Leonard someday!

    Glad this photo went to family that wanted it

  2. I don't understand the concept of not wanting a part of your family history. I'm pleased that this photo went to a good and welcoming home.

  3. It's amazing to me that anyone would throw these pictures away!

  4. That's so true about some family members not caring about photos, but others wishing they had more! That's why what you are doing is so valuable: photos from three or more generations back can be meaningful to many branches of an extended family. Sometimes, it's hard to know who all those people are--and who would be interested in having those photos.


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