Sunday, March 1, 2015

Photo Number 1838

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
1020 someplace Willmar photographer DL ant
1020 someplace…possibly Willmar Minnesota
1020 someplace Willmar photographer DL ant back
S.L.Benton remains a mystery.  Cyko Real Photo Postcards were used from 1904 to the 1920’s.
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Update from Iggy:
I think this might be the Solon L Benton family showing Hattie C, his wife, three daughters, oldest one Beulah, and youngest being son Donald per 1920 US census they lived on Campbell Avenue. Solon was a Land Office manager.
1020 Campbell Avenue, Willmar, shows a house that matches the one in the photo above. Going by the children's ages, The photo dates to about 1917, Beulah was born c. 1909, Blanche 1911, Bernice ?, and Donald c. 1915.
Beulah Benton Married Chauncy R. Tatum they had no children.
Blanche Benton married Edward Long Wilsin and they had two sons.
In Beulahs obituary there is no mention of Bernice or Donald. Only Blanche and three nephews.

7 comments:

  1. I think this might be the Solon L Benton family showing Hattie C, his wife, three daughters, oldest one Beulah, and youngest being son Donald per 1920 US census they lived on Campbell Avenue. Solon was a Land Office manager.

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  2. Google street view of 1020 Campbell Avenue, Willmar, shows a house that matches the one in the photo above. Going by the children's ages, The photo datas to about 1917, Beulah was born c. 1909 and Donald c. 1915.

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  3. Thanks Intense Guy, that is interesting.

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  4. Wow! Impressive detective work, Intense Guy!!

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  5. Well, that was easy...at least Iggy makes it seem so!

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  6. Beulah's obit: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-02-17/news/1993048093_1_goucher-college-pi-beulah-b

    Blanche's obit: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2001-09-17/news/0109170126_1_baltimore-county-goucher-college-friends-school

    The third sister was named Bernice.

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  7. I found addresses for two of the nephews. I am sending a copy of this blog to David in Washington on Monday.

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