Monday, November 23, 2015

Photo Number 2078

This is  photo from the antique shop in Crookston Minnesota.
Einar Mc Vey Crookston ant
The photographer was Packwood from Ottumwa Iowa
Einar Mc Vey Crookston ant back
Elmar/Elmer  Elma McVey and family
I think this photo was taken right around 1900.
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Update from Iggy:
I think this is Elma McVey and her husband Centenial T McVey with their children, Hazel (b. 1906) and Harry (b. 1908) Both are buried at Abel Cemetery Keokuk County Iowa


  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 95067300

    "Ottumwa Courier -- June 1970

    Clarence Elmer McVey, 89, died Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Ottumwa Hospital. The son of Shelby and Mahelia Holslaw, he was born Dec. 20, 1880 in Story County, Iowa. He had lived in Wapello County most of his life, residing at 919 Center Ave. He was employed by John Morrell & Co., for 40 years as foreman of the box shop. He was a member of the East End Presbyterian Church and Woodmen of the World. He was married to Clara Alice Peck on March 31, 1945 in Wapello County. She died April 7, 1967. Survivors are a son, Maurice of Euclid, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Ruby Swenson of Longwood, Fla., Mrs. Lillie P. Atnipp of Route 7 and Mrs. Pearl E. Pelham of Blooomfield Route 9; two stepsons, Loyd Peck of Marion and Max (Bill) Peck of Ottumwa Route 1; 16 step-grandchildren; and 40 step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two stepsons and two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren and two sisters. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Fremont Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. L. Robinson Jr., officiating Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Glenn, David, Danny, Dale, Jack and Max Peck and Gary Short."

    Clara Alice was his second wife. His first wife was May Lillian Heller. I think the boy is Maurice. I think the older sister may have died young? There is no trace of her.

  2. Story is just one county above ours. The name is a familiar one for me.

  3. Wait! Am I missing something? If Clarence was a McVey, how is it he was the son of Shelby and Mahelia Holslaw? Is Holslaw Mahelia's maiden name? Or is there a story hiding between the lines, waiting to be uncovered?

    I was surprised to see the photo dated as around 1900. It seems so much more modern in the setting--natural poses, almost informal looking. They certainly didn't look the same stiff way so many other family portraits came across as. Maybe the circular frame softens the effect...

  4. At the Find A Grave memorial on Clarence Elmer McVey mentioned above by Intense Guy one can find links to the memorials of Clarence's parents. A contributor at both of them is a Martha Malinowski. And according to her Bio at Find A Grave she is doing research on her family names including HOLTSCLAW (Clarence's mother's maiden name).
    Anyone contacted Martha Malinowski already?

  5. Actually, I think I was totally wrong. I think this is Elma Mcvey and her husband Centenial T Mcvey with their children, Hazel (b. 1906) and Harry (b. 1908)

    Find A Grave Memorial# 60413963 and Find A Grave Memorial# 60413970.

    Harry is Find A Grave Memorial# 150252799 (his wife is Find A Grave Memorial# 145395328)

    1. I agree, too! Because I spent some time on family and Iowa gen sites and could not find any entry which would fit as Maurice's sister.

      Great you could make the connection with your second find, Intense Guy!


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