Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Photo Number 2433

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Enid Redfath Craigs
H.C. Mackey was the Artistic Photographer.
Enid Redfath Craigs back
Enid Redfath Redpath
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Update from Iggy:
Enid Redpath Born Dec 20 1894 on Griffin Creek Jackson County OR Died Sept 27 1895 Jackson County OR. Parents Edmund and Gertrude. Siblings Inez, Burrell and Robert

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Photo Number 2432

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
George Remington Craigs
Driver in Salt Lake City was the photographer
George Remington Craigs back
George Remington Rimington
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Update from Iggy:
George Skelton Rimington Born May 10 1872 Died Feb 10 1926  Parents George and Elizabeth Rimington, wife Emily and a child Denzil.  He is buried in Tooele County Utah.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Photo Number 2431

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
E Saunders Craigs
The photographer is Townsend in Muscatine Ia
It is marked on the back in pencil.  It is very hard to read.
E Th Sanders  Taken April 10th 6 month old and weighs 27 pound
M P Die Kersan
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Update from Iggy:
Possibly Emma Jane Sanders (b. 1876 or 1877) married twice:

George Frutig, married on 16 Aug 1900. He died 3 May 1908.

John Franklin Mosher (Find A Grave Memorial# 106368612), who she married on 29 Jul 1914. This was his 2nd (at least) marriage.

She isn't mentioned on John's Find A Grave Memorial - she may have married again?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Photo Number 2430

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Geo Argetsinger Craigs
Beal and Burt were the photographers in Minneapolis Minn  They were in partnership from 1885 to 1887
Geo Argetsinger Craigs back
Geo Argetsinger Brother of M. Steele
On a side note, there was a fellow that sat in front of me in Study Hall his name was Dave and he is the spitting image of this man.  Dave was adopted.
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Update from Iggy:
George Argetsinger Born in 1865 in Hastings MN Died Feb 3 1939 in Los Angeles California. His parents were Norman and Sarah and he had a sister named Sarah.

This George had a sister named Sarah Adelia May Argetsinger.

She married twice. First to George E Fenlason (died 29 Jul 1940 in LA) and then to a Mr. Steele.

Sarah M Steele
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 29 May 1877
Birth Place: Wisconsin
Death Date: 10 Feb 1973
Death Place: San Bernardino

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Photo Number 2429

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Geo Tate Craigs
Another photo taken about 1885.
Geo Tate Craigs back
No 49 Elbridge Twp Sec 21      Geo Tate  Tigris Mich
C  B  10 x20 and then it is stamped 1949 which is most likely a photograph number.
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Update from MJM:
There is a place called Tigris located in Oceana County, MI. I found a family living in Elbridge Township, Oceana County, MI on the 1870 census. It looks like the word Elbridge is on the photo. The family members were George, age 28, born in Scotland; Sophronia, 20, Canada; Edward 2, MI; George A, 9 mo., MI; and Alfred, 9 mo., MI.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Photo Number 2428

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Fred Allison Craigs
A young man with a big old handlebar moustache!  The top button is buttoned on his suit coat so I will guess this photo was taken about 1885.
Fred Allison  back Craigs
Fred Allison  back Craigs
The name in pencil is hard to see it says Fred Allison.  The photographer was Moore at 158 Main Street Middletown, Conn
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Update from Jacqi:
I found Frederick Allison, born around 1853 in CT, living in the home of his parents in Middletown in both the 1860 and 1870 census enumerations. His parents were listed as Samuel S. and Frances A. Allison. He apparently also had several siblings.

Interestingly enough, I also found a Frederick Allison of about the same age listed, later, in northern California. Since a lot of Craig's collection seems to link to people in California, I thought I'd check that out.

The "1900 census" showed Fred P. Allison, born 1853 in CT, living in Jenny Lind, a small foothill community in Calaveras County in northern CA. Along with him were his wife, Kate, and two sons: 9 year old Greenfield S. Allison and 6 year old Philip L. Allison.

Fred apparently died 28 Mar 1933 in Calaveras County. Kate, however, showed up in the 1940 census somewhere in the same county I live in, in a farming community called Linden. Although our county is somewhat of a genealogical black hole for popular commercial genealogy companies, our genealogical society has been active in helping gather records of use to researchers. Some of those have made their way on to, where our members made a concerted effort to help index them for online use.

One entry, in particular, gleaned the details from "her Feb 17, 1942, obituary": "of Linden, blind."

Another provided a digitized copy of "her death certificate", with the informant listed as "S. G. Allison," perhaps her son Greenfield. Interestingly enough, though the certificate shows her mother's name as "unknown," her father's name was Jacob Greenfield.

I couldn't find any burial information for your guy Fred. Katherine, however, was possibly cremated, and the cert doesn't indicate where her cremains were left. Still, if it seems likely that the Fred in the photograph headed west with his bride from CT and ended up in Gold Rush territory (albeit quite late), then at least we have the starting point for a Full Circle story with the names of Fred's two sons.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Photo Number 2427

This is a snapshot from the shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.

Picnic gals Pequot Lakes

Three gals with hats and coats eating outside.

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving dinner and don’t have to sit outside with your hats and coats on!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Photo Number 2426

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Detaf Schnack Craigs
Detaf Schnack Craigs back
Detlaf  Detlef Schnack early 20’s
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Update from Iggy:
Detef Schnack 1868-1946 Buried in Siskiyou Memorial Park Medford OR 
Wife Catherine 1875-1951

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Photo Number 2425

This was almost a Full Circle instead it is a Real Photo Postcard from Debbie.
Ruth Schwalm from Debbie
Ruth Schwalm from Debbie back
Ruth Schivalm/Schwalm ?
The photographer was Carl O Erickson of St Paul Minn.
It is a NOKO postcard used from 1907 to 1920.
Update from MJM:
From Minnesota birth records: Ruth Marie Schwalm born 31 Dec 1899 St Paul, MN. Father Wilhelm Schwalm, mother Hulda Tetzlaff.

Update from Iggy:
Ruth Schwalm lived in Ramsey County, Minnesota in 1920. She was the head of the household's daughter, 20 years old, and identified as white. Ruth was born in Minnesota around 1900, and both of her parents were born in Germany. One parent was named William Schwalm. In 1920, Ruth was not married. She had three siblings named Louise, Henry, and Alfred. She could read and write.
Now for the rest of the story.
Arleen Dl Antiques Number 1459
Photo Number 1459.  Arlene Wiener
I sent a copy of this blog post to Donald (Arlenes Son) in late January of 2014.
I got a note in June 2016 and it has been sitting on my desk.  I am finally around to it!

Debbie wrote:
I have only recently found this letter.  This is a picture of Arlene as stated.  I have a copy of this hanging in my dining room!!  Her father was an electrician and her mother a power seamstress.  Arlene married Clarence Kammerer and they had five kids (2 boys and 3 girls).
I am enclosing a picture for your use.  Perhaps you can use this.  I have no idea who this is or what year.  There is a name on the back and a St Paul photograph.
I do not need info of this person as I don’t see her in any family tree on either side of my family.
Best Wishes, Debbie

So it is not technically a Full Circle, the photo is still available to other relatives.  I was surprised that Debbie didn’t want it to give to a cousin or as an extra to hand down.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Photo Number 2424

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Clarence Matthews Craigs
Bushnelf was the photographer on the Ground Floor Gallery 1115 Washington St. Oakland CA
Clarence Matthews Craigs back
Clarence Matthews
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A possibility:
Clarence "Larry" Matthews born in May of 1906, celebrated his 110th birthday in Indian Wells California. During the depression he worked in a Department Store, he began a career in the Construction business in Huntington Beach he moved to Indian Wells in 1972. The article mentions he has a son named Steve.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Photo Number 2423

This is a Cabinet Card fronm Craig’s Collection.
Charlie Bleek Craigs
Charlie Bleek Craigs back
Charles/Charlie Bleek
No idea where the photo was taken.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Photo Number 2422

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.

Birdie Craigs

Saunders Art Gallery in Woodward Okla. was the photographer.

Birdie Craigs back

Birdie and 1st Husband

Gaston Stacy’s girl

This is a hard one to figure out, is it a wedding photograph with the bride and groom in the center?  I am just not certain.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Photo Number 2421

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.

Bill Hansblager Craigs

Bill Hansblager Craigs back

Bill Hansblayer…Hansblager…Hansbhayer

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Photo Number 2420

This is a Cabinet Card from Craigs Collection.
Alice Lyon Craigs
Alice Lyon Craigs back
Alice Lyon April 6 93 aged 5 months 11 days
The photo was taken by The Hanson’s Photo Studio in Modesto Cal
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Update from Iggy:
In the 1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Alice Howard Crow nee Lyon
Age: 47
Birthdate: Oct 1892
Marital Status: Widowed
Home in 1940: Modesto, Stanislaus, California

Alice H Lyon Crow 1892-1971, she was married to Benjamin Crow 1890 -1925. 
They had at least two children Benjamin "Jack" Crow who lived at the historical Durham Ranch, his relatives established the town of Crow's Landing in the Central Valley of California.
Another child William Lewis Crow died tragically in an aviation accident. 1922-1943. 
It is curious to note that the ashes of Betty Jane Crow 1924-1985 are in the same crypt as Alice Crow and William Louis Crow.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Photo Number 2419

This is one of the photos from Craig’s Collection.
Hans Meeves Craigs
J M Lenz was the photographer in Davenport.  Iowa most likely.  Yes I found him in Iowa.
Hans Meeves Craigs back
Hans Meeves
He looks to me like he is about 20 yeats old and the photo was taken about 1885.  The button on the top of the suit coat is the only one buttoned which is very typical of that time period.
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Update from Iggy:
In the 1920 United States Federal Census, there is a Hans N Meeves
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1920: Davenport Ward 3, Scott, Iowa
Street: W 19th
House Number: 735
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ida Meeves
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Able to Speak English: Yes
Household Members: 
Name Age
Hans N Meeves 59
Ida Meeves 49
Albert Meeves 30
Mary Meeves 15

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Photo Number 2418

The following photos are unidentified photos from blog reader Teresa.  She sent me digital copies and will return photos to relatives if they are claimed.
A First Communion photo from a Studio in Toledo Ohio, possibly a relative by the last name of Drozd.
1920’s possible Oberts relative
This one is an unknown Obert’s wedding.   I think the groom is in the previous photo.  It was taken in Washburn Wisconsin most likely in the late 1920’s.
This photo is most likely from the same Johnson Studio in Washburn Wisconsin.  It is also a possible relative named Obert. I think it is from about 1918 or 1919.  Skirts were shorter then and flower bouquets were still large.

Teresa wrote:
These are the ones I have that I can't ID for sure. The 2 from Johnson Studio are likely from Wisconsin (one says Washburn) but the others may either be from Wisconsin, Ohio (one from Toledo) or even sent from overseas (likely Poland). The names Oberts and Drozd and dates are just guesses.
And yes, I'll have the originals (they are at my parents' house).
Some pretty great photos!

I don’t think any are foreign photos.
If you know any of these people please leave a comment here.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Full Circle 151

This Full Circle began when I found a Granddaughters address and mailed her a copy of the blog.
Darlene Chayer N and Then Alex ant Number 2313
Darlene Chayer  Photo Number 2313

Hello!  This is Kristel , and I received some exciting mail from you today!  I have never seen a baby picture of my Grandma Darlene before, and it gave me goosebumps!  Darlene (Chayer) Anderson, was my Dad's mother.  Sounds like this was traced back to me through my Dad's obituary...Michael Anderson.  The thing I can remember most about my Grandma Darlene, was her apple pies and apple bars!  They were her staple dessert and a treat she always had at holidays.  Holidays were the best at Grandma's house.  It was a place where we cousins would try to all pile on the couch and claim the best spot.  She is missed dearly.  Thank you for this wonderful surprise!

I mailed off the photo to Kristel in August.  I heard from her last week.

She wrote:  Thank you so much for the nice surprise photo of my Grandma Darlene Chayer a while back!  Here is some cash for the postage and handling…a very cool thing you do!  Sincerely Kristel

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Photo Number 2417

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Verndale Minnesota.

For Florence Verndal ant

A happy soldier on a snowy day.

For Florence

For Florence

Thanks for stopping by.  This ends the photos of Veterans for this year.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Photo Number 2416

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Navy Soldier Salona Dl ant

Spring on way to ruins of Salona.

We see two Navy Servicemen…one with a fuzzy light colored dog the other sitting high on a rock, two women, a girl with a cow or horse behind her and off to the right a horse.

Salona is an ancient city that lies in ruins near Split Croatia.

Navy Soldier Salona Dl ant

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Photo Number 2415

This is a photo from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.
Kenny Nelson FF ant
Fluoretone Portrait Studio of St Paul and Minneapolis took this photo.
Kenny Nelson FF ant back
October 1946  Kenny Nelson
I will guess that this fellow was in the Medical field…a Doctor? a Medic? 
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Photo Number 2414

This is a photo from the shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.

Italy 1945 Pequot Lakes Ant

This soldier is an Officer the gold trim on his service cap gives that away.

Italy 1945 Pequot Lakes ant back

The back of the photo simply says Italy 1945.  It is also stamped 3 April 1945.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Photo Number 2413

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Verndale Minnesota.

Soldier in a Jeep Verndale ant

A soldier in a Jeep someplace hilly…maybe Korea…maybe someplace in the United States on a training base.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Photo Number 2412

This is a photo from the shop in Pequot Lakes.
Service woman Pequot Lakes
A young lady in uniform. this could be a WAVE or a WAC in her summer uniform.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Photo Number 2411

This is a snapshot from an antique shop in Alexandria Minnesota.

April 1944 Soldier then and Now Ant Alexandria

A soldier holding a Springfield 30 06.  The photo was marked April 1944 on the back.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Photo Number 2410

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Soldier Dl ant

A soldier with barracks in the background.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Photo Number 2407

This is a snapshot from a Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.

Soldier his mom and gal Grand Rapids

A soldier and two ladies…perhaps his Mom and his sister or maybe a girlfriend.

The soldiers uniform is a bit different.  Is it foreign?

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Photo Number 2408

This is a photo from the antique shop in Crookston Minnesota.

Soldier on a street someplace Crookston ant This photo is missing was it used

A soldier walking down a street somplace.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Photo Number 2407

This is a photo from the shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.

Soldier Hawaiian Islands Pequot Lakes

The photo was taken by Chicago Studio in the Hawaiian Islands.

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