Photo Corner

20090223Lillie-resize.bmpContributed by Pam McAllister Bryant
This is a picture of my grandmother Lillie Douglas and her twin sister Willie Douglas.  They were born 21 June 1901 in Lockhart, South Carolina to Virginia Meggs and Benjamin Douglas.  In one picture they are about one-year-old. Growing up when my great aunt visited we had two grandmother’s because they looked exactly alike!

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20090223Elvira.bmpContributed by Alison in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Attached is a picture of R. A. Elvira Hewes, wife of Nelson Wallace Hewes. This picture was taken in Chicago where her husband had a business, which was later destroyed in the great Chicago fire. Elvira’s daughter was taken to the Lincoln funeral parade in Chicago by Elvira’s mother. Sadly Elvira died at the age of 32 on 15 January 1868. Every time I look at this picture I am thankful I never had to iron this silk dress.

Photo Corner, 16 February 2009

20090216Hennessy.bmpContributed by Tom Hennessy, Desoto, Texas
This is a picture of my grandmother, Freda Becker, born 1891. The photo was taken in Cincinnati around 1897. When my grandmother was about nine, just after 1900, the family moved to New Jersey.

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20090216Saundra.bmpContributed by Saundra Robert
This is a picture of my grandmother, Mary Trcka Duba and her twin daughters Frances and Rose. The photo was taken in 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri. Grandmother was born in 1859 in Olsovice, Bohemia. My mother, Frances, on the left, died in 2001.

Photo Corner, 09 February 2009

John Foxall Wathew, born 1805 in Walsall, EnglandContributed by Lavender Borden
This is a photo of my third great-grandfather, John Foxall Wathew, born 1805 in Walsall, England, died 1872. He was a goldsmith and watchmaker. I was sent the photo by someone I have never met, through the Internet.

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Mary Higgins Dowd, born 1822 in County Cork, IrelandContributed by Carri Maioriello, Los Angeles, California
This is a photograph of my third great-grandmother, Mary Higgins Dowd, born 1822 in County Cork, Ireland. She immigrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1891. The photo was probably taken between 1860-1880 in County Cork, Ireland.

Photo Corner, 02 February 2009

Fannie DoolinContributed by Tracey Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio
This is a baby picture of my great-grandmother, Fannie Doolin. She was born in 1897.

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Norbert Spiegel Contributed by Patricia Spiegel
This is a photo of my dad, Norbert Spiegel (age 16) taken in 1931 dressed as “Spiegel the Great” for his magic act.  He toured local theatres in the Batesville, Indiana area performing on stage before the beginning of the movie.  He is shown with his assistants–on the left his brother Bill and a school friend, Al Wermer.  The greatest thrill of Norb’s life was meeting the great Harry Blackstone and shaking his hand.

Photo Corner

Hiram Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (nee Ross) WilliamsContributed by Patricia Casjens-Peters
This is a photo of my great-grandparents, Hiram Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (nee Ross) Williams. The photo was taken on 03 April 1919 in Riverside, California.  Mary Elizabeth had a “lazy eye” which remained closed most of the time according to family members.

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Jasper Snow Contributed by Gladys Gardner
The picture is of Jasper Snow in his Civil War Uniform.  He served in Company D, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted as a Private and was appointed Sergeant and 1st Lieutenant in Field Service.

Photo Corner, 19 January 2009

20090119Cravey.jpgContributed by Rachel Turner
This is a photo of my great-great-grandmother Francis “Fanny” Susan Cravey Turner. The photo was taken in Turnerville, Alabama, probably in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

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20090119Vincent.jpgContributed by Janet A. Keen, San Antonio, Texas
This is picture of my father, Vincent E. Anderson, 1919-2004. He was a pilot in the Pacific during WWII and the Korean War. Flying remained a love his entire life and he passed that love on to both of his sons. His oldest son, Vincent “Craig” Anderson, was also an Air Force pilot and was tragically killed in Vietnam in 1972. His youngest son, who is still living, flies to this day.

Photo Corner, 12 January 2009

Mary Carr Kelly, who was born in Cloonshivna, County Galway, IrelandContributed by Ed Kelly
This is a photo of my grandmother, Mary Carr Kelly, who was born in Cloonshivna, County Galway, Ireland, on 5 February 1873. She died at 305 W. 13th Street, New York City on 19 September 1915. The photo was taken at a studio on West 22nd Street, NYC, date unknown.

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20090112Burns.jpgContributed by Tracey Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio
This is a picture of my great-great-aunt, Mattie Beatrice Burns, taken in 1916.

Photo Corner, 05 January 2008

Henry RoseContributed by Andrew Nichols, Phoenix, Arizona
This is a picture of my great-great-grandfather, Henry Rose, just back from a successful rabbit hunt.  This picture was taken in the late 1800s near Agra, Kansas.

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Henry Lowe, Aunt Lucille, and Grandmother Lowe in their 1908 MaxwellContributed by Donna and George Ballamy
This picture is of my Grandfather Henry Lowe, Aunt Lucille, and Grandmother Lowe in their 1908 Maxwell.

Photo Corner, 22 December 2008

20081222Leer.jpgContributed by Shane Lear
Art and Mercedes (Loveless) Lear’s engagement picture taken in 1928 in Kokomo, Indiana. They were married for nearly sixty years before he passed away in 1985 and she in 1986. They had seven college-educated, successful children and more than a dozen grandchildren, too. I miss them so much.

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20081222Benson.jpgContributed by Glenda Magsam
This old photo is from my Danish side of the family tree, and is labeled “Married Nov 1, 1905; Joahannes B. Benson and Anna M. Mogensen Benson.” The wedding took place in Elk Mound, Wisconsin. During this era, smiles were unusual on photographs. I love looking at the “Mona Lisa” smile on her face!

Photo Corner, 15 December 2008

Contributed by Betty Lou Gleason, Greer, South CarolinaAnne Mortensen Jensen
I recently found this photo of my great-grandmother, Anne Mortensen Jensen. The photo was taken in her home in Hutchinson, MN. I believe it would be around the 1910s as she was born in 1855 and she appears to be maybe around sixty years of age. She is doing what she loved best–tatting or crocheting.

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William Henry Fravel

Contributed by Don and Scharmal Conley
Kennewick, Washington

This is picture of my great-grandfather, William Henry Fravel. He lived to be 103 years old.