Here’s another mystery photograph that was sent in. Anyone recognize these folks?
I am sending this photo to you in the hopes that someone might identify it? This isÂ one of those post card type photos and it was found in my great-grandparents family Bible.Â The lady (mother?) in the picture resembles my great-grandmother Margaret Isabelle Mackey Milligan.Â
Margaret Isabelle (“Belle”)Â and her husband moved from Monroe Co., Ohio to Sullivan County, Missouri around 1902, as did their grown children. I have filled out the family lines on all of Belle’s sisters and I just can’t quite put them into this picture (according to ages of children, number of children, etc.)Â
This has stumped me for years and I have even veered off the track and thought maybe she wasn’t even related to my great-grandmother at all and the resemblence is just a coincidence!Â Or maybe she is a first cousin?
Above the door is a sign that says “Ohio Farmer” that is visible in the original.Â There are no cluesÂ on the back to names other than the personal note, possibly by the father in the photo, to my great-grandfather Frank Milligan. It says “Frank, Here’s the hole (sic) dam family, you can put it out in your cornfield to keep the crows away.”Â
It must have been inserted in a letter or hand delivered as it didn’t go through the post office.Â Some of my Eastern Ohio names are:Â Mackey, Winland, Harmon, Conger, Bartimus, as well as Milligan.
Mary Milligan Hillerman of Missouri