Contributed by Debbie Demeester
This is a picture of the granddaughters of Joseph and Adeline Stoliker of Leeds County, Ontario, ca. 1900. Bottom right is Blanche “Babe” Stoliker next to her sister Myrtle Ann Stoliker, both children of John and Elizabeth Reed Stoliker. Top left is Eva May Courtney, daughter of Joseph and Mina Stoliker Courtney. Top right is Florence Abigale Stoliker, daughter of Frank and Abigale Haynes Stoliker. Babe was my grandmother and her family eventually settled in Michigan.
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Contributed by Steve Nazigian
This dashing young man is my great-grandfather John Minor who was living in Caroline County, Virginia, when he married my great-grandmother, Blanche H. Penney. Our family tradition describes him as a lumber mill boss who died in the forest while chopping wood after the revolver in his waistband accidentally discharged. Shortly afterwards, his only child, John Arthur Minor, my grandfather, was born in 1897.