This picture was in the possession of my husband’s mother Alice Codding Jensen She was born in LaRue, Ohio and also lived in Prospect, Ohio. Her father went to Iberia College in Morrow County and also lived in Wyandot County before coming to Marion County, so this picture could be from any of those places.
I thought there might be others who would identify family members in this picture and maybe someone else will know the reason for the picture. I believe the man seated in the chair in the center is my husband’s grandfather, George Pitt Codding. A note underneath says, “My father also taught at this same school,” but I don’t know who wrote that. A number of the women have married names, so it doesn’t seem like it would be a school picture, so that statement is a mystery to me.
The persons in the picture are identified as follows:
- Back row: John Nickelson, Martha Nichelson Van Houten, Oliver Barnhart, Lizzie Boyd Harkins, Unknown, Hattie Boyd.
- Middle row: Ira Nichelson, Florence Nichelson Biggerstaff, George Codding, Sara Nichelson Williams, Allie Van Houten.
- Front row:Â Unknown, Belle Boyd Otis, ? Williams, Clara Boyd Codding.
Another note says Hattie Boyd and Belle Boyd Otis are daughters of Robert Boyd.