Contributed by Stephanie Sprague
The attached photo is of my great-grandfather’s siblings, Bruce and Eva Cochran. It was taken about 1884. Bruce and Eva died in 1888, just four years later. They are buried in a “boot hill” cemetery in the ghost town of Calico, in southern California. After they died, it is said that their mother had had enough of the desert and moved into town–San Bernardino.
I found this photo after visiting the museum at Calico and talking with the organizer. The town is now operated by San Bernardino County. She had a bad copy of the photograph in her files. We then tracked down the original in a museum in Barstow, California. It was so nice to finally have faces and real people to go with the headstones we had been visiting for many years.
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Contributed by Roger Lewis, Napa, California
This is my family circa 1922 vacationing in Newport Beach, California. Front row is my great-grandmother, Susan Waddle Lewis, my uncle, Roy D. Lewis, and my father, Charles K. Lewis. Back row is my grandfather, George E. Lewis, my great-grandfather, Daniel L. Kimmel, my great-step-grandmother, Edith Preston Kimmel, and my grandmother, Launa Kimmel Lewis. Daniel and Edith Kimmel were visiting from DuQuoin, Illinois, and the others lived in the vicinity of Santa Ana, California.