Photo Corner: Fred William Wheeler and Grace Hortense Brown; and Margaret Emily Morris Crebbs

Fred William Wheeler and Grace Horstense BrownContributed by Duane W. Wheeler, Murrieta, California
Duane’s father and mother; Fred William Wheeler and Grace Horstense Brown, Wedding Picture taken on 26 November 1913.

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Margaret Emily Morris Crebbs, born abt. 1835 Contributed by Marcia Kremer, St. Paul, Minnesota
Marcia’s third great-grandmother, Margaret Emily Morris Crebbs, born abt. 1835 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Augustine Larpenteur and Samuel Morris. Margaret Emily married John Frederick Crebbs on 24 July 1856, at the St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. Bishop Cretin officiated at the marriage ceremony. She and John went back to Baltimore where John died in 1869. Margaret Emily brought her two young daughters to St. Paul after John’s death and lived in St. Paul until she died 1 April 1907.

7 thoughts on “Photo Corner: Fred William Wheeler and Grace Hortense Brown; and Margaret Emily Morris Crebbs

  1. What is the significance of the black loops on either side of Margaret’s face?

  2. The black loops on either side of Margaret’s face look like “spit curls” … little bits of wet or greased hair stuck deliberately in front of the ears … once thought to be fashionable.

  3. Where were Fred and Grace Wheeler’s families from? I have Wheeler’s from Indiana that I believe came from Virginia, thru Ohio.

    Thank you.

  4. My compliments to the individua(s) who copied and restored the color to these photos, especially the single woman. They did an excellent job.

    I wish that the photographer who did the couples photo had not used the stool for the man to sit on. To me this becomes a little disturbing seeing the stool’s leg between his legs. If I had been alive and had taken the photo I would have had him stand without the stool. In case someone wanted to change this It could be done, but not easily. By the way, NEVER, NEVER do any restoration work on the original – Always do it on a copy and then you will still have the original JUST IN CASE something drastic happens – and it can – and IT DOES. Now you have a disaster!!

  5. The couples photo was beautiful and I noticed the raised foot should have been the left foot, with the shoe buttons on the outside. After reading the above comment about the “stool” I went back and looked again and finally saw that the young man was sitting on the arm of the large chair the young lady was sitting in.

  6. How strange to read the previous comments on the wedding photo of Fred & Grace- I do a lot of old photo restoration,yet looking at this picture my thoughts were firstly how sharp & clear it was,then what a handsome couple, & finally how alike they were in looks! I’ll bet it was difficult to decide which parent the children looked like!

  7. Pingback: Thats understandble fern but if its not praticaly its not for best you got to take it slow thats what i think.

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