Melvin Kenfield, Lydia Williams & Harriet – New York

I didnt have any scenic photos for New York for this weeks Sepia Saturday, so I have a New York Family picture I found to post this time.

Found this one in an Antique Shop in Temecula, Ca on March 27th, 2011.

Cabinet Card type Photo that says “Lylda Williams, Harriet and Melvin Kenfield

From looking at Census Records Online Ive found the following information

Melvin Adelbert Kenfield. Born August 20th 1847. Residence Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York. Death October 9, 1920

Wife Lydia J. or Ludia Williams of New York. Born October 22, 1850. Died Feb 22, 1923

Daughter Harriet Lydia Kenfield born March 30, 1887 in Franklinville, Cattaraugus, NY. Died September 20, 1958

They had other children not in the photo

Emma Oral Kenfield

John Salmon Kenfield

Lucy Lucetta Kenfield

Harriet married Clarence Oscar MYRICK and had 2 children with him named John Russell MYRICK and Isabel Agnes MYRICK

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10 responses to “Melvin Kenfield, Lydia Williams & Harriet – New York

  1. interesting post. Don’t you love the old photos, you can almost hear what they want to say to us.

  2. The girl looks much more natural and alive than her rigid stiff parents.

  3. The parents don’t seem very relaxed.

  4. A nice photo that any family would be proud of. I like the contrast between youth and age.

  5. The girl seems to be day dreaming herself somewhere else. hope her parents were more pleasant in real life.

  6. From the shape of those huge leg-of-mutton sleeves, I would estimate a date of around 1895-1897 for this portrait, which would make Harriet about 1-10 years old. Thanks for sharing the photo.

  7. Harriet looks very sweet, but her mother has a very masculine face!

  8. Tattered and Lost

    The girl makes me think of Pollyana.

  9. Peter

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this photo. Lydia Williams Kenfield is my 3rd great grand aunt, so this is nice to see.

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