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Martha and Pete Forland

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Sometimes I see photos in shops that are too expensive or are not for sale and are just used as decor or props. This is one such photo at a shop in Phoenix.

I realized, even if I cant afford a photo, it doesnt mean I cant take a photo of it! So I do not have the original but I can still pass along this photo of the Forlands. Because they may end up in another box, put into a collage, used as a tag, etc. Back reads “Martha and Pete Forland”

 

I found a little bit of info but not sure if its the same people when using genealogy search sites. There is a Martha and Pete that are siblings in the 1940 census in Delaware, Ohio. Says they are from Norway.

 

That is all I have to go on for now. But maybe someone will google and find them and be able to provide more info.

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1930’s Actor and Actress Photos

I was out antique store shopping today and came across this stack of large photos. They are fabulous and measure around 11 x 14 each.

They seem to be 1930s actor photos. Some have writing on them and some are signed. The person who these all went to appears to be Kendall Northrop. As they are signed to Kendall, but his full name is written on the back of one photo, woohoo! That makes it easier on me. And I did find a Kendall Northrop listed on Playbill, IMDB websites, hes listed as a male performer from around 1927-1931.

This photo is cute with the man and woman and her silly comedic arm/hand pose. It is signed by both actors and reads

“For Kendall, For my sentiments see paragraph two. From Billy Bradford” (excuse the clarity of my photos as my Scanner is out of reach at the moment so Im having to take pictures on my cell phone)

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I can find Billy right here on the internet for some plays he was in from 1927-1929 and “Billie” is listed

http://www.playbillvault.com/Person/Detail/104150/Billy-Bradford

and

“To Ken, Knowing you has helped to make the run of “Billie” a happy memory. Best wishes from Phoebe Wallace”

This is all I have turned up so far for Phoebe, its on the playbill website and shows two plays she was in from 1928 to 1932….

http://www.playbillvault.com/Person/Detail/96121/Phoebe-Wallace

 

This is another great one with the woman and dog that reads “Heaps of Success to Kendall from Brenda and Bebo” ? I cant make out the photographers name but it does say NY.

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There are more photos to go through but not enough time so I will post these ones for now and add more as I get to them.

 

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Bill Beasley – St. Paul

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Says on back of photo “Cousin of Virgil Munday”

Bill Beasley

Aunt Liz Hunt Beasley Page’s son and wife

Photo is from St. Paul, Minneapolis

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Rose Dick – Mattoon, Illinois

Says on back of photo ” Rose Dick, Mary Couble’s sister and her husband” photographer is in Mattoon, Ill

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Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Whipple Photo

Old Photograph from Chandler, Az antique store, came out of same booth as the photo of “Minna and Eugene Mercier of Mass”

This one does not have a photographer name on it nor does it have a state, just the notes in pencil on back saying “To Norma Rae Inez Whipple, From Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Whipple (Mom and Dad)”

If the initials are correct this a Louis Whiting Whipple in records.

1930 Census lists Louis as a Farmer in Iowa, and that he was from New York. His wife Eva is from Russia.

Louis W. Whipple  is the son of  Charles Crary Whipple & Ella E Hackett

 these records are coming from info found on the net, so cant verify the accuracy.
Louis Whiting Whipple b 28 Dec 1878 Alden(some question on that) Iowa d. 20 sept 1967 North Dakota.
Married Eva Schumacker 29 Mar 1909
Eva b 21 Feb 1888, Eureka South Dakota d. 26 Nov 1969 North Dakota
There were 12 children. Norma Rae was one of them.
If this is the correct Norma Rae this photo was addressed to, here is her obituary..
     Norma R. Whipple was born on July 17, 1931, in Chaseley, ND, the youngest of 12 children of Eva and Louis Whipple. The family farmed in the Chaseley area for many years.

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Stapleton, Baumgartner, McNary and Rodgers – Oregon

These photos came out of the a large batch that I am doing entry by entry and breaking up into last names, piecing together the puzzle along the way.

1901 Ada Stapleton Baumgartner and Josephine Baumgartner(very faded photo)

Roy Stapleton, Salem, Oregon Cabinet Card 1890

Roy Stapleton Photo 1908

Roy Stapleton Portrait, Albany, Oregon 1938

Arthur Stapleton, Salem, Oregon Cabinet Card. Died in Childhood of Diptheria Feb 10, 1886 (little boy seated in first cabinet card above, second is Roy 1890)

I believe all these photos are connected to the collection with Caughell/Caughill photos in another blog you can see here http://savethephotos.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/caughell-and-grand-view-hotel/.

From internet research Ada Stapleton married Joseph Baumgartner and had a daughter Lenta B. who married John R. Caughell.

This photo reads on back “Blanche Albert Rodgers and Ada Stapleton Baumgartner”

This is a fun one outside on a Hammock. Reads on the back “July 29, 1891 Salem, Oregon. Left to Right – Jessie Breyman McNary, has the name Margaret Rodgers crossed out and a ? instead, Blanche Albert Rodgers”


This photo says on back “Blanche Albert Rodgers, taken at 210 Center St.”

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Lewis, Meadows, Mercer, Waltz Album Pages

Found these Photos a few mos ago with my sister while shopping off Holt Blvd. in Montclair in California.

They were pages from what was once an album and were loose in a basket.

One has a newspaper clipping glued to the top that reads “Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Meadows of Lawton, Oklahoma are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Lewis. They are on their way to California. Mr. Meadows and Mrs. Lewis are brother and sister.”

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The photos below the caption say lightly in pencil “Mary Galett” on the female and “Burtie Waltz” on the toddler.

From googling and census records, It could possibly be referring to a Mayhugh M. Meadows.  I have minimal clues to work with, but always like to drop some names out there for those doing research who may come to my blog in search of info on loved ones and see if the dots connect. Mayhugh Mason Meadows is listed in the death index born July 8, 1866 in Ok and Died on Sept 26, 1954 in San Bernardino, Ca (which is the area where these photos were found) Mayhugh was married to a Nellie M. Meadows.

Other photos have the names Ruby Mercer and Shirley Lewis

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I also grabbed 2 tin types out of the basket. I love the one of the little girl, the patina and age on it give it such character.

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I have no idea if these went with these photos, but you never know since they came in the same basket from the same shop. It makes me sad when photo albums are pulled apart and pictures dropped into baskets. Most forever losing the context they belonged in. I always repeat myself on this. SELL ALBUMS INTACT, pleasssseeee! This is someones family history and there are relatives who would love to get their hands on these items, generations apart still would love to see where they came from, and leaving these albums together is the best way to preserve history. And Ebay is always a great place to sell an intact album. List the names you find, location, etc on all the photos in the listing and title, genealogists are always searching auction sites.

Okay off my soap box.

The last photo says “Averil and Husband”, I particularly love pictures of old houses, looks like a Craftsman Style porch. I love finding homes with addresses on the photo and matching them to current day homes and comparing how they look. Now with Google maps you can often see a photo of a home anywhere in the US an virtual drive through the streets.

Here is Averil and her hubby.

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Until next time!

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Horn Family Photo

Found in Phoenix, Az Antique Shop July 2012

Backside of Photo reads “To Mrs. Annie Graves and Family. Compliments of Siddie and Belle Horn, taken Jan 13, 1917

From Internet research and findagrave, this is Sidney M. Horn, born March 17, 1873 in Davis, Iowa and died July 30, 1957 in Moulton, Iowa.

His wife Laura Bell Monk born March 21, 1882 in Illinois and died June 22, 1967 in Moulton, Iowa.

They had 3 children

Son Merrill R.

Daughter Floy M. Born 1903 and died in 1937

And son Clarence L.

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Store in Neinda, Texas

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Have been doing some digging into family history the last few days. I then went back into a box of items we had from my husbands grandmothers, she saved all her cards. Each year, bundled them with rubber bands, some with a piece of paper marking “Christmas 1987″ and things like that. She saved all of her birthdays, Easter, Christmas, Mothers Day.

These were items that would have gone into the trash, but I dug them out from being cleaned out of her place. I went through them all one by one. I threw away a large pile, there were just so many, just vague cards with not much noted.

I kept ones from relatives with writing or pictures tucked inside. I picked the vintage cards with neat pictures on them that can be used for crafts.

So I was googling Neinda, Texas, its pretty much a ghost town now. But its where much of my husbands Mothers side of the family is buried. We need to take a trip and visit. My husbands Grandfather, Great Grandfather and other relatives are buried there.

There is very little when you google Neinda to find. I found a mention of population 21 in 2000. I wonder if there is anyone else left there today? I am quoting a website “]

“NEINDA, TEXAS. Neinda, on Farm Road 126 seven miles southeast of Hamlin in northwest Jones County, was settled in the 1880s by Joe Cox and others. It was called Banner until the post office was established in 1900. The railroads bypassed Neinda, and the town’s first postmaster, John O’Brien, was also its last. In 1940 Neinda had a gin, several businesses, and seventy-five residents. In 1978 a store, a gin, and the Baptist church survived. The population was thirty-one in 1980 and 1990. The old cemetery is maintained by the Cemetery Association and the Pioneers Reunion, which meets annually. In 2000 the population was twenty-one .”

I tried looking up a Cemetery Association and Pioneers Reunion online and could not find anything, do they still get together? Would love to find out where one gets this type of info.
There are some pictures on Flickr of someone going through and the Old Neinda Baptist Church. You can see the sign and church at the following links. I was reading it and see the name J. S. Hubbard was the first preacher. I believe this to be a relation, my husbands Grandmother was a Hubbard, and she spoke of her Uncle the preacher and how she loved going to his house. It could be another preacher she spoke of, but her story is in my head, she passed away 2 yrs ago at age 94, and told us about going to the preachers house while her mom was away in a “hospital” how she loved it there and didnt want to go home and cried when she had to leave. She always spoke fondly of the preacher. I wonder did Grandma Faye sit in this little church? Did she worship here? Was this the same preacher she spoke of listed on the sign? Im guessing this is where some family funeral services also took place.
A picture of the church
So what brought me to doing this post, was a photo found tucked inside a card in Faye’s Christmas Card collection, 1977.
And then seeing a man named Barclay Gibson photographed this same spot on Oct. 2004. I wonder how this looks today, another 10 yrs has almost passed! Here is his photo and a link to his web page.
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So here is what this lovely Christmas Card had tucked inside.
Dear Friends,
Proud to hear from you again and that you and yours are well. We are still doing pretty good for kids our age. We have had the hottest summer I think we have ever had. Fay Im trying to help Lena with the cards and I hope you can read this. We plan to spend Xmas with Sonny’s 2 girls and 4 boys who live in Odessa. Just think we have 4 great grand Sons. Time flys. We see Hershell and his Faye occasionally. Sure feel sorry for Hershell, his eyesight is almost gone. We are sending you a picture of the store. Rod and Dell still operate it. Sept 27 was 50 Anniversary. Lena joins me in wishing all of you health and happiness and a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year. With Love (JuoR?) and Lena Brown.
Hard to make out his name, so Im posting a photo as maybe someone else can transcribe what it says.
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The sign says “Brown’s Cash Store” Opened Sept 27, 1927 is written on the back of the photograph and I can make out the 1927 on the store sign to the right side. Here is that photo tucked inside the card.
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I wonder when it closed? I wonder what happened to the couple running it? Would love to see more photos or hear stories of life in Neinda before it became a ghost town. Would love to chat with others from the Hubbard or Westmoreland families that once were around these parts and hear old stories.

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Spencer Farmhouse – Waupaca, Wisconsin Pictures

Various photos out of Waupaca, Wisconsin

First photo reads on back “Ethelyn Spencer” My mothers sisters daughter

In the 1910 Census there is a Fred and Edith Spencer in Waupaca, Wisconsin with a daughter Ethelyn M. Spencer who was age 22 at the time.

I do not know if this one is related to the same Spencer family but contains the same last name in this large batch of photos.

First one reads “South side Spencer Farmhouse, Waupaca, Wisconsin 8/16/1918″

Second reads “North Side of Spencer Home, Waupaca, Wisconsin, Aug 5, 1918 at 4pm”

This photo reads on the back “Elizabeth Roberts, Major Roberts daughter, one of my chums” Waupaca, Wisconsin.

From Census Records there was a Elizabeth S. Roberts born in 1885, in 1900 census in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Parents Robert and Amy Roberts. I also did some research to see if there was any Major Roberts in Wisconsin. Do find mentions on google of a Major Robert N. Roberts, Thirty-eighth Wisconsin Infantry 1865.

From this site http://www.civilwar.com/components/index.php?option=com_officialrecord&series=Series%20I&volume=&part=&page=1046

Another Cabinet Card Photo labeled Waupaca, Wisconsin

There are names written in pencil faint at the bottom, it looks like “Aggie and Mamie Holmes”

Miss Bissie or Bessie Taylor

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