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

Hello Everyone,

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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Granville and Nettie Shedd

Found these 2 smaller Carte De Vista Photos in a Phoenix, Az shop this past week.

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The man’s says “Granville Shedd” on the back, Girl’s says “Nettie Shedd” on the back, and they were taking in East Jaffrey, New Hampshire

From a New Hampshire Civil War Soldiers Web page

Granville Shedd — Jaffrey, NH —  enlist date -13 Aug 1862– New Hampshire — Union Army

http://genealogytrails.com/newham/civilwarsoldiers_s.html

Found some other info on Family Search site that says

Annette M. Shedd born May 24, 1861 in Jaffrey, Cheshire, New Hampshire and Granville Shed is listed as her parents, no mother or siblings are listed.

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Miss Martha Quosick – Bloomington, Illinois

Here we have Martha,

I found these 2 Cabinet Card photos this past week at a shop in Phoenix, Az. I bought both of them as I could see they had the same name on the back.

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The back reads “Miss Martha Quosick, 712 E. Taylor St. , Bloomington, Illinois”

They both give the name and address, and then the other one, with the white gown, where she is holding a fan and wearing a crown says “Elected Queen of….. Oct 5th and coronated on…” someone trimmed the edges of the photo and so I cant make out the rest of what it once said as it was trimmed away.

From some google searching I have found that Martha D. Quosick married Axel E. Olson

Martha was born March 10, 1882 and died March 12, 1947

Her parents were Herman G. Quosick and Mother Johanna S. Kathrey they were born in Nordhausen Germany

Husband Axel Born Aug 19, 1881 and died March 23, 1931

They had children listed in the 1940 Census, Raymond, Albert, Dorothy and Edgar

Daughter Dorothy M. Olson (B-Dec 12 23, 1918 and D- Nov. 13, 2001)

Dorothy married Harold W. Finger. (1915-2006)

In the one photo she is dressed in a dark long dress with a fur(maybe a mink? Its a long fur) and she has a had adorned in feather.

In the second photo she is wearing a long white dress, holding a fan and wearing a crown.

So I would guess she came from a family of wealth with the clothing and I am not sure if this would have been a school type pageant/college?

Very pretty woman, makes you wonder her story and her history and did her married life contain pretty fancy dresses like she wore when she was “Miss Martha”

My mother found this info, sometimes finding an obituary or death gives some clues often times to how peoples photos came to be here in Az, many people come here to retire, and when they pass away, many of their items go to estate sales if family dont come to claim the items. This could have been where some of these old photos ended up.

Anne Elizabeth Taylor passed away peacefully at her home in Sierra Vista, Ariz., on Jan. 23, 2009.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents Harold J. Finger and Beatrice T. Finger, and by her brother Harold F. Finger.

During her career Anne worked in libraries in Mississippi, Texas, Arizona and Germany.

Anne was a librarian at El Paso Community College for 10 years before moving to Arizona in 1992. In 2000-2001 Anne served as president of the Special Libraries Division of the Arizona Library Association.

When Anne retired in 2003, she was head of the archives and library at the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tempe. Following her return to Sierra Vista, Anne was active in the Sierra Vista Historical Society until her illness prevented her participation.

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Cayton and Carmack Album – Sweet Springs, Mo

Found this Album in Phoenix, Az last month.

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Tucked inside the front page are some dried flowers. Makes you wonder who saved them and why and how long ago. Not sure how long they will hold up.

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Cabinet Card, CDV pictures and a tin type are still within the album.

Some of the photos inside are labeled with the following names. There are many others without identifcation.

Mrs. Cayton’s and Frank Carmack’s Mother Caroline Berry Carmack

Jacob A. Cayton

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Bessie Cayton. Sweet Springs, Mo (photo of older girl in white below)

Mrs. J.A. Cayton, Sweet Springs, Mo , 1 South Park Street

Sallie Carmack

Charlotte C. Carmack, Sweet Springs, Mo (photo of little girl below) (Looking at census records there is a Charlotte in 1910, parents listed are Thomas H. Carmack and Anna E. Carmack. Siblings Albert and William F. Carmack.)

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Wm. D. Carmack

When googling some of the names found this on the internet, contains both names Carmack and Cayton in MO.

Wm. D. CARMACK, P. O., Brownsville. A son of Joseph and Sarah Carmack, was
born July 16, 1821, on a farm in East Tennessee. In 1842, with his parents,
he moved to Missouri, and settled on a farm near Brownsville, Saline
county. He was married October 4, 1849, to Miss Caroline W. Berry, of
Saline county. They have had seven children, only three of whom are now
living: Mrs. Emma Cayton, Joseph Franklin, and Sallie. In 1848 he started a
carding-machine in Brownsville, which he ran about two years, and then sold
out to Asa Pennington, in 1850, and went to California, where he only
remained one year, and then returned to Brownsville. For several years
after his return he engaged in the manufacture of wagons, carriages, etc.
In 1872 he received as partner, Mr. Jacob A. Cayton, and is now the head of
the firm of Carmack, Cayton & Co. The firm have an extensive trade. Is a
member of A. F. & A. M. His wife was born in 1830, and moved to Saline with
her parents in 1837.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/saline/bios/saltpond.txt

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Sadness over Finding Old Photos & Documents

Hello Everyone,

Well I believe I now have 2 storage tubs and one book shelf full of old photos and albums. Not to mention a small collection of 8 and 16mm old home movies. Just found 3 home movies on the wknd, I havent tried to operate the 8mm projector I have yet, Im more familiar with using a 16mm and like using that size of film, so hopefully Ill catch on just as easily with the 8mm.

I know we are all out to make $$ and resell items, many of us, Im a thrift shopper, yard saler, picker, you name it! But there is just something sacred to me about old documents. And I mean the following..

Old Photographs

Old Home Movies

Old Historical Paper Documents(birth certs, marriage certs, house deeds, old family bibles and books, any documentation pertaining to family, etc)

I went to an Estate Sale a few weeks ago. I only planned on going to the post office, grrr and there was a sign, it was close to my home so I swerved off to go looking.

I will eventually have a blog on my finds there, and more of the story, but basically an estate sale company was selling off the contents of the home. And there lying about were family bibles, books, and old photographs, priced piece by piece and scattered about.

To make it more painful for me… these once belonged to a person, a person who took time to document, to put notes with the very items up for sale. Id find a few of the notes slipped out by onlookers and misplaced or on the floor.

They were also not as affordable as Id like. But they were heart wrenching, and all had writing on the backs. So basically I bought to me which were the best ones. Less than 5 and went home, I did call my mom because it turned out the family names on these photos were the same as both my parents last names and from the same state. But it didnt turn out to be from our families. My mom got to work on research and she and I spoke, she found a neat story about this child and the indians… and after I read it, things at the house made sense. I had to go back the next day… Everything was still there and half off, but still not cheap. But this time I went into the persons office, I didnt dig much before other then through the vintage clothing.

I picked out his personal family files, and newspaper clippings, I bought them all, along with the rest of the photos I left behind, and I bought his Sons of the American Revolution Coat out of the closet. This man and his family took detailed steps to document there history. There were so many things I could not afford to buy, personal effects, that were documented. But what I want to say is this… I really wonder at the end of the day what happened to the rest? Did it get tossed or donated and shuffled into boxes? Forever losing the context of where they all fit together into this historical puzzle?  I would plead with anyone who is a dealer, to stop piecing out collections and photo albums. If anything, put it ALL together in one big box and sell it as a grouping. I tried to do this but they didnt understand it and of course were not willing to bundle for a deal.

Here is an idea of what I left with, there are a lot more papers and clippings but they are folded up underneath the papers here and in a pile, and inside some of the books are more papers and newspaper clippings.

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Dont pull old photo albums apart and sell the photos one by one, sell them as a whole, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and if you have any old paperwork, attach it inside with a ziplock baggie.

And its just so sad because this person spent there life preserving and doing history and generations before them also, and I am sure there are other living relatives who had no clue about what happened to this stuff…

For those of us with a love of old photos and epherma, heck dont toss it, give it to us!

My girlfriend sent me this movie trailer, for those of us who love Old Photographs and sometimes some of the unusual stories of what happens to our things when we leave this earth, here is a fascinating documentary soon to be out. I cant wait to see it! “Finding Vivian Maier” Ive attached the trailer below.

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Staley – Indiana

I believe I found these Cabinet Cards in a Phoenix, Az antique shop

1. Great Grandmother Staley in Terra Haute, Indiana

2. Grandfather Staley’s brother Manuel and his wife (no state listed)


3. Grandmother Staley in  Vicennes, Indiana

4. Jessie and Ethel Staley – Terra Haute, Indiana (these are small children)

On the back of one photo it looks addressed to send to

(hard to read what first letters say) Dr. S B Staley, Bricknell, Indiana  (hard to read what first letters say)
When searching the net there is a Free Ebook that contains the Staley family, seems to be the right area and there is a mention of Mr. Staley and one of his son’s being named Manuel. You can read the full story here…

http://books.google.com/books?id=G0PWAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA291&lpg=PA291&dq=Bicknell+Indiana+%22Dr.+Staley%22&source=bl&ots=pY75B4tKZ8&sig=4-K_wXYkX_VKNujObzHFTor40Ao&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Xl3zT4zZBrS_2QWIhvzTAw&ved=0CEUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Bicknell%20Indiana%20%22Dr.%20Staley%22&f=false

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