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



Filed under Cabinet Cards, Loose Photos

11 responses to “Spencer Farmhouse – Waupaca, Wisconsin Pictures

  1. Lovely ladies! That farmhouse is quite impressive. Thanks for sharing these with us.

    Kathy M.

  2. Sharon, I found these photos very interesting — as I have several from the same period and my Sigford folk lived reasonably near Waupaca — in Waushara County, Wisconsin. Thanks for sharing these photos.

  3. Viridian

    Lovely young women in these photos.

  4. Nice photos. The white ribbons that Aggie and Mamie wear have a special meaning. Graduation or confirmation? The house has an interesting roof line that suggests alterations to expand from the original home.

  5. Karen S.

    I think I’ve been to that town- Wisconsin is one of my neighboring states that’s fun to visit- plus it’s on my way from Minnesota to my old home state of Michigan. Great photos and post thanks!

  6. gluepot

    I rather like those cabinet cards with the scalloped edges. They appear to be distinctively from the late 1880s and early to mid-1890s.

  7. Beautiful photos. there is such an elegance about these old cabinet cards. Wish we could do the same with our profile pictures today.

  8. A charming collection of ladies.

  9. Major Roberts’ daughter caught my eye.

  10. Fine research! Connecting two surnames by means of the location is hard work!

  11. One of my aunts is née Roberts, Elsie Roberts.
    No idea though where her family is from…
    But I know she died in Mont-Joli, Quebec.
    Lovely pictures you have here,
    especially Elizabeth’s.

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