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 https://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

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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