Hilda Baker Scrapbook – Mississippi

Found this item in Phoenix, Az at Sweet Salvage in 2014

Scrapbook from the 1930s belonging to Hilda Baker of D’ Lo Mississippi. Her parents were John and Eulah Baker. Hilda was born around 1920. She appeared to put most of the items in this book during 1934 to 1936. It appears her mother, Mary Eulah (Jones) Baker died in 1935 due to complications from surgery.

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She resided in D’Lo, Simpson, Mississippi.

Has so many cute little mementos attached inside. Some are missing but many are still intact. Small items attached to a memory with details of many of the memories.

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Page with cards in their original envelopes attached to open and pull them out. Says “Remember my birthday Feb 29, 1936. I had a surprise party and got about 31 presents in all. $8.35 in money.”

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Items inside such as…

Wood Ice Cream Spoon – Helen and I ate some ice cream on the front porch Aug 12, 1934

Cotton – Helen and I hid from somebody in the cotton patch, Guess who?

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Piece of thin rope – Remember the ride on the wagon with Helen

Tassle from Daddys Fez

Dentyne, Fairfield and Wrigley’s Gum Wrappers

Christmas Cards

Party Invitations

Lock of Hair – belonging to her little brother Charles Keith Baker when he was 7

Report Cards

Movie star pictures, drawings, letters, etc

I know as a teenager I started a similar scrapbook, not as detailed. But same idea. Im sure she treasured this book and its memories, and it appears Helen was a part of so many of her adventures. I wonder if they remained friends for life?

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Alphonse Reandeau and Jackson Children

Photo of Alphonse Reandeau and wife Julia Bertrand.

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Parents to Eva Grace Reandeau
Alphonse Reandeau
Born in Jefferson Union South Dakota Aug 25 1872
He died in Washington , Sept 17, 1959
He married Julia Elizabeth Bertrand
She was born 1870 in Jeferson Union SD
Died Mar 1931 in SD
They were married 1889 in Oklahoma

Alphonse’s father was Lezeimer Reandeau and his mother was Mary Petroy

Frank Elroy and Marinda Alma (Sheldon) Jackson
Children:

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Corda E Jackson Townsley (1895 – 1976)
Vera Lavon Jackson Blunt (1900 – 1995)
Carrol Elroy Jackson (1901 – 1973)

More photos in this batch contain the family names Johndrow, Johndrow, Bedford, Sadie Foster and John Poole, Edmond and Edgar Chausse, Emma, Ben and Bob Remillard.

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Photo of the little boy with a violin on the back reads “Lois Gray, his mother was Florence Johndrow and she was the daughter of Isrel Johndrow. She divorces Gray and her aunt and uncle Mose Bedfords adopted him when he was a small child. He died when he was about 21 yrs old. So he was Lois Bedford when he died”

Some of the notes on the photos says “from the estate of Lillie Mildred Jackson Johndrow” and  one says “Identified by M. Virginia Welty”

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Kumiega Photo Album

Photo album with many photographs inside.
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Only one photo in the entire album had any clear writing on the back. This one below says “Jadwiga Kumiega Family, Stanley, Joseph and Mary”
Several wedding photos, old black and whites. From what little bit of info I can gather they immigrated from Poland. I am guessing this may be a Kumiega family album but cannot verify as there are no markings on any other photographs.
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Found this obituary, It may be for the daughter Mary in the photo
BIERNAT – Mary Ann “Margie” (nee Kumiega) August 10, 2010. Wife of the late Stanley J.; dear mother of Stanley (Linda) and James (Virginia); grandmother of Michael and Matthew; sister of Lucy Michnik, Julie Dominiak and the late Josephine Cieslica, Joseph Kumiega, Helen Piekarski, Stanley Kumiega
1940 Census in Providence, Rhode Island
 Andrew Kumiega  and Jadwiga Kumiega from Poland. Their daughter Mary (Borden) and son in law Leo Borden were listed as living with them
 1929 Immigration to New York via the Majestic
Jadwiga Kumiega age 50 and Mary Kumiega age 18. Living in Rhode Island, if these are the same people.
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One of the 8 x 10 portraits inside, there are more weddings, events, anniversary 8 x 10 photos mixed in with snap shots. Many snap shots contain nuns(just a few color photos), so Im curious if one of the family members became a Nun or if they were just visiting Nuns often.
A few other notes on the back of photos
1.Graduation picture signed “To Godmother, Bernadette 1952”
2. Communion photo of a young girl says “Sister Perpetua”
3. Mike Bogacz Cousins from Taunton, Mass
There is writing on the back of several others, may be in Polish. Ive tried typing some into a translator online but its hard to even make out the original writing.
4.Looks like a Holiday Photo around the table with a Turkey and perhaps last names of Stosrkowa / Staszkowa and Cyganowski
5. This is son Franie or Franio between important sisters(The nun photo below has this on the back)
6. Bernatka terar, Mery Martin, Mancia Bernatki
7. Sister Barbara, New York Party, 25th Anniversary
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Dr. Ezekiel Whitehead and Hetty Thompson

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Husband – Dr. Ezekiel Whitehead. Born Nov 20, 1800. Died May 9, 1883. If you go to Findagrave you can find a younger picture of him on the page.

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Wife – Hetty Thompson Whitehead. Born March 31, 1811. Died Aug, 18, 1876. ( The three small female photos are Hetty)

 

The larger photo in the sleeve is labeled “Elizabeth Whitehead” about 1912 in her wedding dress.

 

On the back of the old photo of Hetty Whitehead it reads “Hatty Whitehead, wife, of Dr. Ezekiel Whitehead, was raised in Oberlin, O. Her brother George Thompson, my great uncle served 5 years in Mo, Penitentiary for trying to help free slaves. He was also a missionary to Liberia, Africa. His son Dr. W. Thompson was a medical for 37 years in So Rhodesia. ”

Signed “2-2-1950 Howard Whitehead M.D.” who was the grandson of Ezekiel Whitehead and died in 1953

I have tried to find the family tree to link George to Hetty but havent found it yet, but when you google George Thompson there are missionary travels documented by him from the 1800’s

https://archive.org/stream/thompsoninafric00thomgoog#page/n8/mode/2up

 

From Findagrave

“He first was a lawyer admitted to the bar in New York in 1827. Later he graduated from Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati in 1842 and practiced medicine until his death.”

Other info found on google pertaining to this family.

Howard Whitehead, M. D., has practiced his profession in Columbus with exceptional honor and ability for a period of almost forty years. He was born at Jersey, Licking County, Ohio, August 21, 1868, the son of William Wirt and Paulina (Woodruff) Whitehead. William Whitehead was born near Jersey, Ohio, in 1834 and died in 1902. He was a prosperous farmer of Licking County for many years and later purchased .a well improved farm in Delaware County, Ohio. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Whitehead was the son of Dr. Ezekiel Whitehead, one of the best known physicians of the early days in Licking County. He was born in Seneca County, New York, November 28, 1800, and was a graduate of the Cincinnati Medical College. Doctor Whitehead practiced medicine at Jersey, Ohio, for more than half a century and his professional records show that during that period he handled 1200 cases alone in obstetrics. He took a most active part in the church and civic life of Jersey. He died in 1883. Paulina (Woodruff) Whitehead, mother of the subject of this sketch, was born near Black Lick, Franklin County, in 1835 and died in 1928. She is buried in Green-lawn Cemetery, Columbus. Their children were : Howard and Homer, born at Jersey, Ohio, August 21, 1870. He is identified with the Ohio State Journal, Columbus, Ohio. Howard Whitehead spent his early boyhood in Licking County and attended the public schools of Jersey. He later was a student at Sunbury High School and attended the normal school at Reynolds-burg, Ohio, after which he taught school for a period of four years. He then took up the study of medicine at Starling Medical College, now the College of Medicine, Ohio State University, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1893. Since that date Doctor Whitehead has practiced his profession in Columbus and has been located in the neighborhood of his present office throughout that number of years, 2241 West Broad Street. On October 22, 1896, Doctor Whitehead married Miss Emma Slack, of Galena, Ohio, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Slack, both deceased. She died February 7, 1925, and is buried in Green-lawn Cemetery, Columbus. They had no children. In 1926 as a memorial to her, Doctor Whitehead established a scholarship at Ohio Wesleyan University for the aid of worthy students who lacked the required means to complete their education. Later, Doctor Whitehead married Erma White, the widow of Rev. Postle E. White, a prominent minister of the Methodist Church. At the time of his death in 1925 he was district superintendent of the Zanesville district, residing at Newark, Ohio. By her first marriage Mrs. Whitehead has two children : Dorothy E. White, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, now private secretary to the dean of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio ; and Charles Edward, born in 1921, living with his mother at 2239 West Broad Street. Doctor Whitehead is a prominent member of the Glenwood Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he has served as trustee since the date of its organization, 1893. He is affiliated with York Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Scioto Consistory, and Knights of Pythias. He is also identified with the Columbus Academy of Medicine, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Association. He is a director of the Columbus Y. M. C. A. from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:umodnNJo14kJ:www.heritagepursuit.com/Franklin/Franklin1930VIIIP1225.htm+&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us Doctor and Mrs. Whitehead live at 2239 West Broad Street, Columbus

 

Last photo is a newer 8 x 10 portrait in sleeve with “Howard Whitehead” written on it

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James and Libbie Wiruth

Found this photo in a shop in Phoenix, Az.

Writing on the back reads “Mr. and Mrs J. G. Wiruth, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wiruth. James died March 31, 1975”

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This may be a James and Libbie’s Wedding Photo?

Info found on Findagrave says the following…

James G. Wiruth Born Jan 11, 1892 in Nebraska, Died March 30, 1976 in Topeka, Kansas

He married Libbie Ruzicka on June 14, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas.

He operated a general merchandise store in the Cuba community for 22 1/2 years.
He was a veteran of World War I and was a charter member of William Fleming Post of the American Legion at Cuba and a member of Capitol Post No. 1 of the American Legion in Topeka.
He was a member of Cuba Lodge No. 362, AF&AM at Cuba and Helena Chapter No. 210, Order of Eastern Star in Topeka.

Info courtesy of Findagrave

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132427630

Libbie R. Wiruth born May 5, 1892, at Munden, daughter of Charles and Josephine Houdek Ruzicka, and died at a Topeka hospital October 6, 1982. She was 90.

She was a 50 year member of Helena Chapter No. 210. Order of Eastern Star, and the Topeka Flower Lovers Club, both in Topeka.

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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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