Friday, March 10, 2017

Bessie and Elvie Hutchins 1896, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

"Howard Dumbleton march 17
1896 on his 10th Birthday from
Bessie + Elvie Hutchins"

Bessie Hutchins was born in 1884. Her sister Elvie was born in 1886. Their father, Myron, was a farmer and later, a traveling salesman. At age 24, Elvie was a grade school teacher and at 34, she was married to Clarence Favell, a musician. Bessie married Ervin Peart, a high school teacher.

The girls have flowers pinned to their dresses and in their hair, and Bessie is wearing a pair of eyeglasses. Interestingly, this is the third photograph I have from Stevens Point, Wisconsin!

If you know who these girls may be, let us know in the comments!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Snow Family 1890's, Dallas, Texas



These are two photographs of the Snow family. The first photograph was most likely taken in the early 1890's, while the second was taken later in 1899.
John and Rachel Snow married in 1884 and had four daughters: Rosa L, the eldest, born 1887, Cora Ell born 1891, Annie Blanche born 1893, and the youngest, Florence Ada, or "Crickett", born 1897.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Ellis Family 1910's, Caddo, Oklahoma





"Left to Right
Pocahontas Theo Docia Ellis
Henry Charles (H.C.)
Hardenia Virginia Cherlene Ellis Mason
(Mamma) Delphine Eugenia Hunter(????) Mugler Ellis"

I always enjoy photographs of houses, as they often have a lot of interesting details. The house number is listed above the door- 528. On the porch is a baby carriage, metal tub, and a small rocking chair. Posing in front of the home is the Ellis family.

Delphina Mugler was born in Caddo, Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma, to Francisco and Theodocia Mugler. Both she and her mother are listed as Native American. In 1903 Delphine married Charles Victor Ellis. Their first son, Pushmataha Francisco Ellis, was born in 1904. Daughter Pocahontas Ellis was born in 1907, Hardinia in 1911 and son Henry Charles was born in 1915. I believe the baby is a younger daughter, Delphine, born in 1918.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hattie Langlotz Imken and Friends 1900's, Fayettville, Texas


Top Row: "Hermina, Georgia, Mary"
Second Row: "Lillie, Hattie, Clara"

Back of the photo reads:
"Hattie Langlotz
Imken
Fayetteville
Texas"

There are many ladies in this photo, but only one of them is identifiable.
Hattie Langlotz Imken was born Oct 12, 1883 in Fayetteville, Tx to Herman and Agnes Hillebrand Langlotz. Both parents were German immigrants. Hattie married George C. Imken, a farmer, sometime after 1920. They had no children. This photo was likely taken in the early 1900's, when Hattie was in her 20's.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Ruth" 1930s-40s

This adorable baby picture was found at an antique store in Galveston, Texas. The name is written in pencil but was erased or smudged, making it difficult to read. The first name starts with a B (Beverly maybe?) and the last or middle name is definitely "Ruth". Anyone else think they could figure it out?

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Unknown Family 1860's, Decatur, Illinois


This is a carte de visite of a couple and their young son or daughter. The photograph was taken by T.H. Butler in Decatur, Illinois. Unfortunately there are no names on the photo so I couldn't identify the family.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Everett Schadt 1930's, Galveston, Texas




"Everett Schadt
on the 'Morgan'
horse at
Frazier Ranch in
Bosque County,
Texas"

Everett Schadt was born in Galveston, Texas in 1902. He had four older siblings: Charles, Lillian, Myrtle, and William F,  and one younger brother Louis. His mother, Emma Ida Schadt, was also born in Galveston to German immigrant parents. His father William died in 1917 when Everett was only 15.  Everett married Lillian Martin sometime after 1920 and died in 1991 in Manchaca, Travis County, Texas.

I looked up Frazier Ranch in Bosque County and according to one article I found, "In Bosque County Frasier and a Mr. Steiner were partners in raising horses...The nearest market for horses was Galveston, so Frasier and Steiner drove their horses from Clifton to Galveston." It makes sense that Everett Schadt would have visited there since the ranch was so close to his home in Galveston.