Saturday, October 10, 2015

Photo Number 2038

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.

School marm maybe PR Antiques

Might be a school teacher sitting on the banister of a school building.  This photo was probably taken 1900~1910.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Photo Number 2037

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Siebert Boys Dl ant

Barefoot children!

Siebert Boys Dl ant back

The year 1913

Clarence and


Siebert Boys

Fairmont, Minn.

I spent a summer with the Swansons  (Maude and William).  Did house work and helped with the boys.


I found the 1920 census that mentions Wm Swanson with his wife Maude (Teal) living in Greenwood, Kossuth Iowa.

They have three sons in 1920  Glenn age 13 , Clarence age 10 and Donald age 3.

Glenn and Clarence would have been 6 and 3 in 1913.

Lodging with them is John Siebert with his two sons Leo age 13 and Maurice age 11.

They would have been 6 and 4 in 1913.

Other people in the household in 1920 were Maria Teal Mother In Law age 58, Mable Gettman Sister in law age 18 and Eva Gettman Niece age 2.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Photo Number 2036

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Ruby Loretta DL ant
Ruby Loretta DL ant back
Dear Mearl, Ruby was laughing when this was takeing I don’t think it is very good will have some more taken when she is older.  We are all well.  Susie
Ruby Loretta Castul  Casteel age six weeks
This is an AZO postcard that typically was used from 1904 to 1918.
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Update from Sally's Mom:

Ruby Loretta Casteel born Jan 21 1913 in Oregon and died November 9 1926 although Find A Grave says November 11, 1926 (That is the day she was buried) She died of Tuberculosis of the lungs. Her parents were Richard from Maryland 1862 to 1928, Mother Susan (Molver) from Estherville Iowa 1880 to 1927. Sisters were Rena May 1902 to 1920, Pearl Amanda 1905 to 1965 married a Hackett and Thelma Katherine 1906 to 1926. 

Children in this family : Richard Stuart, Rena May, Pearl Amanda, Thelma Katherine, Robert Leonard, Ruby Loretta, Arthur, Rebecca, Mary and Will.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Photo Number 2035

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Mrs Anderson etc DL ant

Mrs Anderson etc DL ant back

This is Mrs Anderson

Gina and 2 children

Ella and 2 children

Minnie L and 2 children

and I

This is an Azo postcard that dates from 1904 to 1918.

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Mrs Anderson etc DL ant

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Full Circle 129

This Full Circle began when Iggy found an email for a Find A Grave Volunteer.  Stella was the volunteer and also the daughter of Floyd Woodard.

Orpha and Floyd DL ant Number 2005

Photo Number 2005   Floyd and Orpha Woodard

I wrote:

Hi, I got your email from Find A Grave.  I write a daily blog that features old photos.  This week I have a postcard of Orpha and Floyd  who I think is your Dad and Aunt.   Here is the link to the photo.  I am happy to mail you the photo if you would like it.  Connie at Forgotten Old Photos

Wow! I would love to have the photo.  There is another one floating around somewhere, I think my older sister has it. Dad said once that after the picture was taken, Aunt Orpha fell out of the stroller and broke her nose!  What makes it even better is that Grandma sent it to her friend. I love the old postcards, I have several with letter written on them!

Thanks for your kindness and good work!


Hi Stella. I will get it off in the mail on Tuesday!~  So happy to send it back to family!   Please let me know when it has arrived safely and with your permission I will relate the story about Orpha and her broken nose in a Full Circle Post!  Thanks also for your Find A Grave entries...without volunteers like you we would never find  anyone!  So thanks! Connie at Forgotten Old Photos! 

Hi Connie,

Another part of the story is that Dad was wearing his first pair of pants in the picture…

Where in Minnesota was the picture found? The Family lived in Hewitt for a while and the grandparents were married in Fergus Falls. I still have relatives in the area as Dad’s Uncle Dolph stayed in the Hewitt area.

I’d be proud to have you share the story in your post.

I actually do a lot more on than Find a Grave but have been trying to make sure my family is represented as much as I can.

I love genealogy!

Thanks again!


Hi Stella, I found it at an Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  I live at Osage which is east of Detroit Lakes and Detroit Lakes is North of Fergus Falls.  I am familiar with Hewitt also is it along Hwy 71 South of us.

You may want to wind your way through the rest of the photos on the blog or use the search box on the left side of the blog I don't think there are any more Woodards but I have over 2000 photos out there.  I should take the time to make an alphabetical list of the peoples names.  I hope to find time this winter to add photos to our relatives and obits at Find A Grave...I am a member but I have never added anything.  Connie

Stella received the photo.


I thought I had sent you a reply..iT ARRIVED SAFELY. I’ve been having problems with my internet.

Thanks again!


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Monday, October 5, 2015

Photo Number 2034

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Men and boys 1908 DL ant
Men and boys 1908 DL ant back
About 1907 or 8
Back John H.
Oscar Brendins
+ Our hiared men
Front Walter and Lloyd
Albert H +
Henry Elofson
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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Photo Number 2033

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Bang Brothers DL ant

10 men and boys…what a group.  Do you suppose they are really brothers?

Bang Brothers DL ant back

Bang Brothers

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