Thursday, April 24, 2014

Full Circle 85

This was a Full Circle helped along by Jacqi, she found the information and an address for a relative.  I sent a copy of the blog to Richard in California.  One evening the telephone rang and we had a great conversation…he lives in California part of the year and New Zealand the other part of the year.  He is the family historian.

R Belle Webb Craigs Photos Number 1493

Photo Number 1493

I mailed the photo to Richard.  He wrote back.

Dear Connie,

Thanks very much for the photo of my paternal grandmother Rose Belle Webb Doust.  I never knew her, but those who did said she was very sweet.

I think you can put the check to good use, and will share with Jacqi. 

All the best, Dick

I sent off a check to Jacqi and a copy of his letter. 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Full Circle 84

This photo went Full Circle after Iggy found an old obituary listing relatives.  I contacted Linda by email and sent the CdV’s to her last week.

Edward D. Welling CP Number 1539

Photo Number 1539

Hi Connie,
I received the two Edward Welling photographs in this morning's mail.  I am amazed they are is such good shape.  Someone took good care of them.  I will take good care of them, too.  It is another link in the family history that is filled in.
I never knew Edward Welling, but I did know Alice Welling White, my grandfather's mother.  I sometimes accompanied my grandfather when he went to visit her.  She lived to a grand old age, and had me call her 'Nana'.  She lost her vision in her later years, but would not give up her crochet.  She made small afghans toward the end.  Her caretakers would arrange the yarn in the color arc that she desired, and she crocheted by feel.  I think that is pretty amazing.  Believe it or not, I have her 1950 GE refrigerator, and it is still going strong.  That's pretty amazing, too.
I am sending reimbursement for your postage.
Thank you again,

I had two copies of this photo and both were sent to Linda.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photo Number 1552

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Nelson  CP
Nelson Ceduey ?? Geduey?? Gedney
Nelson  CP
Nelson  back CP
Geo. Cawthorne was the Photographer in West Salem Wis
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Update from Iggy:
I think this is the son of Absalom and Mary H Gedney. They lived in Greenfield, La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1860 which is about 10-11 miles due south of West Salem. In 1870, the family was living in New Trier, Cook, Illinois, a suburb in Northern Chicago. 
Nelson was born about 1864 and I think he died in 1923 and is (Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas) buried near his older brother George and George's wife Mattie.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Photo Number 1551

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.

Bessie Ledbetter CP

Bessie Ledbetter back CP

Bessie Ledbetter   Aunt Tex’s only child

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Photo Number 1550

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.
Sarah Eleanor  CP
Fresslar was the photographer in Fort Scott
Fort Scott was in Kansas.
Sarah Eleanor back  CP
Sarah Eleanor Ievry  Cory
Age 3 years
This little gal looks so sad…but she made me smile and I hope she makes you smile too!
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Happy Easter!
Update from MJ:
The surname might be Cory instead of Ievry. On the 1900 and 1910 census in Fort Scott Ward 4, Bourbon, Kansas there is a Sarah E Cory. Parents are Charles E and Ruth E Cory. Siblings are Catherine (Kate), George, and Ruth.
Update from Iggy:
Sarah E. Cory (16 Dec 1885 - 15 Apr 1977) was the daughter of Charles Estabrook Cory and Ruth Emaline Kellogg (Didn't we have a Kellogg photo not too long ago?)

She married Harry Ernest Menezes and they lived in Dallas, Texas. They appear to have been childless. She was a lawyer and an assistant US Attorney. He was a public school teacher.

There is an interesting write up about her here, notably "The latter received national notice when she administered the Oath of Office to Lyndon Johnson following the assassination of president John Kennedy in Dallas."

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Photo Number 1549

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.

Ben Duncan CP

A young man in striped pants and his coat is buttoned only at the top.  He must have been proud of his hat!

This CdV is probably from the 1880’s.  It has rounded corners and only his top button is buttoned.

Ben Duncan back CP

Ben Duncan

Ben Duncan back CP

Huey was the photographer in Windsor, Mo.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Photo Number 1548

This is a CdV from Craig’s Collection.

Wellington E Howe CP

A young lad from about 1885 give or take a few years.

Wellington E Howe back CP

Wellington E. Howe


I found Wellington Howe born about 1876 to Freeman and Malinda Howe.  They are found in the 1880 Census living in Jefferson, Pousihiek County Iowa.  There is a Wellington Howe buried in the Dodge Center Cemetery at Bagley Iowa along with his parents and many brothers and sisters.

This little boy should have oodles of relatives.

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