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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gillette, Carpenter, Parker, and Teague families

New information recieved!  See under first photo.**

Gillette family in front of family home, 1914, with cousin Addie Hale. Along with Addie, the other three girls in the back don't have the surname Gillette, but seem to be included as part of the family by the contributor. Perhaps they were cousins being raised together? Who knows?

Front: Cleveland Gillette, 4 yrs, b May 9, 1910; Daniel Clayborn Gillette, 42, b Mar 18, 1872; Hannah Jones Gillette, 33, b Aug 1, 1881; Lena Gillette, 2, b Oct 24, 1911; Clayborn Gillette, infant, b Jul 9, 1913
Back: Stephen Gillette, 6, b Sep 7, 1907; Richard H Gillette, 11, b Jun 21, 1903; James Gillette, 17, b Oct 1896; Callie Stoutenberg, 13, b May 9, 1901; Algerine Stoutenberg, 10, b Dec 1904; Lula Mae Stoutenberg, 11, b Dec 1903; Addie Hale, 13, b Dec 1901.

**Anonymous writes: These are my grandparents and most of their children. My father is the baby in his mother's arms.  This is a blended family. This is a 3rd marriage for each spouse. The Stoutenberg girls are Hannah's children from her first marriage. One child is missing for Hannah and one for D.C. from their 2nd marriages. The four youngest children are from this marriage. Hannah died later in the year and DC married for a 4th time. Addie Hale is a cousin to the Stoutenberg girls.

Thank you so much for sharing your family information, anonymous!


Inscription on back says, "Childen's Day at the Ad Club 3/25/14. Mr. & Mrs. Russell D. Carpenter, their family and ours. They now have seven children. Mr. Carpener is a Merchandise manager of our largest department store. The feather in Babe's hat got between me and the camera."

I think the huge feather the poor guy is trying to dodge is hilarious!


Parker family about 1890 in Boone County, Arkansas. From

Teague family from Yale, B.C., Canada, c 1890. From

Roberts, Tilmon, Griffith, and Burnson/Andersdatter families

George W. Roberts family of Darke County, Ohio. From

Elijah Tilmon & Effie Frances Mardis and their children, of Morgan Co. AL.

Most likely George & Eunice Becker Griffith, and their children. The man behind Eunice is John Henry Griffith.


Ole Burnson with wife Agatha Andersdatter with their nine children. From

Mallory and Smith/Thompson/Tomsen families

Enos and Alice Mallory with children Julie, Ella Irene, Will, Charlie & Dorthea, 1879.


Possibly Ida Smith (b. abt 1862, Fayette Co., TN) and her husband and children. Her husband may be a Mr. Thompson (Tomsen?). The photo was probably made in the 1890's. The photographer's stamp says Chickasha, Indian Territory. The present day town of Chickasha, OK, is in Grady Co., southwest of Oklahoma City. The photograph was saved by Ida's first cousin, Maggie Hall Smith, also of Fayette County, TN.


McLaughlin and Breidenbach families

Family portrait of the James Orr McLaughlin family of southeast Kansas.
Front: James Orr McLaughlin, b 1858; Mattie Rogers McLaughlin; Elizabeth and Belle. Back: John, Charles, and Oliver


Vincent (Vincenz) and Maria Eva Breidenbaugh, originally from Oberbach, Germany, and their children. In Germany his surname was Breitenbach, so this photo may already be on my sute under that name. Photo probably taken on their farm in Defiance, Co. OH


Colyer and Gruna families

Martin T. Colyer, his wife Linn, and their children in front of family home about 1890 to 1900.
Left to right: Martin T., Nellie, 4, Linn, 45, Ellen (Bab), 16, Lilly, 14, Vada, 12, Abe (Ably?), 9.


Gruna family. Front, left to right: Catherine, Julia, (dad) Nicolas, Adam, (mother, not identified), Rose. Back: Caroline, b Aug 12, 1909, Mary


Key, Tatu, Burgess, and Basham families

These pictures are all from Ancient Faces family-research-photo-sharing website. Specific links under each photo.

John Henry Key and family. The names are on the photo, but I can't read the mother's name on this computer. What a handsome family!


William Joseph Tatu family, 1899, on front porch of residence in Buffalo. They are descendents of Francois Xavoir Tatu, who left Doubs, Franche-Comnte, France, in 1833 to emigrate to the US. Wm. J. Tatu, here depicted, is the third generation of that move. The photo was taken June 1890. Aloysia ("Alla") Tatu was 20 years old in the photo.


Frank & Rillie (Swartz) Burgess family In Guthrie, Oklahoma about 1910. I'm pretty sure that's mom and dad, second and third from the left in the back, and all their children.


The John Ellis Basham Family taken circa 1897.
Names are on the photo itself.


Binkley and Anthony families

These photos are from Ancient faces, family research photo-sharing website. Specific sources below photos.

Studio portrait of the Binkley family, taken approximately 1914.
Front, left to right: Elza, Levi, Marie, Maryetta, Carl
Back: Amos, Rosa, James, Elsie, Sam


Beautiful family. Contributor says this family may be related to Dominick Arneto Anthony or the Cushings of Oregon, probably the Anthony's side of the family. Dominick Arneto Anthony came over from Spain.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Capps and Glassman families

These photos are from Ancient Faces family research photo-sharing website.

Georgia Ann Capps, daughter of George Dickerson, with her husband, children, and her brother.

back: Beulah (Capps) Kinsey, b Jul 24, 1900; Minnie Marie (Capps) Myres, b Jul 27, 1904
front: Joseph William Dickerson, b Nov 11, 1867; William Capps, b May 19, 1861; Georgia Ann (Dickerson) Capps, b Nov 1, 1869; John Marvin Capps, b Apr 2, 1896; Tina (Capps) Ross, b Feb 6, 1891; Luvica (Capps) Striplin, b Sep 13, 1888


Gustave and Sophia Louise Halling Glassman family, abt 1895.

The parents are: Gustave Glassman, 50 yrs, b Dec 1845, and Sophie Louise Halling Glassman, 44, b Nov 18, 1851.
The children are: Mary (Molly) Glassman, 21, b Jul 10, 1874; Carrie E Glassman, 8, b Apr 13, 1887; Friedrick August Albert Glassman, 15, b Sep 21, 1880; John R Glassman, 18, b May 20, 1877; Arthur Charles Glassman, 15, b Sep 20, 1880. I'm not sure all the dates are right - those boys just don't look to me like an 18 yo and twin 15yos!

This was also from Ancient Faces but I can't find the page to add the link!

Nikolaus, Hamer, Mims/Lilley/Thompson, and Clark families

These photos are from Ancient Faces family research photo-sharing website. Specific links are under each photo.

Family of Karl & Wallpurga ('Collet') Nikolaus


Mr H.C.Hamer (b Jun 29, 1890), Spring Valley, Ill
in Ladd, Peru Princeton Rd. 1 1/2 mi.S. 1 W. 1/2 N. of Ladd


Contributor found this photo with his or her mother's things and believes it is a Mims, Lilley, or Thompson family.


James Clark (b Dec 2, 1824) and Martha Jane Ragsdale (b May 13, 1834) and family, taken 1870. From

Corder family

Corder family, Nathan and Cassie with children Howard, Lilliana, Warren, Audrey (age 6, b Jun 20, 1924), Hazel, and Rebecca. Don't bother clicking as it's a small photo. From

Bridges family

Harry T. Bridges (b Jun 1, 1872) and Sena Brooks Bridges family in Vienna, Illinois


Friday, November 23, 2007

Weber, Ennis, Binkley, Miner, Walsworth, Foster, Mutter, unknown, Rasmussen, Zimmerman, Huff, Gull, Carlsen, Shedd, Sweetwood, Wileman, and Buelow

These are all linked from Ancient Faces. To see the original entry go to and search the names.

Hubert & Anna (Schlepuetz) Weber family portrait, 1911. This is a small photo so don't bother enlarging.
Front: Hubert Weber, aged 50, b Dec 11, 1861; Bertha Weber, 10, b Dec 12, 1901; Anna (Schlepuetz) Weber, 47, b Aug 3, 1864; Julia Weber, 13, Feb 15, 1898
Back: Elizabeth Weber, 20, b Oct 30, 1891; Isabel Weber, 22, b Nov 22, 1889; Katherine Weber, 23, b Feb 23, 1888; Fred Weber, 18, b Sep 12, 1893; Henry Weber, 16, b Oct 22, 1895

Erasmus Augustus Ennis family, 1898. This is a great picture! There are 14 extremely handsome children. Mom is pretty too. Dad? Well lets just say he looks kind of interesting! He must be reasonably handsome under that hair.

Binkley family, 1873. Looks like all siblings; all are Binkleys. Front row: Jacob, Charles, Lovina, Sarah. Back: David, Francis, Almeda, William, and Levi.

Simeon Miner & Zella Mallow family picture. Children's names in unknown order are Eva, Curtis, Guy, Gertie, Lester, Maysel, Austin, Ray, Myrtle, and Ona.

Celia Embry Walsworth and family, 1920.

Foster family, 1907. Bessie Foster is one of the little girls, pictured with her parents, two brothers, and two sisters, Ann and Edith.

The Ancient Faces contributor entered this picture a second time with more information and different names for Bessie's sisters:
"This is my grandma Bessie and her family. (She married Omer Clark Tackett and had 7 children with him.)" Pictured in order are: William Newton Foster, Nellie Ann (Ned) Foster, William Foster Sr., Bessie Foster, Sally Ann Robinson Foster, Ollie May Foster, and John Foster. Not in picture are America (William Foster's oldest), De Lois, and lil brother not born yet.

Here are Bessie (from above picture) and her husband, their daughter-in-law, and her five children, left to right: Darlene, baby Joyce, Karen, Joanne, and Alice.

A portrait of the Mutter family, 1890. I wish it were better quality as it looks
so-o-o-o interesting. Matching plain dresses, kids in a long row, etc.

Family with 9 children. Contributor says, "This photo was in the box of my late grandmother Mary Virginia Mason Gillam who resided in Huntingdon Co., PA."

Hans Peter Rasmussen & Anna Maria Andersen family.

Ferdinand and Rose (Metzger) Zimmermann's family in 1898.

This is the John H. Huff family, 1895.

John Bryant Gull and Rosetta Hanks Family, April 1959.
50th wedding anniversary picture.

Back Row, L-R: Reinert Carlsen, Carle Sigvart Carlsen, Narvik, Theodora (Tennessen) Carlsen,Sigvald Nilsen; Front Row, L-R: Bernhard Carlsen, Dora, Hilda Carlsen Narvik, Ludvig Carlsen, Chrisofa (Wathne) Carlsen, Harriet Sofie (Carlsen) Nilsen. Taken from family photo on wall in Norway home in 2004. If I interpret correctly, there are eight siblings here plus several in-laws.

1910 photo of the family of AT Shedd Sr., and their house in Gatesville
Left to right: Verdie, Bertha, Nancy Burnes Shedd, AT Jr., Nancy Doyel, Alma, Alf Sr., James Wilson, and John William. Four more children followed. The family lost two of the girls to what was said to be Bright's disease. They moved to Garza Co. in 1930. One of our larger families, showing only 7 of their 11 children.

John Wesley Sweetwood, his wife Rebecca (Kennelley), and their grown children in the family orchard.

Left to right: Isaac Sweetwood, b 1867; Joseph Sweetwood, b 1869; David Sweetwood, b 1872; Rebecca (Kennelley) Sweetwood, b 1847; Margie Sweetwood, b 1871; John Wesley Sweetwood, b Oct 1, 1844; Harry Sweetwood, b 1877; Agnes Estella Sweetwood, b 1886; Richard Emery Sweetwood, b 1880

Jim Wileman, wife and ten children

This photo was found in a box of photos which belonged to Mary Virginia Mason Gillam of Huntingdon Co., PA. The photo says "Jim Wileman, wife and ten children" Contributor's aunt Sarah says he was "Virgie's cousin."

This is a photo of Erwin and Dorothy (Steffen) Buelow with their children. I believe this photo was taken in the mid to late 1950s.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Silver family

Linked from Ancient Faces. To see the original entry go to and search the name.

Silver family, Dec 1953. Tracy, MN.

Front: Donald Thomas Silver, 8, b Nov 26, 1945; Nora J. (Bustad) Silver, 45, b Feb 7, 1908; Bernard J. Silver, 45, b Oct 5, 1908
Back, not sure of order: Patricia Ann Silver, 15, b Apr 24, 1938; Constance Marie Silver, 14, b Sep 21, 1939; Jerome Lee Silver, 18, b Aug 27, 1935; James Allen Silver, 20, b Apr 7, 1933

Talmon, Weir, Shafer, Switzler, Mcginnis, Hawkins, Parsley, Yeager, Lacey, Sanders, Campbell, Morlang, Eckles, Reed, Lesher, Fossett, etc, families

These are all linked from Ancient Faces. To see the original entry go to and search the names.

Talmon family

Weir family, taken Feb 1936.
Front: Charles McEwan Weir, 15, b Jan 3, 1920; Mary Helen McEwan Weir, 5, b Nov 8, 1930; Ann Addison Weir, 48, b May 21, 1888; William McEwan Weir, 13, b Jul 28, 1933
Back: George Weir, 24, b Nov 7, 1911; Charles McEwan Weir, 51, b Oct 11, 1885; Ralph Weir, 23, b Jun 16, 1914

Albert and Nelsena Shafer family portrait, taken December 24, 1908. Amazing family. Children range in age from 26 down to infant.

Babies in front: Edna Geneva Shafer, 3,b Mar 17, 1905; Hazel Nelsena Shafer, 5, b Jan 15, 1903; Mildred Shafer, 6 mos, b Jul 18, 1908
Middle: George Elmer Shafer, 21, b Nov 18, 1887; Albert Shafer, 52, b Sep 28, 1858; Lawrence Chester Shafer, 10, b May 20, 1898; Martha Nelsena Sjurson Shafer, 42, b Apr 11, 1863; Harold Neil Shafer, 8, b Apr 28, 1900; Zona Louise Shafer, 26, b Dec 4, 1882
Back: Josephine Isabelle Shafer, 14, b Jun 19, 1894; Otho Alton Shafer, 19, b Oct 30, 1889; Gertrude Viola Shafer, 24, b Aug 8, 1884; Aaron Nelson Shafer, 17, b Dec 7, 1891; Ella Maybelle Shafer, 22, b Feb 24, 1886

The Lewis M. Switzler, Jr family, 1904

Lillie A Smith Mcginnis and her children, Seneca, KS.

Hawkins family.
front row L to R: William Edward Hawkins, James Richard Hawkins, John Hawkins, Charles Hawkins
back row L to R: Eli B. Hawkins, Susannah Hawkins (Bailey), Joseph Hawkins.

Parsley family. Names are on photo itself. The four adults on the right are two daughters of the family and their husbands, one with a baby.

G.P. Yeager family. No other names given.

Lacey Family - San Dimas, CA, 1916.
Front: Mattie Green Lacey, b 1876; Lewis Lacey, b 1916; Arthur Lacey, b 1908; Arthur O Lacey, b 1874
Back: Grace, William, Iva

Frank Sanders, b May 11, 1908, is in the middle of the back row. The picture includes his brother and sister, and step-siblings (perhaps also half-siblings?). His stepfather is in the front. Baby Harold Scott was born Dec 1924. I am not sure of the exact family makeup and why the mother is not in the picture.

Family photo of Charles C. Campbell (b Aug 5, 1853) and wife Rebecca Teal (b April 1860, daughter of WJJ and Jane Bobo Teal) taken about 1890. The family consisted of 7 children eventually: Ellanora, Henry Dillard, Evaline, Walter, Mary LenaMae, James Grover, Louis Marion; Thomas was the last born in 1897. They settled around Millersview, Concho Co.,TX. Charles was the sheriff of Marshall Co., Ala, and this photo is a courtesy of descendant Jon Campbell.

Morlang Family from Scranton, Pa.

Eckles brothers and sisters. Their mother was nee Hockersmith.
Their names are Alfred H, 20yrs, b 1875; John A, 30, b 1870; Ed S, 30, b 1870; Walter W, 33, b 1856; Lizzie Lee, 32, b 1858; Milton G, 23, b 1867.

Henry Reed family photo, found in collection of Margaret Page Dunn (1861 - 1953).

Holly Forest Lesher/Lusher is the boy at the back, with his parents and siblings. The other family members' names are not known. This boy moved his own family from WV to MI in 1954, and his children Holly Lesher Jr. and siblings never knew anything about their dad's family, except for this photo labelled "Holly Forest Lesher parents."

Earl & Minnie Fossett with their 5 children (named at bottom of photo) Taken in mid to late 1920s.

The Preston Family in Utah. It looks like grandpa, parents, and their six children.

Hicks family at their home in 1941.

Front: parents Alice Taylor/Hicks, b Oct 12, 1884, and John H Hicks, b Feb 6, 1868.
Middle: Mary Hicks/Soloman, b May 30, 1922; Monroe Hicks, b Aug 6, 1920; Carvis Deke Hicks, b Mar 2, 1916; Albert R Hicks, b Sep 9, 1907
Back: Charles Ike Hicks, b Apr 18, 1913; William H Hicks, b Mar 10, 1894; James Hicks, b May 30, 1922; George M Hicks, b Jan 22, 1922

Joseph and Mathilda Gregory family

The parents are Joseph Henry "Joe" Gregory, b Oct 2, 1859, and Mathilda Jane "Jenny" Taylor Gregory, b Dec 1862.
The children are Matthew "Moe" Gregory, b Dec 1883; Anna "Annar" L. Gregory, b Jul 28, 1885; Mozella Mae Gregory, b Dec 1888; James Walter Gregory, b Mar 29, 1891; Andrew R. Gregory, b Dec 1895; Thomas Morgan Gregory, b Jun 14, 1897; Joseph Henry, Jr. Gregory, b Dec 1900;

Rosato Family From Birmingham, 1917. (Which Birmingham isn't specified)

Salvatrice(Sally) Rosato, 41, b Sep 19, 1876
Cologero Rosato, 32, b Oct 21, 1885
Edith Rosato Baccareela, 9, b Sep 13, 1908
Lillie Rosato Mantione, 7, b Mar 4, 1910
Mary Rosato Timpa, 5, b Feb 12, 1912
Michael Rosato, 3, b Jun 24, 1914
Louise Rosato Mezzacapa, 1, b Jul 29, 1916

The Jacques family....

The parents are Zacharie Jacques, aged 57, b Feb 24, 1833, and Claire O'Neil Jacques, 53, b Dec 1837.

The children in order of birth (and their ages at the time of the photo) are: Octavia Jacques Olivier, 30, b May 24, 1860; Marie-Louise Jacques - not present, probably had passed away - she is the sister in the portrait, b Aug 21, 1862; Sister Mary Emmanuela Jacques, 33, b Jan 21, 1863; Sister Mary Frederica Jacques, 25, b Nov 1865; Charles Olivier, 25, b Dec 1865 (I am guessing it's more likely that one of those months is a typo than that they were twins born exactly a month apart - though perhaps one was adopted?); Emery Charles Jacques, 19, b Dec 1871; Arthur Francis Jacques, 16, b Jan 24, 1874; Raymond George Jacques, 15, b Oct 27, 1875; Laurentia Anna Jacques, 12, b Dec 1878.

Front row: parents Henery C Cassel, b Aug 3, 1841, and Mary Elizabeth (Wakeman)Cassel, b Sep 3, 1839
Back: Rena Cassel, b Nov 12, 1870; Ernest C Cassel, b Oct 11, 1876; Syler C Cassel, b Oct 1867; Esta Florene Cassel, b Aug 26, 1879; Frank C Cassel, b Aug 14, 1868; Amanda Cassel, b 1873.

Family of Endre and Kari Stadheim

Front: Endre Stadheim, b Feb 3, 1846; George Stadheim, b Jun 6, 1895; Kari Foley/Stadheim, b Jan 26, 1851
Back: Louis Stadheim, b Sep 2, 1889; Ole Stadheim, b Oct 26, 1879; Bert Stadheim, b Apr 8, 1877; John Stadheim, b Aug 29, 1873; Hannah Stadheim, b Apr 27, 1886; Clara Stadheim, b Dec 27, 1891

Lewis Mines family.

Six of the 18 people in this photo are fairly positively identified - 4 of 5 boys in front row, and their parents, Lewis and Carrie Mines, seated in the center. The others are most likely the grown children from Lewis's first marriage, and their children. The unknown children could include Louisa Mines, Nellie Mines Titchenal, Ray Mines, Warren Mines, and Warren's wife Lois Jane Gregg Mines. Location unknown but could be Clarksburg, WV, just before the boys and parents moved to Warren, OH. The contributor's theory is that this was a sort of farewell get-together photo, before Lewis and his "second family" moved away.

Four of the younger boys are named as Lloyd Mines, b Jan 30, 1893; Roscoe Mines, b Nov 1, 1889; Henry Cadwell Mines, b Sep 18, 1885; Wilbur Mines, b Sep 3, 1887. The parents are Carrie Titchenal Mines, b May 20, 1855, and Lewis Mines, b Sep 29, 1834.

Editha Linville Brown and children. Editha (Mrs. Thomas Soder) poses with her five living children (L-R) Alvin, Nona Kay holding the hand of baby Mamie Anne Marie, Myrtle, Editha, and Ora, in Gordon, West Virginia. Ella, the first born, died at age five. Thomas, the father, died 6 Sept 1913, so this family photo may have been taken at around that time.

This photo was found in a LaValley family album. The contributor believes it is the Edmund and Eveline (LaValley) Nault Family. Pictured are Edmund and Eveline and their children, Paul, Philip, Eva, Exima, Edmund Jr., and Peter. For birthdates, see the Ancient Faces entry under the Edmund Nault family.

Palmer family, Oct 1901.

Left to right: Thomas Palmer, 7 yrs, b Dec 20, 1893; Andrew Palmer, 52, b Feb 18, 1849; Andrew Palmer, 4, b Aug 22, 1897; Joseph Palmer, 14, b Dec 3, 1886; Sarah Palmer, 10, b Apr 27, 1891; David Palmer, 1, b Apr 10, 1900; Anna Palmer, 35, b Apr 20, 1866; John Palmer, 13, b Apr 21, 1888.