Happy New Year! I hope to get back to sharing identified photos this year. For now, this great photobooth from my collection will have to do.
Iva Mae Earley, 16, married Nathan Robert McDonald, a 22 year old farmer. They settled in Childress, Texas. In 1931 they welcomed a daughter, Maxine, who died of pneumonia at just 1 month old. Nathan gave up farming and went back to school, graduating from Shield of Faith Bible Institute in Fort Worth, Texas in... Continue Reading →
The couple featured in this vintage snapshot are identified on the reverse as "Neysa & Anthony Travis." They were married in 1948 in Los Angeles, California. Anthony died in 1980 and Neysa in 1984. They are buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park. Neysa Estelle was born Nesser Easter Hansett on June 4, 1904 in Mecklenburg... Continue Reading →
Lorrayne Goff (1922-2009) Look at those victory rolls! Lorrayne was the daughter of Granville and Nancy (Duncan) Goff. She was born and raised in Williamson, West Virginia. Her father was in the department store business and her mother was a seamstress. Lorrayne married Salvatore Corea. They had one son, Larry.
I got this great 1961 identified snapshot in a mystery lot from the Etsy shop JakeRoebucks. If you love old photos I suggest you check it out. With the unusual middle name of Shira, Madge Jackson was easy to identify. Born in 1954 to Betty (nee Shira), Madge graduated from Jeffersontown High School in Jeffersontown,... Continue Reading →
Patricia Wade, born in 1923, was the daughter of Pearl (Waterson) Wade whom I featured in this post. This photograph was found with family photos that belonged to Fern (Waterson) Hardenburg. Patricia married Dave Robertson on August 30, 1946. Her beau was newly discharged from the Canadian Army after serving four years during WWII. I... Continue Reading →
I couldn't pass up this wonderful 1938 snapshot of the Purdue University Farm Shop students. All are identified by surname on the reverse. It was a fun challenge! Click on the image above to view it much larger and catch all the faces and details! There were only three individuals I wasn't able to identify;... Continue Reading →
This image came to me in a mystery lot of vintage photographs from Spakeasachild on Etsy. Elly Kelly, born Eleanor Hoffman in 1915, was a well-known radio personality in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She and her husband, Jack, operated a Christian radio station, WRFW, out of their home. After graduating Hokah high school in Hokah, Minnesota,... Continue Reading →
I found this old photo in an antique mall in Auburn, Indiana. My Grandmother was a Mary Louise so this had to come home with me. I suspected it was a vacation photo and didn't have high hopes of identifying the sitter. Fortunately, I was wrong. The first Mary Louise Heller I located on ancestry... Continue Reading →
I have a fondness for photographs of graveside visitors. Why? My mother died in an auto accident when I was seven months old and I was raised by my maternal grandmother. Cemetery visits were a regular event during my childhood, and I sat for many graveside photographs, such as this one. This particular photograph,... Continue Reading →