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FOWLER - THOMAS Family Photograph

Shelley Cardiel
 

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Charles FOWLER which appears to have been taken in the early 1900's.  Charles appears to be in his 50's at the time.  There is no photographer or studio location indicated on the photograph.  Charles is identified as "Grandfather" and also the "Father to Beth, Fred, and Lillian".  Based on limited research I was able to find the following information regarding Charles and his family:

 

Charles Sumner FOWLER was b. 26 Oct 1853 in Lebanon, CT to parents Edward Perry Clinton FOWLER (1818-1899) and Elizabeth “Betsy” THOMAS (1822-1883) who were married 8 Sept 1842 in Lebanon, CT.  Charles was one of 6 children born to this couple including, John Clinton; Nelsen L.; William F. or T.; Emeline Lydia; Charles Sumner; and Edward Perry Clinton FOWLER, all born between 1844 and 1861.  Charles married Alice Lord THOMPSON (b. 1856) on 20 Nov 1869 and they had three children including Carrie Lillian; Frederick Charles; Elizabeth M. Thompson FOWLER,  all born between 1881 and 1891.  It appears that Charles may have married a second time and had two additional child Winifred Susan FOWLER (1904-1973) and Lillian Alice FLOWLER (1907-1990) both born in Shanghai, China. 

 

Charles died 5 Dec 1935 and was buried in the Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park Cemetery in Seattle, WA.

 

His daughter Carrie Lillian FOWLER was b. 15 Jan 1881 in Lake City, MN and she died 26 Aug 1955 in Seattle, WA.

His son Frederick Charles FOWLER was b. 18 Jun 1888 in Minneapolis, MN and he died 24 Mar 1923 in White Salmon, WA.

His daughter Elizabeth Thompson FOWLER was b. 25 Jun 1891 in Minneapolis, MN and she died 7 Mar 1980 in King Co., WA

 

I am hoping to locate someone from this FOWLER Family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of family.  If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

 

Thanks,

Shelley


Re: May C Munson, artist 1902-1906, possibly from Waterbury - Who was she?

Harvey Conklin Hilton
 

There is a Miss May Munson of Southbury, CT who attended the 2nd Munson Family Reunion in New Haven, CT 19 Aug 1896.
A book on the proceedings of the reunion was published.
A book on the genealogy of Thomas Munson, founder of Hartford, CT also exists. 
 “The Munson Record: a Genealogical and Biographical Account of Captain Thomas Munson (A Pioneer of Hartford and New Haven) and his Descendants”, Vol.1, Myron A. Munson, New Haven, 1895  
There is a May E Munson b. 1868 living in Southbury in the 1900 census. She is single.  She is a nurse living with her brother.

Good Luck, Harvey


On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 9:27 PM billjosey via groups.io <billjosey=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
No, they weren't wealthy.  Theodore M. S. Hansen ran a delicatessen in Waterbury and Olivia's husband was a harnessmaker.  There are no May C Munsons in the 1910 US Census, and the nearest one geographically in the 1900 US Census is in Illinois.  I've also checked the Waterbury city directories for every year from 1890 to 1910 inclusive.  I've found three possible candidates (so far).  Given that "May" could be a  nickname for "Mary," there are probably more:

1. Mary B R Munson, widow of Luzerne Ithiel Munson, lived at 59 Willow St during the period 1900-1909 when Olivia lived at three nearby addresses: 716 West Main St., 48 Manhan St., and 19 Willow St., according to Waterbury City Directories.  This Mary was a daughter of Archibald Eligah Rice and Susan Bronson, and a descendant of Capt. Samuel Bronson.  She was born 15 May 1840, died 15 Dec 1910, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery.  I don't know if she was called "May," but I'm considering her because of the proximity of her home to Olivia's, even though she was not "Miss Munson."

2. There was a marriage of a Mary Estelle "May" Munson to Isaac Ferris in 1906 in Greenwich, Conn.  This person was listed as May Munson, age 21, in the 1900 US Census, in a Munson family in Greenwich.  Her father, Arthur, was a sign painter.  She died 9 Jan 1917 in Stamford.  

3. May C Munson Sees (1879-1971), born May C Munson in Davenport, NY, (near Oneonta), twin daughter (with Maud) of Delas Munson (later known as Milton D), a grocer.  In the 1901 Oneonta City Directory, she was a clerk in her father's grocery.  In 1906 in Oneonta, she married Harry B. Sees of Pittsfield, Mass.  They moved to Miami, Fla., where she died 26 Aug 1971.  She is buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.

Maybe one of these dabbled in painting??  If someone on this list has access to newspapers.com, maybe obituaries of these three ladies would help.  Thanks.

Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike McHenry <maurmike@...>
To: main@genconnecticut.groups.io <main@genconnecticut.groups.io>; billjosey@...
Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [GenConnecticut] May C Munson, artist 1902-1906, possibly from Waterbury - Who was she?

This sounds like a commissioned commercial artist. Was your family wealthy at the time?  Did you find her in the 1900 or 1910 census?

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:03 AM billjosey via groups.io <billjosey=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looking for info about May C Munson who painted two oil paintings that have been handed down in our extended family.  The two paintings are nearly identical, and they are paintings of the home of our ancestor, Rasmus Hansen (1824-1894), who was a clockmaker in Skibby, Sjælland, Denmark.  They were painted in 1902 and 1906.  The 1902 painting is in one branch of the family and the 1906 painting is in another branch.  I'm trying to determine who May C Munson was and why she would have painted two pictures of our ancestral home.  I've done extensive genealogical research on the family over the past 50 years, and I have no evidence that she was related to us.

Here is what we know about May C Munson:

- She painted an oil painting in 1902 of the Skibby, Denmark, home of Rasmus Hansen for Theodore M. S. Hansen, resident of Waterbury, as a gift for his parents Anton Mathias Hansen & Mariane Christine Hansen.  Mariane was born in the house.
- She painted an oil painting in 1906 of the same house for Nikoline Olivia Hansen Petersen (or for her daughter Elna), resident of Waterbury, who was also born in the Skibby house.
- she signed both paintings "May C Munson"
- She painted a watercolor in 1900 that was auctioned in 2018 on ebth.comThe signature looks the same as the one on the 1906 painting in our family.  You can see it at
https://www.ebth.com/items/9070126-1900-may-c-munson-new-england-townscape-watercolor
- She painted a water scene that is also in the family.  I don't know whether it is a watercolor or an oil.
- Olivia's granddaughter Ramona Madison Bendell (now deceased) said in 1994 that she thought May Munson roomed with someone in the family on West Main St. or Bishop St.  She referred to Munson as "Miss May Munson."  Ramona was about 80 years old at the time of this conversation, so I don't take the details of something that occurred before her birth in 1914 as necessarily accurate.  (She would have heard this information from her mother, Elna.)  Olivia Hansen and her husband Niels Peter Petersen lived at 716 West Main Street in Waterbury in 1900-1901, 48 Manhan St. 1902-1904, and after he died in 1905, Olivia lived at 19 Willow St until 1910.

Two images of the 1906 painting are attached.  One shows the overall painting; the other is a close-up of the signature.  I'm hoping somebody recognizes the name.  Any clues are welcome!

Bill Josey
A Connecticut transplant in Kensington, Maryland



--
MIKE MCHENRY


Re: May C Munson, artist 1902-1906, possibly from Waterbury - Who was she?

billjosey@...
 

No, they weren't wealthy.  Theodore M. S. Hansen ran a delicatessen in Waterbury and Olivia's husband was a harnessmaker.  There are no May C Munsons in the 1910 US Census, and the nearest one geographically in the 1900 US Census is in Illinois.  I've also checked the Waterbury city directories for every year from 1890 to 1910 inclusive.  I've found three possible candidates (so far).  Given that "May" could be a  nickname for "Mary," there are probably more:

1. Mary B R Munson, widow of Luzerne Ithiel Munson, lived at 59 Willow St during the period 1900-1909 when Olivia lived at three nearby addresses: 716 West Main St., 48 Manhan St., and 19 Willow St., according to Waterbury City Directories.  This Mary was a daughter of Archibald Eligah Rice and Susan Bronson, and a descendant of Capt. Samuel Bronson.  She was born 15 May 1840, died 15 Dec 1910, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery.  I don't know if she was called "May," but I'm considering her because of the proximity of her home to Olivia's, even though she was not "Miss Munson."

2. There was a marriage of a Mary Estelle "May" Munson to Isaac Ferris in 1906 in Greenwich, Conn.  This person was listed as May Munson, age 21, in the 1900 US Census, in a Munson family in Greenwich.  Her father, Arthur, was a sign painter.  She died 9 Jan 1917 in Stamford.  

3. May C Munson Sees (1879-1971), born May C Munson in Davenport, NY, (near Oneonta), twin daughter (with Maud) of Delas Munson (later known as Milton D), a grocer.  In the 1901 Oneonta City Directory, she was a clerk in her father's grocery.  In 1906 in Oneonta, she married Harry B. Sees of Pittsfield, Mass.  They moved to Miami, Fla., where she died 26 Aug 1971.  She is buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.

Maybe one of these dabbled in painting??  If someone on this list has access to newspapers.com, maybe obituaries of these three ladies would help.  Thanks.

Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike McHenry <maurmike@...>
To: main@genconnecticut.groups.io <main@genconnecticut.groups.io>; billjosey@...
Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [GenConnecticut] May C Munson, artist 1902-1906, possibly from Waterbury - Who was she?

This sounds like a commissioned commercial artist. Was your family wealthy at the time?  Did you find her in the 1900 or 1910 census?

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:03 AM billjosey via groups.io <billjosey=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looking for info about May C Munson who painted two oil paintings that have been handed down in our extended family.  The two paintings are nearly identical, and they are paintings of the home of our ancestor, Rasmus Hansen (1824-1894), who was a clockmaker in Skibby, Sjælland, Denmark.  They were painted in 1902 and 1906.  The 1902 painting is in one branch of the family and the 1906 painting is in another branch.  I'm trying to determine who May C Munson was and why she would have painted two pictures of our ancestral home.  I've done extensive genealogical research on the family over the past 50 years, and I have no evidence that she was related to us.

Here is what we know about May C Munson:

- She painted an oil painting in 1902 of the Skibby, Denmark, home of Rasmus Hansen for Theodore M. S. Hansen, resident of Waterbury, as a gift for his parents Anton Mathias Hansen & Mariane Christine Hansen.  Mariane was born in the house.
- She painted an oil painting in 1906 of the same house for Nikoline Olivia Hansen Petersen (or for her daughter Elna), resident of Waterbury, who was also born in the Skibby house.
- she signed both paintings "May C Munson"
- She painted a watercolor in 1900 that was auctioned in 2018 on ebth.comThe signature looks the same as the one on the 1906 painting in our family.  You can see it at
https://www.ebth.com/items/9070126-1900-may-c-munson-new-england-townscape-watercolor
- She painted a water scene that is also in the family.  I don't know whether it is a watercolor or an oil.
- Olivia's granddaughter Ramona Madison Bendell (now deceased) said in 1994 that she thought May Munson roomed with someone in the family on West Main St. or Bishop St.  She referred to Munson as "Miss May Munson."  Ramona was about 80 years old at the time of this conversation, so I don't take the details of something that occurred before her birth in 1914 as necessarily accurate.  (She would have heard this information from her mother, Elna.)  Olivia Hansen and her husband Niels Peter Petersen lived at 716 West Main Street in Waterbury in 1900-1901, 48 Manhan St. 1902-1904, and after he died in 1905, Olivia lived at 19 Willow St until 1910.

Two images of the 1906 painting are attached.  One shows the overall painting; the other is a close-up of the signature.  I'm hoping somebody recognizes the name.  Any clues are welcome!

Bill Josey
A Connecticut transplant in Kensington, Maryland



--
MIKE MCHENRY


Re: May C Munson, artist 1902-1906, possibly from Waterbury - Who was she?

Mike McHenry
 

This sounds like a commissioned commercial artist. Was your family wealthy at the time?  Did you find her in the 1900 or 1910 census?


On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:03 AM billjosey via groups.io <billjosey=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looking for info about May C Munson who painted two oil paintings that have been handed down in our extended family.  The two paintings are nearly identical, and they are paintings of the home of our ancestor, Rasmus Hansen (1824-1894), who was a clockmaker in Skibby, Sjælland, Denmark.  They were painted in 1902 and 1906.  The 1902 painting is in one branch of the family and the 1906 painting is in another branch.  I'm trying to determine who May C Munson was and why she would have painted two pictures of our ancestral home.  I've done extensive genealogical research on the family over the past 50 years, and I have no evidence that she was related to us.

Here is what we know about May C Munson:

- She painted an oil painting in 1902 of the Skibby, Denmark, home of Rasmus Hansen for Theodore M. S. Hansen, resident of Waterbury, as a gift for his parents Anton Mathias Hansen & Mariane Christine Hansen.  Mariane was born in the house.
- She painted an oil painting in 1906 of the same house for Nikoline Olivia Hansen Petersen (or for her daughter Elna), resident of Waterbury, who was also born in the Skibby house.
- she signed both paintings "May C Munson"
- She painted a watercolor in 1900 that was auctioned in 2018 on ebth.comThe signature looks the same as the one on the 1906 painting in our family.  You can see it at
https://www.ebth.com/items/9070126-1900-may-c-munson-new-england-townscape-watercolor
- She painted a water scene that is also in the family.  I don't know whether it is a watercolor or an oil.
- Olivia's granddaughter Ramona Madison Bendell (now deceased) said in 1994 that she thought May Munson roomed with someone in the family on West Main St. or Bishop St.  She referred to Munson as "Miss May Munson."  Ramona was about 80 years old at the time of this conversation, so I don't take the details of something that occurred before her birth in 1914 as necessarily accurate.  (She would have heard this information from her mother, Elna.)  Olivia Hansen and her husband Niels Peter Petersen lived at 716 West Main Street in Waterbury in 1900-1901, 48 Manhan St. 1902-1904, and after he died in 1905, Olivia lived at 19 Willow St until 1910.

Two images of the 1906 painting are attached.  One shows the overall painting; the other is a close-up of the signature.  I'm hoping somebody recognizes the name.  Any clues are welcome!

Bill Josey
A Connecticut transplant in Kensington, Maryland



--
MIKE MCHENRY


May C Munson, artist 1902-1906, possibly from Waterbury - Who was she?

billjosey@...
 

Looking for info about May C Munson who painted two oil paintings that have been handed down in our extended family.  The two paintings are nearly identical, and they are paintings of the home of our ancestor, Rasmus Hansen (1824-1894), who was a clockmaker in Skibby, Sjælland, Denmark.  They were painted in 1902 and 1906.  The 1902 painting is in one branch of the family and the 1906 painting is in another branch.  I'm trying to determine who May C Munson was and why she would have painted two pictures of our ancestral home.  I've done extensive genealogical research on the family over the past 50 years, and I have no evidence that she was related to us.

Here is what we know about May C Munson:

- She painted an oil painting in 1902 of the Skibby, Denmark, home of Rasmus Hansen for Theodore M. S. Hansen, resident of Waterbury, as a gift for his parents Anton Mathias Hansen & Mariane Christine Hansen.  Mariane was born in the house.
- She painted an oil painting in 1906 of the same house for Nikoline Olivia Hansen Petersen (or for her daughter Elna), resident of Waterbury, who was also born in the Skibby house.
- she signed both paintings "May C Munson"
- She painted a watercolor in 1900 that was auctioned in 2018 on ebth.com.  The signature looks the same as the one on the 1906 painting in our family.  You can see it at
https://www.ebth.com/items/9070126-1900-may-c-munson-new-england-townscape-watercolor
- She painted a water scene that is also in the family.  I don't know whether it is a watercolor or an oil.
- Olivia's granddaughter Ramona Madison Bendell (now deceased) said in 1994 that she thought May Munson roomed with someone in the family on West Main St. or Bishop St.  She referred to Munson as "Miss May Munson."  Ramona was about 80 years old at the time of this conversation, so I don't take the details of something that occurred before her birth in 1914 as necessarily accurate.  (She would have heard this information from her mother, Elna.)  Olivia Hansen and her husband Niels Peter Petersen lived at 716 West Main Street in Waterbury in 1900-1901, 48 Manhan St. 1902-1904, and after he died in 1905, Olivia lived at 19 Willow St until 1910.

Two images of the 1906 painting are attached.  One shows the overall painting; the other is a close-up of the signature.  I'm hoping somebody recognizes the name.  Any clues are welcome!

Bill Josey
A Connecticut transplant in Kensington, Maryland


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PORTER Family Photograph

Shelley Cardiel
 

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Grace D. PORTER and Henry J. PORTER which was taken at the Kellogg Studio in Hartford, CT. The photograph is dated 4 Jan 1888 with Grace identified as 9 years old, and Henry 7 years old.  Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this family:

 

Grace Denslow PORTER was born 30 Mar 1879 and her brother Henry Joshua PORTER was born 15 Nov 1880, both were born in Windsor Locks, CT to parents Charles Austin PORTER (1843-1929) and Melissa Eliza DENSLOW DEWITT (1839-1880).  One additional child Lissa Agusta PORTER was born to this couple in 1875 and died that same year.  After their Mother died  their father had one additional child, a son William Dewitt PORTER (1891-1959).  Grace died 14 Feb 1949 in Monson, MA and is buried in the Grove Cemetery in Windsor Locks, CT.  Henry married Inez Philippa PHELAND (1882-1986) in 1907 and they had three children including, William; Charles Irving; and Daphne PORTER all born between 1908 and 1914.  Henry died 21 Nov 1973 in Montclair or Caldwell, NJ and is buried in the West Suffield Cemetery in Suffield, CT.

 

I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be returned to their care.  If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

 

Thanks,

Shelley


Re: List is too quiet

Susan C Pentico
 

Sorry ill family spring and summer clearing 4 months of files now I haven't gotten to. Blessings all be safe.

On Aug 26, 2020, at 10:34 AM, W David Samuelsen wrote:

The list's last post was June 30

Come on! The list has been too quiet.

David Samuelsen, listowner


Re: List is too quiet

W David Samuelsen
 

I don't know. Check their website.

David Samuelsen

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 1:49 PM Catherine " Casey" Zahn <caseywilkz@...> wrote:
Any idea when the Connecticut State Library is going to reopen?


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The list's last post was June 30

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Re: BUCK & CRAW

Barbara de Mare
 

Quickly off the top of my head, have you checked:

Torrey's Early New England Marriages (your marriage might be too late for this work)?

Jacobus' Families of Old Fairfield?

The Barbour Collection for the appropriate town?

Connecticut records are kept at the town level, so going to the town hall in the town you expect they married and examining the original records would be your best move for the most accurate results.


Barbara L. de Mare, Esq.
Attorney, historian, genealogist, grandmother
155 Polifly Road--Suite 201 (office)
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
(201) 567-9440 office




On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12:22:58 PM EDT, Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen <pattitwirler@...> wrote:


I am desperately looking for a marriage record to confirm the groom’s first name.

 

Hannah CRAW b 1784 New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT –( daughter of Reuben CRAW & wife Zerviah SUNDERLAND)

 

married Mr. BUCK  bef 1804

 

son Reuben C. BUCK b 1804 ?Vermont d bef 1879 Macoupin Co, IL

his father was in Rev War & died December 1804 or 1813

Was his father Isaac BUCK b 1763 New Milford, Litchfield, CT?

 

If Mr BUCK died 1804, would the young widow with child qualify for a pension?

 

The widow Hannah Craw BUCK m. 30 Sept 1813Fairfield, Franklin, VT to

John BARTRAM b 1774 Redding, Fairfield, CT- d 1833 Fairfield, Franklin, VT

 

Thanks for your help.  I need to confirm the name of Mr. BUCK who married Hannah CRAW.

 

Patti

 

 


Re: List is too quiet

Catherine " Casey" Zahn
 

Any idea when the Connecticut State Library is going to reopen?


-----Original Message-----
From: W David Samuelsen <sammyslc@...>
To: GenConnecticut@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 11:59 am
Subject: [GenConnecticut] List is too quiet

The list's last post was June 30

Come on! The list has been too quiet.

David Samuelsen, listowner


Re: BUCK & CRAW

Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen
 

I am desperately looking for a marriage record to confirm the groom’s first name.

 

Hannah CRAW b 1784 New Fairfield, Fairfield, CT –( daughter of Reuben CRAW & wife Zerviah SUNDERLAND)

 

married Mr. BUCK  bef 1804

 

son Reuben C. BUCK b 1804 ?Vermont d bef 1879 Macoupin Co, IL

his father was in Rev War & died December 1804 or 1813

Was his father Isaac BUCK b 1763 New Milford, Litchfield, CT?

 

If Mr BUCK died 1804, would the young widow with child qualify for a pension?

 

The widow Hannah Craw BUCK m. 30 Sept 1813Fairfield, Franklin, VT to

John BARTRAM b 1774 Redding, Fairfield, CT- d 1833 Fairfield, Franklin, VT

 

Thanks for your help.  I need to confirm the name of Mr. BUCK who married Hannah CRAW.

 

Patti

 

 


List is too quiet

W David Samuelsen
 

The list's last post was June 30

Come on! The list has been too quiet.

David Samuelsen, listowner


MILLER Family Photographs

Shelley Cardiel
 

I've "rescued" a group of six photographs belonging to the MILLER – CARPENTER – JOHNSTON – DANFORTH - KERR Family including:

 

1 - Richard MILLER, taken at the Fred Bremer Studio in Greenville, MI sometime in the 1870's or 1880's, in his 50's or 60's, note "Honorary"

2 - Nancy CARPENTER MILLER, taken at the Fred Bremer Studio in Greenville, MI sometime in the 1870's or 1880's, in her 50's or 60's, note "Wife of Honorary Richard MILLER"

3 - Chester A. MILLER, taken at the Sharpsteen Studio in Grand Rapids or Lansing, MI, 1890's or early 1900's, in his 40's or 50's, note "son of Honorary Richard MILLER

4 - Florence JOHNSTON MILLER, taken at the Sharpsteen Studio in Grand Rapids or Lansing, MI, 1890's or early 1900's, in her 30's or 40's, note "wife of Chester MILLER and daughter-in-law of Honorary Richard MILLER"

5 – Helen DANFORTH KERR, taken at the Browning Studio in Portland, OR in the early 1900’s with Helen likely in her 30’s at the time, “Cousin” is written on the back.

6 – Lusina MILLER DANFORTH, taken at the Rembrandt Studio in Portland, OR in the early 1900’s with Lusina likely in her 50’s or 60’s at the time.

 

Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding this group of family members:

 

Richard Church MILLER was b. 17 Apr 1820 in Hartland, CT, to parents Isaac Denison MILLER (1799-1857) and Deborah CHURCH (1799-1868) who were married 20 Feb 1819. Richard was one of 11 children born to this couple including, Richard Church; Jane Angeline; Amelia; Emily; Lester Recompense; Martha Edwina; Mary Adelia; Enoch or Enosh; Elijah Talcott; Lucinda or Lucina Elmira; and Adeline Deborah MILLER, all born between 1820 and 1841.  Richard married Nancy C. CARPENTER (1820-1898) on 26 Dec 1841 in Orion Township, Oakland Co., MI and they had  three children including, Oscar Carpenter MILLER (1844-1925); Chester Austin MILLER (1846-1928); and Helen Aurora MILLER (1851-1873).  Richard died 5 Apr 1898 in Greenville, MI and is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery in Greenville, MI.  Richard was a farmer moving to Fairplans, MI in 1854 and then to Greenville, MI.  He was elected to the Michigan State Legislature in 1871 and again in 1873.

 

Nancy Carter CARPENTER was b. 5 Jun 1820 in Canada to parents Stephen B. CARPENTER (1778-1854) and Hannah Margaret TAFT (1782-1857) who were married 30 Jan 1801 in Uxbridge, MA.  Nancy was one of 10 children born to this family including Eunice; Orsmus or Erasmus T.; Joseph Rawson; Charlotte Taft; Charles A.; Mary Taft; Hannah Taft; Nancy Carter; Henrietta; and George CARPENTER, all born between 1802 and 1825.  Nancy was brought to Uxbridge, MA as an infant and then moved with her family to Orion, MI when she was 18 years old.  She was a prominent member of the Temperance Women’s group.  Nancy died 15 May 1898 in Greenville, MI and is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery in Greenville as well.

 

Chester Austin MILLER was b. 30 Apr 1846 in Orion, MI to these parents and married Florence E. JOHNSTON (1850-1933) on 8 Mar 1871 in Oakland Co., MI.  They had one daughter, Elnora Belle MILLER b. 1877 who they adopted.  Chester died in Los Angeles, CA on 18 Dec 1928.

 

Florence E. JOHNSTON was b. 13 Jul 1850 in Johnston, OH to parents Herman JOHNSTON and Phebe J. GLEASON.  Florence was there only child.  Florence died 2 Feb 1933 in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Helen Adelaide DANFORTH was b. 20 Nov 1873 in Michigan to parents Vanness G. DANFORTH (1836-1921) and Lucina A. MILLER (1837-1907).  Helen was one of 6 children born to this couple including a brother DeWitt W. DANFORTH (1866-1924).  Helen married Saxton Patton KERR (1857-1914) and they had a son, George Saxon KERR (1894-1970) and two daughters Marguerite Emily KERR and Florence Louise KERR HOEFFEL.  Helen died 1 May 1953 in Los Angeles, CA and is buried in the Riverview Cemetery in Portland, OR.

 

Lucina A. MILLER was b. 14 Apr 1837 in Pontiac, MI to parents Isaac D. and Deborah MILLER noted above and she married Vanness G. DANFORTH in Greenville or Eureka, MI on 6 Dec 1860 and they had six children including, Dewitt W.; Florence Alma; Lloy A.;  Helen Adelaide; Maude Ethel; and Mandly DANFORTH all born between 1865 and 1875.  They moved to Portland, Oregon in 1898.

 

I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that this wonderful treasure of photographs can be returned to the care of the family.  If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

 

Thanks,

Shelley


WARNER Family Photograph

Shelley Cardiel
 

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Leona WARNER of Putnam, CT which was taken on 29 Aug 1900 at the Lake in Westfield, VT. The photograph was a gift to "Mable" with Leona appearing to be in her 20's at the time it was taken. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Leona and her family:

 

Leona Jane WARNER was b. 28 Jun 1879 in Lowell, VT to parents William George or H. WARNER (1837-1891) and Mary Sophia WAKEFIELD (1842-1931).  Leona was one of 10 children born to this couple including, Alvin  or Alvah Charles; Vercil; Effie; Wilmond “Willie” A.; Mark Richard; Eva;  Vernon Waterman; Leona Jane;  Wallace Alvin or Alvah; and Elmer WARNER, all born between 1863 and 1885.  Leona married Charles Francis BODGE (b. 1877 the son of Joseph F. BODGE and Jenny B. NICHOLS) on 2 Sept 1905 in Westfield, VT and they had a daughter Arline or Arlene Ruth BODGE (1924-1965).  Leona died 30 Apr 1965 or 18 Jun 1967 in Newport, VT and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Lowell, VT.

 

Census records provide the following details:

 

1880 census of Lowell, VT:

 

William WARNER, age 43

Mary S. WARNER, age 38

Willie A. WARNER, age 17

Mark WARNER, age 11

Vernon WARNER, age 3

Baby WARNER, age 11 months

Hannah WAKEFIELD, age 72

 

1900 census of Putnam, CT: (Boarding in the home of Fred and Annie KREGAR)

 

Leona WARNER, age 21, born Mar 1879, born VT, parents born VT, a Silk Mill Shiner

 

I’m hoping to locate someone from Leona’s family so that the photograph can be returned to their care.  If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

 

Thanks,

Shelley


probate records

W David Samuelsen
 

  http://www.sampubco.com

Some counties are available only at FamilySearch Centers and mostly are available for anyone with free familysearch account.

The indexes I created in past are still good, reducing the time needed to find yours.

David Samuelsen


HUTCHISON Family Photograph

Shelley Cardiel
 

I’ve “rescued” an old photograph identified as that of Agnes HUTCHISON at age 5 years.  The photograph was taken at the C. T. STUART Studio in Hartford, CT sometime in the 1880’s.  It appears that there were a number of possible matches in that area at the time so I’m not sure which Agnes this might be.  I’m hoping to locate someone from her family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of her family.  If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

 

Thanks,

Shelley


SMITHIES Family Photograph

Shelley Cardiel
 

I’ve “rescued” an old photograph identified as Edith Elizabeth SMITHIES which was taken at the F. W. M. Havee Studio in Stamford, CT.  The photograph is dated “Xmas 1887” with Edith appearing to be in her teens at the time it was taken.  I was able to find Edith in census records as follows:

 

1880 census of Stamford, CT:

 

George E. PARKER, age 40, a Hotel Proprietor, born MA, parents born MA

Loratha L. PARKER, wife, age 40 , Keeping House, born MA, parents born MA

Edith E. SMITHES, boarder, age 6, at School, born MA, parents born MA

 

I am hoping to locate someone from Edith’s family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of her family.  If you are a member of this family or know someone who might  be please contact me.

 

Thanks,

Shelley


Re: WOODWORTH Family Photograph

Norma
 

Shelley
You might have better luck going through the mother, Mary Sherwood.   They are well populated in Fairfield County all descended from,Thomas Sherwood who came to Stratford.
Norma

In a message dated 5/20/2020 11:02:37 AM Eastern Standard Time, shelleyrcardiel@... writes:

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Harry Chester WOODWORTH which was taken at the Bartlett & Webster Studio in Hartford, CT sometime in the 1860's. Harry appears to be about 3-4 years old in the photograph. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Harry and his family:

 

Harry Chester WOODWORTH was b. Oct 1860 in Westport, CT to parents Benjamin Lord or Lloyd WOODWORTH (1834-1913) and Mary Elizabeth SHERWOOD (1830-1893).  Harry had a sister, Mary Isabella or Isabel “Bella” WOODWORTH LATHROP (1858-1889).  Harry married Mary Emma CUSICK (1866-1961) and they had two children, Chester Sherwood (1893-1968) and Everett Lord (1895-1970). Harry died 16 Mar 1954 in Westport, CT and is buried in the Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport, CT.

 

I am hoping to locate someone from this WOODWORTH Family so that the photograph can be returned to their care.  If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

 

Thanks,

Shelley