Some family had a lovely Easter in 1950. I just don’t know who they are. I’m going to guess that they were in California – no one is bundled up for winter!
The woman on the right below looks vaguely familiar. I know, that’s no help at all.
This is another in my ‘lost and found’ category. Always hopeful that someone will recognize the people in the photos – anyone?
Frank Gochenour (4th from left), 1921.
Frank Gochenour was the son of Eleanor Claycomb and Arthur Gochenour. He was born 13 October 1911 in Sycamore, Illinois. He died 11 July 1922 at the age of 10, from an illness, possibly rheumatic fever.
Miss Giddings’ 1st grade class at Lindo Park School, Lakeside, California, 1951-2:
My photo was cut out some time ago. These are my classmates. I’m not giving names because most are still living. I’m in touch with several folks in this photo, and would love be in contact with all.
Miss Frances Giddings taught us to read – for that she will be high on my list of favorite teachers.
From a DeKalb county paper, 1936.
April 11th is my parents’ anniversary. They married in 1936, so this would be their 78th.
Announcement from The Wayne Herald, Wayne, Nebraska.
Wedding Guests. I love seeing signatures of family and friends.Mrs. N. M. Duncan is Nettie MaryJane Patchen Duncan, Harriet’s paternal grandmother. Mrs. T. L. Oakland is MaryAnn Sanderson Oakland, Harriet’s maternal grandmother.
The newlyweds, April 11, 1936, DeKalb, Illinois
They honeymooned at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago, where they danced to the big band sound of Skinnay Ennis and his orchestra.
On their 60th anniversary in 1996, their first great-grandchild was born. So here’s a very happy 18th birthday to Jack!
Mom, who is gone now, and her first grandchild, who is now 50, having fun at an amusement park about 1966, probably near Sacramento, California.
Erista Osborne, Racine, Wisconsin, was invited to the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred James McCollum in Salinas, California on July 3, 1917. It’s a bit frustrating that he gets his full name listed and no name for his wife! In any case, Erista probably didn’t travel to California for the celebration.
If my arithmetic is right, the McCollums were married on July 3, 1867. This is another in my “Lost & Found” file – it should be with the McCollum family.
Andrew Richolson, Thomas Oakland, Elmer Oakland
Thomas and Elmer are brothers, sons of Ira Oakland and Isabelle Thuestad.
Elmer Arthur Oakland, 1881-1962, married Sena Bjerge.
Thomas Lewis Oakland, 1863-1918, married Mary Ann Sanderson (my great-grandparents).
Mary Ann Sanderson’s sister, Isabele, married Andrew Richolson. (Mary Ann also had a sister Josephine (Adelaide J.), who married Richol Richolson.)
In this faded cabinet card, I especially like the cat and dog. My guess for the time frame is the 1910s – that would put Thomas Oakland in his 40s. Do you think that’s correct?
My mother about 1936 when she married my father. We had this vanity until sometime in the 1960s.
J. E. (Edgar) McCollum wrote a letter to his aunts, Emma Duncan and Erista Osborne. It was May, 1918 and he was stationed in France with a forestry unit, Company F 10th Engineers. The letter was censored – okayed on the last page.
Now Emma did marry into our Duncans, but this letter really needs to be with Edgar McCollum’s family.
This is his graduation announcement from Oregon State Agricultural College.