Sanderson & Oakland (Part 2) – the Farm

Thomas Lewis Oakland and Mary Ann Sanderson

Part 1 of the story of Thomas Lewis Oakland and Mary Ann Sanderson can be seen here.

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In 1905 the Oaklands moved to a farm between DeKalb and Sycamore, Illinois.  On a day in 1910 they held an “Old Time Harvest Day.”  The men look too well dressed for it to be a regular farm day!

1910 Oakland farm Lee IL2

1910 Oakland farm Lee IL3

1910 Oakland farm Lee IL

Old Time Harvest Day 1910

Old Time Harvest Day 1910

Written on the back of this photo:  “This was taken “Old time harvest day.”  The photographer took it standing on the Crib, that accounts for the Machine shed and crib not showing in the picture, (also for barn and silo slanting).  It was taken late in the day after most of the people were gone, still there were a good many Autos in the south end of the yard.  This was taken to get all the machinery in one picture.  There were 2000 people here that day.  Had a fine time.”

In 1911 Albie married Thomas (Roy) Duncan and lived in DeKalb, Illinois.

Eber Oakland

Eber Oakland

On 15 September 1913 the Oakland’s older son, Eber, died of malaria that he had contracted while working in Texas.  He had been engaged to Alice Lee of Meridan, Mississippi.

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About 1915 the Oaklands moved from the farm to a large home on Somonauk Avenue in Sycamore, Illinois, a quite fashionable neighborhood.

oaklands 1913 formal

On 27 December 1917 Milo married Hazel Olsten in DeKalb.

oakland osten wedding 1oakland osten wedding 2 There were no longer children living at home.

Part 3 of the Sanderson & Oakland story can be seen here.

4 thoughts on “Sanderson & Oakland (Part 2) – the Farm

    • Thank you for the research. Hazel Oakland was my grandmother and a dedicated keeper of scrapbooks. I will try to add to this record with more information. David Oakland, Charlottesville, Virginia

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      • Wonderful! Please feel free to add to or correct anything on the record. If you would like to do a guest post (or three) to add the family stories, I would be delighted. Please keep in touch.

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