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2015-02-12 08:20 am

I'd like to get these photos back home...

Found some more orphaned family photos at one of my favorite flea markets.

All three were labeled on the back
 photo Leta Kennerly 5 months old.jpg

Leta K Kennerly was born on 13 Jun 1884 in Texas, and was 5 months old when this photo was take (so says the back of it).

She married Giles Dougherty Houston. Leta died on 24 Sep 1951 in Los Angeles County, CA. She is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.
 photo Aaron Woodruff Lyon June 2 1890.jpg
Aaron Woodruff Lyon, the grandson of Aaron Woodruff Lyon (1797-1888), an early Arkansas settler and pioneer of education in Arkansas, was about 22 years old when his photo was taken on 2 Jun 1890 in Bakersfield, CA.

Sadly, I cannot seem to find much other information about "Woodruff" Lyon - as the photo has him labeled. I have not found a gravesite for him.
 photo Ethel McGuire Mrs Blake Evans.jpg

This photo was labeled Ethel McGuire Mrs. Blake Evans on the back.

Ethel was born in Independence Co., AR on 2 Mar 1874 to Walter Sharpe McGuire and Adaline Powell Street. She married Robert Blake Evans on 9 Jan 1912 in Independence Co., AR.

Ethel is buried with her husband in Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Independence Co., AR.
I am happy to re-home these photos to descendants or family members at no cost.
dee_burris: (Default)
2014-08-10 07:54 am

Bits and pieces....

This is the part I love about collecting old postcards. From a flea market last week, I purchased a bit of Arkansas history.

Three sisters, the daughters of Abner Clark Evans and Mary Catherine Morrow. It appears the family lived, worked and died in Izard County after Abner and Catherine's marriage in 1855 in Independence County. All of these are buried in Barren Fork Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Izard Co., AR.

Identification of the sisters on the back, and the date was 20 Nov 1922.

From left to right:
Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Evans McSpadden - Jan 1867 - 9 Aug 1936
Minnie Kate Evans McSpadden - 26 Sep 1874 - 18 May 1936
Alice C Evans Sims - 5 May 1862 - 13 Nov 1947

I'd love to get this card home to direct descendants. If any of you have connections in Izard County and are able to locate direct descendants, please comment below or email me at sharpchick13 at hotmail dot com with an address to mail the card.
 photo EvansMcSpaddenfrontcrop.jpg

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2011-01-02 01:31 pm

Sibling pics...

One of the things I notice that my grandparents did was pose for sibling photos.

My sisters and I don't do that much. We probably should, if for no other reason than to continue family tradition.

Left to right: Idelle (Sandage) Herrington, Bernice Josephine (Herrington) Stevens, Florence Isabell (Herrington) Evans, Eunice Catheline (Herrington) Granite, Addie Louise (Herrington) Burris, and Hattie Inez (Herrington) Horne.

Left to right: Dora Emma (Burris) Crites, George Washington Burris, Jr., William Homer Burris, Ottis Gileston Burris, and Walter Monroe Burris. Photo taken 11 May 1958.

From the background in the photo above, I can tell they were at St Joe Cemetery in Pope County, on Decoration Day.

I'm also pretty sure that a certain unnamed woman had no idea her best side was showing.