From my grandmother’s album . Durand Illinois.
My grandmother Charlotte in the hat and coat standing in front of the snow and my grandfather Judd with the shovel. Durand, Illinois. We had five inches yesterday in Pittsburgh.
Nothing like this!
From what I can tell that’s my great grandfather on the left. No marks or notes on these two pics .
My Great Aunt Edna is on the far left. Unfortunately, she’s the only woman I can identify. The caption says “Doris Feb. 2, 1916” My maternal side, from Edna’s sister’s photo album, Charlotte, my grandmother. Edna was born in 1890 and passed at 100 in 1990. So she’s 26 Years old in this photograph. Durand, Illinois. Aunt Edna and Uncle Edgar did not have any children. He passed in 1965.
My Uncle Robert on a Tricycle in Durand Illinous
From my grandmother’s album
My mother’s brother, Robert, holds a lamb.
Durand, Illinois September 1, 1916
Found this newspaper page from June 17,1966 today. Our eighth grade class.
My Grandmother’s High School Class 1904 picture, too.
I’m tackling a closet which had a few random treasures in the miscellaneous.
What sensible person holds onto this stuff?
Happy Birthday to my Dear Longtime Friend with much love. I hope you’re reading the blog today.
(Seriously longtime. We were in Mrs. Stewart’s class when news broke of JFK’s assassination. I remember Miss McCarthy crying in the hall).
But I figure you prefer anonymity so you know who you are.
“We were so much older then, we’re younger than that now”
Happy Birthday to my Cherished Friend
My maternal grandmother, Charlotte Rowley- bottom right
And in my mother’s handwriting -the names of the 1904 Durand High School class, Durand Illinois. Mr. Greenough didn’t get a first name?
My son took a photo of his four kids in front of my grandparents house. He asked for an old photo of the house to compare. I rediscovered this picture of my maternal grandmother.
I wonder what she’s reading.
Then I went and googled her and a her name comes up. The people I want to call and ask, are passed.
Charlotte Baker Rowley 1888-1980
Born Jun 1888 in Winnebago, Illinois, USAmap
Daughter of Eugene Baker Rowley and Mary S Smith
Sister of Clair S Rowley, May Rowley, Edna Rowley and Cecile Rowley
Wife of Judd DeWitt Vansickle — married 16 Nov 1908 in Winnebago, Illinois, USAmap
Died Jun 1980 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States of Americamap. But her children are known. My mother was Marian.And no mention of Charlotte’s middle name Elizabeth.
I must ask my older cousin, John. Maybe he’ll know
I’ll list their children
John Rowley Van Sickle b 1910
Marian Van Sickle b 1912
Robert Eugene b 1914