Cecile Rowley Caven 1897-1957

One of my maternal grandmother’s sisters. My great Aunt. I found a portrait of her while I was cleaning out a box of papers. Married Morey Caven. I’m still trying to find more information.

Sisters Edna, Cecile (2nd from left), May, Charlotte (my maternal grandmother)
Cecile Rowley Caven
Screen shot from Find a Grave
Erickson Photography Menomonie Wisconsin

HS Yearbook Ads 1906

I thought these pages of ads at the back of my grandmother’s Rockford High School 1906 yearbook were interesting. Two digit phone numbers. Pork Packers, fountain pens, Milliners, maps. Carbon paper for your typewriter, fine pocket knives.

Rockford Illinois
Where do the pencil shavings go?
I think I’ll search the Internet- see if any of these businesses still exist

1906 Basketball Teams

Last week’s Throwback Thursday was the Mandolin Club. This week it’s basketball season. How about Rockford High School, Illinois basketball teams in 1906?

Another page or two from my grandmother’s yearbook. No relatives on either team but thought the photos were interesting to see, even if you don’t know the people.

Photo credit to McPherson

Mr. Paul Lucas was coach of both teams. It states “he has never once faltered in his plan.”

Not sure what they wore to play the game

Silent Sunday

Thanks Laura for sending a photo of the picture at your home
Tiny glass beads detail
This one is at my house
Embroidery (no beads) at my friends home
Embroidered holy picture

The beaded art holy pictures and embroidery are stitched with loving hands and passion by my DIL’s Grandmother in Kyiv.

Born Feb. 7, 1892

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks, my paternal grandmother, was born 130 years ago. She went by the name Alta. When my father was born they lived in Farmersville, Illinois. One summer my brother and I stayed with our grandparents and she taught me to knit. I was four years old.

This is just from the time she resided in a Nursing Care Center in Taylorville, Illinois. My grandmother kept a list of the afghans and shawls she knit for others during this period of her life.
Written inside the cover of her copy of The Book of Common Prayer.

Heritage from a post. May 2017. Ben H at WordPress says “This week, share a photo of something that says “heritage” to you. It can be from your own family or culture — a library, a work of public art, a place of worship, an object passed down to you from previous generations.”

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I held the quilt to the window so the light could show how beautifully it is pieced and stitched.
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She knit the blue Afghan and handstitched the quilt. She could tat and crochet, too. Made egg noodles and hung to dry on a broom stick.

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My father Roy J. Hendricks (b. 1912) is the boy standing on the left. Uncle Alan Ray Hendricks(b.1916) is the baby on my grandmother’s lap. My grandfather is standing, Floyd Merle Hendricks.
Mary Alta on the left , Sarah and Will Kerr in Illinois

Here’s another post for Throwback Thursday

My paternal grandmother, Mary Alta Kerr, born February 7, 1892 and her brother and sister. I need to do more research, dig around in a box, to get info on her siblings details. I know she called her sister “Sis”.

This is the grandmother who taught me to knit when I was little. No date on the photo. She looks to be 5 or 6? Maybe 1900-1901?

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks passed March 13,1979 and is buried in Morrisonville, Illinois.

This is a photo of my grandmothers recipe box. This is a poem about bread, glued in the lid given to my grandmother by Ella Beyer. She was my godmother and I was given Ella as my middle name.
My grandmother on the right, the one who taught me to knit. 
1973 photograph of me in the middle, my grandmother on the right and Aunt Vesta Kent on the left. Morrisonville, Illinois.

Great grandson Shawn Hendricks posted a photo of this tag found on his father’s (John)Afghan

Morrisonville City Cemetery
Morrisonville, Illinois

Class of 1906

My maternal grandmother Charlotte Rowley- Rockford High School, Rockford, Illinois. She married in 1908. Had children in 1910, 1912, 1914.

Rockford High School Rockford Illinois
The Football Team w coach

From my Grandmother’s Album

The Eternal Indian, sometimes called the Black Hawk Statue (dedicated in 1911), is a 48-foot sculpture by Lorado Taft located in Lowden State Park, near the city of Oregon, Illinois.”

From my Grandmothers Album c. 1920s

Illinois, Circa 1924, Before They Lost the Farm

My father’s parents Alta (b.1895) on left and Floyd (b.1892) on the right in overalls with the pipe in his mouth, My father’s younger brother Alan (b. 1916) along with Forrest and Martha (don’t know who they are) and my grandmother’s sister, Sis. Farmersville, Illinois.

A Photo with names written on the back

What can we tell from a family photo album? I wonder who took the picture?