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

Children in Winter c.1916

From my Grandmother’s Album. Durand, Illinois. Uncle Robert (b.1914) I’m the left. Uncle John (b.1910) on the right. my mother Marian (b.1912) next to Robert with the light trim on her dark hat. She looks about four to me but maybe it’s 1917.

Don’t know child in the center wearing the white hat Robert, Marian, ? and John. A neighbor?
They had just one boy cousin.

Baseball Team of Yesteryear

My paternal grandfather Floyd M. Hendricks born in 1892 in Pawnee, Illinois, is seated on the right with the line drawn to him. I see baseball gloves. They look to be a serious group of men.

Second row, second from the right

One First Cousin 1916

From my Grandmother’s Album.

My mother and her brothers had one first cousin- Melburn Clark Potter. b.1906-d.1940.

Melburn is ten years old in this photo. seated on the left in the first photo. Uncle Ralph is his father and he’s holding Robert, John and Marian.

The Potter family
Aunt May (my grandmother’s elder sister) and
Uncle Ralph with their son Melburn
Cousin Melburn with his sled
Cousin Melburn on the right

The Van Sickles of Durand Illinois

My son put together this little video, with photos from my grandmother’s album, and paid for the use of the accompanying music.

The Van Sickles of Durand Illinois

You’ve seen a lot of the stills before.

My mother and her family in 1916