- Barbara Ann Swezey (1953-1987) m. Raymond Neil Allen. Lived in Eugene OR. She died age 33. No children.- David C. Swezey (-) lived in Portland OR area.
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Friday, September 25, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO 1: "Wallace Wells, 1 1/2 years"
PHOTO 1 TAKEN: Rothchild & Co, Chicago IL, circa 1900
IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO 2: "Phyllis / Wells Harland J"
PHOTO 2 TAKEN: Unknown photographer and location, probably Eugene OR, circa 1927
PURCHASED: 2016, Antique Peddlars, Springfield OR
Friday, September 18, 2020
Clarence Asa Wells & Harold Earl Wells
IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO 1: Clarence Asa Wells, age 4 1/2 months
IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO 2: Harold Earl Wells, age 6 months
PHOTO TAKEN: unknown photographer and location, circa Dec 1915 & Nov 1919
PURCHASED: 2017 Wildwood Antique Mall, Wildwood Florida
UPDATE - These two photos have been claimed by family and have gone home!
As suspected, these are siblings, brothers, whose parents were Clarence A. Wells (1884-1974) and Elizabeth Marie Jones(1888-1972). Both parents were born in Licking County Ohio. Clarence Sr was an accountant.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Miss Phoebe Peacock" / "Phoebe Peacock"
PHOTO 1 TAKEN: Tuthill & Teed Studio, Moravia & Boliver NY, circa 1882-1884
PHOTO 2 TAKEN: unknown location and photographer, circa 1894
PURCHASED: 2017 August Madison-Bouckville (NY) Antiques Week
The first photograph was taken at the studio of Tyrus T. Tuthill who resided at and operated a studio in Moravia, Cayuga county, New York from at least 1870 through at least the mid-1890s.
The writing on the back of photo #1 appears to have originally said "Mrs. Phoebe Peacock", but over-writing it is the word "Miss". I wonder if the "Miss" indicates this photo was taken before or around the time of her marriage.
The fashions worn in photograph #1 date it to the early-to-mid 1880s. The woman appears to be around 25-30 years of age, putting a projected birth year at 1855 to 1860, or thereabouts.
Photo #2 was clearly taken about a decade later. The dress style worn by Phoebe dates to around 1894.
I searched Ancestry.com, Findagrave.com, and others and could only find one Phoebe Peacock in this region. And Peacock was her married name.
Phoebe L. Curtis (Nov 1861 - Mar 1943), daughter of Calvin Curtis (1827-1893) and Fidelia Church (1826-1868).
- Wife of Jesse Peacock (1863-1933, son of John Peacock and Lavina Culley) m. in 1882 in Moravia.
- Mother of:
- Clinton Jesse Peacock (1883-1953) m. Leora Morton (1880-1947)
- Frances Ruth Peacock (1908-1992)
- Harold C. Peacock (1899-1901) died age 1
- Homer Peacock (1902-1902) died as infant
The 1870 Census, Moravia, Cayuga County, NY, shows the Curtis family:
CURTIS, Calvin, 43, farmer
CURTIS, James, 13
CURTIS, Phoebe, 8
Phoebe was married in 1882 to Jesse Peacock.
On both the 1910 and 1920 Federal Census, Jesse and Phoebe are living in Syracuse. Jesse is 58 in 1920, born in NY of English immigrant parents. His occupation is Machinist at a gear factory. Phoebe is 59, born in NY of NY parents, no occupation.
After the death of her husband Jesse in 1933, Phoebe lived in Ossining, Westchester county, NY with her son Clinton Peacock and his family. She is found on the Ossining NY Census 1940 at age 78, widowed. Her son Clinton is a Printer, and his wife Leora is a public school teacher.
Phoebe died 2 Mar 1943 in Cayuga County, and is buried at the Quaker Church Cemetery in Moravia.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Bernice Harlow"
PHOTO TAKEN: Rufus Holsinger, University Studio, Charlottesville VA, circa 1899-1900
PURCHASED: 2018 February, Wildwood Antique Mall, Wildwood FL
This appears to be Bernice "Bernie" Edgar Harlow, born 31 Aug 1899 at Albemarle VA. He was residing in Charlottesville in 1942 when he registered for the WWII draft. Employer is Charles King & Son Co., a wholesale grocery, where he works as a shipping clerk. He would work for the company his entire life, from age 15 to 80, by which time he had risen to the position of President of the company. He lived to age 93 (1993).
His parents were (factory worker) James Henry Harlow (1864-1943) and Mary Christianna "Anna" Maddex (1874-1944, dau. of Richard H. Maddex and Sallie Wingfield).
Bernice had two sisters:
... Annie Ruth Harlow (Mrs. W.W. Glass) 1897-1967
... Ora Texanna Harlow (Mrs. W.L. Marion) 1905-1994
He married Lula R. Johnson. They had two daughters, Pearl Daniel Harlow (d. 1986) and Arlene Harlow-Peebles (1924-2004). (Arlene had two sons)
from "The Daily Progress" Charlottesville VA, June 8, 1980.