This is a old photo from Craig’s Collection.
A well loved photo that was pinned up someplace. Perhaps for a Grandmother to admire as she walked by.
Allie or Ollie + Johnie K. Jansen??
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Another Full Circle!
James and Lydia Harris found the way home.
Iggy contacted the owner of theWikiTree. He forwarded me her email. She also left a comment on the Photo 1490 blog post.
Her comment was this:
I've dropped a note to one of you who contacted me and yes, that is indeed James Austin Harris. The Harris clan is quite colorful and I have enjoyed putting together some of the WikiTree pages on them - one of which you found. I continue to work on those pages and it was the help of people like you that I have been able to put more meat on the bones of the Harris clan than we had earlier. The partial photo you spotted on my wiki was a scan sent to me by a cousin. Coming up with the actual photos has been somewhat difficult. Thanks for finding this! - Jackie
James Harris's profile on WikiTree Karl - Good evening from the frozen tundra in Iowa. You can't imagine how happy your post made me! James Austin Harris is my third great grand uncle. I descend from the Harris family through his brother Barnabus "Barney" Arthur Harris. The picture you see on my wikitree is what a cousin sent me for inclusion, but neither of us have the full photo. The Harris's were a family that seemed to believe in a lot of photos except for James (there is only one other of him that I know of) and another brother who joined the U.S. Cavalry during the civil war and was killed in an Indian fight while serving at Fort Laramie at the end of the war. (I am lucky on him in that another cousin did send me a copy of the one photo we know of in existence for him. I would love to receive that photo - and of course reimburse for costs. And I would also love to know where it was found. The Harris clan and the Peacock clan intermarried several times with several of the Peacocks moving to Minnesota. My guess is that may have been how it might have migrated there. (I am guessing as to where it was found after taking a look at the webpage.) And by the way - I can't remember who it was on that page that was complimentary of the Wiki writeup - but that just made my day. When I started the Wiki it was my intent to put some meat on the bones of the family members that I could find. Apparently this page succeeded a bit - and for that I am grateful. Let me know what information you need - or feel free to pass along my address. I really appreciate you making the effort to contact me. Jackie
I emailed Jackie:
Mar 3 at 9:10 PM
Hello Jackie, Karl forwarded your email to me..he is a fantastic researcher!! I am more than happy to return the photo of Jim and Lydia Harris to you. Photo Number 1490.
I got the photo with a group of others from a fellow in California who came to dead ends searching for relatives.
Please send me names of anyone else that could be in this family group and I will keep and eye out for them.
Please email me your address...I can go to the PO tomorrow. Connie at Forgotten Old Photos
I took a look around that website - what a wonderful thing you all are doing and the photos are just great.
I'm going to have you send this to me at work - I have a rather small mailbox at home and a rather stupid mail person who thinks folding anything is okay. I sort the mail at work so I know I'll get it.
Most of the family names you might find associated with him would be Butterworth, Harris, Johnson, Peacock, Chenoweth and Lamb but if you come across anything with Shelby, Audubon or Cass (Atlantic) county Iowa photos, let me know. That is my home stomping ground and I might be able to come up with something for you.
You cannot imagine how touched I was when I got Karl's email. I started the Wiki in hopes of reaching out to other family members and it has proven very successful, but this was beyond anything I ever imagined.
I will be sharing the photo with others from the line on a Harris family list we have going. I know they will appreciate as much as I do.
Thanks again -
Hi Jackie, I mailed the photo today so you might have it Thursday or Friday. With your permission I will write a full circle post after you have received the photo.
Can you tell me a little about how your wiki works and about the process? Thanks Connie
Thank you so much. I received the photo today and it is wonderful. I will be sending you a small donation for your time and effort - and hope it will help you reunite more of these old photos with their families.
WikiTree - through which your group found me - is a collaborative giant family tree. It operates much like those on Ancestry and other genealogy-oriented sites but I chose to use it over the other sites for a number of reasons. It's free. It allows me to source my tree using genealogical standards. It allows me unlimited space for information and photos and it gives me more control. James Harris and his second wife, whose photo you sent me (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harris-5053) was one of those individuals whose bio you just really don't want to cut short. I have a large part of the backbone of my tree on WikiTree now - and each week I pick one family group to focus on. This week, needless to say, it will be the Harris clan again.
The Wiki has resulted in finding a lot of "cousins" I would have never found, but this was beyond my expectations!
I plan on having this copied and will be giving copies to a few others in my family who also do a lot of family history, so your find will be shared with a number of others.
Again thanks for all you do - and my thanks to the others who also help find the families of those who are featured in these photos -
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Well, we finally had some success with Katherine’s Photos from California.
You remember Edna St. Clair Walther better known as Eddie?
He best friend was Dolores Tallman
The photos were returned to Sterling L.Tallman Jr. he is the little boy in these photographs.
Dolores, Eddie, Sterling Jr., a cousin, Sterling Sr., and Dianne
This was the photograph I used on Thanksgiving day 2013.
The group of Bonus photos were also returned.
Iggy found an address for Chris Tallman and my letter was forwarded to his father. Our emails follow.
My name is Sterling Leon Tallman, Jr.
My son, Christopher received your letter a couple of days ago and the photos are of my immediate family and of my mom's best friend when my mom was a teenager. The photo of us four at the beach is my immediate family. From left to right, Diane, my sister, myself, Sterling, my father and Dolores, my mom.
I don't know where these photos were found, but it appears that they were the possession of Edna Walthers. She went by "Eddie" and she was mom's best friend. The dog in the picture is Eddie's dog "Queenie".
Clara was Eddie's mother (the taller of the two older women), but I don't remember who Anna was
She could be Claira's sister. Clara was from Ohio, so she was probably out visiting at the time the pictures were taken at our first home in Lawndale, California.
My sister Dianne and I would like to have the pictures, because they bring back childhood memories for both of us. I will be 67 years old in a couple of months. My sister is now 69 years old. Mom and Dad are both gone now.
We really appreciate your detective work and your dedication in finding who these photographs belong to. I had no idea anyone did anything like that. Really great!
Hello Sterling! So good to hear from you! The photos came to me from a gal in California named Katherine, the photos were left to a friend of hers and he/she had no idea what to do with them. Yes, Clara was Edna's Aunt from Ohio. Edna's Mom was Anna.
Can you tell me anything more about Edna or Eddie as she was known? What happened to Hank (Henry) Walther? Did they stay married? I could not find a burial record for Edna...or if she remarried/or had Children?
I am sorry I have so many questions...but so far you are our only lead to answers.
Do you have a computer in your home? I have more photos that I would like you to look at..perhaps they are of your family too? So many photos in the box were not marked.
I could email them a couple at a time, to see if you recognize them??
I will ready the photos for mailing. Connie
I only met Anna a couple of times, as we didn't travel that often back to Ohio and West Virginia area. As I recall, Anna lived in Cumberland Ohio, but that could be wrong, because I was just kid when we visited her at home.
I'm writing this on my computer. So, yes you can email whatever pictures you like to me and I will`look at them to see if I recognize anyone.
Hank (as he was called), past ways several years before Eddie as I recall and they were married all the while until he passed away when I was still in grade school or Middle School when he died.
they didn't had any children, so my sister and I were there were her heirs.
Eddie was a P.E. teacher when she was younger, I believe that was in the Gardena School District and after that she worked for the Unemployment Department, I believe that was in Gardena as well, until she retired. She was also a member of the Soroptimist Club in Gardena, CA for years as well.
I emailed him a few of the unidentified photos. One was identified.
I sent the photos off in the mail.
Hi Connie, Yes the photos came in good shape. I shared them with my sister as a surprise to her and they brought back many memories for her as well. We shared them with our Son and two of our daughters too. My sister & I both thank you for your thoughtful service in reuniting loved ones in photo memories that would else wise be lost forever. With much appreciation, Sterling Leon "Lee" Tallman & Dianne Lynn Tallman Gregorius.
All in all 21 photos were returned to Sterling and his sister.
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