Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

This is from the presumed photo album of Alice L. Warner Kennard. Alice was born in Vermont, married in Massachusetts, lived in Montana and died in Michigan.

Clara Lorette Case Tomlinson

Crispell, Battle Creek, Mich.

Should anything occur to me, C. L. Tomlinson
Telegraph to Dr. Tomlinson Battle Creek
Michigan & to Emma Moth??s
171. East 14" St - East Oakland
Mrs C Lorette Tomlinson

Friday, February 18, 2011

Elma Kennard

Frank B. Kennard and Sadie Kennedy had three children:

Eveleen Montana Kennard                     b. 6 August 1892, Manchester, Delaware, Iowa
Elma Kennard                                        b. circa December 1897, Kinsey, Custer, Montana
Paul Kennedy Kennard                          b. 22 July 1900, Kinsey, Custer, Montana

There is a birth record for Eveleen from Iowa. However, Montana did not require the keeping of vital records until 1907 at the earliest. For Paul, I found a newspaper announcement in the Helena Independent on 3 Aug 1900. But, for Elma, the only birth record is the back of this photo. There may be a newspaper announcement as well but the previous information that I had was born in 1897. And 12 months of searching in even a small newspaper is quite a task.

Eveleen & Elma Kennard
Taken on the porch in
Miles City. Sept. 1898.
Eveleen aged 6 years.
Elma aged nearly 10 mos.
In the morning before Elma was dressed.

Here is the front:

Elma is not a family name for either the Kennards or Kennedys. It is my belief that Elma Kennard was named after a friend, Elma Dora Holbert nee Baker, an animal painter. 

Sadly, Elma and Paul each died before they reached the age of 2 years. They are buried next to their father in Custer County Cemetery, Miles City, Montana.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

J L Wilde

J. L. Wilde 
B. W. W.
S. Framingham Mass.
Feb. 17. 76

A. C. Partridge,
535 Washington Street,
Next door to Boston Theatre.

135 years ago, J. L. Wilde signed the back of this photo and presumably gave it to Miss Alice L. Warner. She was born in 1850 in Vermont and at some point moved to the Boston area. 1876 was two years before she married Frank B. Kennard in South Framingham, Massachusetts. The above gentleman looks to be in his 20s. He is wearing a double breasted suit and tie that appear to fit well. Perhaps, he was the son of Dr. James Wilde who was born in 1852. 

The "B. W. W." may stand for Boston Water Works. A bit of city directory research may clear up a few questions about this gentleman.

Do you have a photograph of an individual who is not a relative? Have you considered posting it on your blog or or other photo site? Have you ever found an old photo of your relative online? My family does not have a confirmed photo of Frank B. Kennard or any Kennard from Maine for that matter. They may be among the volumous mystery photos.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Charles Stewart Appelman

From the Photo Alum of Sadie Kennedy Kennard Mackay

Superior Finish
West Union, Iowa

Charles Stewart Appelman
April 20" '89
Born Oct. 28" '88

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

Photo most likely taken in 1931 after the burial of Dan C. Mackey. F. B. Kennard's gravestone is behind Dan's. These men were the husbands of Sarah (Sadie) Ellen Kennedy. Ironically, they were born 10 days apart. Sadie is buried next to Dan. Frank's children who died young, Elma and Paul, are buried next to Frank.
Custer County Cemetery
Miles City, Custer, Montana

F.B. Kennard
Aug. 18, 1850
Dec. 21, 1900
The next three lines are not readable. This photo was taken circa 1931.


Daniel C.
Aug. 8, 1850-Feb. 14, 1931

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Is In The Air

Ran across this photo of Eveleen Kennard and Alfred "Al" Eberle. It may have the first photo that Eveleen sent to her mother of her love, Al. Eveleen met Al at Bozeman College in Montana. They were in the same graduating class of 1915 and were married shortly after they graduated.

Alfred's parents were Theodore Eberle and Julia Ditt. Theodore was an engineer in the copper mines in Butte, Montana. Eveleen's parents were Frank "F. B." Kennard and Sarah "Sadie" Kennedy. F. B. Kennard was a civil engineer and contractor who helped build the Northern Pacific Railroad in Montana. Later he was a rancher and stock grower. F. B. died in 1900 in Miles City, Montana. Sadie remarried Dan C. Mackay. They ranched near Kinsey, Custer, Montana. The ranch was named K Bar Ranch. After Eveleen and Al were married, Dan and Al ranched together.

We didnt know that
they were going to take
this picture just then
and I had just turned
and said something
to Al went they snapped
it. We were going to send
you a very dignified
picture but this is more
natural as we usually
are laughing.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jennie Warner, Sister of Alice Kennard

Among my grandmother's photos was a mystery album. I looked through the album and no one looked remotely familiar. Most of the photos were on card stock and measured 2.5" x 4". Those with dates were from the late 1870s. So curiosity got the best of me and I carefully removed every photo. Roughly 70 percent of the photos were taken in Boston and less than 10 percent were marked with a name. Another 20 percent or so of the photos were taken in Burlington, Vermont.

Thinking through all of my lines, I tried to think of someone who would have relatives and friends from these areas. The someone that seemed to click the most was Alice L. Warner. She was born on 13 June 1850 in Jericho, Chittenden, Vermont to Dr. Benjamin Y. Warner and Laura Oakes. When I found the photo of Jennie Warner, I was certain that album belonged to Alice Warner.

Alice married Frank B. Kennard on 20 April 1878 Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Abigail Jennie Warner married Ogden C. Clark on 04 Jul 1881 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Very truly yours.
Jennie Warner.
South Framingham, Mass.

Successors To

Now, the fun will begin to figure out the rest of folks.