Monday, January 30, 2006

More George Block Family Photos

The first picture is Edith and Randall on the front porch of the George Block Home 1919 or 1920. The following is a little earlier of George and Faye and Edith.


I'm thinking that this is either Randall or (probably) Ray Block. Taken abt. 1934.

George Block Family

This is some of George and Faye Block's family circa 1934. George, Wanda and Faye are in front and Ray, Edith and Randall are in the back. Missing are Doris and Gerald.

John Block House

Ruth Ann - This is the picture you sent me. In the next picture, John block is standing in front of the same house (compare the front window and notice the beam at the top of the picture above John. John is wearing the same jacket in the third picture, but don't know if it is the same date - probably, but he has lost his hat. Is the woman next to him Margaret or a sister. Her face just doesn't resemble Margaret when I blow it up on the computer. Perhaps they lived in this house before Margaret died and after the old, old house in the previous post.

John Block 1841 - 1926

This is an undated picture of John Block.

George Block's House

Ruth this is for you. The first picture was taken around 1933. The two little girls are Doris & Wanda. George and Faye Block are standing in the background. Grandma tells me that this is the house she was born in (1917). Later George Block built the house in the next picture on the same property as the first house and, as you can see, he was keeping chickens around (maybe in?) the old house. The third picture is of George, Faye and Edith Block, probaby taken in 1918 on the porch of the new house. I will show the picture that you sent me to Grandma this week - maybe she can shed some light on it. Grandma has told me more than once tha t after her Grandma block (Margaret) died in 1924, John moved in with them until his death. She remembers John and his sisters (who would they be?) sitting on the front lawn speaking in German.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

New Harmony

Aug, 2004 - New Harmony, IN - Cailey and Cameron Noone with the Great - Grandma Shelton. We had a lot of fun that day and I think it was the last time we ate at Two Tony's, in Carmi before it burned down.... again.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Bertha Rogers Stahlman

This picture was taken around 1911 of Bertha (Rogers) Stahlman. Bertha is the daughter of Emma and George Rogers, and granddaughter of John and Margaret Block - Emma's parents.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Shari and Raisin

This is my sister Shari - sitting in a hollowed out base of a snowman. It was taken in our front yard in Carmi in January, 1980. The dog's name was Raisin.

Thursday, January 26, 2006


This is one of my favorite picures of my Dad. I guess it must have been taken about 1975 or 76, but am not sure where. Maybe he will remember and add a post...
Dad got to move back to the area of his birth about eight or nine years ago - Good for him, I thought. He spends his free time working on his house and new building, fishing, taking his mother to eat, fishing, mowing, fishing, helping me with differnet projects and fishing. I enjoy our time together.

Happy Birthday Josh Smith

Joshua Smith - born Jan 26, 1974.

Harvey Bunnell

The man pictured in the first, third and fourth picture is Harvey Bunnell. The second picture is an unknown man that I belive may also be Harvey Bunnell. Granddad wasn't sure and the picture isn't marked. You' want to double click on this picture for a better view.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bertha Shelton Photo Restoration

This is a picture that was torn many years ago. It is Bertha (Farleigh) Shelton, probably taken around 1900 - 1905. Picture #1 shows the photo's original condition. Picture #2 are the pieces rejoined. #3 is a cropped portion that would recieve restoration through the computer. #4 is the final result. Still not quite happy with it, but I will probably work a bit on that. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Elaine & Wayne - Ted Turnerized

This picture was taken in late1941 or early 1942 of my mom and her brother. The second image was "colorized" this evening on the computer. I also took out Grandma's arm and created a new background.

137th Birthday

Willard Rogers was born on this day - January 24 - in 1869 to Milton and Margaret Rogers.

Monday, January 23, 2006

39th Birthday

This picture was taken a week ago tonight. I had to work, but someone provided me with a birthday cake.


I got this little vehicle for Christmas, 1969. I still remember it. It came with a tool dset and I could take off the wheels - at least that is the way I remember it. BTW, I still have the hat.

Rogers Siblings

This picture was takenin the 1970s of Clara Mathes, Lon Rogers, Della Schindler and Leone Shelton at the park in Fairfield.

George & Faye Block Home

This is the George and Faye Block home (1915 - c.1962). the picture was taken about 1918 - 1934. Maybe Mom can tell some stories about it - I don't know any. Grandma Block had moved to Cisne by the time I was around. When Granddad and Grandma sold their farm, Granddad gave me the name off of George Block's mailbox. it had been in his shed for years, I guess. Kind of an odd keepsake, but I have it in the house at Cisne and it means a lot to me.

Edith Block 1918

This is my Grandma Smith in 1918 on the front porch of her parent's home. I believe the house is just East of Bob and Doris Bozarth's place.

Robert & Rollie

Here is a good picture of Robert and Rollie, twin sons of Fred and Gracie Smith. They are brothers to my late Granddad, Isaac.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Augustus Best Family

I just received this picture through Email today from a very nice lady in Arkansas. She is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Dora Best (Keyser). Elizabeth was the sister of Mattie Best Rogers. It is the Augustus and Eliza (Holmes) family.
I cropped Grandma Rogers image from the picture and enlarged it a bit. She really resembles Dad as a kid. Missing from the picture are Elizabeth Dora (1866 - 1891) and Uncle Bert Best (1883-1965 - not yet born. Arra (1879 - 1973), the youngest shown looks to be at least two years old so the licture is probably 1882, or early 1883, before Bert was born.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Down South

Uncle Raymond - I hope you all made it to Florida OK. Enjoyed seeing Janie this trip and glad Janet is doing better. Hello to everyone down there. - D

Bean Picking

This is Great Grandma Mattie Rogers with daughters Emma Jane and Leone circa 1916 in her garden.


This is one of my favorite pictures of Grandpa Shelton, taken about 1971. It jsut looks like a warm summer day and I can remember sitting on those steps as a little boy. Notice his buick parked on the side of the house. Just a picture that makes me remember things.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

More pictures from Sunday

Some more pictures from lunch last Sunday. Wish you all could have been there. Teresa and I drove over together - always nice visiting with her. I'm ready for sushi, Teresa - just say the word and we're there!!!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Dinner at Mt. Vernon

Here are a five cousins at dinner last Sunday (Jan 8) in Mt. Vernon. Wish the others could have been there, but rest assured we were talking about them. : )

Wayne Shelton

Happy Birthday Wayne Shelton

Jan 13, 1961

I can post a better picture later. This came from part of a slide so it is an area blown up from just a about a 1/4 square inch. That's not a lot to work with when it comes to blowing up a picture. By the way, the baby is Doug.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sho is she?

This picture was from Bryan Shelton's collection so they are probably Sheltons, Farleighs, McCrackens or Losh. anyone recognize them? Judging from the photograph and the clothes I am guessing 1880s or1890s.

George Block Family

Here is some of George and Faye Block's family circa 1934. Ray, Edith and Randall on the top step and George, Wanda and Faye in front.

Block kids

Here is a pictrue from the mid 1930s of Wanda, Gerald, Ray and Doris Block.

Emma Rogers and Margaret Block

This is probably one of the last pictures taken of Margaret (Schunegger) Block - whown here with her daughter Emma (Rogers). Margaret died on her 75th birthday, May 20, 1924 - not sure from what illness, though.

George Rogers family

Here are two images of the George and Emma Rogers family. The daughter is Bertha Rogers and her husband, Elmer Stahlman is shown in the second picture. Emma is the daughter of John and Margaret Block. Not sure of the dates on the pictures.

Aunt Clara

Clara (Rogers) Mathis born Jan 12, 1900.

Effingham - January 1980

Effingham, IL - 26 years ago this month. Granddad and Grandma took Shari and I too Effingham one Sunday after church. We ate at was it a Best Western??? All I remember is lot of popcorn shrimp. then after dinner we went to some indoor amusement park near the mall. I thought I was a little old for the place, but never said anything. We were leaving for Colorado in a month or so and I didn't think we'd ever see them again. Shari looks a little depressed too.