Sunday, July 30, 2006

Aug 31 - Della Schindler 100th Anniversary

Jul 30, 1906 - Birthday of Della (Rogers) Schindler, daughter of Willard and Mattie Rogers. Aunt Della was married to George Schindler. She and George had three children, Jean June and Willard. Della passed away in 1995.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Baby Picture



This picture was taken 39 years ago - summer 1967. It is me and my grandpa, Harry Shelton.

Pushed Around


This is a great picture of my mom and her brother taken about 1946. Not sure if that contraption is a prehistoric wheel barrow - looks more suited for moving bales of hay (or little girls). Some old farm-person will have to enlighten this city-boy.

Faverty Photo



This is a picture of Fred Smith (right) with Albert Faverty and his son Marvin. Albert was maried to Iva Bunnell (Gracie Smith's sister). The picture was taken at the Faverty home just east of the Bunnell house. For the last thirty+ years the house has been occupied by the Clyde Fife family. Robert and Hazel Smith now live in the former Bunnell home.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Stine Boys


Here are Johnnie and Herbert Stine, sons of Harry and Nellie (Block) Stine. They would be first cousins to my Grandma Smith.

Great-Grandma Rogers House


After Martha Rogers (Mattie) sold her farm in the 1930s, she moved to Geff into this house. I took this picture 22 years ago in July, 1984. The house is still there. She lived here until she was unable to care for herself, then moved in with Harry and Leone Shelton at their home in Fairfield. She died there in 1954.

Harve Bunnell Family


Here is a picture taken about 1901 or 02. L- R Harve, Gracie, Justin, Elver, May and Iva Bunnell. This picture was taken not too long after the death of oldest sibling Merritt in 1900.

Watermelon Weather

I hope everyone is having a great summer. Here are three watermelon pictures. David Jr - 1968, Elaine Shelton, 1974 and Raymond Shelton, 1973

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Long Ago Garden


This is a pictrure taken probably in the late 1930s or early 1940s (I don't know where) of Edith Smith and her garden.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Jul 21 - Ray Best


July 21, 1877 was the birthday of Ray Best, younger brother of my great grandmother, Mattie Best. Ray married Minnie May Smith and they had five children. Ray died in Cash, Arkansas in 1969.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

July 20 - Bill and Janis Shelton


Happy 48th Anniversary to Bill and Janis Shelton.

July 20 Mark Shelton


Happy Birthday to Mark Shelton!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Jul 14 - Seneca Bunnell


Jul 14, 1825 was the birthday of my great-great grandfather, Seneca Bunnell. Seneca was married to Amanda Chaney. They had eleven children. Seneca died Oct 24, 1891 in Wayne County, IL. They lived on the same farm where 100 years later, Isaac and Edith Smith lived from 1942- 2003. I could never find Seneca's grave and Granddad didn't know where he was buried.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Four Generations


Here are four generations of Conards. The baby is Janis Conard (Shelton). She is being held by her grandfather Roy Conard, to the right of the picture is her father Charles Conard II and to the left is her great-grandfather Charles Conard I. The picture was taken in 1941, about a year and hal;f before the elder Charles (my great-great grandfather) died.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Block Kids


Here is a picture from about 1919. Left to right are Edith, Wayne, Ferne and Glenn Block

Monday, July 10, 2006

Jul 10 - Pearl Rogers


July 10, 1901 was the birthday of Pearl (Williams) Rogers, second wife of Charles A. Rogers. I remember on her 80th birthday, Mom made a cake, I think angel food, with pink icing. Not just pink - but hot pink - I don't think it was the color Mom was shooting for when she started the cake making project. We took it down to Charlie and Pearl, but it was so ho in the car on that July afternoon that the icing melted everywhere. A sticky, pink mess...

Jul 10 - Finis Rogers



July 10, 1890 was the birthday of Finis rogers, Willard and Mattie Rogers oldest son. Finis died in 1974.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Wayne Shelton Family


This is a picture taken sometime in the early 1950s. Standing are Luella (Fitch), Harry Shelton, Bertha Shelton, Wayne Shelton and Hub Shelton. Kneeling are Bryon, Paul and Pirl Shelton.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Summertime 1968


This is me, taken in July of 1968 at Granddad Smith's house.