Sunday, July 30, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
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
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.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
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
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
Monday, July 10, 2006
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...