Photo Friday—Elizabeth O’Kelley

ElizabethMarion Chandler O’Kelley.

She is listed as Marion Elizabeth on a letter accompanying the photo, but as Elizabeth Marion in multiple U.S Censuses and other records.

Elizabeth was the wife of Thomas Milton O’Kelley. She grew up in Madison County, Georgia, and lived there and in Clarke County, Georgia. She is buried at Chandler Cemetery #3 in Madison County.


Elizabeth Marion Chandler (1861-1909) is 3rd great-grandmother of MKS in the Spratlin branch.

References:
[1] KMS Family Genealogy Digital Archive, Jacqueline Anne Knight Spratlin collection (photograph).

Photo Friday—Hannah High School, 1926-1927

Hannah High School, 1926-1927.

Back row:
Lucille Porter, 2nd from right

Front row:
Earl Skene, 8th from left (David Oliver Earl Skene)

Comparing Lucille in this photo with several graduation photos, this photo is probably from earlier in the period of 1923-1927.

This photo is from Lucille’s 102-page photo album. Many more to come!


[Updated 14 Sep 2018] A copy of this photo was located in the Griggs County Museum in Cooperstown, North Dakota. That copy identifies this as the 1926-1927 school year. It also identifies a number of the students in the photo, but does not indicate where they are in the photo. They are listed below. Those listed in italics can be found in the Hannah centennial book. [2]

V.A. Watson
Joe Keaveny (Joseph)
Kermit Mowbray
John Ross
Jim Black
Earl Skene (identified by two relatives as 8th from the left in the front row)
Bernie Keaveny
(Bernard)
Norman Ewen
Leslie Collins
Bill Valentine
Omar Warberg
Carmen Hunt
Glen McGuire


Hannah Elva Lucille Porter (1909-1997) is great-grandmother of MKS in the Watne branch.

References:
[1] KMS Family Genealogy Digital Archive, Hannah Elva Lucille Porter Watne collection (photograph).
[2] Hannah, 1896-1996 (Hannah, ND: Hannah History Book, 1996).

Photo Friday—Marion Chapman Knight and Fannie Tutt Williams

Jacksonville Beach, Summer of 1939.

Left to right:
Mrs. Thompson
Frances Sumner
Marion Chapman Knight
Fannie Tutt Williams

This is one of four photos from this trip in the collection.


Marion Elizabeth Chapman (1917-1963)  is great-grandmother of MKS in the Knight branch.

Frances (Fannie) Tutt (1858-1944), grandmother of Marion, is 3rd great-grandmother of MKS in the Knight branch.

References:
[1] KMS Family Genealogy Digital Archive, Jacqueline Anne Knight Spratlin collection (photograph).

Photo Friday—Bertha Tonnesdatter Olson

Left to right: Bertha Marie Tonnesdatter Olson, unknown male.

Is the gentleman on the right Amund Olson, husband of Bertha?

Can anyone identify the make and model of the car? Bertha died in 1904, so that narrows the search dramatically to the Veteran era. This car on flickr appears to be similar.


Bertha Marie Tonnesdatter Olson (1837-1904) is 3rd great-grandmother of MKS in the Wetherbee branch.

References:
[1] KMS Family Genealogy Digital Archive, Joyce Elaine Wetherbee Johnson collection (photograph).

Photo Friday—Thomas O’Kelley

Thomas Milton O’Kelley.

Milton Thomas Spratlin, grandfather of MKS, is named after Thomas Milton O’Kelley with his first and last names reversed.


Thomas Milton O’Kelley (1855-1920) is 3rd great-grandfather of MKS in the Spratlin branch.

References:
[1] KMS Family Genealogy Digital Archive, Jacqueline Anne Knight Spratlin collection (photograph).