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August 7, 2011 / Dona

Bertha Tyler (née Studemann)

The back of this photograph says “Aunt Bertha Tyler”. According to a letter written to my mom by John McCornack, the family historian, Jessie’s brother, Merton, married Bertha Studemann. This must be her.

According to the US Census Bertha and Merton lived with Merton’s parents in 1910 when my grandfather was born. So did Jessie and Albert.

Bertha Studeman Tyler

Bertha Studeman Tyler

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August 7, 2011 / Dona

Grandpa’s family

My grandfather is third from the right in this photo. He is holding something under his right left arm. His grandmother, Jeannette McCornack Tyler is next to him to the left as you view the photo.

I wonder if his grandfather is the one looking at him, next to his grandmother. If so, that is Alexander Tyler, the veterinarian. The man to my grandfather’s left looks familiar — he might be Frank Harris, my grandfather’s stepfather.  Jessie is missing from this photo, perhaps she is taking it.

Family gathering

Family gathering

August 7, 2011 / Dona

Unknown bearded man

I don’t know who this man is either. It came with the photos of Jessie and her friends. It could be her father, I suppose, but I have no way of knowing.

Unknown bearded man

Unknown bearded man

August 7, 2011 / Dona

5 photos of Grandpa as a baby

I remember seeing this photo before and thought it was 5 different babies, but looking closely I see it is 5 shots of the same baby, which I’m pretty certain is my grandfather.

Grandpa as a baby x5

Grandpa as a baby x5

August 6, 2011 / Dona

Another unknown

It looks like this woman is in mourning dress. I love her direct stare at the camera. She reminds me of an apple core doll my mom once made.

Old woman

Stern looking elderly woman

August 6, 2011 / Dona

Three more of Jessie May Tyler Green Harris

My great grandmother again in various poses. I think the bottom photo is taken in the same room as the one of my grandfather as a young child.

Reclining, showing boot and knee

Reclining, showing boot and knee

Reclining with tree and hat

Reclining under tree wearing hat

All dressed up

All dressed up.

August 6, 2011 / Dona

Grandma and Grandpa Green, possibly courting

I’m willing to bet this was taken before my grandma and grandpa got married. It could very well be Two Rivers, Wisconsin — but maybe it is somewhere else. Grandma’s dress looks like it was from the 1920’s, doesn’t it? I wonder who took the photograph.
Young Lois and Walt Green

August 6, 2011 / Dona

Men, Most with Mustaches

I have no idea who any of these men are. But I like the photograph. It came with some others belonging to my mom.
Men, mostly with mustaches

August 6, 2011 / Dona

Grant School 4th grade group shot 1919

My grandfather is the leftmost person in the front row. Many of the boys in this class seem a little out of sorts, or downright angry!

August 6, 2011 / Dona

Albert Green

I’m pretty sure my mom told me that the man driving the car is Albert Green, her father’s father.

He and his wife, Jessie, were divorced in 1913. I know the date because I have a copy of the divorce papers. Apparently, according to the divorce papers, Albert deserted his family when my grandfather was about 2 years old or younger.

I think that this mystery man is also Albert — look at the nose and mouth.

Albert Green