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August 6, 2011 / Dona

Walter Tyler Green as a child

This is my maternal grandfather, about age 5 or so. I wonder if this was taken in his parent’s house on Highland Avenue which was torn down to make room for an ugly apartment building. I’m loving the built-in window seat.

My grandpa, age 5-ish

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August 6, 2011 / Dona

Three Generations

This photo features my great, great grandmother, Jeannette Tyler (née McCornack); my great grandmother, Jessie Green (née Tyler) and my grandfather, Walter Green (held by Jessie).

three generations

August 6, 2011 / Dona

Jessie Harris (néeTyler)

Jessie Tyler Green Harris

This is a photograph of Jessie Tyler, my maternal grandfather’s mother, as a grandmother. Her mother, Jeannette, was a McCornack. Apparently Tyler Creek in Elgin was named after Jessie’s father’s family — or so the story was told that way in our family. I’ve written extensively about Jessie Tyler Green Harris elsewhere. While I cannot be certain, the baby might be my mother — she wrote her name on the back of the photo a few times — so unless she took this to school or something and needed the name on the photo, I think she might have been indicating it was her.

The back of the photograph says:

Jessie Harris Tyler Green Harris
Don’t know the baby

Someone (probably my mother) also wrote:

Grandma
Grandma

And, probably my mother wrote:

Patsy
Ann
Green 

Patsy
Ann
Green 

June 26, 2010 / Dona

Silas and Emma Koeser (née Thiede)

Emma and Silas Koeser

Emma and Silas Koeser

This is Emma and Silas Koeser, my maternal grandmother’s parents. They were married on May 2, 1900 according to the Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website.

June 26, 2008 / Dona

Grandma and Grandpa with Pram

Grandma and Grandpa with a pram

This was probably taken in Elgin, Illinois in or around 1934. I imagine the baby carriage holds my uncle Richard because there are no other kids in the photo. That would make my grandparents around 24 or 25 years old.

Grandma & Grandpa with a Pram on Flickr.

June 8, 2008 / Dona

Dad and Uncle Don

Enough with people I don’t know…

Here is a photograph of my father, Elvin Patrick, and his brother-in-law, Donald Youngs. Uncle Don bred Dobermans, hence the matching teeshirts.

These photos were developed a month after my birth, so my dad was either a dad at this point, or very nearly so.

Dad and Uncle Don on Flickr

Dad and Uncle Don

June 8, 2008 / Dona

Man with rabbit — kneeling

Here’s the rabbit man again. Different rabbit though. Maybe the man is also different. Hard to tell.

Kneeling man with rabbit on Flickr

man with rabbit kneeling on the ground

man with rabbit kneeling on the ground

June 8, 2008 / Dona

Baby in white with dog

I think this may be my Grandpa Green. I know his mother lived in an old house on Highland Avenue, and this looks like it might be Highland Avenue in Elgin, Illinois. It’s about the right era.

Baby in white with dog on Flickr

baby in white with dog

June 8, 2008 / Dona

Man on a rock

This man seemed to be taking a hike, by the looks of his clothes and the fact that he is standing on a rock. He doesn’t seem too happy about it, but maybe he was just serious by nature. I thought, at first, he was holding a makeshift hiking stick in his right hand, but it looks like it might be a cord — perhaps leading from the camera?

And what is that black shadow to his right? A real shadow or is it a defect in the film or camera?

Man on a rock on Flickr

man on a rock

June 8, 2008 / Dona

Man in suit

This man had his photograph taken in Sterling, Illinois, according to the photographer’s stamp on the photograph.

Man in suit on flickr

Man in suit