Thursday, July 29, 2010

Circa 1930

This is a picture of my father-in-laws family. This was taken in Salem/Sugar City, Idaho about 1930. My father-in-law was here and saw this picture. He said he remembers taken this picture like it was yesterday. He also said those striped overalls were the dress-up, going to town clothes. Those were real fancy clothes back then. Starting in the back from left to right:
Leah: She passed away in about 1948 just hours after delivering her 4th child.
Lila: She had several children and passed away about 10 years ago. I was able to meet her a
few times and she was a real classy lady.
Stanley: This is my father-in-law. He was a farmer most of his life and had 11 children. He lives
in Nampa, Idaho and will be 87 in December. He used to play the trumpet all over
Idaho as a young man. He was also in the Navy.
Grant: He was a farmer and had 5 children. He was a true gentleman. He was a very good
basketball player for the University of Idaho. He passed away about 15 years ago.
Maxine: She was a twin to Max(the one with his head turned) She would beat up anyone who
messed with Max. She had several children and passed away about 24 years ago.
Max: Max was a farmer and had 7 children. He was a mission president for our church and
was also a Bishop and Stake President. He was also in the Idaho State Legislature for
many years. He lives in St. Anthony, Idaho.
Lenore: She was a wonderful lady. So nice to everyone. She had 8 children. She passed away
about 14 years ago.
Janet(the mom): She was quite the lady. Her and her husband played in dance bands a lot.
She played the organ well into her 90's. She passed away at the age of 102.
She out lived all but 2 of her children, Stanley and Max.
Friday Photo Flashback


Weezer said...

Just the fact that you have the photo is priceless. But to have the names and all those details...absolutely wonderful. I love family tree information and logging all the generations. This is a wonderful photo. Thanks for sharing your families with us.

Debbie Petras said...

I love those old photos. How special that your father-in-law is alive and able to share the story with you.

Susan Anderson said...

Love these photos...and the history.



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mle said...

Great pic, Karen! So wonderful to know the history in a photo! My parents don't have access to documents & don't have many pictures beyond their own families so genealogy is complicated...
What a good idea to keep a record of it on your blog!
happy friday

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Sharon Schoepe said...

I love old photos! It's great that you have so much info on who's who in the pic. I have a ton of old photos that I have absolutely no idea who the people are in it.

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Candace said...

I love this photo and I agree....that you have the history of it is priceless!

Happy Friday, my friend!

More Than Words said...

That is a great picture, and wow, they have alot of family!!! That is wonderful!

Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ said...

I LOVE old pictures like this! They are really so amazing to me. Thanks for sharing.

I hope you are doing well and that you and your family have a wonderful weekend.


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AiringMyLaundry said...

Oh awesome, I love that photo.

Breathing In Grace said...

What a neat old photo. I so enjoy you stopping by Jeremiah 29:11 and leaving such sweet comments!!!
In His Love...Deb


Wow, I love this photo and your descriptions. It made me think about seeing a picture of myself or people I love and thinking about all the history that is yet to be written. Thanks for the inspiration today!

Rose said...

great photo. it was also to get a brief note on evryoe. thanks

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Such a very, very charming family photo! I love the striped overalls! And their mom looks so stylish too with her bobbed hairdo and cute dress.

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for stopping by :o) I truly appreciate your sweet comments!

Tina L. Hook said...

What a precious photo. Thank you for sharing this.

Kinda makes you think about the big picture, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

The mother's hair really screams 1930. It's interesting to see a real person wearing this kind of style. Also Max's hair looks like they just took off the bowl - how adorable. Great picture. I'm so glad your shared this with us all. I never knew a soul ever from Idaho - let alone their history - until now. Thank you for this Karen. I love reading authentic blogs.


Kitty Deschanel said...

It's so nice that you know such detailed information about your family. Mine just isn't close like that :)

Unknown said...

I love this. My dad dug up some family pictures years ago.

Grandma Honey said...

I liked how you gave some background about each person in that great picture. Tonight at YWs we learned about census I was reading all these names and their ages I just so wished I had a little background about each of them.