Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Thursday, January 1, 2015

On the Ground Photos Become United.....



I have posted a couple of photos at different times before in the last three years of my dad with his brothers and sisters.  As time passes I now have answers as to where the photos were taken and even the year that they were taken.

I had posted this photo at a separate time from when I had posted the top photo.  Still not seeing any connection other than my mom was in this photo. The theme on Sepia Saturday is people out on the ground and as you can see they are doing so.  I like seeing how no grass was mowed back then as a horse drawn mower is about all that was invented for cutting hay and not for mowing down grass in the park.


The two photos had been laid to rest in the archives, my blog, so to speak as I really didn't have anyone at the time to ask about the photos.  My first cousin Joan owns this above photo and she is the little girl on the left. She recently posted the above photo on our family facebook site and all the dull bulbs became bright lights. I then knew the two that I had  did belong together, same place and time of a family reunion in Mallory Park in Murray, Iowa.  If I had my two photos laying side by side I could have compared the clothing they are wearing. My grandmother wears the same dress and an obvious dark dress on Aunt Amye is the same one too.  Of course in all three photos they are all wearing the same outfits.

The bottom photo is a picture of my grandfather Charles Thomas Burgus and grandmother Grace Elizabeth Turner Burgus.  At that time the seven children were all the grandchildren that they had. I dated the photos to 1941 because of the youngest child in the photo which is of my cousin Jerry Ramsey.

My newly wed parents are in the second photo and were married December 1940.  They were at the summer picnic with no children.  In the fall after this photo was taken my oldest brother was born in October, 1941.  My mom was glad to tell everyone that her son was born 10 months after they were married. After cousin Jerry was born, there were 10 more grandchildren added to this family. I ended up being the last of these grandchildren to be born in 1950.

Family trees can be so extensive but I am restarting and refreshing the immediate lines right now.  I am getting connections from second and third cousins that are asking questions.  I have started to write it all down so that as I become a source.  I do need to know what I am talking about and give out correct info.

Thanks for stopping in today at my Sepia Saturday post.  Check out all the others who post in this group from all around the world.  Just click here and pick a site to find it for more historic stuff.

14 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

It is good to get thing straightened out and marked for the next generation should they become interested! :)

irisheyes jennifer said...

A great set of images, Larry. Your grandparents look like a very stalwart pair, and it's lovely to see them surrounded by family. Happy New Year to you!

Postcardy said...

It's good you solved your mystery. You must have a LOT of cousins and other relatives.

La Nightingail said...

Between moms & aunts still living, & cousins, I have managed to identify most people appearing in older photographs I have of family. I find it so sad when I see old photographs in antique shops sans identification. How simple to write names & dates on backs of photographs if only we take the time to do it!

Wendy said...

How lucky for you to have a family Facebook group to help solve these "simple" mysteries.

Jo Featherston said...

Your grandparents clearly had quite a number of children and a large brood of grandchildren! Nice to have those group photos and to be able to identify who is who.

Deb Gould said...

Good for you -- getting things clear, marking photos. You'll be saving somebody a lot of confusion as the next generations try to figure it all out!

Kristin said...

I love cousins that can identify and add photos to the ongoing family history collection.

Alan Burnett said...

Great pictures Larry. Blogs do make wonderful archives don't they? It is good that the photographs (and the information you have added) is saved for posterity and shared with many others.

Little Nell said...

What wonderful group gatherings - and how nice to see you back on Sepia Saturday.

Mike Brubaker said...

A great set for this theme. The photo with the grandkids is wonderful. Hope we see more of your blog this year.

Sallysmom said...

You are so very lucky to have these photos. So many people now only have pics on their phones. I am thankful I them and mine are printed on photo paper.

Lorraine Phelan said...

Good to have that sorted:)

Crystal Mary said...

The outdoor family settings are much more natural. Not as stiff and starchy... Hugs to you Larry.