Saturday, October 3, 2015

Blast: Ben's Ancestors

Do you know this woman?
I do, but I have never seen this picture before.
This is Ben's mother, Ida Mar Redd, and he had never seen either picture before today.
This is Hans Joseph Nielson, Ida Mar's grandfather.
His wife was Ida Evelyn Lyman, which is likely where Ida Mar got her name.  Neither photo was identified, but fortunately Ben recognized them.
These are Ben's father's parents, Stephen David Markham and his wife Phoebe Isaac.

Blast From the Past: Direct Line

I've had this picture of my father in the Aleutian Islands during WWII for a very long time, but it was too big for my scanner.  
I had the same problem with this picture.  But I found some software which stitched the parts of these two photos together.  Voila!
My Cannon grandparents.  I didn't know my grandfather very well, but I still deeply love Nana.
This is a fun picture.  This copy was one Dad made.  Nana is second from the left, shown about 1922 with her sisters.  They were all a very fashionable bunch.