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How did your Great Parents dress and look? Pict
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Willy-N    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:26:25       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is a picture of my Great Grand Parents taken in 1847 all dressed up in there Sunday best. They are standing in front of a big tree in PA sure did not smile much back then for a proud pose! Great looking cloths!! Mark H.


Willy-N Correction!    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:36:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
The picture was not taken in 1847 my Great Grand Father was born in 1847 and my Great Grand Mother was born in 1850 sorry for the mix up. There would have been a big gap in the family if they were that old in 1847!! Mark H.


Gerrit    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:48:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Found some more:

This is one of my great grandfathers from mothers side. He was an officer in the Dutch Army

Here are my dad's grandparents from his mothers side.


Greg    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:41:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

Great pics! I can't find any of my great grandparents, but here is one of some guy's that were looking for them.


Willy-N Nice!    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:48:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice group of freindly looking folks to have looking for you! No wonder they did not want to be found!! Mark H.


mark    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:22:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

haven't dug one out of the adults yet but found
this one of my dad and one of his brothers.
Seems like all the old family shots have their
teams in there some place. I have one in an
album of my greatgreat grandparents all
dressed in their Sunday go to meeting cloths
standing in front of Pap's team.


Willy-N    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:27:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Being Farmers the Team is one of the most important things to own! Kind of like standing in front of the home or new truck now days. A good team made you a living on the farms also got you to town. Mark H.


Gerrit    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:46:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here are mine:


These are my mom's parents. I never met this grandpa - he died in 1937..
This grandma was "Oma" She lived with us when I was a little boy and became 93 y/o!


Here are my dad's parents. Grandpa and I both are called Gerrit. We were friends! I visited him a lot and we had so much fun together!


Hawk    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:43:57       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hanner Garrett and Joe Ellington
Fronna Garrett and John Ellington

Hanner and Fronna were my grandfather`s older sisters who married the Ellington brothers.


Willy-N    Posted 01-21-2005 at 16:57:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great Family shots! Funny how most never smile in the older pictures? Mark H.


Farmall    Posted 01-22-2005 at 08:18:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Thats cause , well, we think we have it hard today, but they knew they had it hard, and there was darn little to smile about. They didnt know they were living in the good old days yet. Chances are, some of their parents had already died, and for sure some of there aunts nd uncles. Chances are, they had heard of, or been subject to persacution, and fored to come over here. Chances are, they had lost loved ones in the war, and knew of many other neighbors lost also. Chances are, the men had seen many fist fights, a few shootings, and a coupla hangings. Chances are ever man there knew sombody who had lost an arm in a saw, or had a tree fall on them, died or was maimed in a runaway, or steam engine explosion, or blasting stumps. There was just so many ways to get maimed and killed in those days for men. And women had seen new mothers die during delivery where mayby the baby made it or not, and if it did, it might not last to see school age, or even a year. Lonliness, bad husbands, hard work, even loss of husband, taking care of the old folks to the end, all brought dreariness of life to women also. Those were ALL of the good old days, not just the best parts that we like to remember and preserve


Gerrit    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:00:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, I think that's because hardly any pictures were made in those days and it was a serious event..

Actually I'm now working on an ancestor page for my personal website. For two of the four family 'lines' I already have info back to the 1500's...


Willy-N    Posted 01-21-2005 at 17:14:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a book that shows my line back to early 1700s but that is when it stops. Seems my ancestors were kind of told to leave the old country or go to jail. There land was taken away from them and a lot of other familys. They changed their name some what when they got to America so the line is kind of unknown for sure. Mark H.


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