The Five Grandfathers Photo Showing Daniel A. Brewer

Courtesy of John Houk L to R top, John Wesley Dunlavy (“Grandfather Dunlavy” b. 7/9/1831, d. 5/27/1916), Nathaniel Sanford Straughan (“Great grandfather Straughan”, b.4/42/1810 d.10/28/1898), Morris Henderson Oliver (“Grandfather Oliver”, b.3/6/1809, d.11/22/1890) First row L to R Francis Dunlavy (“Great grandfather Dunlavy”, b.1/6/1803, d ?1885), Edwin Wesley Dunlavy, age 5, Daniel Brewer (“Great great grandfather […]

Noyes Home, Liberal, Missouri

Not a great job photoshopping this, but OK. Did it a number of years ago when I was first trying to learn to restore photos and was getting a little better at it. Another view of the Noyes home at Liberal, Missouri, which appears to have been taken some years later. The tree has been […]

Emery Dillingham Scagel and Eliza Betsey Henry

Only removed the yellow cast with retouching The images of E. D. SCAGEL and his wife are 2-1/4 X 3-3/4 cartes-de-vistes images which have revenue stamps on the back indicating they were taken between 1864 and 1866. The tax stamps were required during the period 1 August 1864 to 1 August 1866. They were taken […]

Asa Clark Briggs and Mary Ann Noyes

Mary Ann Noyes, the daughter of James Noyes and Rebecca Russell, b. 1813 Jan 16 in Ontario, Wayne, New York, married Asa Clark Briggs. They appear, from the census, to have had 5 children: James F., Jane F., Asa, John and Abbie. For some reason we’ve no photos of Mary Ann, but we do have […]

Nathaniel Sanford Straughan and Mary “Polly” Brewer

Nathaniel Straughan and Mary Polly Brewer Thanks to John Houk With a bit of photoshopping Nathaniel Sanford Straughan married Mary “Polly” Brewer, a daughter of Daniel A. Brewer Sr. and Nancy Smith. This Straughan family is not down our direct line, instead Mary Brewer is a sibling of our Daniel Levi Brewer.Nat John Houk has […]

The P. J. Umbrite Drug Store in Liberal, Missouri, 1895

I tried photoshopping it some. Just for the fun of play. Original from web This photo was originally up at the late Barbara Irwin’s web page on Liberal. The information on it was: “In 1895, the Umbrite and Son Drug Store was the oldest one in western Barton County. P. J. Umbrite had lived in […]

Production of “The Corner Store”, Liberal, Missouri

    The above image was originally on the late Barbara Irwin’s web pages on Liberal, which are no longer maintained. I photoshopped it some and looked around hoping to find some information on the play. Thanks to John Talbot Smith’s 1917 “The Parish Theatre, A Brief Account of its Rise, its Present Condition, an […]

Paul Noyes Photo

Paul Noyes Original image courtesy of Nancy Benton Paul, son of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell, was born 24 Nov. 1869 at “10 oclock AM” in Anna, Union Co. IL, and died 3 May 1931 at Humansville, Polk Co., MO. He married Edna STARK on June 8 1891 at Liberal, Missouri. Their three children […]

Ray Noyes and Bettie Brewer

Ray NOYES was born 4 Jan 1874 at Anna, Union, Illinois, the youngest of 6 known children and the 4th son born to James Allen NOYES and Caroline ATWELL. The family record reports he was 10 pounds at birth. Obituary and family accounts vary as to when the move to the freethought community of Liberal, […]

Carrie Isabel McKenney with her niece, Jennie Belle Tripp, 1910

This 1910 photo shows Carrie Isabel McKenney, daughter of George Washington McKenney Jr. and Belle M. Sparks, with her niece Jennie Belle Tripp, born October 6, 1909. Jennie was a daughter of Mabel Clair McKenney, Carrie’s sister, and Franklin B. Tripp. Francis Partch once wrote me of a postcard she had mentioning Jennie: I am […]