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I found this crumbling scrapbook in a flea market, and it had a number of pictures that are identified. Some are even dated. 

It appears to have been kept by a daughter of Joshua F. WHARTON, though her name is unknown at this time. This is why I've arbitrarily named it "The Wharton Album." Other family names appear here, too, though it is unclear which were family and which were friends.

An old obituary was tucked into the album. There was no way to tell where it came from nor when it was published. Thanks to the good folks at the Lamar County, Texas GenWeb site (and their searchable marriage database), I was able to determine that the "J. F. Wharton" in the headline was Joshua F. WHARTON. I will add more information about him (or the family) as I am able to confirm it.

The WHARTON family lived in Blossom, Lamar Co., Texas. You can learn more about Blossom at the Blossom Museum page.

These individuals appear in the photographs, and notations that appeared in the scrapbook will be included on their respective pages.

New! Della Gilliam

Many thanks to Thea, a GILLIAM descendant who provided us with this photograph. She writes that only "Della Gilliam" was written on the back of this old picture, with no indication of which of the ladies in the picture is actually Della. 

George GOOD

The DODSON Children This information was written at the bottom of the photo: "Neighbors of J. F. WHARTON at Walnut Ridge."

S. J. & C. F. GILLIAM

Arch, Susie and Maud Gilliam  Beneath the photo is penned "Uncle Arch Maud & Aunt Susie; Mama's Brother (Gilliam)."

  Ida SMITH, Cora HINEMAN, Leonard HINEMAN (What's he holding in his right hand? We have the answer to the question now!) Mollie HINEMAN (Does anyone know what she's holding in her left hand?), Willie HINEMAN, Albert LANGSTON (At the bottom of this photo, the photography studio's name is seen:  WAIDE's, Quincy, Illinois), John LANGSTON

James ALLEN

Bess GILLIAM AMSDEN & Baby That Died

  Mr. BUTLER & Wife

Nellie CALLICUTT

  George & Jane GILLIAM

Note:  "Mama's Mother & Father" are written under the names that identify this photograph.

Jim GILLIAM

NOTE: "Mrs. J. F. WHARTON's brother" is written under Jim Gilliam's name on this album page.

W. L. GIVENS

George GOOD

Fannie GRAVES

Amy KAHL, 1885

Amy KAHL, 1887

J. Wesley KAHL, 1885

Henrietta KAHL

KAHL Child

Wesley KAHL & Son

Anna LANGSTON

Frank LANGSTON

Nellie LOWE

"Uncle George WHARTON's Children."

Cora, Dennis, Doddie, Eddie, Lillie

Joshua Frank WHARTON, wife Nettie (GILLIAM) and oldest child Mamie.   

Purely by chance, I found  some Blossom, Texas "Society News" in a 1912 issue of The Dallas Morning News. Among the other names listed, Miss Mamie WHARTON was reported as entertaining the PALMER girls from Oklahoma.

From Abebooks: A Genealogical History of the POOLE, LANGSTON & MASON Families and Kindred Lines of Upper South Carolina


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