I found this crumbling scrapbook in a flea market, and it had a number of pictures that are identified. Some are even
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.
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
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
appear in the photographs, and notations that appeared in the
scrapbook will be included on their respective pages.
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
DODSON Children This information was written at the bottom of the photo:
"Neighbors of J. F. WHARTON at Walnut Ridge."
J. & C. F. GILLIAM
Susie and Maud Gilliam Beneath the photo is
penned "Uncle Arch Maud & Aunt Susie; Mama's Brother
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
LANGSTON (At the bottom of this photo, the photography
studio's name is seen: WAIDE's, Quincy, Illinois), John
GILLIAM AMSDEN & Baby That Died
Mr. BUTLER & Wife
George & Jane GILLIAM
Note: "Mama's Mother & Father" are
written under the names that identify this photograph.
NOTE: "Mrs. J. F. WHARTON's brother" is
written under Jim Gilliam's name on this album page.
Wesley KAHL, 1885
KAHL & Son
George WHARTON's Children."
Cora, Dennis, Doddie, Eddie, Lillie
Frank WHARTON, wife Nettie (GILLIAM) and oldest child
Purely by chance, I
found some Blossom, Texas "Society News" in a
1912 issue of The Dallas Morning News. Among the other names
Mamie WHARTON was reported as entertaining the PALMER
girls from Oklahoma.
A Genealogical History of the POOLE, LANGSTON & MASON Families and Kindred Lines of Upper South Carolina
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