Photograph of the Week

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Harold Lavern Welke

Harold was the eldest son of Germans from Russia immigrant parents, Ferdinand Welke and Mary Magdalena Dargatz. He was born 5 July 1926 in Portland Oregon. In this photograph, Harold looks to be about eighteen or nineteen years old, which would date the picture to around 1945.

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J.R. Lowe

Photograph of the Week

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Edith Annabelle Evans Pinkerton

Edith, my great grandmother, went by her middle name Annabelle. She was born 15 August 1907 in Los Angeles California. She was the daughter of William Manson Evans and May Belle Moreland. Annabelle’s uncle was Watt Moreland, who owned the Moreland Motor Truck Company. This photograph dates early 1940s, in the Glendale California area. She is about 33 years old in this picture and is married to William Douglass Pinkerton, Sr. with three children. I remember my great grandmother as a lovely lady who deeply cared for her family. She taught me to play jacks on her kitchen floor and in her backyard, how to play croquet.

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J.R. Lowe