Henry Ethan Hitchcock

 

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Henry Ethan Hitchcock

 

 

Henry Ethan Hitchcock was born 1823 in Vermont. He is the son of Alured Hitchcock and Sarah Warner Stevens.

On 2 July 1851 in Galesburg, Illinois, Henry married Margaret Gale. Together they had eight children: Henry Seldon, Margaret, Sarah, George, Louise, Mary, and Martha.

Henry E. Hitchcock passed away on 21 Jan 1907 in Galesburg, Illinois. He grave is at Hope Cemetery in Galesburg.

 

Image Source: Jim Ferris, FindaGrave

 

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J. R. Lowe

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100th Birthday Celebration

 

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Unknown Newspaper, probably near Burbank, California

 

Edith Moreland Jones (born Laura Edith Moreland) was the daughter of John Brumbaugh Moreland and Aletha Antoinette Grice. Edith married Homer T. Jones on 19 Feb 1902 in Delaware County, Indiana. Homer and Edith had two daughters, Helen and Rachael. Edith was involved in her community and was a strong advocate for education.

 

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J. R. Lowe

Photograph of the Week: The Pinkerton Family

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The Pinkerton Family 1905

Back row left to right: Winthrop Pinkerton, Lillie Pinkerton Watson, Rev. Charles H. McCreery (Mary Elizabeth Pinkerton’s husband), Mary Elizabeth Pinkerton McCreery, Emma Pinkerton Booker, William Brown Pinkerton

Front row left to right: William Douglass Pinkerton, Sr. (son of William Brown Pinkerton), Mary Ann Hitchcock Pinkerton (mother and grandmother), Mary Louise Pinkerton (daughter of William Brown Pinkerton).

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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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Photograph of the Week

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Jemima J. Colbaugh Lowe

Jemima was a small woman with a stout pioneering heart. She was the daughter of Henry J. Colbaugh and Levica Nave. Jemima was born 2 February 1847 in Northeastern Tennessee, where she lived out her whole life. On New Year’s Eve 1865, just after the Civil War had ended, eighteen year old Jemima married a dashing young 13th Tennessee Calvary man, George J. Lowe. The petite woman birthed ten children and lived to tell the tale. This picture was taken in Carter County Tennessee in the early 1900s, making Jemima’s age about sixty.

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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

 

Robert Evans and Hulk Kitty

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Robert Gene Evans, son of William Manson Evans and May Belle Moreland, is holding a cat, Hulk Kitty, almost as big as he is! Robert looks to be about five to six years old, which would date this photo about 1930. Robert, the baby of the family, was born 10 September 1925 in Burbank, California. In the 1930 United States Federal Census, the Evans family was living in San Fernando, California, only about fifteen minutes north of Burbank.

 

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J.R. Lowe