Jul 29

Belle’s Box – 3-33 and 3-65

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

These are photos of a Great Lakes freighter. I do not know why they are in the box.

boat-3-33

boat 3-65a

The boat is the Edward N. Saunders Jr.

Jul 29

Belle’s Box – 3-61

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

claude carter and wife copy

My mother-in-law believes this is a photo of Claude Carter, 1895-1967. Claude was the son of Emily Lamunion and her husband Andrew Carter. Claude was Belle’s nephew.

Claude had three wives, Vera McKinley 1893-1929, Genevieve Charles ca 1895-, and Bessie Caulkins 1892-1980. This is most likely Bessie.

If you are a researcher or descendent of the Carter family, and can confirm the subjects of this photo, please contact me.

Jul 28

Belle’s Box – 3-53

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

Here is a photo of a nice man feeding a wild bird. I don’t know what bird it is, and I don’t know what man it is.

3-53

So, I really don’t know much.

Jul 27

Belle’s Box – 3-52

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

3-52a

3-52b

There is no identification on this carte-de-visite except the name of the photographer.

Belle’s parents were Miranda Jones and Ruscum Lamunion. The Lamunion/Lemunion/Lemunyon family came to Michigan from New York as did the Jones family. The earliest record I have found for the Ruscum Lamunion family in Michigan is the 1870 census of Dorr Township, Allegan County. The latest New York record is the 1965 census of Manchester, Ontario County. The last New York record I have for Robert Jones, Miranda’s father is the 1860 census of MacEdon, Wayne County, New York. MacEdon is just west of Palmyra.

In my day dreams, I imagine that this is a photo of Belle’s mother, Miranda Jones Lamunion, in my nightmares, I don’t know who the nice lady is.

If you have a connection to the family of Robert Jones, or any of his children, please review your photographs and check for a matching one. Of course, in my day dreams your photo is marked with the name of the subject.

More on the Jones Family:

Robert Jones, b about 1796 in Massachusetts, married Savilla. He may have had a previous wife. I know of these children of Robert, the 26 years from the first know child to the last know child makes a second wife seem likely. There are probably more children, also.

Miranda/Maranda, female b. 26 January 1821, NY
Hezekiah, male, b about 1825, NY
Robert V. Jones, male, b May 1836, NY
Benjamin F. Jones, male, b about 1839, NY
George Jones, male, b about 1847, NY

Jul 26

Belle’s Box – 3-57

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

3-57a

3-57b

A little cruise through the family tree has given me the opportunity to make an educated guess about the identity of this couple. The family of Belle’s sister, Mary Ann Lamunion, very frequently corresponded with Belle.

Etta May Murray, Mary Ann’s daughter married twice, in 1919 to Fred Puff, who died in October, 1910. On 25 March 1924, in White Cloud, Newaygo County, Michigan, Etta Puff, age 41, married Henry T. Shick, age 35.

Etta’s son, William T. Puff send his aunt Belle several cards from this collection.

Comparing the handwriting on the cards has convinced me that William Also wrote the caption on the reverse of this photo. Thus, this is his mother Etta May Murray Puff Shick and her husband Harry T. Shick.

You can view the other cards with William’s handwriting, and see if you think I am correct:

Item 3-7, especially notice the “F” and “M” on this one.

Item 2-91, same thing, “F” and “M” look like the ones on the photo.

Item 2-20.

Jul 26

Belle’s Box – 3-62, 3-104, 3-106

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

3-62 is a photo of Henry Smith, son of Eunice Fellows and husband Hiram Smith.

3-62

3-106 is badly faded, but is unmistakably of Henry Smith.

3-106

3-104 is a four generation photo. Belle’s daughter, Eunice Fellows Smith, and her son Henry are standing.
Belle is holding a baby. Charlie Tinker can be seen sitting on the ground to the right.

3-104

Henry Z. Smith, 1918-1986 married Esther M. Marquart. Their first child, David Henry Smith was born in 1946 and passed away in 1983. I believe, but am not completely certain, that David is the baby Belle is holding.

Jul 26

Belle’s Box – 3-109

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

3-109b

I like to imagine that this photo is of Belle’s Father, Ruscum Lamunion, 1907-1991. There are pencil marks on the front and back of the photo, and I have done no restoration yet.

In reality, I have no idea who the subject of this photo is.

Jul 26

Belle’s Box – 3-123

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

3-123a

 

This picture is mounted on a stiff backing, similar to item 3-124. I do know on one branch of the family that were fruit farmers in southwestern lower Michigan. This photo seems to early to be the family I know of. I will ask at the reunion if anyone recognizes the photo.

Jul 26

Belle’s Box – 3-114

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

Here are four guys. I do not know who they are, or why the photo was in Belle’s possession.

3-114 copy

Jul 26

Belle’s Box – 3-119

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

3-119

This post card shows the “Webber Block” Cadillac Michigan. This is a downtown block, fronting on Mitchell street. I have no clue what the year may be, but I do see horses and electric light poles. Look at the muddy ruts in Harris Street, which intersects Mitchell.

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