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Tunkhannock School Orchestra (c1933). Standing: Milton Phillips, Roy Gardner, Pete Wiggins, Nat Stevens, Teacher Miss Davies, Wilbur Stark, Raymond Young, Cecil Kewson. Seated: Johnny Pratt, Dick Holton, Sonny Herrick, Don Harding, Clarence Fitze (Deborah Albert-Heise)
Aid Dinner Gathering at the home of J. M. Place in Mehoopany, May 26, 2019 (Lois Tiller)
Dr Arthur B Davenport (Gail James)
14 Jun 1938, Laceyville High School Junior's and Senior's Trip to the Capital in Washington, D.C. Mary Louise Pickett (my Mother) is 4th from the right and her brother, Clifford F Pickett (my Uncle), is 9th from the left side. Can you name any of the others? (JA Black)
Nicholson HS Class of 1921 (Greg Palaskas)
Thomas P. Barringer. His daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, m. George W. Shotwell, son of Joseph & Achy H. (Fulkerson). His son, Philander N. m. Julia A. (Shaver) Ross. My father, Granville J. Shotwell, was their son. (Ellen Roesener)
Josephine Silk Jones (1909-1987), December 1914. She was the daughter of William and Mary (Challenger) Silk, who lived in Overfield and Lake Winola. Her siblings were William, Clarence, Beatrice, and Nora. (Alberta Race)
Oct 1902. Standing: John S Denmon; his wife Eliz Schooley Denmon; Augustus Denmon; his wife Hattie Wilsey Denmon; Daniel Denmon; Front Row: Audrey Denmon; Pansy Denmon; Clarence Weber; Charles Weber. *Note - Weber boys are the sons of Nicholas & Susie Dymond Weber. (Shirley Denmon Zimmerman)
The Cortright Family—L-R: Mabel Cortright Fenstermacher, John Cortright (GGF), Grant Cortright (front, GF) [Grant was a mailcarrier for Tunkhannock in the late 1940's and 50's], Earl Cortright, John Cortright, Edna Cortright Friggle, and Mellie Harter Cortright (GM). (Sandra Cortright Dymond)
Tunkhannock Kindergarten class of 1958-59. Front row- ?, David Daniels, Gery Krewson, Bobby Fassett, Bob Wynd, Jeff Talcott, Paul Lane, Stevie McDonald. **Middle row- Bev Holton, Mary Ann Gaughan, Jessica Bishop, Martha Fisk, ?, Kim Stevens, Janie Bowers, Melissa Shoemaker. **Back row- ?, Mike Hardisky, Kurt VanDuzer, Doreen Dobrinski, Ann Zaleppa, Beth Rathbun, Ann Massaker,, Miss Innis. (Bev James)
William Jennings Smales, brother of Clark Pide Smales, WWI 1918. (Gail James)
Pickett family women: Top to bottom-Aunt Mary Stevens Pickett, sister of Fred Coon Pickett, Aunt Hazel M Pickett Vosburg, sister of CG Pickett, Mary Louise Pickett Black, my Mother and daughter of CG Pickett, Christina Louise Black Keller, my older sister, in 1945 on the steps of the Pickett Home in Laceyville, Pa. (JA Black)
Nicholson 1910 Baseball team
Laceyville young ladies: Left to right, Mildred Arthur, Maureen Ford, Norma Jayne Williams, Carol Swisher, Frances Alice Davis, Elinor Evans, Joyce Cobb, Barbara Cornell, Helen Cruver. (Cheryl Franklin)
The Rev. William Mitchell FREAR c1875, my 3GGrandfather, of Frear Hill in Eaton Twp; b 12 Nov 1792 in Pittston, Luzerne Co, PA and d 10 Oct 1894 in Wyoming Co; Son of Abraham FREAR(1740-1823) and Sarah (PATTERSON) MITCHELL (1760-1845). (Kurt Moser)
"Aunt" Euphamie LUTES was a cousin of the EVANS family. Euphanie's maiden name was FREAR and she m. Wilbur LUTES. John & Anne (BIRNEY) EVANS were Wilbur LUTES' 2nd g-grandparents.
William F. POTTER b. 1817 Providence. d. May 5 1862 Louisville KY (Civil War) m. Ann Catherine CAMPBELL. PVT US ARMY Veteran, Service Dates: Unknown; Date of Death: 05/05/1862; Date of Internment: 05/05/1862; Buried at: Section Site 474 Cave Hill National Cemetery. (Bob Furtaw)
William "Will" ROSENGRANT (1840-1924) son of Horace and Mahala (ROUGHT) ROSENGRANT, husband of Harriet QUICK (1848-1905). Their children: Emma, Willis W., Benjamin C., Harry B., Raymond E., and Bessie H. (Janice McClintock)
G. Furman WHIPPLE (1910-1987) on left. Norman O. FASSETT (1877-1949) on right. Forkston Twp., abt. 1934. Norman desc from Josiah FASSETT. Furman desc from Lyman L. WHIPPLE. Norman married 1st, Lucy E. WHIPPLE, (1885-1935), 2nd Maude WALTER. (Bruce Whipple)
Frank E. WHIPPLE Sr., (son of Charles WHIPPLE, grandson of Lyman WHIPPLE) and wife Nellie E. FURMAN (daughter of Byron FURMAN, granddaughter of George W. FURMAN). (Bruce Whipple)
This photo from the WCHS photo database shows high school graduates from Springville, including Maybelle STARK (front right holding flowers). Can you help to identify the others?
[WCHS Database photo #1324]
PADEN Family: Baby - Emma PADEN, daughter of Lizzie PADEN who was daughter of William & Sarah Ann (KNIGHT) PADEN; William PADEN - grandfather of Emma; William's third wife Philena BEEBE DYMOND PADEN; Charles & Asa PADEN, sons of William & Sarah; Alice PADEN daughter of William & Sarah. (Don Wilsey)
Albert and Alice (PADEN) RACE of Vernon, PA. (Don Wilsey)
James & Surenda (COOK) MOYER, c1869/70. Surenda dau of Amos & Cynthia Ann (EVANS) COOK. Children L-R: George, William, Mary & Emma. Mary/Polly m. Charles WILSEY (my grandparents). Emma m. Orlando CASTNER. (Don Wilsey)
Charles & Mary (MOYER) WILSEY lived on Wilsey Road, Marsh Creek, PA, and were grandparents of Leah WILSEY MILLARD & Don WILSEY. Photo courtesy of Don Wilsey [Marsh Creek was the area near where Wilsey Road now meets Rt. 292 in Monroe Township]
Lucy HADSALL CAREY, wife of Emory CAREY. Can anybody supply any information on Emory? Please contact Don Wilsey via WCHS
Keystone Junior College 1949 Football team. My father, Bill Fitzgerald, is in the middle of the seond row, #18. (Janice Fitzgerald McClintock) Can you name anyone else on the team?
John and Epenchia STROHL, parents of Henry. John was employed by the railroad in Sullivan County. (Sherry Shiffer)
Henry STROHL rides a rail bicycle, c1900-1910, at Ricketts, Sullivan County (very near the Wyoming County border). (Sherry Shiffer)
[Rail bikes had been around for a while by that time and were used for both work and recreation. This one may have been used to bring messages to railroad line crews or logging camps.]
Annie DOTTER and Henry STROHL (Sherry Shiffer)
Jacob DENMON (b. c1820) and his wife Elizabeth KREWSON (b. c1820). They had 10 children. They were residents of Wyoming County from about 1855 to 1857 and both died here. They are related to the Sickler and the Evans families. Photo courtesy of Shirley DENMON ZIMMERMAN
[WCHS Database photo #1915]
Rev. Dayton F. REED b. abt 1820 in CT, d. Feb 5 1851 Brooklyn, NY, and Frances (Fannie) POTTER, b. Jan 1820 of Scranton PA, d. Brooklyn, NY Jan 24 1904. She is the sister of William F. POTTER, daughter of Elisha S. POTTER and Sarah CASE. (Bob Furtaw)
Caroline E. POTTER b. Apr 7 1841 d. Dec 3 1866 Laceyville, PA, wife of Burton Barnum EDWARDS, daughter of William F. POTTER and Ann Catherine CAMPBELL (then JORDEN). Sent by Bob Furtaw.
Carl and Catherine HENNINGER lived in Tunkhannock in the mid-1800's, ran a jewelry store on Tioga Street and lived behind the store on Second St, and were second great-grandparents to submitter Steve Hatch. Included in "One Lineage of Johann Georg (Carl) HENNINGER of St. Georgen, Germany, 1821 to 2003," given by Mr. Hatch.
This adorable little girl is Beatrice WILLIAMS. The photo was taken by MILLER photography on Warren Street in Tunkhannock, and is used with permission from Bonnie Miller from her eBay store 4Hearts Photos and Treasures.
Clara M. WARNER was the wife of Byron AYERS and the mother of Helen AYERS EVANS KEITHLINE (m. Basil EVANS). Photo courtesy of the Evans Family Reunion members
Byron EVANS (1853-1921), son of Oliver H. and Maria (ATHERTON) EVANS, and buddy Elisha HARDING (1855-aft1930) looking like tough guys. Elisha's sister Caroline married Byron's brother, George. Byron was the Great-grandfather of Edie Sickler. Photo courtesy Evans Family Reunion members
Basil and Helen (AYERS) EVANS holding son Harry c1920. Photo courtesy of the Evans Family Reunion members
Lymanville School, May 1929: Back row: Roberta Wilson, Dorothy Brewer, Mary Sherman, Ruth Wilson, Nelson Moore, Cortlon "Toad" Clark; Middle Row: Miss Wiggins, Betty WIlson, Margaret Fisher, Harry Brewer, Griffin Brooks, Keith Fisher; Front Row: Saxon Wilson, Odell Smith, Alice Lyman, Dorothy Fisher, Louise Moore, George Brewer, Bill Brewer, John Lyman. Submitted courtesy of Arthur Wilson.
Harry Ellis was the R.D. #4 mailman in Meshoppen. He picked up the mail from the railroad depot and delivered it to the Post Office, then took the outgoing mail back. This photo from 1913 was submitted by Katherine Wheeler.
Nicholson High School Band, submitted on behalf of Betty Shields
Henry Wilkins, submitted by Greg Palaskas
Eddie Stevens, unknown location [WCHS Database photo]
Sam and Sadie Grow's 40th Wedding Anniversary, 25 Mar 1955; photos courtesy of Sandy Miner
Samuel Reuben GROW, b 2 Jun 1888 in Fox Hollow, Windham Twp., Wyoming Co, PA; d January 28 Jan 1961 in Fox Hollow at home. He was the son of Aaron David GROW and Harriet Zerviah FASSETT. He married (1) Sarah "Sadie" Emmaline FARR 25 Mar 1915 in Mehoopany, Wyoming Co, PA. She was b 24 Mar 1898 in Fox Hollow and d 12 Sep 1987 in Tyler Hospital, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, PA.
Tunkhannock ladies in costumes, 1964; from l-r: Cathy Johnson, Jeanne Drummond, Kathy Steves, Janet Schaeffer, and Patti Kreson (Photo from Mary Krewson Perez)
1938 Meshoppen High School trip (Mark Taluba)
From the collection of Kenneth C. Mathewson Factoryville, PA. Possible Aunts Flora M. Mathewson Maynard and Jessie A. Mathewson Wrigley (James Ketchum)
Chester and Amanda GRIST (Photo from Tom Currier)
Crawford Henry Mathewson of Factoryville PA (James Ketchum)
Frances Wetherbee Mathewson and son Kenneth Crawford Mathewson (age 3 months) birth date August 3, 1906 resided in Factoryville, PA (James Ketchum)
Hiram and Bessie (Myers) Stevens (Gail James)
From the collection of Kenneth C. Mathewson Factoryville, PA. Infant photo labeled Dorothy 4 months taken at A.P.Miller Studio Tunkhannock Pa. Possible Dorothy Wrigley mother Jessie A. Mathewson Wrigley. (James Ketchum)
Kenneth C. Mathewson son of Crawford and Frances Mathewson age ("I was young once") noted on back of photo. Factoryville, PA (James Ketchum)
Kenneth C. Mathewson son of Crawford and Frances Mathewson Factoryville PA (James Ketchum)
Crawford H. Mathewson & Frances M. Wetherbee Mathewson married October 4,1893 in Holland Patent, NY. resided in Factoryville, PA (James Ketchum)
Mehoopany boys c1930: L to R: Fred Kintner, Jr., Edward Henning, Sonny Wallace, Edward Smith, Jr. (Denise Henning)
Tunkhannock School Faculty c1955 (Lasco Burke)
April 3, 1941 GLF (Grange League Federation) Meeting, Buffalo, NY: John Sheehan, Clarence Henning, Kenneth Ayers, Edward Vaughn, Hartley Kintner and Clark Smales. Back - Harold Williams, Jay Smith, Clifford Robinson, Levi LaFrance, Karl Sherwood and Donald Henning. (Gail James)
First row L to R: Helen Adams holding Mildred Adams, Evangeline Place, Clifford Adams, and Ruth French. 2nd row L to R: Beatrice Henning, Hazelle Allen, and Katherine Adams at a birthday party at Adams' home on Maynard Hill. (Lois Tiller)