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Harry Ellis, a mailman on R.D.#4 in Meshoppen in 1913 (Photo from Kathleen Wheeler)
Well-known area physician Dr. Arthur B. Davenport (photo from Gail James)
Aid Dinner Gathering at the home of J. M. Place in Mehoopany, May 26, 2019 (Photo submitted by Lois Tiller)
Tunkhannock ladies in costumes, 1964; from l-r: Cathy Johnson, Jeanne Drummond, Kathy Steves, Janet Schaeffer, and Patti Kreson (Photo from Mary Krewson Perez)
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? (Photo submitted by JA Black)
The Nicholson High School Class of 1921. Submitted by 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. Submitted by 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. Submitted by 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. Submitted by 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); Submitted by 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. Submitted by Bev James.
William Jennings Smales, brother of Clark Pide Smales, WWI 1918. Submitted by 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. Submitted by 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. Submitted by Cheryl Franklin
The Falls cornet band, submitted by Wayne Gozikowski
Four generations of Pickett men in Laceyville, Pa in 1919. From the top: Cortez Bolivar Pickett (1839-1920), Fred Coon Pickett (1863-1945), Clifford George Pickett (1893-1959), and Clifford Frederick "Junior" Pickett (1919-1988). My GGGrandfather,Great Grandfather,Grandfather, and Uncle. Submitted by JA Black.
Mehoopany School, c1948; 1st row, l-r: Carol Phillips, Donald Drumbeller, Mona Faux, Jean Sands, Frank La Suer, Jeannie Mahoney, Elwood Brown, Thomas Adams ** 2nd row: Alice Williams, Rosemary Sands, Midred Brooks, Tracy Decker, Jack Fenton, Betty Sheffler, Stanley Ferris, Olga Decker ** 3rd row: Lance Wintermute, Thomas Chamers, Sandra Ayers, Spencer Henning, Rodney Decker, Donald Grayesky, John Squire ** Absent: Susie Wilson and Art Henning
Mehoopany boys, c1931: Fred Kintner, Jr., Edward Henning, Sonny Wallace, Edward Smith, Jr (Photo submitted by Denise Henning)
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. Sent by 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. Photo of 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. Photo of 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). Photo of Bruce Whipple
This lovely 'souvenir' photo of Anna E. DANA is from 1909 and was presented in the booklet shown, which also lists the school board members and her pupils from Sugar Hollow District No. 4
[WCHS Database photo #262]
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. Photo courtesy of Don Wilsey.
Albert and Alice (PADEN) RACE of Vernon, PA. Photo courtesy of 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. Photo courtesy of Sherry Shiffer
Henry STROHL rides a rail bicycle, c1900-1910, at Ricketts, Sullivan County (very near the Wyoming County border). Photo courtesy of 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; Photo courtesy of 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. Sent by 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.
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
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.
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.