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1917 AHS Ruth Wignall

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

1917 AHS Gladys Chidester

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

1916 Jesse Horne Des Moines

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

Hiteman Ladies Aid

Here is a photo found in my gr grandmothers photos. On back of photo is says Ladies Aid group. All I have identified is the lady in 2nd row, 2nd from right in light/white dress is my great grandmother Selma Edman Peterson.

If anyone can identify others I would like to know. Please email names to or you can write to me at Robin Pardus, 11010 N Old Mill Road, McConnell Illinois 61050

Thanks.  Robin Pardus

This picture was taken in Albia in the 1930s. I do not know the occasion. My father, Richard Ferris, is in the row of boys standing behind the seated girls, sixth from the left (short one). My grandmother, Kate Ferris, is in the row of ladies behind the boys, ninth from the left (in front of the lady in the white hat).

I would like to know what this group of people represent, maybe a church?

Ruth Ferris Armstrong

1917 AHS Omega Literary Society

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

1917 AHS Senior Class

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

William & Sarah Warner & Daughters

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards


Blakesburg Old Settlers Reunion

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards


James & Isabella Lang, and daughters Mary and Margaret, and either Alexander or Andrew Watt, brother of Isabella.

Shared by Marjorie Lang Kinzy

1917 AHS Basketball Team

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

1917 AHS Omega Literary Societyl AHS-Color

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

James Matthew"MATT" Phillips and Mary Elizabeth McDermott
Records show him as being born in a town called KELESKI, OHIO He was a coal miner and was the first to join the coal miners union. Lived in Monroe County before moving to Ottumwa.  Most people just called him MATT.
Family links:
Mary Elizabeth McDermott Phillips (1859 - 1940)*

Clara Phillips Harlan Clark (1882 - 1979)*
Anna Mary Phillips Lanigan (1886 - 1963)*
Henry Mathew Phillips (1891 - 1962)*

Shared by Mary Ellen Lanigan


Thomas O'Brien Obituary

Shared by Robin Weber Pardus


Bernice O'Brien Obituary

Shared by Robin Weber Pardus


Ruth Henderson Obituary

Shared by Robin Weber Pardus

Here is a picture of my GG Aunt Sarah (Bennett) and her husband Grayson Benjamin Horne (seated).
Would like to know who the others are in the photo.
I know they are sons and wives of Sarah and Grayson.
Maybe someone out there can fill in the gaps better.

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

This is a picture of William Warner and his 2nd wife, Sarah, with their children “his, hers, and ours” as well as grand/great-grandchildren. William Warner had 12 children with his first wife,(also named Sarah).  Sarah had 4 sons with her first husband, Benjamin Bennett.  William and Sarah had 6 daughters. (Daughters are also in another picture on the site.)  William & Sarah Warner were responsible for a total of 22 children.  I counted 112 people in this picture

Shared by Linda (Cook) Spears


Children of Benjamin Bennett.
Eli, James, John and Sarah.

Shared by Susan Bennett-Edwards

I have the John Wilhite family photo album from Bowen, IL. One of the pictures in the album is a 7 year old girl ("Age 7 years") with writing in pencil on back appearing to be Minnie .unice Silkett. The photographer was Woollett in Albia, Iowa. Attached is picture.  I would like positive ID as well as determine relationship to John Wilhite family.

If you are able to help, please respond to

Thanks. Bill Jacquot

Gustave & Nellie Richmond Rustan

Shared by Great Grandson Rob Hull



Cyrus Richmond

Shared by Grandson Rob Hull

Samuel Richmond

Shared by Grandson Rob Hull

Sarah Bell Richmond

Shared by Grandson Rob Hull