My mom’s cousin recently sent me some family photos, and I finally got around to scanning them. Homer Lord and Clarissa Perry are my great-great grandparents. I haven’t identified many of the people in the group photos, and they could actually be members the Perry family, not Lord.
Lord Family, circa 1915
Left to right: Boyd John Lord, Homer Charles Lord, Myrtle Lord, Clarice Marie Lord, Leola Elizabeth Lord, Jay Lord, Clarissa A. Perry, and Elsie May Lord
Homer Charles Lord and Clarissa A. Perry, circa 1915
Lord Family, circa 1920
Lord Family, circa 1914
The same photo is below, annotated
I *think* this is what we’re looking at. I’m less sure of the boys, especially Boyd.
1. Clarissa A. Perry
2. Homer Charles Lord
3. Myrtle Lord
4. Clarice Marie Lord (my great grandmother, and check out that epic side-eye)
5. Elsie Lord
6. Leola Elizabeth Lord
7. Jay Lord (I think?)
8. Boyd John Lord (again, I think?)
If you just do a keyword search of the indexed entries at sites like Ancestry or Findmypast, you miss really interesting stuff. I especially like notations at the fronts of some of the Irish Catholic Parish Registers. I’ve seen recipes for barm, to do lists, payment annotations for services (adding hobnails on boots or baking bread for the parish priest). This one addresses some of the gaps in Irish records and why the parish registers are so important. I wish I could make out the priest’s name at the end.
Baptismal Register, Diocese of Achonry, Parish of Castlemore and Kilcolman, Baptisms Nov 1851-17 Nov 1861 and 25 Jan 1864-2 Jun 1872, image 3.
This is an important book and it should be carefully preserved for the following reasons —
The Census returns of 1861 and 1871 have long since been destroyed. Twelve years hence in the year 1921, the people coming up for Old Age Pensions will begin to be these born in or subsequent to 1851, for those the Census returns will no longer be available unless indeed, they fall back on those of 1881 taken when they were grown men and women of thirty years or there abouts. This would be a course open to much objection, for adults generally return figures far short of the correct age. The people therefore born between the ages of 1851 and 1864 (the year when public registration begins) will unless their Church records have been preserved be hard set to prove their ages in a satisfactory way. Now this book contains fairly accurate –the baptismal records from 1851 to 1864 –hence the importance of taking care of it.
20th October 1909
P. S. See large Register too for baptisms from 1860 on.
These are from another project I’m working on. I have a big lot of photos I bought online, and after receiving them, it became clear that they belonged to two families. And it’s possible it’s just one family. I’ve identified two main family groups and am looking for a connection between them.
This is one group, all photos taken about 1942, probably in Illinois. If this is your family, please contact me. I would love to return the photos to you!
Jared Tyner Lyon (1902-1968) married Esther Harriet Anderson (1901-1969) in 1924. The boy is their son, who may still be living.
Viola Susan Tyner (1872-1963) married William Edgar Lyon (1870-1926). I’m still trying to identify the young man in the last photo.
Viola Susan Tyner (1872-1963) married William Edgar Lyon (1870-1926).
Jared Tyner Lyon (1902-1968) married Esther Harriet Anderson (1901-1969) in 1924.
8 x 6 1/4 inches
exposed spine sewn on tapes with waxed linen thread
96 pages recycled from old student work
cover recycled from a creepy children’s book
I finished filling this book with gluebook collage, and even after removing a bunch of pages, it’s heckin chonky. Oops!
Believe it or not, there was a thriving punk scene in Muncie, Indiana, in the 1980s. The No Bar was all ages, so I spent a ridiculous amount of time there. (Found an old T-shirt while I was cleaning out my closet.)
Hark! A tiny painting!
gouache on paper
4 x 6 inches
These were sitting on the loading dock one morning, when I got to work.