Margaret Agnes Watson Photo Album 1911-1913

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Barry, Pike, Illinois, United States
Henrietta, Clay, Texas, United States
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1911 - 1914

Margaret Agness Watson was born 31 January 1899 to William Walcott "Buck" Watson and Margaret Alice Bonnell, in Barry, Pike County, Illinois. Her parents were very active in the community, and her mother ran the "Cradle Roll" or infant and toddler Sunday school for the Methodist Church. Margaret was evidently given a Brownie camera for Christmas 1912, as the first photo in the album is the family Christmas tree. She took many photos of her family and friends in town, and Margaret identified many of them in white ink on the pages of the album. She didn't always put their last names, so I am posting the album on this site so others can add their names when I don't know them.

Some photos were taken in Henrietta, Clay County, Texas and the nearby county seat of Wichita Falls. Margaret's brother married Bess Mona Palmer, daughter of Robert Henry Palmer and Ora Stearns of Henrietta. Mr. Palmer was born in Wales, but was brought to Barry as a young man by his father, who worked on the railroads. Mrs. Palmer was born and raised in Barry. Both graduated from Barry High School. Mr. Palmer went to Texas for the opportunities available there, and went back to Barry to marry his sweetheart. The Palmer children often spent summers with their grandfather Stearns in Barry, and were friends with the Watsons.

Margaret was particularly good friends with the youngest Palmer daughter, Ruth. I have Ruth's photo album, and it contains duplicates of some of the pictures in Margaret's album.

In the late 1920's Margaret's parents wrote books about their families. Buck had published the local newspaper, The Barry Adage, for many years and was an adept typist. He typed several copies of the books, which were then bound. Each copy was created for a specific member of their families, so each was different. They took photos from the album and put them in these books. For example, the copy given to the McConnell branch of the Watson family would have photos of their members, while one for a Bonnell sibling would have photos of that branch.

Ancestry.com scanned this album and another of Margaret's photo album at the Southern California Genealogical Society's 2012 Genealogy Jamboree. Without their help, this album might never have been posted here, and I thank them very much.

The scans they made are of incredibly high quality, and pixels don't show when blown up to poster size. If anyone wants one of these images, please let me know.

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Page One These photos were all taken outside the Watson house on Mortimer Street, Barry, Illinois.

Top Row: Left Photo: Christmas tree December 23, 1912

Center Photo (missing): Brett and Russell December 27, 1912 (Brett Watson and Russell McConnell)

Right Photo: Brett and Margaret Dec. 28, 1912 (Margaret and her brother Brett Bonnell Watson)

Bottom Row: Left Photo: Lu Robb Dec 1912

Right Photo: Mama (Margaret Alice Bonnell Watson, Edith 1912


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Page 2 Top Row: Left Photo: "Chamberlains in California, Rear of Virginia Hotel–Beachside"

Right Photo: In rear of Dr's Residence on left, Chamberlains in California 28 November 1912"

Bottom Row: Left Photo: Aunt Belle (Belle Bonnell Farwell) and Mama (Margaret Alice Bonnell Watson)

Middle Photo: Aunt Jessie 1912 (This could be Jessie Sellers, daughter of Dolford Sellers and Margaret's second cousin May T. McConnell. Jessie Sellers was born in 1891. I have no idea who the children are. Jessie wasn't married until 1924 and had no nieces or nephews in 1912.)

Left Photo (missing): Margaret in 1908.


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Page 3 Top Row Left Photo: Visitors, Mama (Margaret Bonnell Watson), Bessie (the horse)

Right Photo: "Party entertained by Mrs. Wilson"

Bottom Row: Left Photo: Party entertained by Mrs. Wilson

Right Photo (missing): "Mama, Miss York Miss"


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Page 4 Top Row: photobooth strip of Margaret taken when she was much younger.

Bottom Row: Left Photo: "Margaret in 1908, before bobbing"

Center Photo (missing): Aunt Belle (Belle Bonnell Farwell) and Mama (Margaret Bonnell Watson)

Right Photo: "Margaret in 1908 after bobbing"


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Page 5 Top Row Left Photo (missing): "October 1912 Margaret W, Ruth, Elizabeth, Cordell" Cordell is probably Cordell Hailey.

Right Photo: "Sunday afternoon October 1912 Me, Sophia (Sophia Strubinger), Glenna, Esther" (Esther McVay was Margaret Watson's best friend.)

Bottom Row: Left Photo: "Sunday afternoon October 1912 Sophia (Sophia Strubinger), Louis Strubinger, Me (Margaret Watson), Mrs. Strubinger, Esther (McVay)

Right Photo: Sunday afternoon October 1812 back row Mary Early, Effie H., Margaret Watson, Front row: Cordell Hailey, Esther (McVay), Margaret Hailey, baby Ruth Hailey

The Haileys were children of Methodist minister Rev. William Hailey. In the 1910 census he was ministering to a church in Rushville, Illinois, but by 1912 he was minister at the Methodist Church the Watsons attended. Margaret grew very close to Fosterr Hailey, who became a noted war correspondent during World War II.


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Page 6 Top Row Left Photo: Mrs. Edna Hart and Esther McVay, at Hart's Spring on a picnic

Right Photo: Margaret and her mother

Bottom Row Left Photo: "Sunday School Class"

Right Photo: "Out Wading"

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Page 7 Top Row Left Photo: 1912 3 boys in the back–Foster (Hailey), Walter, Howard; Middle row: Esther McVay, Gladys Coffman, Wilma Kistner, Margaret, Rosa, Merida, Dorothy; Front row: Mary E., Lee (Lee Robb), Helen M., Helen Gowdy, Ida, Merida is possibly Merida Ware, the only Merida in Pike County in the 1910 Census. She was about born in 1900, according to the census listing. Helen G. is probably Helen Gowdy, who was a life-long friend of Margaret. Ida is probably Ida Lewton.

Right Photo: Esther (McVay) 1912 "Esther just after she got up from her long spell of sickness"

Bottom Row Left Photo: Esther McVay and Margaret 1912

Right Photo: Under the Photo: 1912 Madge, On the photo itself: "Madge M. a special case" The nurse is Margaret Watson Sellers, always called Madge. She was a nurse in World War I.


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Page 8

Top Row Left Photo (missing): "Margaret in 1908 & twin dolls, Terre Haute" Margaret's mother's sister, Belle Bonnell Farwell lived in Terre Haute, Indiana. Hart Farwell, Belle's husband, was instrumental in the formation of several telephone companies in the Midwest. Margaret's cousin Bonnie Farwell was very active in the DAR at the national level.

Middle Photo: October 1911. Uncle Eugene standing in the back (Eugene Smith, married to Margaret's mother's sister Helen), Mother,Aunt Helen (Helen Bonnell Smith) , Stanley Smith (son of Eugene and Helen), Aunt Belle (Belle Bonnell Farwell)

Bottom Row: Left photo "Taken in October 1911" Left to right: Moma, Helen Bonnell Smith, Stanley Smith, unidentified, Belle Bonnell Farwell.

Middle photo: Mama in 1908 in Terre Haute.

Left photo: "Where the folks first lived" Terre Haute, Ind. (The folks referred to are probably the Farwells.)


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Page 9

Top Row Left Photo: Sunday afternoon Feb. 9, 1913 at Hailey's. Arthur Hailey is standing behind, Gretta, Margaret, Effie, Lee (Lee Robb) and Lucille. Rev. William Hailey was a Methodist minister in Barry.

Mrs. Strain in Carrollton, Illinois. On the photo "John Hunter, his nice cousins and Chubby (or Chubbly)

Bottom Row Left Photo: "Esther (McVay) and her folks in Colorado, 1911"

Right Photo: "Our Sunday School class out to Strokker's, 1912


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Page 10

Top Row Left Photo: Cordell Hailey and Margaret Hailey, March 1, 1913

Middle Photo: Ida Lewton and Helen Gowdy, March 8, 1913. The girls are wearing roller skates.

Right Photo: Ida Lewton March 1, 1913

Notice all the snow in the March 1 photos, and that it is all gone by March 7.

Bottom Row Left Photo: Sunday School Class March 1, 1913

Right Photo: No identification.


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Page 11 Top Row Left Photo: Bonnie Farwell March 1913

Middle Photo (missing): Uncle Eugene, Mama, Aunt Belle, Papa, Aunt Helen March 1913

Left Photo: Margaret, March 1913

Bottom Row Left Photo: Brett Watson, Bonnie Farwell, Margaret Watson, Stanley Smith. They were all children of younger Bonnell sisters.

Right Photo: Stanley Smith, Margaret Watson, Bonnie Farwell


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Page 12 Top Row Left Photo: April 1, 1913 Lolo Doyle and Gwendolynn

Right Photo: March 30, 1913 In the Park, left to right Glenna K. (might be Glenna Kinney), Esther McVay, Helen Gowdy

Bottom Photo: March 30, 1913 Edith and Margaret


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Page 13

Top Row Left Photo: March 18, 1913 Papa (William Walcott "Buck" Watson), Uncle John (John Watson)

Right Photo: March 18, 1913 Charlie Fletcher, Papa

Bottom Row Left Photo: March 18, 1913 Madge Sellers

Right Photo (missing): March 18, 1913 Papa, Uncle John (John Watson), Mama, Madge Sellers, Aunt Mollie McConnell (stepsister of Margaret's father), Aunt Fan (Fannie Bella Robb Watson, wife of John Watson), Uncle Mac (Bunyan McConnell, husband of Aunt Mollie), Margaret


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Page 14


Top Row Left Photo: April 6, 1913 Esther McVay, Margaret, Eve Anne, Glenna, Helen Gowdy at McVay's farm.

Middle Photo: April 13, 1913 Sophia S (probably Sophia Strubinger)., Margaret at Strubingers

Right Photo: April 18, 1913 Glenna, Esther McVay, Margaret in the Park

Bottom Row Left Photo: March 30, 1913 Margaret, Helen Gowdy, Glenna in the Park (Margaret may be holding her Christmas camera.)

Right Photo: April 26, 1913 Merida Ware, Foster Hailey


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Page 15

Top Row Left Photo: April 23, 1913 Mama (Margaret Bonnell Watson)

Middle Photo: April 6, 1913 Esther McVay, Helen Gowdy, Glenna, Sophia Strubinger, Eve Anna Gowdy at McVay's farm.

Right Photo: April 6, 1913 Russell Mc., Margaret This picture was clearly taken before the others. Margaret is much younger.The little boy is probably Russell McConnell, grandson of Margaret's father's stepsister Mary Ann Jessie Watson McConnell.

Bottom Row Left Photo: March 31, 1913 front row: Dorothy S., Esther McVay, Merida Ware, Howard, Walter; back row: Lucille McCarl, Miss Tipple, Edna H., Henry W. on a school picnic. Based on the 1910 census of Barry, Dorothy S. might be Dorothy Slater, the only Dorothy S. listed. She's the same age as Margaret. Henry is probably Henry Wendorff. Edna H. might be Edna Hess.

Right Photo: March 13, 1930 Mary E., Mary D, Hazel, Helen Gowdy


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Page 16

Top Row Left Photo (missing): April 19, 1913 Margaret, Lee Robb

Middle Photo: April 19, 1913 Ida Lewton, Margaret Watson, Lee Robb

Right Photo: April 19, 1913 Ida Lewton

Bottom Row Left Photo: April 19, 1913 Myrtle Mayer, John Garrett

Right Photo: April 24, 1913 Mrs. Arntz


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Page 17

Top Row Left Photo: Margaret

Middle Photo:Madge (Margaret Watson Sellers), Uncle John (probably John McConnell, son of Margaret's father's stepsister).

Right Photo: April 23, 1913 Frances Arntz

Bottom Row Left Photo: April 26, 1913 Bret (Margaret's brother, Bret Watson), Arthur Maltman There is an Arthur L. Maltman living in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois in the 1910 census)

Right Photo: Madge (Margaret Watson Sellers)


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Page 18

Top Row Left Photo: Momma, Aunt Elizabeth. Elizabeth is Mary Elizabeth Bonnell Demoine. Her father, Dr. William Wayland Bonnell, was Margaret's mother's elder brother; he was 26 years older. William was a doctor in Griggsville, Illinios for many years, and Margaret and Elizabeth were best friends for much of her childhood.

Right Photo: Miss Gertrude Foreman

Bottom Row Left Photo: April 28, 1913 Margaret, Pappa, Mama

Right Photo (missing): May 16, 1913 Papa, Aunt Elizabeth, Uncle Eugene Mama, Aunt Zue, Aunt Helen Margaret Elizabeth is Mary Elizabeth Bonnell Demoine (see top row left photo). Uncle Eugene and Aunt Helen are Eugene and Helen Smith; Helen was Helen Bonnell before her marriage, sister to Margaret's mother. Zue is Missouri Behymer Hooper, a niece of Helen and "Mama"'s mother Amelia Mattox Bonnell. When Zue's parents died, she was raised with the Bonnell children.


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Page 19

Top Row Left Photo: Anna Ware, Margaret

Right Photo: Margaret, Anna Ware, Helen Gowdy At Boy Scout Camp May 23, 1913

Bottom Row Left Photo: Wilma K., Lee Robb., Mr. McIntire, Margaret W., Esther McVay Wilma is probably Wilma Kistner, as she is the only Wilma in Barry in the 1910 census, and she is the same age as Margaret.

Right Photo: Esther McVay, Wilma Kistner, Lee Robb, Margaret Big Four May 16, 1913


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Page 20

Top Row Left Photo: Teachers 1913 Miss Tipple 7 & 8, Miss Foreman 3

Middle Photo: Teaches 1913 Mr. McIntire 7 & 8, Mr.

Right Row: Teachers 1913 Miss Graves 5, Miss White 2

Bottom Row Left Photo: no identification

Middle Photo: no identification

Right Row: no identification


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Page 21

Top Row Left Photo: May 16, 1913 Back row: Papa (William Watson), Aunt Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bonnell Demoine) Bret (Bret Watson, Uncle Eugene Smith (Aunt Helen's husband) Front row: Margaret Mama, Zue (Missouri Beheymer Hooper), Aunt Helen Smith Elizabeth is Mary Elizabeth Bonnell Demoine, Uncle Eugene and Aunt Helen are Eugene and Helen Smith; Helen was Helen Bonnell before her marriage, sister to Margaret's mother. Zue is Missouri Behymer Hooper, a niece of Helen and "Mama"'s mother Amelia Mattox Bonnell. When Zue's parents died, she was raised with the Bonnell children.

Right Photo: Helen Gowdy and Eve Anna Gowdy May 11, 1913

Bottom Row Left Photo: Margaret, Helen Gowdy, Eve Anna Gowdy May 11, 1913

Right Photo: Mama, Aunt Elizabeth Bonnell Demoine May 16, 1913


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Page 22

Top Row Left Photo (missing): May 28, 1913 Cousin Zue & Clat Hooper (Missouri Behemyer Hooper and her husband Clayton Hooper.)

Middle Row: Aunt Belle's house in Terre Haute, Ind. Aunt Belle was Belle Bonnell Farwell.

Right Photo: Margaret and Alberta Rice of Terre Haute

Bottom Row: May 29, 1913 Thelma (There are 2 little girls and a dog in the phot. It is not clear which one is Thelma.)


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Page 23

Top Row Left Photo (missing): June 4, 1913 Mama, Morgan (the chauffeur), Bonnie Farwell, Aunt Belle Bonnell Farwell on a picnic in Indiana. Bonnie is Aunt Belle's daughter.

Right Photo: Aunt Belle (Belle Bonnell Farwell), Mama, Uncle Hart Farwell (Belle's husband) on there (sic.) porch in Terre Haute.

Bottom Row Left Photo (missing): Bonnie Farwell, Mama, Aunt Belle Bonnell Farwell, Margaret, Uncle Hart Farwell

Right Photo: June 14, 1913 Mama, Bonnie Farwell, Aunt Belle Farwell, Margaret


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Page 24

Top Row Left Photo: Mama, Uncle Doc (Dr. William Wayland Bonnell), Aunt Jennie Bonnell (Jane Eberhart Smith Bonnell, Doc's wife)

Right Photo: back row: Aunt Minnie, Mama, Mrs. Jourdan; front row: Anna Louise Jourdan & Kate Jourdan June 13, 1913 Aunt Minnie is probably Minnie Peck McConnell, since she is the only Minnie in Margaret's family. Her husband was John McConnell, and another photo on this page, dated one day later, shows an Uncle John.

Bottom Row Left Photo: June 14, 1913 Rusty (the horse) and Uncle John (probably Uncle John McConnell, husband of Minnie Peck)

Right Photo: Uncle Doc and Aunt Jennie June 15, 1913 (Dr. William Wayland Bonnell and his wife Jennie Smith Bonnell.)


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Page 25

Top Row Left Photo:June 13, 1913 Margaret, Russell McConnell

Middle Photo: June 10, 1913 Margaret, Aunt Belle Bonnell Farwell, Mama, Mrs. Finkly at Turkey Run (Indiana), June 11, 1913.

Right Photo: Bonnie Farwell at Turkey Run (Indiana)

Bottom Row Left Photo: June 10, 1913 Aunt Belle Bonnell Farwell, Mama, Mrs. Finkley, Bonnie Farwell at Turkey Runn (Indiana).

Middle Photo: June 10, 1913 Margaret at Turkey Run (Indiana)

Right Photo: June 13, 1913 Margaret, Russell McConnell


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Page 26

Top Row Left Photo: Elizabeth Hailey

Right Photo: June 26, 1913 back row: Eve Anna Gowdy, Mrs. Gowdy, Helen Gowdy; front row: Margaret, Hazel , Mary

Bottom Row Left Photo: June 29, 1913 Esther McVay and Margaret.

Right Photo: Margaret on a busy day. She's standing on the side of her family's home.


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Page 27

This page has the first images of the woman who will marry Margaret's brother Bret. Bess Mona Palmer was born and raised in Henrietta Clay County, Texas, but had roots in Barry. Her mother, Ora Stearns, was born and raised there, and graduated from Barry High School. Her father, Robert Henry Palmer, moved to Barry as a child, graduated from Barry High School and moved to Texas for the opportunities offered there. The family visited Barry frequently and the Palmer children spent parts of their summers there with their Stearns grandparents.

Camping Pictures July 17, 1913

Top Row Left Photo: Bret Watson, Bess Palmer

Middle Photo: Bess a Snake Charmer (Bess Mona Palmer)

Right Photo: Bret Watson

Bottom Row Left Photo: Bess Palmer

Right Photo: Mrs. Hart, Bess Palmer, Eve Anna Gowdy, Loretta, Mrs. Palmer (Ora Stearns Palmer), Edna, Ruth Palmer (Bes Palmer's sister), Mrs. Gilley, Bret Watson, and Sweetums.


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July 25, 1913

Top Row Left Photo: Margaret, Ruth Palmer

Middle Photo: Bess Palmer

Right Photo: Ruth Palmer

Bottom Row Left Photo: Margaret, Ruth Palmer crocheting.

Right Photo: Margaret


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Page 29

Camping

Top Row Left Photo: On a sand wagon

Right Photo: Bret Watson, Bess Palmer

Bottom Row Left Photo: Bess Palmer

Middle Photo: Out Wading

Right Photo: Bruce Palmer (Bess and Ruth's brother), Helen Dickason


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Page 30

Top Row Left Photo: Ruth Palmer

Middle Photo: Margaret, Ruth Palmer

Right Photo: Bess Palmer

Bottom Row Left Photo: Margaret

Right Photo: Ruth Palmer


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Page 31

Top Row Left Photo: Bruce Palmer

Right Photo: Anna, Ida, Ruth Palmer, Gertrude, Mary Croquet Party. They are standing on the southeast side of the Watson home in Barry.

Bottom Row Left Photo:Alma S., Margaret Alma S. is probably Alma Stroheker, the only Alma S. in the 1910 census. She is about Margaret's age.

Right Photo: Margaret, Bess Palmer, Edna, Ruth Palmer. They are standing on the southeast side of the Watson house in Barry. The staircase to the second floor makes a right angle turn at a landing, where the round window is.


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Page 32 Top Row Left Photo: Mrs. McVay, Lucile, Mr. McVay, Margaret, Ella

Right Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain

Bottom Row Left Photo: Miss Tipple

Right Photo: McConnell Family The man with the beard is Bunyan McConnell, husband of Mary Ann Jessie Watson, Margaret's father's stepsister.


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Page 33

Top Row Left Photo: Eula Sellers and Jessie Sellers They are the daughters of Dolford Sellers and may T. McConnell, daughter of Margaret's father's stepsister, Mary Ann jessie Watson.

Right Photo: back row, left to right, Mrs. Sellers (May McConnell Sellers), Madge; front row, left to right Eula Sellers, Madge Sellers

Middle Photo; high school before completion.

Bottom Row Left Photo: (missing) Margaret, Esther

Right Photo: Jessie Sellers, Eula Sellers


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Page 34

Top Row Left Photo: John Samuel Scott

Right Photo: Howard, Margaret, Henry, miss Tipple, Dorothy, lucile, edna, merida

Bottom Row Left Photo:Margaret, Esther McVay, Lucile Darley

Right Photo: Miss Tipple, Dorothy, Margaret, Ida, Helen


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Page 35

Top Row Left Photo (missing): Mother

Right Photo: Margaret, Esther McVay

bottom Row Left Photo: Margaret

Right Photo: Miss Clum, Alma (Alma Stroheker?)


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Page 36

Top Row Left Photo: Effie Hoaglin

Right Photo: Mothert

Bottom Row Left Photo: Ruth Palmer

Right Photo: Margaret


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Page 37

California Photos (no other captions)


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Page 38

Top Row Left Photo: Bret Watson, Jessie Sellers

Right Photo: Jessie Sellers

Bottom Row Left Photo: Miss Carrie McDee

Right Photo: Calloways


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Page 39

Top Row Left Photo: Music club 1913-14

Right Photo: Music Club

Bottom Row Left Photo: Music Club

Right Photo: Esther McVay, Dorothy (might be Dorothy Slater), Margaret, Miss Knollenberg


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Page 40

Top Row Left Photo:Sound Asleep, Esther McVay, Dorothy (Dorothy Slater?), Margaret, Miss K (Knowllenberg)

Right Photo: Pillow Fight

Bottom Row Left Photo: Jessie (There are two women in this photo, and it isn't clear which one is Jessie.)

Right Photo: Mrs. McVay


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Page 41

Top Row Left Photo (missing): Bess Palmer, Mr. Weber

Right Photo: Margaret, Mary Ware

Bottom Row Left Photo: Russell (probably Russell McConnell)

Right Photo: Eula Sellers, Margaret, Russell McConnell


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Page 42

Top Row Left Photo (missing)

Right Photo:Sue & Mary Easley, Esther McVay

Bottom Row Left Photo: Sophia Strubinger

Right Photo: Mrs. Arntz


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Page 43

Top Row Left Photo: Easther 1914 Crowd at Esther Chamberlain's

Right Photo:

Bottom Row Left Photo: Easter morning. Margaret is on the far left.

Right Photo:


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Page 44

Top Row Left Photo: Ceremonial Costume. Margaret, Alma Stroheker

Right Photo: Coming Home from Camp Whelo

Bottom Row Left Photo: Eve Anna Gowdy

Right Photo: Camp Scene


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Page 45

Top Row Left Photo:

Right Photo:

Bottom Row Left Photo:

Right Photo:


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Page 46

Top Row Left Photo: Wilma Kistner, Pearl, Alma Stroheker

Middle Photo: Dining Tent

Right Photo: Pearl, Helen


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'Page 47

Top Row Left Photo: Decoration Day 1914 Margaret, Jessie, Maryanne

Right Photo:George Wike, Margaret holding the flag, Esther McVay holding the torch. Night before 3rd exam, Freshman year

Bottom Row Left Photo: Snowbanks (in downtown Barry) February 16, 1914.

Right Photo: Margaret


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Page 48

Top Row Left Photo: Alma Stroheker, Margaret

Right Photo: Crowd in Quincy

Bottom Row Left Photo: Chautauqua 1913

Right Photo: Crowd in Quincy on Bridge Across Mississippi


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Page 49

Top Row Left Photo: Blanche Buskurke, Helen Gowdy

Right Photo (missing): Watson's

Bottom Row Left Photo (missing): Floyd hendricks, Wilna Kistner, Zepha Welton Margaret, Walter Hess

Right Photo (missing): Alma Stroheker


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Page 50

Top Row Left Photo: Jesse Mangrum

Right Photo: Margaret, Wilma Kistner

Middle Row Middle Photo: Margaret, Esther McVay

Right Photo:   Edwin Sykes, Loy Barnes

Bottom Row Left Photo: SE, MW (probably Merida Ware), DS, WK, LB,

Middle Photo: Lee Robb, Margaret, Wilma Kistner

Right Photo: D.S., W.K. (probably Wilma Kistner), S.E., l.B., L. R. (probably Lee Robb), M.W. (Margaret Watson), L. G.


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Page 51

Top Row Left Photo: Idella Waters, Margaret

Right Photo: Bess Palmer and ?

Bottom Row Left Photo: Russell McConnell

Right Photo: Eula Sellers


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Page 52

Top Row Right Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Sellers & roomers, Urbana, Illinois (Dolford Sellers and his wife May McConnell Sellers)

Right Photo (missing):Margaret


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Page 53

Top Row Left Photo: Olive Hendrick, Edith Easley

Right Photo (missing); Sophomore Class 1914-15

Bottom Row Left Photo: Anna Ware, Gladys Coffman, Esther McVay, Margaret, Esther McVay

Right Photo: Madge Sellers, Jessie Sellers


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Page 54

Top Row Left Photo: Gladys Coffman, Esther McVay, Anna Ware, Margaret, Sophia Strubinger

Right Photo: Merida Ware

Bottom Row Left Photo: Margaret and Billy (William Walcott Watson II, son of Margaret's brother Bret) This photo was taken after 20 Feb 1915, when Billy was born.

Right Photo:Lowell House, Sophia Strubinger, Louis Strubinger, Esther McVay


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Page 55

Top Row Left Photo: Esther McVay, Sophia Strubinger, Margaret, Lowell House

Right Photo: Lowell House, Sophia Strubinger, Louis Strubinger, Esther McVay

Bottom Row Left Photo: Louis Strubinger, Margaret, Lowell House, Sophia Strubinger

Right Photo: Esther McVay, Margaret


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Page 56

Top Row Left Photo: Louis Strubinger, Gay Ware

Right Photo: Louis Strubinger, Esther McVay

Bottom Row Left Photo: Sophia Strubinger, Lowell house, Esther McVay, Louie/Louis Strubinger

Right Photo: Louis Strubinger, Esther McVay


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Page 57

The photos on this page were taken during Margaret's trip to Henrietta, Clay County, Texas, probably in May 1914. Margaret's brother bret married Bess Mona Palmer at her parents home there on 26 May 1914. Margaret and Bess's sister ruth became good friends. Ruth palmer's photo album has many photos that are similar to ones in Margaret's album.

Top Row Left Photo: Bruce Palmer, Ruth Palmer, 1914

Right Photo: Palmers (The home of Robert Henry Palmer and his wife, Ora Stearns Palmer, in Henrietta, Clay County, Texas.

Bottom Row Left Photo: Ruth Palmer

Right Photo: Ruth Palmer in front of her home.


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Page 58

Wichita Falls, Texas 23 July 1915 This page and the next have photos taken on a trip to a lake near Wichita Falls. While the lake is named on page 59, its name has faded to illegibility.

Mamie Kae Nutter and Mattie Ruth Corlett lived in Henrietta in the 1910 census, and were probably friends of Ruth Palmer.

Top Row Left Photo: in the car: Ruth Palmer, Bruce in front of the car: Margaret, Mamie Kae Nutter, Mattie Ruth Cutlett

Right Photo: Mattie Ruth Cutlett, Margaret, Bruce Palmer, Ruth, Mattie Ruth Cutlett

Bottom Row Left Photo: Ruth Palmer, Margaret, Bruce Palmer, Mamie Kae Nutter, Mattie Ruth Cutlett

Right Photo: Margaret, Mamie Rae Nutter, Mattie Ruth Cutlett, Bruce Palmer


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Page 59

Wichita Falls, Texas 23 July 1915 This page and the preceding one have photos taken on a trip to a lake near Wichita Falls. While the lake is named on page 59, its name has faded to illegibility.

Mamie Kae Nutter, Mattie Ruth Corlett and Cora Neville lived in Henrietta in the 1910 census, and were probably friends of Ruth Palmer.

Top Row Left Photo: Margaret, Mamie Kae Nutter

Right Photo: Ruth Palmer, Mattie Ruth Corlett

Bottom Row Left Photo: Margaret, Mamie Kae Nutter & ? (the dog's name is illegible)

Right Photo: Margaret, Cora Neville


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Page 60

Top Row Left Photo: Mrs. Palmer (Ora Stearns Palmer), Margaret, Mrs Boddy, Bruce Palmer, There were two Boddy families in Clay County in the 1910 census, one in Henrietta (Hazel and his wife Anna) and the other (P.H. and his wife Willie) on a ranch. Since another photo on this page is labeled Boddy's Ranch, the Mrs. Boddy in this photo might be Mrs. Willie Boddy.

Middle Photo: Margaret and Ruth Palmer as Charlie Chaplin

Right Photo; Ruth Palmer and Margaret at Boddy's Ranch

Bottom Row Left Photo: Margaret

Right Photo: Margaret


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Page 61

Top Row Left Photo: back row Gladys S., Sophia S., Margaret; front row Henry W., Loraine Gladys and Sophia might be Gladys Staudinger born 1896, Sophia Staudinger and Loraine Staudinger born 1894 (according to the 1900 in the 1910 census). Henry W. is probably Henry Wendorff.

Right Photo:

Bottom Row Left Photo:

Right Photo: Margaret on the far left


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Page 62

Top Row Left Photo:

Right Photo: Margaret is on the left

Bottom Row Left Photo:

Right Photo:


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The photos have no captions.

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The top photos are unidentified.

The bottom two photos show the pround Palmer and Watson families holding their first grandchild, William Walcott Watson.

Bottom Left Photo: Back row Bruce Palmer, Ruth Palmer, William Walcott Watson (Margaret's father), Bessie Stearns (Ora's sister). Sitting Ora Stearns Palmer, Bess Palmer Watson holding her son William Walcott Watson II, Margaret Bonnell Watson.

Right Photo: from left to right ? (might be Helen Bonnell Smith), Margaret's mother Margaret Bonell Watson, baby William Walcott Watson, Margaret Watson, Ora Stearns Palmer, ?, Bruce Palmer, Ruth Palmer


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Slumber Party Henrietta, Texas

Top Row Left Photo: Grace Hapgood, Ruth Ford, Rena Morris, Ruth Palmer, Vera Cook, Una Mae Coleman, Cora Neville, Margaret, Mamie Kae Nutter

Right Photo: Una Mae Coleman, Mamie Kae Nutter, Grace Hapgood, Vera Cook, Rena Morris, Ruth Palmer, Ruth Ford, Margaret, Cora Neville, , Floy Mae Ford

Bottom Row Left Photo: back row Floy Mae Ford, Una Mae Coleman, Rena Morris, Mamie Kae Nutter, Ruth Ford, Vera Cook lying on the ground Grace Hapgood, Ruth Palmer, Margaret, Cora Neville

Right Photo: Rena Morris (head just above the bush), Mamie Kae Nutter, Cora Neville, Ruth Ford., Una Mae Coleman, Floy Mae Ford, Ruth Palmer, Grace Hapgood, Vera Cook Margaret is peeking out from the bushes on the lower left.


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Top Row Left Photo: The same group of girls in the photos on page 65. Margaret is on another girl's shoulders and the boy is Bruce Palmer. Ruth Palmer is the second girl from the right, with her left hand outstretched.

Middle Photo: Cora Nevill and Vera Cook

Left Photo: The girls again. Ruth Palmer is the fourth girl from the left, with another girl's hand on her left shoulder. Bruce Palmer is the boy wearing the derby.

The photos on the bottom row are unlabeled.


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The people in these photos aren't identified. The two on the top of the page were taken in Margaret's home, by the staircase that leads to the second floor.


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Page 68

None of the photos on this page have labels.


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Page 69

None of these photos are labeled.


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These photos were taken on a trip to Henrietta, Texas.

Top Row Left Photo: Ora Stearns Palmer and her husband, Robert Henry Palmer, in front of their home in Henrietta, Texas.

Right Photo: cattle washing

Bottom Row Left Photo: Margaret, Ruth Palmer, Bruce Palmer

Right Photo: Texas cattle.


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These photos were taken on a visit to Henrietta, Texas.

Top Row Left Photo: cattle roundup

Right Photo:? and Margaret (standing)

Bottom Row Left Photo: Three unidentified girls and Margaret (standing by the tree).

Right Photo: cattle roundup


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Cattle roundup in Henrietta, Texas

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These are more photos of the cattle roundup near Henrietta, Texas.


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None of the photos on this page are labeled.

Top Row Left Photo:

Right Photo: Margaret standing on a train track. This photo is eerie because a few years later Margaret was with a group of young adults who drove a car into a train when coming home from a party in Jacksonville. You don't need a radio or a cell phone to be distracted while driving. An excited group of people is distraction enough.

Bottom Row Left Photo:

Right Photo:


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None of the photos on this page are labeled, though they were clearly taken in Barry.


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Top Row Left Photo:

Right Photo:

Bottom Row Left Photo: William Watson III and his sister, Roberta Watson

Middle Photo: William Watson III

Right Photo: William Watson III and his sister, Roberta Watson