Florence Pierce Yandell Photos


 

Loose Photographs of Florence (Pierce) Yandell

A Photographic Legacy of a Well-to-Do Family of Western Kentucky

     The practice of photography was relatively new when Florence Pierce (1861-1938) was growing up.  The technique (invented in 1839) had only arrived in the United States during the lifetime of her parents, James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895). 

     During the Daguerreotype era (1839-c.1855), photographs were one-of a kind art works, etched in silver on brass sheets - definitely items of luxury unattainable for families without significant discretionary cash. 

     During the wet-plate era (c.1850-1885), photographs were printed from a hard won glass plate negative which had to be coated with the light-sensitive emulsion and quickly exposed before became insensitive by drying.  The process of being photographed, usually by the photographer's at his studio, but also by itinerant photographers outside the subject's house in front of makeshift backgrounds, was still a luxury not affordable by the vast majority of subsistence farmers in the years during and after Civil War reconstruction.  Once the negatives existed, many prints could be made and distributed to relatives, thus accounting for the many photographs in this collection.

     In the dry-plate era (after c.1885), negatives were easy enough to take that, in addition to making studio photographs much cheaper, people were able to own a camera and take their own photographs. 

     Three factors contributed to the amassing of this collection: 

1) Florence was born to a family enamored with photography.  Her father had multiple photographs taken of him as a child and young man, and his wife had a photograph taken about age 18, and they continued the habit of having family photographs taken throughout their lifetimes; 

2) The James Perry Pierce family was one of the most successful in the county.  He was a teacher, a farmer, a sheriff, and lastly a judge, and built two two-story brick houses (one for each wife) on a street named for him that were described as mansions at the time they were built.  All of his children attended college.  His brother, Jacob Ahart Pierce, was a successful farmer who was known to be sending all his eight sons to college: 

3 Sep 1891, Crittenden Press (Marion, KY) page 3: Messers. J.O (Joseph Oscar), W.O (probably Wirt Ahart, since they are going at the same time). and J.S. (John Stanton) Pierce, sons of Mr. J.A. Pierce, of Livingston county, passed through Marion Wednesday, going to Russellville to attend college. Mr. Pierce has four more sons at home ripening for Bethel College and one graduated last year. [Bethel College was a Baptist-affiliated school 1854-1964].


As the James Perry Pierce and Jacob Ahart Pierce families could afford to send their children to college, they could also afford to photograph their children and themselves;  Other kin were present in Crittenden Co., KY, for example, the descendants of Jacob W. Bettis.  Jacob Bettis was an uncle of James Perry Pierce.  Jacob had actually led the family to the area, appearing in the census as early as 1850, leading to many Bettis families in the area by the heyday of photography starting about 1885.

3) Lastly, Florence, as the unmarried female of the family, was the unofficial keeper of the kin and repository for family photos when her parents died.  And she kept them, albeit loose, generally unmarked and in a cardboard box in her attic.  She also kept all the photos mailed or given to her by her eight cousins of the Jacob Ahart Pierce family, and any other photos gathered during her social life as one of the upper class of the town of Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.

 

The Photographs

     Rather than being mounted in an album, as were many photos that survive today from the 1800's, these had been stored loose in a cardboard box, and subsequently found in an attic in Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.  The house formerly belonged to Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938) and her husband, William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940).

     In addition to photographs that Florence had gathered during her lifetime, it appears that she, as the surviving female (the keepers of the kin) in her immediate family, also inherited photographs from both marriages of her father, including photographs taken throughout his life and photographs of his father and mother.  There are a few photos from the Yandell side of the family, but not very many.  There are also a few from prominent civic or business leaders of Marion, KY.

 

Numbering

     These loose photographs comprise part of three collections of photographs from Crittenden Co., KY and associated with Florence (Pierce) Yandell or her family, referred to as:
    
1) FPY Loose Photos - a collection of loose photographs originally belonging to Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), which were found in the attic of the house she formerly occupied,
     2) Crittenden County Historical Society (CCHS) Album No. 1, an album in the collection of the Crittenden Co., KY Historical Society, and
     3) Crittenden County Historical Society (CCHS) Album No. 2, another album at the Crittenden Co., KY Historical Society.

     Within this the overall collection, photos from the Florence (Pierce) Yandell loose photos are numbered FPY 001 through FPY 192; photographs from the Crittenden County, Kentucky Historical Society Album No. 1 are numbered CCHS 197 through CCHS 248; photographs from the Crittenden County, Kentucky Historical Society Album No. 2 are numbered CCHS 249 through CCHS 279.

 

Order of the Photographs

     The order of numbering of the CCHS photographs in the two albums was as they appeared front to back in the album.  In this case, some photos might have been mounted  adjacent to each other, e.g., a husband and wife facing each other in sequential pages. or children next to parents.  Therefore, the order of CCHS photographs may have significance, and should be kept in mind during identification.

     The FPY photographs were loose and not apparently arranged in any kind of order.  They were first reviewed in the order received.  Later, some photos were pulled out and grouped with other photos, using one of the following criteria: photos containing similar-appearing or the same person, photos having the same type of mount, or photographs of a similar era, e.g., CDVs.  Finally, all photos not pulled into a grouping were placed at the end, according to age - CDVs, then cabinet cards, then later mounted cards, and last, unmounted photos.  For this reason, the order of the FPY photographs has no significance, and should be ignored.

 

Identification

     Most of the photos are not identified, but a few were either marked on the back or by inscriptions on the album page. 

     The filename of each photograph is given to the right in order to keep the notes associated with the correct photo.  These filenames may have names and appear to identify the subject, but they were tentative guesses made at the time of scanning and may be completely wrong.  Please pay attention to the notes below the filenames, which represent the most recent identification and reason/logic for the identification.

     Where such a back or album inscriptions was present, it is described in the notes to the right of the thumbnail.  Since a photograph is not generally removed from its place in the album (which tends to rip the album), such back inscriptions are assumed to have been written by the original album owner and written contemporaneously with the photography.  Therefore, back inscriptions are assumed to be correct unless overwhelming evidence shows them not to be.

     Where there is an inscription on the album page, it was usually added by a member of the historical society.  Such an inscription would have been added much later than the year when the photograph was taken.  The inscribing person might be basing the identification on knowing the person during their lifetime and recognizing them at a younger age, or basing the identification on having seen a copy of the same photograph or other photographs of the subject that had been already identified.  Album inscription are therefore dependent on the memory of a local person, and tend to be correct, but not necessarily so.

     When a photographer's logo or name is present on the photo mount, it is also quoted in the notes; the location in which a photo was taken often provides an important clue as to the identity of the subject, as well as a probable important location in the life of the subject, such as a school location.

     The firmest identifications of unmarked photographs are those involving the James Perry Pierce extended family, for which there exist a large number of other photographs that were identified and mounted by a member of the family shortly after the photographs were taken.

     When the identity of the subject of a photograph is uncertain based on other photographs that are already identified, a primitive facial recognition method is used, in which the photo to be identified is 1) cropped so that the eyes are exactly horizontal, 2) sized so that the head top to chin distance is the same as an identified photograph to which it is to be compared, 3) copied and pasted to a photoshop file containing the identified photograph, and finally, 4) comparing the width of the eyes, the width of the cheekbones, the position of the nose, the position of the mouth, and the presence of any other facial features, such as a cleft chin, freckles, moles, etc. 

     It seems that familiarity helps with the identifications.  Almost every time I review these photographs, one or more new probable identification results, or a previous identification is changed.  Therefore, if certain of these photos are identified as your kin or otherwise important to you, it is important to check back to this website in case more or different information is presented.  I am constantly finding on other websites my former missteps, but you shouldn't have to.

     Leaps of logic, tenuous connections, and similar guess have been liberally used.  All identifications are to used with a grain of salt.

I have and will continue to make errors.  If you have the correct or additional identification or information, please, please contact me (mathew_brady@msn.com) and help me to be as accurate as possible.

 

Cast of Characters:

1.  Stanton Pierce (1821-1911) married Mary Anna Bettis (1825-1902)

children:

1.  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) married 1st, Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895)

children:

1.  Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938) married William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940)

2.  Cortis Jackson Pierce (1864-1924) married Laura Miles (1875-1963)

3.  Ambie B. Pierce (1867-1888)

4.  Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915) married George M. Crider (1861-1917)

5.  Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951) married Margaret Ramey Bond (1874-1970)

6.  Ira Tilden Pierce (1876-1924) married Jane Thompson (1889-1966)

7.  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965) married 1st Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963), married 2nd Lucy Sarah Ruth Farris (1885-1975), married 3rd Louise Unknown (abt.1899-?)

married 2nd, Ella J. Cox (1861-1928)

children:

1.  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987) married William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933)

children:

1.  James Harold Dobyns (1924-2011) married <private>

2.  Jacob Ahart Pierce (1841-1916) married 1st, Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895)

children:

1.  Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941) married Jennie Davis Peay (1869-1946)

2.  Henry Walter Pierce (1866-1943) married Georgia Ann Farris (1868-1934)

3.  John Stanton Pierce (1869-1944)

4.  Wirt Ahart Pierce (1871-1966) married Rosa Lucille Lee Farris (1876-1970)

5.  Joseph Oscar Pierce (1872-1950)

6.  Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959) married Jessamine Davis (1876-1975)

7.  Laura A. Pierce (1875-1878)

8.  Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1968) Sallie B. Summers (1881-1939)

9.  James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954) married Hattie Belle Craddock (1879-1957)

3.  Mary Jane D. Pierce (1846-c,1940's) married 1st, James K.P. Greenlee (1843-1890's)

children:  six between 1871-1882; lived in Los Angeles, apparently did not send photos

4.  Elizabeth Frances Pierce (1846-1850's)

5.  George Washington Pierce (1854-1943) married Sarah J. Tabor (1857-1911)

children:

1.  Ora Mae Pierce (1878-1955) married John Stovall Bettis (1872-1953), her first cousin once removed

2.  Ruby Alice Pierce (1882-1940) married Othur Pike Stevens (1899-1952)

3.  Georgia Elendon Pierce (1885-1976) married James Ernest Hopwood (abt.1883-abt.1963)

4.  Robert Anna Pierce (1888-1980) married Byron Brown (1895-1972)

5.  James Stanton Pierce (1890-1961) married Tommie J. Birchett (1895-1982)

6.  Sarah Ellen Pierce (1892-1968) married Clay Jones (abt.1891-?)

 

 

 

001

 

FPY 001: ~8x10" albumen print.  Unmarked as to identities or date.

Photographer:  unknown, but appears to be amateur.

Subject:  These are members of the James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) family.  Recognizable from identified photos are shown in detail, below.

Date:  1901-1902.  Mary (Bettis) Pierce (middle) died 4 Jul 1902, yet Berna Langley (at piano) was born in 1884, and probably wouldn't have been courted by James W. Flynn any earlier than age 17. 






FPY 001 Detail:

This man is not a member of the immediate family.  He is assumed to be James Wilson Flynn (1879-1952), a pastor of their church and the future husband of Berna Langley (1884-1967), step-daughter of James Perry Pierce, because he is hanging around near her.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of James Wilson Flynn, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 032 for discussion of identifications.






FPY 001 Detail:

This appears to be Berna Langley (1884-1967), who married 10 Feb 1904 in Marion, KY James Wilson Flynn (1879-1952), a pastor of their church.

Lower Image:

     Comparison of known or suspected images of Berna, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 031 for discussion of identifications.

 






FPY 001 Detail:

One of the last known photo of Mary Anna (Bettis) Pierce (1825-1902), wife of Stanton Pierce (1821-1911).

Lower Image:

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Mary (Bettis) Pierce, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 023 for discussion of identifications.
 








FPY 001 Detail:

Cora A. (Pierce) Crider (1869-1915) standing with her husband, George M. Crider (1861-1917).

Lower Image 1:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Cora A. (Pierce) Crider, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 011 for discussion of identifications.

Lower Image 2:

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of George M. Crider, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 047 for discussion of identifications.

 






FPY 001 Detail:

Judge James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of James Perry Pierce, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 012 for discussion of identifications.
    


002



 

FPY 002: Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer: Willis & Coquilette - a studio photograph using a painted backdrop; location unknown.  Willis & Coquilette are the photographers for FPY 002, CCHS 267, and CCHS 268).

Subject: James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), sheriff of Crittenden Co., KY from 1878-1882, when he was elected County Judge.  Identified by comparison to known photos (see image strip).

Date:  Although no badge is present, this photo probably dates from his time as sheriff, c.1880.  The other Will & Coquilette photos appear to be consistent with 1880.

Lower Image: 
     To compare faces that might be the same person, an image strip is prepared in Adobe Photoshop, all having the same relative size from top to chin, and having their eyes horizontal.  An image is made to be 50% transparent, and moved over another to compare.  With the top image partially transparent, it is obvious whether the eyes are the same width, the nose the same length and shape, and the mouth the same distance from nose and chin.  Other features, such as the shape of the jaw, can also be seen.  When it is the same person, the features of the top photo look like they disappear into the features of the bottom photo.  See MISC 012.

     The strip to the left shows images of James Perry Pierce, taken throughout his lifetime.



003



FPY 003:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by comparison to identified photos.  He is the father of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1885; he appears to be about 45 years old.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 012 for discussion of identifications.

004




FPY 004:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Douglas, Evansville, Ind." printed in script on the front bottom of the card.

Subject:  Emeline (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by being the same images as the known ALBUM 4 PT1 0055.  Emeline is the mother of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner/collector of the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1890; she appears to be about 50 years old; she died in 1895.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Emeline (Rolston) Pierce, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 013 for discussion of identifications.

 


005



FPY 005:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), marked "Anna" on back; undated.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Mary Anna (Bettis) Pierce (1825-1902), identified by comparison to known images (see strip at left).  The photo looks so much like other images of Mary that the identification of "Anna" on the back is thought to refer to the middle name of Mary (Bettis) Pierce, rather than a photo of another woman whose first name is Anna.  Prior to the study of this photograph, the middle name of Mary Bettis was not known.  Mary must have gone by the nickname of Anna.

     Mary Anna Bettis is the maternal grandmother of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the collection of photographs. 

Date:  c.1860; she appears to be about 35-40 years old.  This is consistent with the era when cartes de visite were popular.

Lower Image:

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Mary (Bettis) Pierce, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 023 for discussion of identifications.
 


006

FPY 006:  Carte de Visite (2x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Briggs&McCoy, Pana, Christian Co., Illinois printed on the back of the card.

Subject: 
     This person is a puzzler.  That he is important to Florence & family is shown be her having two versions of this image: one, a small carte-de-visite with detail indicating that it is a 1st generation photo, and then Photo 007, a larger, cabinet photo, but, as is clear from the higher contrast, a copy print made from the cdv 006.

     The cdv was popular from the 1860-1870's, when the larger cabinet cards started to be made.  This person is old, probably at least 60 when the cdv was made, and probably not alive by 1880, when she could have gotten a cabinet card from a new sitting.  So his birth date can be estimated to be 1810+/-10, and his death date 1875+/-10.

     Pana is in the middle of Illinois, not near the KY border.  Pana, IL was the intersection of railroad lines in the middle 1800's.  There are coal mines there, but the first one was started in 1884, so mining is not the connection with Crittenden Co.  His grandson, James Perry Pierce was in Illinois (

     One of Florence's great-grandfathers, Eli Bettis (1791-1869), meets our birth and death date estimates.  And, he accompanied the extended family's move to Crittenden Co., KY from Jefferson Co., TN.  He therefore lived in Crittenden Co., KY at the same time as Florence, and she knew in life (at least until she was 8 years old).

     If it is him, did he go to the middle of Illinois for some reason to have a photograph, or did the photographer travel about and visit KY?  The CDV appears from the even, soft lighting to have been made in a studio.

     The guess, Eli Bettis (1791-1869) was the husband of Dorthula Lewis (1800-1869).  Eli and Dorthula were the parents of nine children, including Mary Anna Bettis (1825-1902), the wife of Stanton Pierce (1821-1911), Florence's grandmother.

     The probability is that he is not Eli Bettis, but, nevertheless, Eli seems to be the best guess.

Date:  1860-1869


007

FPY 007:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Brands Studios  Extra Finish", Chicago, IL, in script on the front bottom of the card.  As indicated by the pose and the high contrast, this is a cabinet-sized copy made from the smaller CDV FPY 006.  Another copy identical to this one is CCHS 262.

Subject & Date:  possibly Eli Bettis (1791-1869).  See FPY 006.


008



FPY 008:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Douglas, Evansville, Ind.  Enamel", printed on the front bottom of the card.

Subject:  Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date: She appears to be 20-25 years old, so c.1881-1886.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Florence, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 008 for discussion of identifications.



009




FPY 009: Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Stevens, McVickers Theater Bldg., Chicago.", printed on the front bottom of the black background card.  Only two photographs among the Crittenden County images are from Stevens in Chicago (even the location of Chicago is unusual) the other is image FPY 043.

Subject:  William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), the son of John Augustus Yandell (1822-1908) and Margaret E. Crouch (1830-1863). identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date:  He appears to about 20-25 years old, so perhaps c.1877-1882, but cabinet cards only started to be made about 1880-1885, and only commonly made starting 1885.  Best guess is c.1885; he would be 28.

Lower Image:
      Comparison of all known or suspected images of William Bennett Yandell, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 006 for discussion of identifications.
 


010



FPY 010:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.  This is an identical card to CCHS 241.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), the son of John Augustus Yandell (1822-1908) and Margaret E. Crouch (1830-1863). identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date:  He has put on some weight since FPY 009, so c.1890.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of William Bennett Yandell, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 006 for discussion of identifications.
 


011



FPY 011:  gelatine-silver print mounted on a buff, textured card (~3x4¼").

Written on back: "taken at the St. Louis World's Fair"

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), the son of John Augustus Yandell (1822-1908) and Margaret E. Crouch (1830-1863). identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date:  The St. Louis World's Fair was in 1904.

Lower Image:
      Comparison of all known or suspected images of William Bennett Yandell, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 006 for discussion of identifications.
 


012



FPY 012: Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Douglas (in script), Evansville, Ind. (in plain block print).

Subject:  Cortis Jackson Pierce (1864-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of Laura Miles (1875-1963), identification from comparison to identified photographs.  See MISC 014 for details of how such a comparison is done.  That he had a cleft in his chin that not many men have was a great help.

Date:  He appears to be about 20 - c.1885.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 014 for discussion of identifications.

 


013




FPY 013:  Gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on an olive, textured card (~4x7"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Stewart & Ringo, Marion, KY - embossed on the front.

Subject:  Cortis Jackson Pierce (1864-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of Laura Miles (1875-1963), identification from comparison to identified photographs.  See MISC 014 for details of how such a comparison is done.

Date:  He appears to be 40-50, so the photo is from about 1905-1915.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), in order of increasing age from left to right.

    The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right): FPY 012, FPY 044, FPY 069, ALBUM 3 PT1 0002, FPY 013, and ALBUM 3 PT1 0003.


014


FPY 014:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Douglas (in script), Evansville, Ind. (in curved print).  Same card design as FPY015 and FPY 020.

Subject:  Ambie B. Pierce (1867-1888), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895). 
    
This is definitely Ambie since the very same image appears in an album with identification (Margaret (Bond) Pierce Album 4 Part 1, Image 0060).
     Ambie looks very much like her sister, Cora, in this photo, in which she has the same hair length and style as Cora in FPY 015.

Date:  She appears to be about 16 years old, which would be c.1883.


015



FPY 015:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.  Written on the back in script: "Royal Art Co., Marion, Ky".

Photographer:  Douglas (in script), Evansville, Ind. (in curved print).  Same card design as FPY 014. and FPY 020.

Subject:  Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and wife of George M. Crider (1861-1917). 
    
Despite looking almost exactly like the photo of Ambie above (FPY 014), this is known to be Cora since the very same image appears in an album with identification (Margaret (Bond) Pierce Album 3 Part 1, Image 0005).
     Because of the identical card design, it is probable that FPY 014, FPY 015 and FPY 020 were taken at the same time, and, therefore, are most likely photos of the same family.  In that sitting, Ambie wore a dress that was all dark, whereas Cora had a light-colored front to her dress and puffier sleeves than Ambie.

Date:  If taken at the same time as FPY 014, c.1883.  Cora's appearance is consistent with her being 14, although she could be a little older as well.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Cora A. (Pierce) Crider, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 011 for discussion of identifications.
    


016




FPY 016:
  Carte de Visite (2x4"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Nell Walker (1865-1950 (left) and Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915)(right), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and wife of George M. Crider (1861-1917).   

Date:  c.1890; Cora appears to be about 19-20 years old; the two women were probably together in college.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Cora A. (Pierce) Crider, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 011 for discussion of identifications.


017



FPY 017:  Gelatine-silver photographic print (~2½x4") mounted on a white, textured mat board (~3½x5½"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Nell Walker (1865-1950 (left) and Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and wife of George M. Crider (1861-1917).  

Date:  c.1890; Cora appears to be about 19-20 years old.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Cora A. (Pierce) Crider, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 011 for discussion of identifications.


018



FPY 018:  Probably a gelatine-silver, sepia-toned photographic print mounted on buff mat board; unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark.".  Fort Smith, Arkansas was the home of Ella J. (Cox) Langley, who would become the second wife of James Perry Pierce, the father of Cora Pierce, in 1896.

Subject:  Nell Walker (1865-1950 (left) and Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915)(right), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and wife of George M. Crider (1861-1917).  

Date:  c.1895; Cora appears to be in her mid twenties.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Cora A. (Pierce) Crider, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 011 for discussion of identifications.


019




FPY 019:
  Photographic print mounted on mat board; unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky.

Subject:  Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915) (left), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and George M. Crider (1861-1917).  

Date:  c.1890's.  This is probably a portrait taken on or around their wedding date, which was sometime in the 1890's (apparently not recorded in Crittenden Co, KY, despite both of them living there).

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Cora A. (Pierce) Crider, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 011 for discussion of identifications.


020

Norval Lee Pierce comparison image strip



FPY 020:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On the front, in raised script: "Douglas,  Evansville, Ind."  Same card design as FPY 014 and FPY 015, portraits of Ambie Pierce (1867-1888) and Cora Pierce (1869-1915), both members of the same family.

Subject: 
     Babies and toddlers are often difficult to identify since so many of their facial features have yet to attain the shape they will have as an adult, and this photo is no exception. 

     My first theory was that the three photos, FPY 014-Ambie Pierce, FPY 015-Cora Pierce and FPY 020, all having the exact same card design from the same photographer, were taken at the same time of members of the same family.  The Ambie and Cora photos appear to have been taken c.1883, and this boy looks like he is about 6 years old, which means that he would have been born c.1877.  This fits George Collin Pierce (1877) very well, and possibly Ira Tilden Pierce (1876).

     However, the face appears to be clearly that of Norval Lee Pierce - almost a match to a photo known to be of Norval: Album 4 Pt1 0057.  Therefore, the photo is Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce (1874-1970).

Date:  c.1877, as the boy appears to be about 6 years old..

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Norval Lee Pierce, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 015 for discussion of identification.


021




FPY 021:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On front, a printed signature: "H. Thomas", location unknown.

Subject:  Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce (1874-1970).

Date:  c.1900; he looks to be about 30 years old.

Lower Image:
      Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 015 for discussion of identification.


022




FPY 022:
  Photographic print mounted on mat board;  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On front, a raised logo reads: "Robertson, St. Louis, MO."

Subject:  Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce (1874-1970).

Date:  c.1905; he looks to be about 35 years old.

Lower Image:
      Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 015 for discussion of identification.


023


FPY 023:  Loose photographic print (~6x8")

Photographer:  Unmarked professional studio portrait.

Subject:  Norval Lee Pierce (1914-1931) and James Robert Frank Pierce (1918-1973), sons of Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951) and Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce (1874-1970).  

Date:  c.1928; ages ~14 and ~10. 


024




FPY 024:
  Loose photographic print (6x8" photo);  . 

Photographer:  Unmarked professional company photograph.

Subject:  Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895).  Identified from the caption of the exact same image in Album 4 Pt1 0095.

Date:  c.1926; age ~55.

Lower Image:
      Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 015 for discussion of identification.


025



 

FPY 025:  Gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on card. 

Photographer:  "Robertson, St. Louis, Mo."; professional studio portrait.

Subject:  Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell  (1861-1938), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895).   

Date:  c.1905; age ~44.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Florence (Pierce) Yandell, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 008 for discussion of identifications.
 


026



 

FPY 026:  Gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on card. 

Photographer:  "Robertson, St. Louis, Mo."; professional studio portrait.

Subject:  Cora A. (Pierce) Crider (1869-1915), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895).   

Date:  c.1905; age ~44.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Cora A. (Pierce) Crider, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 011 for discussion of identifications.


027




FPY 027:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Lou R. Walker, photographer, Marlon, Ky."  This is the same image from the same photographer as CCHS 245.

Subject:  Ira Tilden Pierce (1874-1924), the son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916)(this album No. 235) and Eveline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895)(this album No. 201). .

Date:  c.1886; he appears to be about 12 years old.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Ira Tilden Pierce (1876-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of (Jane Thompson) Pierce (1889-abt.1930), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 016.


028




FPY 028:
  Mounted photograph; unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown

Subject:  Ira Tilden Pierce (1874-1924), the son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916)(this album No. 235) and Eveline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895)(this album No. 201). .

Date:  c.1895; he appears to be in his late teens.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Ira Tilden Pierce (1876-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of (Jane Thompson) Pierce (1889-abt.1930), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 016.


029




FPY 029:
  Photograph mounted on a square card diagonally; unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  Ira Tilden Pierce (1874-1924), the son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916)(this album No. 235) and Eveline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895)(this album No. 201). .

Date:  c.1892; he appears to be about 16 years old.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Ira Tilden Pierce (1876-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of (Jane Thompson) Pierce (1889-abt.1930), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 016.


030



FPY 030:  Mounted photograph; unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown

Subject:  Ira Tilden Pierce (1874-1924), the son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916)(this album No. 235) and Eveline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895)(this album No. 201). .

Date:  c.1905; he appears to be in his late twenties.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Ira Tilden Pierce (1876-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of (Jane Thompson) Pierce (1889-abt.1930), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 016.


031



FPY 031:  Mounted photograph; unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown

Subject:  Ira Tilden Pierce (1874-1924), the son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916)(this album No. 235) and Eveline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895)(this album No. 201). .

Date:  c.1905; he appears to be in his late twenties.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Ira Tilden Pierce (1876-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of (Jane Thompson) Pierce (1889-abt.1930), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 016.


032




FPY 032:
  Cabinet card (4x6"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On front of card: "Stewart & Garrity, Marion, Ky." in blue ink.

Subject:  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of 1) Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963), 2) Lucy Ruth Farris (1885-?), and 3) Louise Unknown (abt. 1899-?).

Date:  He appears to be about 18 years old, c.1895.

Lower Image:

     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of George, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications.


033




FPY 033:
  Mounted photographic print, unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of 1) Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963), 2) Lucy Ruth Farris (1885-?), and 3) Louise Unknown (abt. 1899-?).

Date:  He appears to be about 18 years old, c.1895.

Lower Image:

     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of George, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications.


034




FPY 034:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Columbian Art Co., Anniston, Ala."

     The name Anniston, shortened from "Annie's Town) was chosen for the planned company town for the Woodstock Iron Co. c.1872.  A school for girls, The Noble Institute, was established in 1886.
ked.


Subject:  probably Ella J. Cox (1861-1928), daughter of Alfred E. Cox (1831-1920) and Martha Jane Ramsey (1839-1928), and second wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).  

Date:  c.1880; age ~19.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 018 for discussion of identifications.

 


035




FPY 035:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.  Same image and photographer's imprint as CCHS 252.

Photographer:  "R.E. Clark, Owensboro, Ky."  Owensboro is the county seat of Davies Co., KY, and lies on the Ohio River, about 77 miles from Marion and Crittenden Co.  It is roughly the halfway point to Louisville if you are travelling by boat.

Subject:  Probably Joseph Oscar Pierce (1872-1950), son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  

Date:  c.1910.  He appears to be slightly older (the time to grow a moustache) than he does in MISC 003 and MISC 004, dated to c.1904.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Joseph, in approximate order of age left to right.  See MISC 009 for discussion of identifications.



036



 

FPY 036:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  "Douglas,  Enamel,  Evansville, Ind."

Subject:  John Thomas Franks (1858-1926), son of John Marshall Franks (1822-1883) and Nancy Tate Moore (1828-1886), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  He married Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Loving (1869-1944).  His identity was confirmed by his photo and name in an ad for his campaign for sheriff in the Crittenden Press.  See MISC 039.

Date:  c.1890; he looks to be about 30 years old.

 


037

Images of Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (see MISC 018)


Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 037:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Stewart & Garrity, Photographers, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Ella J. Cox (1861-1928), daughter of Alfred E. Cox (1831-1920) and Martha Jane Ramsey (1839-1928), and second wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).  The baby is her child by her second husband: Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987).

Date:  1898.

 

Lower Image 1:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 018 for discussion of identifications.

Lower Image 2:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Miriam, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.

 



038

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)


FPY 038:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked with a normal printed logo or name, but the lower right corned has what looks like a rubber stamp mark that reads: "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  1898.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


039

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 039:
  Gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on mat board (image size: 2¾x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Embossed: "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  1898.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


040

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 040:
  Gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on mat board (image size: 2¾x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Embossed: "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  1898.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


041

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 041:
  Gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on mat board (image size: 3x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Printed: "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Probably Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  c.1900.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


042





 

FPY 042:  Printing out paper (1½x2") mounted on textured card (3x3¼"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked; card is embossed:  "Pocket Kodak".

Subject:  Unmarked; but identified from other photographs as George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of 1) Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963), 2) Lucy Ruth Farris (1885-?), and 3) Louise Unknown (abt. 1899-?).  He was also the brother of Florence Pierce Yandell, the owner of this photograph collection.

Date:  c.1900; he appears to be in his early 20's.

 

Lower Image:
     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of George, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications.


043

FPY 043:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date

Photographer:  "Stevens, McVickers Theater Bldg., Chicago.", printed on the front bottom of the black background card.

Subject:  Only two photographs among the Crittenden County images are from  Stevens, Chicago, the other being FPY 009, William Bennett Yandell.  For this reason, this image is thought to be of Thomas Jefferson Yandell (1860-1934), the son of John Augustus Yandell (1822-1908) and Margaret E. Crouch (1830-1863).  This family only had two sons that survived childhood, so it is not improbable that they would have had their pictures taken at the same studio at some time.

Date:  c.1885; as he appears to be about 20-25 years old.

 


044




FPY 044: Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Cortis Jackson Pierce (1864-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of Laura Miles (1875-1963), identification from comparison to identified photographs.  See MISC 014 for details of how such a comparison is done.  That he had a cleft in his chin that not many men have was a great help.

Date:  He appears to be in his teens, high school or early college age, perhaps about 18 - c.1882.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 014 for discussion of identifications.

 


045




FPY 045:  Miniature Carte de Visite (~2x3" card); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941), son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929). identified by comparison to known photos.

Date:  c.1885; he appears to be about 20 years old.

 

Lower Image:

     The comparison of images known or suspected to be of Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 020 for discussion of identifications. 


046



 

FPY 046:  Carte de Visite (~2¼x4" card); marked on the back: "Willis Champion Pierce and Willis Conway Pierce Aug 7, 1896".

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941), son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929). identified by comparison to known photos, and his son, Willis Conway Pierce (1895-1974).

Date:  7 Aug 1895; as per caption on the photo.

 

Lower Image:

     The comparison of images known or suspected to be of Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 020 for discussion of identifications.


047







 

FPY 047:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."; red ink on cream card.

Subject:  Four Generations of Crittenden County Pierces; from left to right: Jacob Ahart (Generation 2) Pierce (1842-1930), Willis Champion (Generation 3) Pierce (1864-1941), Willis Conway (Generation 4) Pierce (1895-1974), and Stanton (Generation 1) Pierce (1821-1911).

Date:  1895, several weeks after the birth of Willis Conway on 2 Dec 1895.

 

Lower Images:
     Comparison images of Jacob Ahart Pierce, Willis Champion Pierce, and Stanton Pierce.  See MISC 020, MISC 021, and MISC 022.

 


048



 

FPY 048:  Gelatine-silver photograph mounted on board (3x5" oval photo); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."; embossed on warm grey card.

Subject:  Stanton Pierce (1821-1911), identified by comparison with known image.

Date:  c.1895; he looks pretty much the same in all his photos.

 

Lower Image:
     The comparison of images known or suspected to be of Stanton Pierce (1821-1911), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 022 for discussion of identifications.

 


049





 

 

FPY 049:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Stewart & Garrity, Photographers, Marion, Ky."; green ink on cream card.

Subject:  Stanton Pierce (1821-1911), and wife Mary Anna (Bettis) Pierce (1825-1902), identified by comparison with known image.

Date:  c.1890; slightly earlier than most of the photos of Stanton and Mary.

 

Lower Images:
     Comparison photo strips of known and suspected images of Stanton Pierce and Mary Anna (Bettis) Pierce.  See MISC 022 and MISC 023.

 


050

Detail with inset known photos and names


FPY 050:  Gelatine-silver print (~5x7") mounted on a gray card (~8x10").  The name "Florence" (apparently to remind someone to whom to send the photograph) is written in black ink in the upper left hand corner.  The bottom of the image itself has the inscription: "Residence G.C. Pierce & wife / St. Louis, Mo".  From the 1910 census, they lived at 3421 Hartford St., St. Louis, MO.

Photographer:  "Chas. Trefts, St. Louis, Mo." embossed in the lower left corner.

Subject:  Seated, George Collin Pierce (1877-1965) with 2nd wife Lucy (Farris) Pierce (1885-1975).  The tyke is Norval Stanton Pierce (1906-1975).  The baby is Ruth Rebecca Pierce (1908-1921). Standing are two cousins, sons of Jacob Ahart Pierce: on the left is Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1968) and on the right is Wirt Ahart Pierce (1871-1956).  For identification purposes, inset images of Jacob Marion and Wirt Ahart are provided, which came from a photograph with identification of all eight sons of Jacob Ahart Pierce in a book or article about the family (see MISC 003).

Date:  c.1909; that there are only two children undoubtedly means that the baby is their second child, Ruth Rebecca, who was born 7 Sep 1908; the baby is sitting up, probably several months old.


051



FPY 051:  Gelatine-silver print (~2x3") mounted on charcoal-grey card (~3x4¼"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Lucy Ruth Sarah (Farris) Pierce (1885-1975), sometimes referred to in records as Lucy Ruth or Ruth, daughter of John Robert Farris (1844-1933) and Evaline Petty Crawford (1846-1935), and second wife of George Collin Pierce (1877-1965).  Finding her in records as Lucy Ruth is rather confusing, since his first wife was Lucy Ruth as well.  Sometimes she is referred to as Ruth Sarah.

Date:  c.1906; she appears to be about 20 - probably a photo taken around the time of their marriage.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of known or suspected images of Lucy Ruth Sarah (Farris) Pierce, in approximate order of increasing age.  See MISC 026 for discussion of identifications.


052

 

FPY 052:  Gelatine-silver print (~5x7"), unmounted; unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject: 

 

     While this copy of this photo is unmarked, another copy of this image, Album 1 Image 0001, is captioned: "Norval Stanton Pierce, Springfield, Ill.".  Norval Stanton Pierce (1906-1975), son of George Collin Pierce (1877-1965) and his second wife Lucy Sarah (sometimes called Ruth in the census) Farris (1885-1975), and nephew of Florence (Pierce) Yandell, the owner of this collection of photographs.

 

     At one time, I had thought that Willis Champion Pierce (1st cousin of George Collin Pierce) had a son Norval Stanton Pierce who was born in 1898.  However, going back through the data, I only find him referred to as John Stanton Pierce, or John S. Pierce, or Stanton Pierce.  This John Stanton Pierce got a masters degree from the University of Illinois, and the confusion may have arisen because the actual Norval Stanton Pierce never went to Illinois.  He did live in Springfield, Mo in 1941, though, and grandma just put the wrong state in the Album 1 Image 0001.


Date:  c.1924; this appears to be a high school graduation picture.

 


053




FPY 053:  Carte de Visite  (2x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by comparison to identified photos.  He is the father of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1860; he appears to be in his late teens.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 012 for discussion of identifications.


054



FPY 054: Carte de Visite  (2x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject:  Possibly Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), identification from comparison to identified photographs.  The comparison of a toddler such as this to adult faces is iffy.

Date: She appears to be about 4 years old, so c.1865.

Lower Image:
     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of Florence, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 008 for an explanation of the process.

     Another consideration in the identification is that this collection of photographs was owned by Florence.  It is likely that she had a CDV of herself as a child passed down to her.

 


055




FPY 055:  Carte de Visite  (2x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by comparison to identified photos.  He is the father of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1860; he appears to be in his late teens.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 012 for discussion of identifications.


056




FPY 053:  Carte de Visite  (2x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by comparison to identified photos.  He is the father of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1853; he appears to be about 12 years old.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 012 for discussion of identifications.


057



FPY 057:  Carte de Visite  (2x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by comparison to identified photos.  He is the father of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1850; he appears to be about 9 years old.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 012 for discussion of identifications.


058




FPY 058:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by comparison to identified photos.  He is the father of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1866; it is after the Civil War since it does not have a tax stamp, and he appears to be in his twenties.  It was probably taken in Illinois, as he lived there right after getting out of the army.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 012 for discussion of identifications.


059



 

FPY 059:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Douglas, Evansville, Ind.  This is the same exact photo as CCHS 209, although it was printed with lesser contrast.

Subject: 
      This cabinet card is thought to be an image of  James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954), the son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).

Date:  c.1903, about the same time that the two book images were taken.

Lower Image:
      The lower image strip is a comparison of all known or suspected images of James Boyce Pierce.  See MISC 007 for discussion of identifications.


060



 

FPY 060:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Hunt, Paducah, Ky."

Subject:  George Washington Pierce (1854-1943), son of Stanton Pierce (1821-1911) and Mary Anna Bettis (1825-1902); identification from comparison to a known photo (FPY 189).  In addition, he and his family lived in Paducah, the location of the photography studio of FPY 060.

Date:  c.1880-85; he appears to be no older than 40.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of the known image of George Washington Pierce (left) and this image (right).

 


061



 

FPY 061:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject: 
      This cabinet card is thought to be an image of  Jacob Marion Pierce(1878-1968)), the son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  The identification was made by comparing this image to all other known and identified images of Jacob (see lower image)., the son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  The identification was made by comparing this image to all other known and identified images of Jacob (see lower image).

Date:  c.1895; he appears to be in his late teens.

Lower Image:
     The lower image strip is a comparison of all known or suspected images of Jacob Marion Pierce, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right  See MISC 24 for discussion of identifications.

 


062

 

FPY 062:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.  The subject appears to be about 40 years old, having hair that is still dark in color.  Assuming that the card dates from the center of cabinet card usage, c.1890, the subject would have been born in about 1850.

Date:  c.1890, based on general era of cabinet card popularity.

 


063



 

FPY 063:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Probably John Stanton Pierce (1869-1944), son of Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  Identified by comparison to known and suspected images of him (see MISC 010).

Date:  c.1910.  In MISC 010 he appears to be slightly older than the known photos dated c.1903, so probably no more than 1910.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be John Stanton Pierce.  He is slightly younger in the two black and white images (c.1904) than he is where he is mustached.  See MISC 10 for discussion of identifications.

 


064



 

FPY 064:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Probably Joseph Oscar Pierce (1872-1950), son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  This image appears to be an enlarged, cropped and vignetted print of CCHS 206.

Date:  c.1910.  He appears to be slightly older (the time to grow a moustache) than he does in MISC 003 and MISC 004, dated to c.1904.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Joseph, in approximate order of age left to right.  See MISC 009 for discussion of identifications.

 


065




FPY 065:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Probably Joseph Oscar Pierce (1872-1950), son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  

Date:  c.1910.  He appears to be slightly older (the time to grow a moustache) than he does in MISC 003 and MISC 004, dated to c.1904.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Joseph, in approximate order of age left to right.  See MISC 009 for discussion of identifications.

 


066


Male, center:

Comparison of FPY 066 male to Jacob Marion Pierce, identified in MISC 003 (right image).

Comparison of all known or suspected images of Jacob Marion Pierce.  See MISC 024 for discussion of identification.


Female, Far Left:

Comparison of FPY 066 to Sallie (Summers) Pierce, Jacob Marion's wife, identified in MISC 004 (right).


Female, Second from Left:

Comparison of FPY 066 and other images suspected to be Jessie (Davis) Pierce, wife of Richard Miles Pierce, to her known image, as identified in MISC 004.  See MISC 029 for discussion of identification.

Female, Third from Left:

Comparison of FPY 066 and CCHS 265 to a known image of Rosa Clark (Duley) Pierce, wife of John Stanton Pierce, identified in MISC 004.  See MISC 038 for discussion of identification.

Female, Fourth from Left:

Comparison of FPY 066 to the known image of Hattie (Craddock) Pierce, wife of James Boyce Pierce in MISC 004 (right)

 

FPY 066:  Gelatine-silver Silver Print (~1.3x1.67") mounted on decorated card (~2x3");  . 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject: 

 

Location:

     The wrinkles on the floor and inconsistencies in the background indicate that it is an impromptu set thrown up elsewhere than a photography studio, perhaps strung between trees outside.

 

Male:

     From the prominent ears, this would appear to be one of the eight sons of Jacob Ahart Pierce and Elvira Oliver.  He also has a significantly darker complexion than the women. 

     Comparing a blow-up (left image in the lower line) to the faces of all eight in MISC 003 suggests that he is probably Jacob Marion  Pierce (1878-1968) (image of Jacob Marion from MISC 003 is the right image in the lower line).  Jacob always appears in photos to have a dark complexion, and his ears are more rounded than his brothers, like the male subject in this photo.

 

Females:

     The four women appear to be about the same age as him, that is in their 30's.  Their faces have been blown up to be compared to women in the photo MISC 004, which shows all the wives of the Jacob Ahart Pierce sons.

 

     The women on the far left is probably his wife, Sallie (Summers) Pierce (1881-1939).  Since he was married in 1910, one would expect his wife somewhere in the photo.

 

     The women second from the left looks like the wife of Richard Miles Pierce, Jessie (Davis) Pierce (1876-1975).

 

     The women third from the left is the wife of John Stanton Pierce, Rosa Clark (Duley) Pierce (1871-1929).

 

     The women fourth from the right  is the wife of James Boyce Pierce, Hattie Belle (Craddock) Pierce (1879-1957).

Date:  c.1905; they are about the same age as they are in MISC 004, which is c.

 


067



 

FPY 067:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky".

Subject:  Unknown.  Hi long face looks something like George Collin Pierce, son of James Perry Pierce and brother of Florence, but he does not match in other facial characteristics.

Date:  c.1890

 

Lower Image:

    Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of 1) Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963), 2) Lucy Ruth Farris (1885-?), and 3) Louise Unknown (abt. 1899-?), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications


068



 

FPY 068:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.  This card is one of only two that have the exact same colors, textures and other characteristics.  The other card is FPY 069.  That fact that these cards match, and therefore were undoubtedly taken at the same time, was used as a clue to the subjects of both cards.

Subject:  Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), and future wife of William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940).

 

     She was identified by comparing this image to all the other images known or previously confirmed to be Florence (see Lower Image).

Date:  c.1860; she appears to be about 20 years old.  It could have been a photograph commemorating her school graduation, or a pre-wedding photograph.

Right Image:

     Enlarged detail of just the head.  Since the original had rather low contrast, the contrast has been increased.

 

Lower Image:

    Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 008 for discussion of identifications.

 


069



 

FPY 069:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.  This card is one of only two that have the exact same colors, textures and other characteristics.  The other card is FPY 068.  That fact that these cards match, and therefore were undoubtedly taken at the same time, was used as a clue to the subjects of both cards.

Subject:  Since this card is a unique design and color except for being an exact match to FPY 068, Florence (Pierce) Yandell, this subject is probably closely related to her.  The likely candidate is her brother, Cortis Jackson Pierce(18(1864-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895).  This image compare well to the other images known to be Cortis (Lower Image).

     He shares some facial characteristics with Florence's image FPY 068, for example, general face proportion (i.e., not narrow), ears flat to the head, relatively wide nose, and a down-turned mouth.  These support the theory that he is her brother.  Both of them take after their mother.


Date:  c.1860.  Matching photographs taken at the same time of a brother and sister make sense only if they are young and not married.  They do seem to be about 20 years old, which would make the photographs taken about 1880.

Right Image:

     Enlarged detail of just the head.  Since the original had rather low contrast, the contrast has been increased.

Lower Image:

    Comparison of images known or suspected to be of  Cortis Jackson Pierce (1864-1924), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of Laura Miles (1875-1963), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 014 for discussion of identifications

 


070




FPY 070:  Carte de Visite (2x4"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Unmarked.

Subject:  Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), identified by comparison to identified photos.  Emeline is the mother of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner/collector of the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1855-1860; she appears to a late teen to no more than 20 years old; probably a coming of age or graduation-type photo.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 013 for discussion of identifications.


071



 

FPY 071:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "J.L. Steward, Marion, Ky".

Subject:  Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1968), son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929), and husband of Sallie B. Summers (1881-1939), identified by comparison with known images of Jacob.

Date:  c.1895; he looks to be about 17 years old.

Lower Image:
     The lower image strip is a comparison of all known or suspected images of Jacob Marion Pierce, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right  See MISC 024 for discussion of identifications.

 


072



 

FPY 072:  Gelatine-silver Silver Print (6½x8½") mounted on cream-colored card (7½x9½"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  A copy of this photograph is displayed in the museum of the Crittenden Co. Historical Society, having the caption "Early 20th century Physicians" along with their identities.  They are (left to right): Dr. John O. Dixon, M.D. (1861-1910), Dr. George Stone, optician or ophthalmologist, and Dr. Isaac Henry Clement, M.D. (1862-1940), three professional men of Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.


Date:  c.1905, estimated that they are 40-50 years old.


073



 

FPY 073:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Probably James Wilson Flynn(1879-1952), husband of Berna (Langley) Flynn (1884-1967).  Berna was the daughter of Ella J. Cox and her first husband, John Frost Langley.  Ella married, second, James Perry Pierce, the father of Florence (Pierce) Yandell, the original keeper of this collection of photographs.  Berna and Florence were therefore half-sisters.

     It is difficult to compare photos thought to be James Wilson Flynn because:  1) there are only three, 2) he has a moustache in two of them but not the third, 3) the photos were apparently taken in his 20's and 30's while his hairline was rapidly receding, and 4) FPY 001 was quite distorted due to him being almost at the edge of the image formed by a rapid rectilinear lens.  The correction of the lens to produce straight lines necessarily results in stretching at the corners of its images.  The left hand image was corrected for this distortion.

 

     Despite the difficulties, he has some rather distinctive facial features, such as the fact that his hairline is receding, his straight hair, his long nose and flared nostrils, the usual relative measurements of eye width, nose to mouth distance and mouth to chin distance, and, most of all, his long ears that have lobes that extend well below where the ear attaches.

Date:  c.1904; probably taken around the time of his marriage to Berna, 10 Feb 1904.

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of James Wilson Flynn (1879-1952), son of Mahlan Flynn (1835-?) and Ann Newton Shirley (1839-1911), and husband of Berna (Langley) Flynn (1884-1967), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 032 for discussion of identifications.

 


  074

See close-ups and identification comparisons below.
 


FPY 074:
  Gelatine-silver Silver Print (~8x10"); unmounted; unmarked as to subject, but date is July 1893.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject: 

Back Row (left to right): 
Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941), his wife Jennie Davis (Peay) Pierce (1869-1946), and Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1968).

Middle Row (left to right): 
Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930), his wife Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929), and Mary Anna (Bettis) Pierce (1825-1902).

On Ground
James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954).

     Jacob and Elvira Pierce are the parents of the three young males.  Mary (Bettis) Pierce is the mother of Jacob.

Date:  July 1893. 


Willis Champion Pierce - See MISC 020



Jennie Davis (Peay) Pierce - See MISC 048



Jacob Marion Pierce - See MISC 024



Jacob Ahart Pierce - MISC 021



Elvira (Oliver) Pierce - See MISC 033



Mary Anna (Bettis) Pierce - See MISC 023



James Boyce Pierce - See MISC 007




FPY 074: Close-ups and Identification Images:

For each of the seven persons:

1)  Their name and a blue-colored link (of the form "MISC 000") to a discussion of the images in this photographic collection in which the person occurs, the identification procedures used to recognize them, and any other discussion or problems regarding their appearance in these images.

2)  Upper Image:  an enlarged image for better viewing. 

3)  Lower Image:  a strip of photos, which I use for comparing facial features and measurements, containing most or all of the known and/or suspected images of that person in this photographic collection. 

075

Jacob Marion Pierce detail



FPY 075:  Albumen print (~6x8¼") mounted on a cream-colored mat board (~8x10"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  This is apparently a school photo of children approximately 7 to 9 years of age.  The third student from the right in the back row is probably Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1968), son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  A blow up of him is shown below the group picture.

     He was identified by comparing this detail image to all known or suspected images of Jacob Marion Pierce, where the shape of his jaw, contour and prominence of his ears, the thickness of his ear-tops and slightly slanted eyes pegged him as Jacob rather than another of his seven brothers or many cousins.


Date:  c.1885-1887 (1885 if Jacob is 7 years; 1887 if he is 9 years).

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1968), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 024 for discussion of identifications.



076





FPY 076:  Unmounted photographic portrait, unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of 1) Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963), 2) Lucy Ruth Farris (1885-?), and 3) Louise Unknown (abt. 1899-?).

Date:  He appears to be in his 50's, c.1925.

Lower Image:

     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of George, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications.


077




FPY 077:  Mounted photographic print, unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of 1) Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963), 2) Lucy Ruth Farris (1885-?), and 3) Louise Unknown (abt. 1899-?).

Date:  He appears to be in his early 20's, c.1900.

Lower Image:

     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of George, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications.


078

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 078:  Gelatine-silver photographic print printed to look like it is mounted on mat board, but it is actually a loose print (the part that looks like an image is 3x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Printed: "Mecca, Indpls."


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  c.1915.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


079

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 079:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.


Photographer:  Printed: "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  c.1905.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


080

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 080:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Printed: "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  c.1899.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


081



 

FPY 081:  Albumen print mounted to and completely covering a stiff card (~1x2 1/3");  unmarked as to subject, but the date 1896 is part of the border.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), identified by comparison to known and suspected images of George.

Date:  c.1896

Lower Image:

     Comparison of known or suspected images of George, in approximate order of age.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications.

 


082



 

FPY 082:  Gelatine-silver Print mounted to an elaborate card that is printed: "Holborn's Dainties, 2820 Washington Avenue";  the back is inscribed: "Sister Florence" (indicated who it was sent to); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Holborn, presumably.

Subject:  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895), identified by comparison to known and suspected images of George.

Date:  1900-1905

Lower Image:

     Comparison of known or suspected images of George, in approximate order of age.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications.

 


083

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 083:
  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.


Subject:  Probably Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  c.1901.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


084
 





 

FPY 084:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky".

Subject:  Left:  Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938); Right: Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), mother of Florence.

Date:  c.1888.  This has the look of a mourning composition; probably taken when Ambie Pierce, Emeline's other daughter, died (27 May 1888).

Line One Image:  Original cabinet card, full image.

Line Two Images: Close-ups of each woman.

Line Three Image: Comparison of known and suspected images of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (to compare to the close-up on the left).  See MISC 008 for discussion of identifications.

Line Four Image: Comparison of known and suspected images of Emeline (Rolston) Pierce (to compare to the close-up on the right).  See MISC 013 for discussion of identifications.


085

 

FPY 085:  Cabinet card (4x6");   unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Griffin & Watkins, Princeton, Ky."  Princeton is the county seat of Caldwell Co., KY.

Subject:  Rev. John S. Henry (1860-1911), identified from a photograph in the book: "A Pictorial History of Crittenden Co., KY, p.205.  Apparently, churchgoers (including Florence (Pierce) Yandell) would collect photographs of admired preachers (see also Rev. W.P. Fife: FPY 095 and FPY 096).

Date:  c.1890


086




FPY 086:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "McFadden Extra Finish, Opposite Opera House, Paducah, Ky".  FPY 086 and CCHS 255 have identical card design.

Subject:  Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959), son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929), and husband of Jessamine Davis (1876-1975), identified by comparison to known or captioned images of Richard.

Date:  c.1895; he looks about 20 years old.

Lower Image:

     Comparison of all known and suspected images of Richard Miles Pierce, in approximate order of age. See MISC 025 for discussion of identifications.


087

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)


 

FPY 087:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.


Photographer:  Printed: "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  c.1899.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


088



FPY 088:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Wybrant, 329 W. Walnut St., Louisville, Ky.  Three cards in the entire collection bear the imprint of Wybrant: FPY 088, CCHS 251 (a duplicate of FPY 088), and CCHS 272.

Subject: 
This image was thought to be one of the eight sons of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929), and also of the same man as in Image CCHS 204 and Image CCHS 251

The first guess, James B. Pierce (1881-1954) was later shown to be wrong (correction - not James B. Pierce) when two images identifying the eight brothers were obtained, Miscellaneous Image 003 and Miscellaneous Image 004.

These show that this photo is rather the image of Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959), son of Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  He was a farmer in Livingston Co., KY until his 50's, when he and his family moved to Detroit, MI.  In 1930, He and wife Jessie are listed as  performing janitorial duties in the Union Trust Bldg.

Date:  c.1895.


Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959), , in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 025 for discussion of identifications.


089

FPY 089:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On the front: "W. Mac[Cormac?], Clarksville, Tenn.".

Subject:  Unknown.
     Images CCHS 234 and FPY 089 appear to be of the same man, having a large chin, a certain set to his mouth, and an unusual ear shape.
     Card CCHS 234 is from a photographer based in Henderson, KY.  Card FPY 089 is from a photographer in Clarksville, TN.  Clarksville is 103 miles about due south of Henderson, just over the TN border.  Henderson is just across the river from Evansville, Indiana, when many Crittenden Co. dwellers went for photos.

Date:  c. 1895.


090

FPY 090:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On the front: "Charlton H. Elrod & Bro.  313 West Jefferson Bet. 3rd & 4th Sts."  According to "Photographers of Louisville, Ky" (http://www.anthonyfoster.com/afoster/bc/photogs.html), the name Charlton. H. Elrod & Bros. or C.H. Elrod & Bro. was at 313 W. Jefferson between 1892 and 1904.

     Images RW 009 and CCHS 254 are also cabinet cards from the Elrod studios, but not the same design as this one.

Subject:  Unknown.

Date:  c. 1890



091

FPY 091:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.


Photographer:  Back of card is stamped: "W.S. Lively, Photographer, McMinnville Tenn.".  McMinnville is in Warren Co., TN.

Subject:  Unknown.  

Date:  c.1890.


092



FPY 092:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Klauber, Photo. Louisville", printed on the front bottom of the card in a wave-like logo.

Subject:  Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date: She appears to be in her late teens, so c.1880.

Lower Image:
     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of Florence, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 008 for an explanation of the process.

     Additional strength is added to the identification in that the only other Klauber studio photos in the Crittenden Co. images are: FPY 092 probably Florence Emeline Pierce, CSHS 214 Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), CCHS 227 probably Cora A. Pierce, and CCHS 250 Florence Emeline Pierce.

 



093

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)




FPY 093:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Printed: "Cook & Garrity, Marion, Ky."


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898-1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933).

 

Date:  c.1898.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


094



 

FPY 094:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.


Photographer:  "Genelli, 923 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo."

Subject:  Probably Ruth Sarah (Farris) Pierce (1885-1975), daughter of John Robert Farris (1844-1933) and Evaline Petty Crawford (1846-1935), and 2nd wife of George Collin Pierce (1877-1965).  Identification by comparison to known images of Ruth (see Lower Image).

Date:  c.1905.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Ruth Sarah (Farris) Pierce (1885-1975), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 026 for discussion of identifications.

 


095

 

FPY 095:  Cabinet card (4x6");  a caption printed on the card when manufactured reads: "W.P. Fife, 'The Drummer Evangelist', Charlotte, N.C.". 

Photographer:  "McClung, Photographer, Charlestown, W.Va.".

Subject:  William Pell Fife (1858-1907), a well known preacher and revival organizer in the south during the 1890's.  He is the subject of the book "W.P. Fife, the Drummer Evangelist, a Son of North Carolina" by William Fife Long and Anne Hammond Long, Mocksville, NC , 2002. 

 

     This is one of two slightly different, but taken at the same sitting, images (FPY 095 and FPY 096) of Fife in this collection.  They were probably purchased at one of his revivals as souvenirs.

Date:  c.1890s.

 


096

 

FPY 096:  Cabinet card (4x6");  a caption printed on the card when manufactured reads: "W.P. Fife, 'The Drummer Evangelist', Charlotte, N.C.". 

Photographer:  "McClung, Photographer, Charlestown, W.Va.".

Subject:  William Pell Fife (1858-1907), a well known preacher and revival organizer in the south during the 1890's.  He is the subject of the book "W.P. Fife, the Drummer Evangelist, a Son of North Carolina" by William Fife Long and Anne Hammond Long, Mocksville, NC , 2002. 

 

     This is one of two slightly different, but taken at the same sitting, images (FPY 095 and FPY 096) of Fife in this collection.  They were probably purchased at one of his revivals as souvenirs.

Date:  c.1890s.

 


097

 

FPY 097:  Cabinet card (4x6");  inscribed on the reverse: "G.C. English, Fairfield IL July 15, 1887".

Photographer:  Unmarked.  If it can be assumed that this photograph was taken at the same time as CCHS 240, the photograph of his daughter (in which she does look about the age as she should have been in Jul 1887), then the photographer would have been the same as the one printed on CCHS 240, i.e., "Geo. Newton , Fairfield, Ills."

Subject:  Charles C. English (Mar 1862-?), husband of Nellie Hickman (Cook) English (Dec 1862-bet.1900-1910).  His daughter, Mary Corrine English (b. Feb. 1885), is the subject of a cabinet card (CCHS 240) mounted in one of two albums at the Crittenden Co., Historical Society.  These sorts of cross-referencing photographs are the reason that it is thought that Florence (Pierce) Yandell probably had a hand in making up and keeping those albums.

 

Nellie Hickman Cook was the daughter of Levi Edmond Cook, Sr. (1835-1913) and Pernicia Ann Walker (1836-1893), and the sister of Levi Edmond Cook, Jr., whose photos are present here as CCHS 208 and CCHS 233

 

Pernicia Ann Walker, and therefore also Nellie Cook and, by marriage, Charles English, is a very distant relation to the husband of Florence (Pierce) Yandell); Florence collected and kept these photographs.

Date:  15 Jul.1887, just over two years after his marriage.

 


098

Images of Miriam Elizabeth (Pierce) Dobyns (see MISC 019)



FPY 098:
  Loose gelatine-silver photographic print, ~5x7";  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.


Subject:  Miriam Elizabeth Pierce (1898 - 1987), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and his second wife Ella J. (Cox) (Langley) Pierce (1861-1928), and wife of William Harold Dobyns (1902-1933), holding her son, James Harold Dobyns (1924 - 2011).

 

Date:  c.1928.

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 019 for discussion of identifications.


099



 

FPY 099:  Snapshot gelatine-silver print (~2x3½");  inscribed on the reverse: "Sep. 2, 1934, age 90 years".

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929), daughter of John W. Oliver (1814-1877) and Mary Jane Gee (1826-1898), and wife of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930).

 

     Elvira's birth date was 28 Dec 1845, according to her death certificate. 

Date:  2 Sep 1934.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Elvira (Oliver) Pierce, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 033 for discussion of identifications.

 




100

 

FPY 100:  Snapshot gelatine-silver print (~2x3½");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject: 
This photo was taken at the same time as Album 4 Part 1 Image 0065, but is slightly different.

 

     Back Row: The eight standing adults are the same in both photos, i.e., (L-R): Cort Pierce, Ira Pierce, Laura (Miles) Pierce? (wife of Cort), George Crider, Cora (Pierce) Crider, William B. Yandell, Florence (Pierce) Yandell, and Ella (Cox) Pierce (wife of James P. Pierce, who is not in the photo).

 

     Middle kneeling person:  She is not in the Album 4 version of this group.  She could be yet another Walker sister - Martha (1879-1919).

 

     Front row: four Walker sisters in the same position as they are in Album 4 Part 1 Image 0065) (L-R): probably Perdie (b. abt. 1891), probably Harriet (1887-1971), Myrtle (1896-1975), Maggie (1894-1954).  See Album 4 Part 1 Image 0063 for discussion of Walker sister identification.

 

     Another difference to the Album 4 version of this group is that Miriam Pierce (dau. Ella) is not present, perhaps only present as the shadow of the person taking the photo.

 

Date:  c.1915.  James P. Pierce, the patriarch, is missing, and a date after his death (1916) makes sense, were it not Cora's presence (d.1915).  Miriam seems to be older than 17, but cannot be. .

 




101

 

FPY 101:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Sawyer  112 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kan." - same color and markings as FPY 102. 

Subject: 
     Only two cabinet cards, FPY 101, a portrait of parents, and FPY 102, a portrait of two small children, are present among the Crittenden Co. photos that are marked Sawyer's from Wichita, and the cards are identical in color and printing.

 

     FPY 102, fortunately, identifies the children as Fayellina 3yrs old and Milton Wilson Dorr 18 mo.  We can therefore assume that FPY 101 is their parents:  Richard Nicholas Dorr (1874-1948) and Jessie Faye (Degroffenreid) Dorr (1873-1952).


Date:  c.1900.

 



102

 

FPY 102:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Sawyer  112 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kan." - same color and markings as FPY 102. 

Subject: 
     Only two cabinet cards, FPY 101, a portrait of parents, and FPY 102, a portrait of two small children, are present among the Crittenden Co. photos that are marked Sawyer's from Wichita, and the cards are identical in color and printing.

 

     FPY 102, fortunately, identifies the children as Fayellina Dorr 3yrs old  (b. Aug 1896) and Milton Wilson Dorr 18 mo (b. Apr 1898).


Date:  c.1900.

 

 



103




 

FPY 103:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "T.D. Kingston, Photographer", operated out of Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.  FPY 103, FPY 104 and FPY 105 all have Kingston markings as well as identical color and texture, as if they were taken at near the same time.

Subject:  These tots, dressed in identical gowns, appear to be the same height and the same age.  They therefore appear to be twins (fraternal rather than identical, since they are different). 

     The only twins in the close family of Florence (Pierce) Yandell are Electra Florine Pierce (1898-1965) and Ethel "Letha" Maurine Pierce (1898-?), twin daughters of George Collin Pierce (1877-1965) and his first wife, Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963).  Their maternal grandmother was named Electra M. (Carnahan) Boaz, and it is likely that her middle name was Maurine, in which case both the daughters were named after her.

 

     The location of the photography study: Marion, Crittenden Co., KY, is where George Collin Pierce and Lucy lived (as shown by their enumeration in the 1900 census) for a short time after the babies were born and George and Lucy were still married.  They soon moved to St. Louis, MO, though, where George would spend the remainder of his life.  When divorced, Lucy moved back to Marion with Electra and Letha.

 

     FPY 185 and FPY 186 are also photographs of twins that could also be Electra and Letha, but those twins appear to be identical and the photographer was located in Princeton, Caldwell Co., KY.

Date:  c.1900

 

Lower Images:

     FPY 105 appears to be the same baby as FPY 103 Left, and FPY 104 appears to be the same baby as FPY 103 Right.  The images of each are juxtaposed for comparison.

 



104



 

FPY 104:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "T.D. Kingston, Photographer", operated out of Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.  FPY 103, FPY 104 and FPY 105 all have Kingston markings as well as identical color and texture, as if they were taken at near the same time.

Subject:  Either Electra Florine Pierce (1898-1965) or Ethel "Letha" Maurine Pierce (1898-?), twin daughters of George Collin Pierce (1877-1965) and his first wife, Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963).  See FPY 103 for history.

Date:  c.1901; she probably had to be about 3 years old to stand there, looks taller than 2 years, and her face is leaner and longer than it is in FPY 103.  This would mean that the three Kingston logo photographs were not taken at the same time, as the appearance of their card mounts would suggest.

 

Lower Images:

     FPY 105 appears to be the same baby as FPY 103 Left, and FPY 104 appears to be the same baby as FPY 103 Right.  The images of each are juxtaposed for comparison.

 



105



 

FPY 105:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "T.D. Kingston, Photographer", operated out of Marion, Crittenden Co., KY.  FPY 103, FPY 104 and FPY 105 all have Kingston markings as well as identical color and texture, as if they were taken at near the same time.

Subject:  Either Electra Florine Pierce (1898-1965) or Ethel "Letha" Maurine Pierce (1898-?), twin daughters of George Collin Pierce (1877-1965) and his first wife, Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963).  See FPY 103 for history.

Date:  c.1900; this child appears to be younger than the one in FPY 104 - probably about 2 years old.  It could have been taken at the same time as FPY 103, as the heads of this child in FPY 103 and FPY 105 have identical shape.

 

Lower Images:

     FPY 105 appears to be the same baby as FPY 103 Left, and FPY 104 appears to be the same baby as FPY 103 Right.  The images of each are juxtaposed for comparison.

 



106

 

FPY 106:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Bertrand, Spokane, Wash."

Subject:  UnknownFPY 170 and FPY 171 are both the same woman, only an older version, and the photographer for those is based in BC, Canada.  Rossland is about 200 miles due north of Spokane.

Date:  c.1890-1900 is most likely, during the heyday of cabinet cards.

 



107



 

FPY 107:  Cabinet card (4x6");  the back has written in pencil: "Mrs. W.B. Yandell" and "Han d Bro" or "Harr d Bro".

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Clore (1897-1991), daughter of Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941) and Jennie Davis Peay (1869-1946), and wife of William Lindsay Clore (1886-1977).  She is identified by comparison to a known photo of her at about the same age.

 

     "Mrs. W.B. Yandell" on the back indicates the recipient of the card (i.e., Florence, the wife of William Bennett Yandell).  The meaning of "Han d Bro" or "Harr d Bro" is not known.

 

     Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Clore is the author of the article about the descendants of Jacob Ahart Pierce (her grandfather) that allowed the identification of probably half the photos in this collection.  Thank you Jennie!

Date:  c.1907.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Clore, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 027 for discussion of identifications.

 


108




 

FPY 108:  Cabinet card (4x6");  the back is unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  The girl is obviously the same one as in FPY 107:  Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Clore (1897-1991), daughter of Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941) and Jennie Davis Peay (1869-1946), and wife of William Lindsay Clore (1886-1977).

 

     The boy is her brother, Warren Vinson Pierce (1901-1989)., who is identified by his wild hair in MISC 004  

Date:  c.1905, assuming that she is about 8 years old and Warren is about 4.

 

Lower Images:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Jennie Dorothy (Pierce) Clore, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 027 for discussion of identifications.

 

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Warren Vinson Pierce.  See MISC 028 for discussion of identifications.

 



109





 

FPY 109:  Real photograph post card (RPPC), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject: 

     For years,, I was prepared to believe that this was Willis Champion Pierce and his lovely, straight-haired wife, Jennie Davis Peay (see FPY 074), especially since they had a daughter Dorothy (FPY 107 and FPY 108) who looked much like this woman.  But that is incorrect (corrected 16 Feb 2017).

 

     However, it did seem that Jennie in FPY 074 had less chin than this one.  Finally, I noticed that Willis habitually parted his hair on the right, whereas other brothers having wavy hair (namely Henry, John and Richard) parted theirs on the left.

 

     I think that the correct identifications are Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959) and wife, Jessie (Davis) Pierce (1876-1975), identification from comparison to identified images in the lower photographs.

Date: This could very well have been taken on the occasion of their marriage in 1902, when he was 33 and she was 31.

 

Lower Images:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Richard Miles Pierce.  See MISC 025 for discussion of identifications.

 

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Jessie (Davis) Pierce.  See MISC 029 for discussion of identifications.

 



110



 

FPY 110:  An oval gelatin-silver print mounted to an embossed tan card.

Photographer:
  Embossed on front: "Dalton's Studio, Scottsville, Ky."

Subject:  Previously thought to be Jennie (Peay) Pierce (corrected), she is probably Jessie (Davis) Pierce (1876-1975), daughter of Blackhawk Davis (1851-1938) and Sarah Elizabeth Kiplean  (1857-1949), and wife of Richard Miles Pierce (1876-1975), identification from comparison to identified photographs (see MISC 029).

Date:  Probably c.1902 - same year as FPY 109.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Jessie (Davis) Pierce.  See MISC 029 for discussion of identifications.

 



111




FPY 111:  Albumin photographic print mounted on mat card in a rhombohedral orientation; unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.


Subject:  Ella J. Cox (1861-1928), daughter of Alfred E. Cox (1831-1920) and Martha Jane Ramsey (1839-1928), and second wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).  

Date:  c.1885; age ~25.

 

Lower Image:
     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 018 for discussion of identifications.

 



112



 

FPY 112:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.


Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion".

Subject:

 

     Photographs FPY 112, FPY 113 and FPY 114 all appear to have been taken at about the same time (early 1900's) and appear to be of members of the same family.

     Lewis Walker (1829-1896) and his second wife, Mary L. Belt (1858-1897) left a family of twelve children, the oldest of whom was Andrew J., only 19 years old.  The family continued to farm, but when Andrew died of tuberculosis in 1905, the girls got married and the boys hired out.


     Some of the minors were assigned a guardian, Judge James P. Pierce of Marion.  He had a daughter, Miriam, from his second marriage who was about the same age as the youngest of the Walkers, Maggie and Myrtle.  Snapshots of Miriam Pierce with the four youngest Walkers: Harriet, Perdie, Maggie and Myrtle can be found in the albums of the daughter-in-law of James P. Pierce, Margaret (Bond) Pierce.

     This studio portrait appears to be the same person as on the far left of ALBUM 4 Part 1 Image 0063: a person guessed to be Perdie Walker (1891-?).

 

Date:  c.1910.

 

Lower Images:

     Detail of FPY 112 and detail of the person thought to be Perdie from ALBUM 4 Part 1 0063, for comparison.  The long chin angling from the cheekbone looks more like this person than any of the other Walkers for which there are images.



113113



 

FPY 113:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.


Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion".

Subject:

 

     Photographs FPY 112, FPY 113 and FPY 114 all appear to have been taken at about the same time (early 1900's) and appear to be of members of the same family.

     Lewis Walker (1829-1896) and his second wife, Mary L. Belt (1858-1897) left a family of twelve children, the oldest of whom was Andrew J., only 19 years old.  The family continued to farm, but when Andrew died of tuberculosis in 1905, the girls got married and the boys hired out.


     Some of the minors were assigned a guardian, Judge James P. Pierce of Marion.  He had a daughter, Miriam, from his second marriage who was about the same age as the youngest of the Walkers, Maggie and Myrtle.  Snapshots of Miriam Pierce with the four youngest Walkers: Harriet, Perdie, Maggie and Myrtle can be found in the albums of the daughter-in-law of James P. Pierce, Margaret (Bond) Pierce.

     This studio portrait appears to be the same person as on the far right of ALBUM 4 Part 1 Image 0063: Myrtle Walker (1896-1975).

 

Date:  c.1910.

 

Lower Images:

     Detail of FPY 113 and detail of Myrtle from ALBUM 4 Part 1 0063, for comparison.  It looks like she has taken no small amount of trouble to get her naturally curly hair straightened and up into the style of the times.




114





 

FPY 114:  Cabinet card (4x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.


Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion".

Subject:

 

     Photographs FPY 112, FPY 113 and FPY 114 all appear to have been taken at about the same time (early 1900's) and appear to be of members of the same family.

     Lewis Walker (1829-1896) and his second wife, Mary L. Belt (1858-1897) left a family of twelve children, the oldest of whom was Andrew J., only 19 years old.  The family continued to farm, but when Andrew died of tuberculosis in 1905, the girls got married and the boys hired out.


     Some of the minors were assigned a guardian, Judge James P. Pierce of Marion.  He had a daughter, Miriam, from his second marriage who was about the same age as the youngest of the Walkers, Maggie and Myrtle.  Snapshots of Miriam Pierce with the four youngest Walkers: Harriet, Perdie, Maggie and Myrtle can be found in the albums of the daughter-in-law of James P. Pierce, Margaret (Bond) Pierce.

     This studio portrait appears to be the same person as the person second from the left of ALBUM 4 Part 1 Image 0063: a person thought to be Harriet Ann Walker (1887-1971).

 

Date:  c.1910.

 

Lower Images:

     Detail of FPY 114 and detail of the person thought to be Harriet from ALBUM 4 Part 1 0063, for comparison.



115



FPY 115:  Gelatine-silver print (~4x6");  unmounted;  unmarked as to subject or date

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Katherine ("Kate") M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), daughter of Gabriel Harrison Shewmaker (1872-1947) and Mattie E. Patterson (1873-1966).

Date:  c.1915 - looks like graduation from high school, i.e. 17-18 years old.

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Katherine M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 030 for discussion of identifications.

 
116 no image




"C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark." Photographs
Discussion

 

FPY 117 through FPY 124:  Discussion.

 

Photographer:

    The images FPY 117 through FPY 124 are all from the photographic studio of C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark. and are so embossed in the lower right corner of their mounts. 

     The photographs are all oval prints pasted (not matted) onto mounts that have embossed oval lines around the print, suggesting that they were commissioned at the same time or nearly the same time.  The colors of the mounts, the sizes of the prints and mounts, and exact nature of the embossed oval lines vary, though, which may indicate that they were not taken at the exact same time.

 

Subjects:

     FPY 117 and FPY 120 are two prints of the same image.  These appear to be images of Ella J. Cox (1861-1927).  Bern appears to be pictured in FPY 118 and FPY 122.

 

     The children, FPY 119 and FPY 123, are unknown, since Berna and her husband James Wilson Flynn (1879-1952), did not have children.  It is unusual that non-family children would be travelling with Ella Pierce.  Perhaps they were children of people she was visiting.

 

     The man, FPY 124, can not be Ella's 1st husband, since he died in 1892, and the date of the photos is thought to be after her second marriage date (1896).  He therefore could be James Wilson Flynn, husband to Berna.  He would be about 30 in 1910, and the image does appear to be of a man about 30 years old.

 

     The FPY 121 image looks similar enough to Ella to be her sister, might very well be Sarah Helen Cox (1863-1946), who is her only sister.

 

Date(s):

     The photos are all mounted as ovals on cardboard mounts.  The first impression they give is that they were all taken on one date. 

 

     This type of oval, wide mount, larger than cabinet size, and having the photograph pasted on is a type that I consider to have occurred and mostly replaced cabinet carts starting about 1900 and later.  The clothes are consistent with the 1900's.  The dress in FPY 122 also appears to be later than 1900, perhaps as late as 1915.

 

     Considering that Berna and James Flynn married in 1904, the trip to Fort Smith may have been a honeymoon trip, albeit with the mother-in-law in tow - a new husbands nightmare.  So perhaps the photos were probably taken 1905-1910.  Both Berna and Ella appear to be young, so probably the date would have to be closer to 1905 than 1910 - .

 

     On the other hand, the photos could have been taken on multiple occasions, on different dates.  The images of Ella in FPY 117 and FPY 120  look younger than the 40-50 years old she would be in 1905-1910.  Also, Berna in FPY 122 looks older than Berna in FPY 118.

 



117




FPY 117:
  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a light yellow card; unmarked as to subject or date.  FPY 120 is a scan of the entire mat, whereas FPY 117 is cropped to include just the photo area.


Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark.", one of a number of photographs so marked (FPY 117 through FPY 124).


Subject:  Ella J. Cox (1861-1928), daughter of Alfred E. Cox (1831-1920) and Martha Jane Ramsey (1839-1928), wife of John Frost Langley (1861-?),  and second wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).  

Date:  maybe c.1905-1910, if the same time as the others; that would make her in her 40's, but she looks younger than that (see Discussion of 117-124).  

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 018 for discussion of identifications.

 



118



 

FPY 118:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a buff card; unmarked as to subject or date.

 

Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark.", one of a number of photographs so marked (FPY 117 through FPY 124).

 

Subject:  Berna (Langley) Flynn (1884-1967), daughter of John Frost Langley (1860-1892) and Ella J. Cox (1861-1928), and wife of James Wilson Flynn (1879-1952).  

 

Date:  maybe c.1905-1910; she appears to be 20-25 years old (see Discussion of 117-124).

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of known or suspected images of Berna, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 031 for discussion of identifications.

 



119

 

FPY 119:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a light yellow card; unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark.", one of a number of photographs so marked (FPY 117 through FPY 124).

Subject:  Unknown.  This ~2 year old has similar facial measurements, proportions and contours as Berna Langley, step-daughter of James Perry Pierce. 

Date:  c.1905-1910 (see Discussion of 117-124).

 



120




FPY 120:
  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a light yellow card; unmarked as to subject or date.  FPY 120 is a scan of the entire mat, whereas FPY 117 is cropped to include just the photo area.


Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark."


Subject:  Ella J. Cox (1861-1928), daughter of Alfred E. Cox (1831-1920) and Martha Jane Ramsey (1839-1928), and second wife of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).  

Date:  maybe c.1905-1910, maybe earlier;  (see Discussion of 117-124).

 

Lower Image:
     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Ella, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 018 for discussion of identifications.

 



121

 

FPY 121:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a black card; unmarked as to subject or date.  The card is the same color and design as FPY 122.

Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark.", one of a number of photographs so marked (FPY 117 through FPY 124).

Subject:  Unknown, but perhaps Ella's slightly younger, unmarried sister: Sarah Helen Cox (1863-1946). 

Date:  maybe c.1905-1910 (see Discussion of 117-124).

 

 



122



 

FPY 122:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a black card; unmarked as to subject or date.  The card is the same color and design as FPY 121.

 

Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark.", one of a number of photographs so marked (FPY 117 through FPY 124),

 

Subject:  Berna (Langley) Flynn (1884-1967), daughter of John Frost Langley (1860-1892) and Ella J. Cox (1861-1928), and wife of James Wilson Flynn (1879-1952).  

 

Date:  maybe c.1905-1910; she appears to be 20-25 years old (see Discussion of 117-124).

 

Lower Image:

Comparison of known or suspected images of Berna, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 031 for discussion of identifications.

 



123

 

FPY 123:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on an grey card; unmarked as to subject or date.  This is a slightly different color than FPY 124.

Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark.", one of a number of photographs so marked (FPY 117 through FPY 124).

Subject:  Unknown

Date:  maybe c.1905-1910 (see Discussion of 117-124).

 



124



 

FPY 124:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on an olive grey card; unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  "C.C. Cook, Fort Smith, Ark.", one of a number of photographs so marked (FPY 117 through FPY 124).

Subject:  The husband of Berna, James Wilson Flynn (1879-1952).

 

     The other images thought to be James Wilson Flynn show a man with a similar receding hairline, the same long ears with ear lobes that hang lower than their point of attachment on the head, the same long nose and the same facial measurements, as far as can be determined.  He sports a moustache in the other two images that he does not have in FPY 124, but all the images do appear to be of the same man.

Date:  maybe c.1905-1910 (see Discussion of 117-124).

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of the three images thought to be of James Wilson Flynn.  None is known for sure to be him, but they do appear to be images of the same man, and are both closely associated with Berna (Langley) Flynn, his wife.  See MISC 032 for discussion of identifications.

 



125



 

FPY 125:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on an black card having a fleur-de-lis on the bottom front; unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky." is embossed on the lower right front.

Subject:  Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929), daughter of John W. Oliver (1814-1877) and Mary Jane Gee (1826-1898), and wife of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930).

 

Date:  c.1885; she looks to be in her 40's.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Elvira (Oliver) Pierce, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 033 for discussion of identifications.

 



126







Images FPY 126 through 134 and image FPY 138:   are all marked "Browning, Charleston, Mo."  They are various photographers of the Solomon Gwaltney family of Charleston, Mississippi Co., Mo.

 

 

FPY 126:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a warm grey card (~7¾x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  "Browning, Charleston, Mo."

Subject:  The family of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Francis "Fannie" Mary (Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930)

 

     Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915), seated in the middle of the front row, was the son of Simmons Gwaltney (1811-1896) and Sarah B. Durham (1807-1854) from Hamilton Co., Ohio. 

 

     Fannie Mary Yandell (1856-1930), seated on the right in the front row, was the daughter of John Augustus Yandell (1822-1908) and Margaret E. Crouch (1830-1863) from Kentucky. 

 

     They were married in 1875 in Crittenden Co., KY, relocating almost immediately to Missouri, eventually settling in Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO., right across the Ohio River from the western end of Kentucky.

 

     Their children were:

 1.  Alonzo (1877) probably furthest left in rear row

2.  Naomi (1878) seated on the left in the front row

3.  John M. (1881) probably 2nd from left in the rear row

4.  William Simon (1885) probably 3rd from left in the rear row

5.  Thomas Wirt (1888) probably far right in rear row

 
Date:  c.1903; the general style of the pasted photo on card is of the era 1900-1910.  The youngest child of the Gwaltneys, Thomas Wirt, was born in 1888, and the youngest child in the photo, the far right in the back row, appears to be about 15, making the photo 1903.

 

Lower Image:

      Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Fannie (Yandell) Gwaltney, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 034 for discussion of identifications.

 

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Alonzo "Allie" Yandell Gwaltney, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 035 for discussion of identifications.

 

      Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Naomi Grace (Gwaltney) Brewer, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 036 for discussion of identifications.

 



127





FPY 127:  Cabinet card (4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky." blue ink on cream card.

Subject:  Francis "Fannie" Mary (Oliver, Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), daughter of John Augustus Yandell (1822-1908) and Margaret E. Crouch (1830-1863), and wife of 1) Joseph R. Oliver (1849-1872) and 2) Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915).  Identification was by comparison to FPY 126, a photograph where the mother is almost certainly Fannie.

Date:  c.1895; she appears to be in her late 30's.

 

Lower Image:

      Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Fannie (Yandell) Gwaltney, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 034 for discussion of identifications.



128



 

FPY 128:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a charcoal grey card (~5x8½"); inscribed on back: "Mrs. William C. Brewer"; unmarked as to date.

 

     This mount is the exact match to the mount in FPY 129, suggesting that they were ordered and taken at the same time, and that the people are closely related.  In this case, the man in FPY 129 is not a member of her family, so is very probably her husband. 

Photographer:  "Browning, Charleston, Mo." 

Subject:   Naomi Grace (Gwaltney) Brewer (1878-1968), daughter of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Fannie (Oliver, Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), and wife of William C. Brewer (1878-1932).  She is easily identified as the same woman who is a daughter in FPY 126.

Date:  Jan 25, 1905;  it probably was taken at the same time as the dated FPY 129.; she would be 27 and looks like it.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Naomi Grace (Gwaltney) Brewer, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 036 for discussion of identifications.

 

 



129

 

FPY 129:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a charcoal grey card (~5x8½"); inscribed on back: "William C. Brewer, Charleston, Mo.  Jan 25, 1905".

 

     This mount is the exact match to the mount in FPY 128, suggesting that they were ordered and taken at the same time, and that the people are closely related.  In this case, the man and woman in FPY 128 and FPY 129 appear to be wife and husband. 

Photographer:  "Browning, Charleston, Mo." 

Subject:   William C. Brewer (1878-1932), son of daughter of William Alber Brewer (1850-?) and Mary J. Snodgrass (1862-?), and husband of Naomi Grace (Gwaltney) Brewer (1878-1968).

Date:  Jan 25, 1905;  it is assumed to have been taken at the same time as FPY 128.

 



130



 

FPY 130:  Gelatine-silver photographic print (~2x3") in a black or charcoal grey mat (~4x6"); unmarked as to subject or date.  Unlike most of the photos that are pasted onto their cards, this one has a mat over the photograph, as in today's modern photo mounting.

 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  He is the same as the man in the far left of the back row of the Gwaltney family, FPY 126, probably Alonzo "Allie" Yandell Gwaltney (1877-1911), son of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Fannie Mary (Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), and husband of Etta May Sabin (1888-1944).  He was easily recognized as the person on the far right back row in FPY 126.

Date:  c.1905;  he appears to be in his 20's.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Alonzo "Allie" Yandell Gwaltney, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 035 for discussion of identifications.  



131

FPY 131: Gelatine-silver photographic print (~3¼x4½") pasted on an art deco-look grey card (~5x7½"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  "Jenks,  Charleston, Mo."

Subject:  It is usually impossible to identify a baby, and this case is an example.  It is assumed, because it is marked Charleston, Mo. that it is a child of one of the children in the Solomon and Fannie Gwaltney family.  

Date:  c.1930's; these types of decorative cards became popular in the 30's.



132

 

FPY 132:  Gelatine-Silver photographic print (5x3¾"), folded in a tri-fold pattern, and pasted into a paper folder (not shown). 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  He is recognizable as the same person as the 2nd son from the left in the back row of FPY 126: probably John M. Gwaltney (1881-?), son of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Fannie Mary (Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930). 

Date:  c.1905, he looks about the same as he does in FPY 126.

 



133

 

FPY 133:  Gelatine-silver photographic print (~4x6"), whose image has been matted to an oval during printing, then matted in a charcoal grey mat (~5x7½"); unmarked as to subject or date.

 

Photographer:  Embossed on the lower right: "Dagle's Railway Photo Car".

Subject:  He is the same person as in the far right of the back row of the Gwaltney family, FPY 126, probably the youngest son, Thomas Wirt Gwaltney (1888-1958), son of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Fannie Mary (Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), and husband of Edna Elizabeth Lacock (1895-1965).

Date:  c.1898;  he appears to be about 10 yrs old.

 

 



134



 

FPY 134:  Gelatine-silver photographic print (~5x7") mounted on a cream-colored card (~8x10"); unmarked as to subject or date.


Photographer:  Unmarked. 

Subject:   Naomi Grace (Gwaltney) Brewer (1878-1968), daughter of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Fannie (Oliver, Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), and wife of William C. Brewer (1878-1932).  She is easily identified as the same woman who is a daughter in FPY 126 and FPY 128.

Date:  c.1915;  she appears to be in her mid 30's.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Naomi Grace (Gwaltney) Brewer, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 036 for discussion of identifications.

 

 



135

 

FPY 135: Gelatine-silver unmounted photographic print (~8x10"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  An inscription on front in pencil, underneath the wife, is the signature of the photographer: "Walden 1906".  The same photographer took FPY 136.

 

-Evansville Press (Evansville, Ind.) article, 29 Feb 1916:
"Walden Must Answer
     William Neal Walden, photographer, who is being sued for divorce by Margaret K. Walden, is ruled to answer his wife's complaint March 6 according to Judge Hostetter's decision in superior court Tuesday.  Mrs. Walden alleges that her husband failed to support her properly."

 

Evansville is across the Ohio River from Marion, Ky.

Subject:  Unknown family with two children.  

Date:  c.1906. 



136

 

FPY 136:  Gelatine-silver unmounted photographic print (~5x6½"); unmarked as to subject, but dated "-11-". 

Photographer:  An inscription on front in pencil, underneath the wife, is the signature of the photographer: "Walden -11-".  The same photographer took FPY 135.

 

Evansville is across the Ohio River from Marion, Ky.

Subject:  Unknown Boy, 3-4 years old, probably another child from the family in FPY 135.  

Date:  c.1911.

 



137



FPY 137:  Gelatine-silver photographic print (~5x7") mounted on an off-white, textured card (~2½x4"); unmarked as to subject or date.

 

     This card design and color is identical to FPY 042, FPY 151, FPY 152, FPY 162, CCHS 263 and CCHS 265.

 

     FPY 151 and FPY 152 are images of Ora Pickens, servant for James Perry Pierce c.1900, and her son Teddy.  That Florence Yandell and her father's servant's family have the exact same card design implies that Florence took the family to the photographer's as an outing and they all got portraits taken.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Florence Emeline Pierce (1861-1938), identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date: c.1905, assuming that it was taken at the same time as FPY 151 and FPY 152.

Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Florence Emeline (Pierce) Yandell, from various sources in this collection of images, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 008 for discussion of identifications.

 



138



 

FPY 138:  Gelatine-silver oval photographic print mounted on a grey mat (~3x4½"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

 

Photographer:  "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."

Subject:  He appears to be the same as the man in the far left of the back row of the Gwaltney family, FPY 126, despite the Marion, Ky photographer's imprint.

 

     Probably Alonzo "Allie" Yandell Gwaltney (1877-1911), son of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Fannie Mary (Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), and husband of Etta May Sabin (1888-1944).

Date:  c.1900.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Alonzo "Allie" Yandell Gwaltney, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 035 for discussion of identifications.  

 

 



139



 

FPY 139:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a brown mat (~4½x7"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  He appears to be the same as the man in the far left of the back row of the Gwaltney family, FPY 126.

 

     Probably Alonzo "Allie" Yandell Gwaltney (1877-1911), son of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Fannie Mary (Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), and husband of Etta May Sabin (1888-1944).

Date:  c.1897;  he appears to be about 20.

 

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Alonzo "Allie" Yandell Gwaltney, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 035 for discussion of identifications.  

 



140



 

FPY 140:  Oval gelatine-silver photographic print mounted on a grey card (4½x9"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  The bottom right of the card is embossed: "Stewart & Ringo, Marion, Ky."

Subject:  He appears to be the same as the man in the far left of the back row of the Gwaltney family, FPY 126.  He is definitely the same as the man in FPY 139.

 

     Probably Alonzo "Allie" Yandell Gwaltney (1877-1911), son of Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915) and Fannie Mary (Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), and husband of Etta May Sabin (1888-1944).



Date:  c.1910; he appears to be in his early 30's.

 



141



FPY 141:  Gelatine-silver print (~4x6");  unmounted;  unmarked as to subject or date

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Katherine ("Kate") M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), daughter of Gabriel Harrison Shewmaker (1872-1947) and Mattie E. Patterson (1873-1966).

Date:  c.1925 - she looks to be about 10 years older than FPY 115, i.e. ~27 years old.

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Katherine M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 030 for discussion of identifications.



142

 

FPY 140:  Snapshot (2¾x4½"); inscribed on back: "Sonny McLaren". 

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  Unknown, ~3 years old.  

Date:  c.1925.

 

 



143



FPY 143:  Gelatine-silver print (~3x4½");  mounted on a art deco patterned card (~4½x6¾");  unmarked as to subject or date

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Katherine ("Kate") M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), daughter of Gabriel Harrison Shewmaker (1872-1947) and Mattie E. Patterson (1873-1966).

Date:  c.1930 - she looks to be somewhat older than in FPY 141, i.e. ~32 years old.

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Katherine M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 030 for discussion of identifications.



144

 

FPY 144:  Oval gelatine-silver print mounted on a black card ( (~4¾x7"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  The lower right of the card is embossed "Stewart & Ringo, Marion, Ky."

Subject:  Unknown, ~25 years old.  She looks somewhat like Ruth (Farris) Pierce, 2nd wife of Collin Pierce (see MISC 026), but the facial measurements are not correct. 

 

     She could very well be the same woman as in image FPY 145, but that gets us no closer to an identity.

Date:  c.1900-1915.

 

 



145

 

FPY 145:  Oval gelatine-silver print mounted on a black card ( (~4¼x6½"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  The lower right of the card is embossed "Shellabarger, Horton, Kan."  Horton is in Brown Co., KS, in the northeast corner of the state.

Subject:  Unknown, ~18-20 years old.  She looks somewhat like Ruth (Farris) Pierce, 2nd wife of Collin Pierce (see MISC 026), but the facial measurements are not correct. 

 

     She could very well be the same woman as in image FPY 144, albeit somewhat younger, but, neither can be traced to a known person, that gets us no closer to an identity.

Date:  c.1900-1915.

 

 



146



 

FPY 146:  Gelatine-silver print (3¾x4½") mounted on a black card  (~4¼x5¼"); printed on bottom in red ink: "Made with the No. 4 Kodet Junior"; unmarked as to subject or date. 

 

     The Folding Kodet was a hand-held camera in which the front dropped down to pull out the bellows.  It was made 1894-1897.  It could take the tried and true glass dry plates of the day, but also could accommodate a roll holder for the relatively new roll film.  This photo was probably made in a roll holder, which was subsequently shipped to Kodak still loaded with exposed film, where Kodak developed and printed the photos (hence the Kodak caption at the bottom), and then re-loaded the roll holder.  


Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  Possibly James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954), the son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  He married Hattie Belle Craddock (1879-1956).  He was identified by comparison to other known and suspected images of him.

 

     It is difficult to be sure about a child, for reasons mentioned above, but, in this case, there is a known image almost the same age, so FPY 147 seems to definitely be James Boyce.  FPY 146 is taken from a different angle, so it is not as definite.

 

Date:  c.1887, in that James appears to be about 6.  That the camera mentioned on the mount was not made until 1894 means that either 1) an earlier photo was printed on the already printed card, or 2) the subject is not James Boyce Pierce, but rather a child born about 1890.  It sure looks like the boy in FPY 074, though.

 

Lower Image:

      Comparison of images known or suspected to be of James Boyce Pierce, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 007 for discussion of identifications.

 

 



147



 

FPY 147:  Studio posed portrait, gelatine-silver print (2¾x4") mounted on a black card (4¾x6½"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  The bottom of the card is embossed: "Stewart & Ringo, Marion, Ky."

Subject:  Possibly James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954), the son of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).  He married Hattie Belle Craddock (1879-1956).  He was identified by comparison to other known and suspected images of him. 
 

     It is difficult to be sure about a child, for reasons mentioned above, but, in this case, there is a known image almost the same age, so FPY 147 seems to definitely be James Boyce.  FPY 146 is taken from a different angle, so it is not as definite.


Date:  c.1887.  See discussion for FPY 146.

 

Lower Image:

      Comparison of images known or suspected to be of James Boyce Pierce, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 007 for discussion of identifications.

 



148



FPY 148:  Gelatine-silver print (~5x7");  unmounted and left with an uneven border;  unmarked as to subject or date

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Katherine ("Kate") M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), daughter of Gabriel Harrison Shewmaker (1872-1947) and Mattie E. Patterson (1873-1966).

Date:  1915-1921 - could have been taken near high school graduation (~1915) or near marriage (1921).

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Katherine M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 030 for discussion of identifications.



149



FPY 149:  Gelatine-silver print (~6x8½");  unmounted but having a wide border that is meant to mimic a matted photograph;  unmarked as to subject or date

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Katherine ("Kate") M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), daughter of Gabriel Harrison Shewmaker (1872-1947) and Mattie E. Patterson (1873-1966). 

     This photograph has been manipulated by the photographer to make her appear to be thinner.  The clue is that the irises in her eyes are not round, but rather oval, having their longest dimension in the vertical direction.  While this is a trivial adjustment in a digital photograph, it is not so trivial to do photographically, and is so rare that this is the only instance of such a manipulation that I have seen.  I suspected that something affected the scan, but found that it was present in the original photographic print.

Date:  1915-1921 - could have been taken near high school graduation (~1915) or near marriage (1921).

Lower Image:

     Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Katherine M. (Shewmaker) Pierce (1898-?), in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 030 for discussion of identifications.

     The source of the images (e.g., CCHS 209) are overlain on the images.  They are (left to right):  FPY 115, FPY 149, FPY 148, FPY 141, FPY 143, and ALBUM 2 0056.  Image FPY 149 has been electronically manipulated so as to correct the shape of her irises (see discussion above under "Subject" to round in order to better compare to the other images.

 



150





 

FPY 150:  Rectangular gelatine-silver print (2¾x3¾") mounted on a warm-grey-colored card (~5x6½"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

 

     The image appears to be a studio-posed portrait, and yet it is so out of focus that no professional photographer would allow it out of the studio, much less put his name below it.  This suggests that this print could be from a copy negative of an earlier photo.

 

    

Photographer:  Embossed: "J.L. Stewart, Marion, Ky."

Subject:  Unknown, of two probable siblings, one a baby and the other, standing, about 5 years old. 

 

     The standing boy appears to have the protruding ears that is the hallmark of most of the Pierce men.  In fact, when compared to Jacob Ahart Pierce in FPY 047 (lowest image), the images are very much alike.

Date:  c.1900-1915; original: c.1848?

 

 



151

 

FPY 151:  Photographic print (~2x2¾") mounted on a textured, cream-colored card (~3x4¼"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Ora Pickens (1865-?), servant in the household of James Perry Pierce in the 1900 census.  

Date:  c.1905, assuming that it was taken at the same time as FPY 152.

 

 



152

 

FPY 152:  Photographic print (~2x2¾") mounted on a textured, cream-colored card (~1½x2½"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Teddy Pickens (1894-?), son of Ora Pickens (abt.1865-?) and servant in the household of James Perry Pierce in the 1900 census.  

Date:  c.1905; he was born Apr 1894 and looks to be about 10 years old.

 



153

 

FPY 153:  Carte de Visite (~2x4"); unmarked as to subject, but dated 1883 on back. 

Photographer:  On the back, marked with photographer from "Mitchell, Dakota Terr."  This is the only photograph from this area in the entire collection.

Subject:  Unknown.  No connection of the Crittenden Co., KY Pierces to Mitchell, Dakota Territories, or South Dakota is known.

 

     The image appears to be a boy, about 10 years old. 

Date:  1883.



154

 

FPY 154:  Gelatine-silver print, unmounted (~2x3½"); unmarked as to subject or date.  Front is signed in ink: "With Love".  

Photographer:  Signature printed on front: "Scayden?".

Subject:  Unknown, a young woman about 20 years old.   

Date:  c.1910, from look of hair and outfit.

 



155




FPY 155:
  Photographic print mounted on a square mat board to be viewed as a diamond shape; unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  On front, printed in forest green ink: "Goldsmith, 1012 Olive St."  The Goldsmith Studios (various names) were at 1012 Oliver St., St. Louis, MO., according to the web site "Early St. Louis Photographers" (https://stlouis.genealogyvillage.com/tracylewis.htm).

Subject:  Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce (1874-1970).

Date:  c.1895; he looks to be about 25 years old.

Lower Image:
      Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 015 for discussion of identifications.

 


156





 

FPY 156: Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Mary L. (Belt) Walker (1856-1897),  appearing to be in her thirties, consistent with the date of 1897 (see below for discussion of the date and identity).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

 

     Photographs FPY 156 through FPY 164 are a group of identical mounts, sharing the characteristics of the exact same: 1) coarsely textured off-white or cream-colored card, ) card size of~2½x2¾"), and 3) rather crude cutting and mounting of the photographic prints.  Being identical, they are thought to have been taken or ordered at the same time.  Visiting the photographer at the same time implies that they are a family.

 

     They are miniature photos, not CDVs or cabinet cards, so probably post-date the cabinet card heyday, 1895 or later.

 

     The family appears to consist of the mother (FPY 156), five daughters (FPY 158, FPY 159, FPY 160, FPY 161, and FPY 163), and a baby (FPY 157 and FPY 162, two copies of the same image). 

 

     Also in the series is a photo of Teddy Pickens (FPY 164), a servant in the James Perry Pierce family.  He was born in 1894, and appears to be about 3 years old in the photo, so the series of photos is assumed to have been taken in c.1897.

 

     Also to be included here is FPY 137, which is a much larger photo than these that nevertheless shares their card design and color.  FPY 137 is an image of Florence (Pierce) Yandell, the collector of this entire photographic archive.

 

     The deduced date and the presence of Teddy Pickens in the series are the vital clues to the family's identity.  These people must be very closely connected to the James Perry Pierce family.  The only family close to the James Perry Pierce family to have as many as five daughters in c.1895 is the Lewis Walker-Mary Belt family.  Lewis Walker (1829-1896) and his second wife, Mary L. Belt (1858-1897), had twelve children (he also had nine children from his first marriage to Mary Jane Gober (1837-1874).  Note that he died in 1896 and his wife died in 1897. 

 

     From the apparent ages of the children, the date of the photos would appear to be 1896-1897.  This would have been after the death of the father Lewis Walker and before the death of the mother Martha.

 

     In 1896 or 1897 (the last numeral in the date is illegible), James Perry Pierce became the guardian for the "minor children of Lewis Walker ", number not indicated, but, assuming that the definition of minor is <21 years old, the number of wards would have included all twelve children of Lewis Walker and Mary Belt, which included 6 girls.

 

     It is doubtful that the first thing the family did after the death of the father is to go out and have portraits taken.  So the most likely scenario is that Florence (Pierce) Yandell, the person who assembled this collection of photos, and the daughter of the guardian of the Walker children, took her new foster family to the photographers for portraits for which she paid.  Florence was only 3 years younger than Mary (Belt) Walker, and must have been something of a mother figure for them.  Their actual foster mother, Ella (Cox) Pierce, was about the same age as Florence, but soon (1898) had a child of her own, Miriam Pierce.  The Walker children did not live with the Pierces; they were enumerated in 1900 with their eldest brother, Andrew (21 years old).  The support of the Pierces apparently was legal, money, and moral support.  Miriam Pierce looks to have been close friends with the Walker daughters. (see Album 4 Pt1 0063, Miriam with the four youngest Walker girls, c.1915).

 

     Fortunately, an early photograph of Lewis Walker, Mary Belt and some of their children (2nd Image at left) is available at Find-a-Grave.  Comparing the woman in this photo to our woman in FPY 156, we find that they appear to be the same woman (Lower Image at left).  This makes it conclusive that the series of images FPY 156 - FPY 164 are of the Walker-Belt family.  The photos were obviously taken before the death of Mary Belt and probably after the assignment of guardianship in April, 1897.

 

     Further confirmation of the identities of the persons in the series are that the apparent ages of the girls in the photos match the ages that they would have been in 1897.

 

Lower Images:

 

     1) Comparison of the face of Mary Belt from her known image (from the family photo 2) below) to the face in FPY 156.  They appear to match quite well, even to the same hair style.

 

     2) Image of Lewis Walker (1829-1896), Mary Belt (1858-1897) and their four oldest children, who are, from right to left:  George Willis (1883-1839), Martha J. (1879-between 1920-1930), Andrew J. (1878-1905), and Henry (1881-1969).

 

 



157

 

FPY 157:  Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  a baby appearing to be lest than a year old, therefore born ~1897: Myrtle Nancy Walker (1896-1975).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

     FPY 156 though FPY 164 are a series of identically mounted photographs thought to be taken at one time and to be of one family.  See FPY 156 for discussion of date and identity.

 



158



 

FPY 158:  Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  a young lady appearing to be in her middle teens: Martha J. Walker (1879-between 1920-1930).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

     FPY 156 though FPY 164 are a series of identically mounted photographs thought to be taken at one time and to be of one family.  See FPY 156 for discussion of date and identity.

 

 


159

 

FPY 159:  Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  a girl appearing to be in her early teens: Adeline Walker (1884-1902).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

     FPY 156 though FPY 164 are a series of identically mounted photographs thought to be taken at one time and to be of one family.  See FPY 156 for discussion of date and identity.

 

 



160

 

FPY 160:  Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  a girl appearing to be about 8-10 years old: Harriett Walker (1887-1971).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

     FPY 156 though FPY 164 are a series of identically mounted photographs thought to be taken at one time and to be of one family.  See FPY 156 for discussion of date and identity.

 

 



161

 

FPY 161:  Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  a girl appearing to be about 5 years old: Perdie (or Bertie) Walker (1891-?).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

     FPY 156 though FPY 164 are a series of identically mounted photographs thought to be taken at one time and to be of one family.  See FPY 156 for discussion of date and identity.

 

 



162

 

FPY 162:  Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  a baby less than 1 year old: Myrtle Nancy Walker (1896-1975).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

     FPY 156 though FPY 164 are a series of identically mounted photographs thought to be taken at one time and to be of one family.  See FPY 156 for discussion of date and identity.

 

 



163

 

FPY 163:  Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  a girl appearing to be about 3 years old: Maggie Walker (1894-1954).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

     FPY 156 though FPY 164 are a series of identically mounted photographs thought to be taken at one time and to be of one family.  See FPY 156 for discussion of date and identity.

 

 



164

 

FPY 164:  Photographic print pasted on a textured off-white  card (~2½x2¾"); unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  a boy appearing to be about 3 years old: Teddy Pickens (1894-?).  

Date:  c.1897.

Discussion:

     FPY 156 though FPY 164 are a series of identically mounted photographs thought to be taken at one time and to be of one family.  See FPY 156 for discussion of date and identity.

 

 



165








FPY 165:  A miniature gelatine-silver print matted in a thin, decorated card (~2x3"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Joseph Oscar Pierce (1872-1950), the oldest in the picture at the far right - in his early 20's.  He is with his youngest brothers, left: James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954), and center: Jacob Marion (1878-1968).  They are all sons of Jacob Ahart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira Oliver (1845-1929).

 
     The identification was made in the usual way by comparing these images to other known images of each person.  In this case, the photo is quite blurry (primarily from being a miniature), that it may not worthwhile adding the images of James Boyce and Jacob Marion to their already lengthy comparison composites, but it was done anyway.

Date:  c.1895.

Lower Images:

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of James Boyce Pierce, in approximate order of age left to right.  See MISC 007 for more discussion.

 

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Jacob Marion Pierce, in approximate order of age left to right.  See MISC 024 for more discussion.

     Comparison of all known or suspected images of Joseph Oscar Pierce, in approximate order of age left to right.  See MISC 009 for more discussion.



166



 

FPY 166:  Cabinet card (4x6"), unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  George Collin Pierce (1877-1965), son of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and husband of 1) Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963), 2) Lucy Ruth Farris (1885-?), and 3) Louise Unknown (abt. 1899-?).

Date:  He appears to be about 18 years old, c.1895.

Lower Image:

     The tentative identification comes from a comparison of all known or suspected images of George, in approximate order of age, which is shown in the lower image.  See MISC 017 for discussion of identifications.



167



 
FPY 167:  Miniature photographic print mounted on mat board and framed with another piece of mat board, not marked as to subject, but dated "1902".

Photographer:  unmarked.

Subject: 
    Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), daughter of James Perry Pierce (1841-1916) and Emeline F. (Rolston) Pierce (1840-1895), and wife of George M. Crider (1861-1917), identified by comparison with known photographs of Cora (see the image strip below and  MISC 011 for discussion).

Date:  1902.


Lower Image:
     Comparison of images known or suspected of being of Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915), in order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 011 for discussion of identifications.

 



168

 

FPY 168:  Gelatine-silver print (~4x6"); unmounted;  unmarked as to subject or date

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.  

Date:  c.1925.

 



169

 

FPY 169:  Gelatine-silver print (~4x6½"); unmounted;  unmarked as to subject or date

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.  

Date:  c.1915.

 

 



170

 

FPY 170:  Gelatine-silver print (~4¼x6"); mounted on a warm grey board (~5½x7");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Lower right is embossed: "D.F. Gowman, Rossland, B.C".  FPY 171 is the same woman and has the exact same mount and size.  FPY 106 is a younger version of this same woman in Spokane, WA.  Rossland is about 200 miles due north of Spokane.

Subject:  Unknown.  

Date:  c.1925.

 



171

 

FPY 171:  Gelatine-silver print (~4¼x6"); mounted on a warm grey board (~5½x7");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Lower right is embossed: "D.F. Gowman, Rossland, B.C".  FPY 170 is the same woman and has the exact same mount and size.  FPY 106 is a younger version of this same woman in Spokane, WA.  Rossland is about 200 miles due north of Spokane.

Subject:  Unknown.  

Date:  c.1925.

 

 



172

 

FPY 172:  Gelatine-silver print (~4x6"); unmounted;  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.  

Date:  c.1920.

 

 



173

 

FPY 173:  Gelatine-silver print (~3¾x5½"); unmounted;  unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown FPY 173 and FPY 174 have the exact same size and sepia tone.  They are probably children from the same family. 

Date:  c.1915.

 

 



174

 

FPY 174:  Gelatine-silver print (~3¾x5½"); unmounted;  unmarked as to subject or date. 

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.  FPY 173 and FPY 174 have the exact same size and sepia tone.  They are probably children from the same family.

Date:  c.1915.

 

 



175

 

FPY 175:  Gelatine-silver print (~4x6"); unmounted;  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown.  

Date:  c.1915.

 

 

 



176



 

FPY 176:  Gelatine-silver print (~5x7"); unmounted but printed with a wide margin to appear like it is matted;  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  At the lower right corner, a printed signature: "Muilb"?

Subject:  The photograph type (wide margin) indicates a 20th century print, probably in the 1920's.  This means that the subject, if a Pierce, is a grandson of Stanton Pierce, not a son.  In perusing the possibles, a photograph showing the ski-jump nose and squared-off chin of FPY 176.  The subject is therefore possibly, but not for sure: James Boyce Pierce, Jr. (c.1908-?), son of James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954) and Hattie Belle Craddock (1879-1957).

Date:  c.1925.

 



177

 

FPY 177:  Gelatine-silver print (~3¾x2¼"); mounted on a charcoal-colored board (~5x3¾");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown; a young woman about 25 years old.


Date:  c.1905.

 

 

 



178



 

FPY 178:  Gelatine-silver snapshot (~2½x3½"); loose photo;  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Just a guess, but possibly Francis "Fannie" Mary (Oliver, Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), daughter of John Augustus Yandell (1822-1908) and Margaret E. Crouch (1830-1863), and wife of 1) Joseph R. Oliver (1849-1872) and 2) Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915).  Identification was by comparison to FPY 126, a photograph where the mother is almost certainly Fannie.

 

     The baby would be one of her grandchildren, perhaps Eunice Brewer (daughter of Naomi (Gwaltney) Brewer), who was born in 1917.

Date:  1915-1930; she appears to be in about 65 or older.

 

Lower Image:

      Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Fannie (Yandell) Gwaltney, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 034 for discussion of identifications.

 



179



 

FPY 179:  Gelatine-silver snapshot (~2¾x4½"); loose photo;  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Just a guess, but possibly Francis "Fannie" Mary (Oliver, Yandell) Gwaltney (1856-1930), daughter of John Augustus Yandell (1822-1908) and Margaret E. Crouch (1830-1863), and wife of 1) Joseph R. Oliver (1849-1872) and 2) Solomon Gwaltney (1846-1915).  Identification was by comparison to FPY 126, a photograph where the mother is almost certainly Fannie.

Date:  1915-1930; she appears to be in about 65 or older.

 

Lower Image:

      Comparison of images known or suspected to be of Fannie (Yandell) Gwaltney, in approximate order of increasing age from left to right.  See MISC 034 for discussion of identifications.

 

 



180

 

FPY 180:  Gelatine-silver snapshot (~2¾x4½"); loose photo;  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown; a man about 60 years old and a 2 year-old child, probably his grandchild.  It is stretching, but since this photo
is the same size as FPY 179, he could be the husband of the woman in that photo.

 

     If the guess about FPY 179 is correct, this might be Solomon Gwaltney, with a grandchild.  There is no way to compare him to the bearded Solomon in FPY 126, though.


Date:  1915-1930.

 

 



181

 

FPY 181:  Gelatine-silver snapshot (~3½x5½"); loose photo;  the back is inscribed: "Gaylord, Mich.  August 1917".

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown; a seated woman about 70 years old and a standing woman (her daughter) about 40, both carrying cats.  They appear to be mother and daughter.

 

     Since it is dated, we can say that the older woman would have been born c.1847, and the younger woman c.1877.

Date:  August 1917.

 



182

Comparison of All Images of Martha J. Walker


Comparison of All Images of Myrtle Nancy Walker


Comparison of All Images of Perdie Walker


Comparison of All Images of Maggie Walker

 

FPY 182:  Gelatine-silver snapshot (~3¼x5"); loose photo having a fancy printed border.  This photo is the same size and has the same border as FPY 183 - probably taken on the same roll of film.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Four Walker sisters and a daughter of one of them at the front of a house.

 

     Whenever we need a family for which Florence (Pierce) Yandell would have kept photographs, that also contained a lot of daughters, we go to the Lewis Walker-Mary Belt family.  When Lewis died in 1896 leaving a passel of minor children, Florence's father, Judge James Perry Pierce, was appointed their guardian.  Florence apparently was so thrilled by her new foster siblings that she took them out for miniature portraits (FPY 156-FPY 163).  Florence's blood step-sister, Miriam, was only slightly younger than the Walker children, and a snapshot (ALBUM 4 PT1 0063) shows her with four of her foster-sisters.

 

     The series of portraits and the snapshot mentioned above allow us to identify which Walker sister is which:

 

No. 1:  The oldest woman (closest to the camera and next to the child) is Martha J. Walker (1879-1920's).  She married William J. Powell (1880-aft.1940).  She is featured in lower image no. 1.

 

No. 2:  The woman on the top step is Myrtle Nancy Walker (1896-1975).  She married Willis Ozias Andrews (1891-1978).  She is featured in lower image no. 2.

 

No. 3:  The woman whose face is partially hidden behind Martha is

Perdie Walker (1891-?), if the assumptions made in Album 4 Pt1 0063 are correct.

 

No. 4:  The woman in the hat is Maggie Walker (1894-1954).

 

No. 5:  This is a girl about 11 years old.  Since Myrtle is the youngest of the family, the girl can't be one of the sisters, and is undoubtedly a daughter of one of the sisters.  Finding the mother is rather easy since only Martha had any daughters early enough to be that old.  Martha's daughters are Mary (~1900), Lurean (~1904), Mattie (~1905), Emeline (~1906), and Myrtle (1909).  The girl must be Myrtle Powell (1909-?),daughter of Martha J. Walker and William J. Powell.

 

     With the identification of the girl, the date of the photo may be more precisely estimated - c.1920.

Date:  Originally estimated to be c.1925 from the border around the snapshot and the apparent age of the sisters.  Refined to c.1920 when the girl in the photo was identified.

 

Lower Images:

     No. 1: A comparison of all known or suspected photos of Martha J. Walker Powell, in approximate order of age.  See MISC 043 for discussion of identifications.

 

     No. 2: A comparison of all known or suspected photos of Myrtle Nancy Walker, in approximate order of age.  See MISC 044 for discussion of identifications.

 

     No. 3: A comparison of all known or suspected photos of Myrtle Nancy Walker, in approximate order of age.  See MISC 045 for discussion of identifications.

 

     No. 4: A comparison of all known or suspected photos of Myrtle Nancy Walker, in approximate order of age.  See MISC 046 for discussion of identifications.

 



183



 

FPY 183:  Gelatine-silver snapshot (~3¼x5"); loose photo having a fancy printed border.  This photo is the same size and has the same border as FPY 182 - probably taken on the same roll of film.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Two women with their husbands.

 

     The woman on the far left is Martha J. Walker (1879-1920's), daughter of Lewis Walker (1829-1896) and Mary Belt (1858-1897).  She is featured in the lower image, that demonstrates how she was identified.

 

     The man immediately to the right of Martha is assumed to be her husband, William J. Powell (1880-aft.1940)

 

     The other woman and man, presumed to be man and wife, are Unknown.


Date:  c.1920, presumed to be the same as FPY 182.

 

Lower Image:

     A comparison of all known or suspected photos of Martha J. Walker Powell, in approximate order of age.  See MISC 043 for discussion of identifications.

 



184

 

FPY 184:  Gelatine-silver print (~2¼x3¼"); unmounted;  inscribed on the back: "Norval L. Pierce, Jr. 2 yrs. old".

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Norval Lee Pierce, Jr. (1914-1931), son of Norval Lee Pierce (1871-1951) and Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce (1874-1970).   Norval Jr. was Florence (Pierce) Yandell's nephew.

Date:  c.1916.

 

 

 



185

 

FPY 185:  Gelatine-silver print (~3¾x5½"); mounted on a grey board (~5½x7½");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Twins only a few months old; probably same twins as in FPY 186.  In the approximate date of the photo mount, the only known twins related to Florence (Pierce) Yandell, the collector of these photos are Electra Florine and Ethel "Letha" Maurine Pierce, b.1898, daughters of George Collin Pierce (1877-1965) and Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963),

Date:  1898.

 



186

 

FPY 186:  Oval gelatine-silver print; mounted on a grey board (~8x6");  unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Embossed on the lower right: Griffin & Watkins, Princeton, Ky.  Princeton is in Caldwell Co., KY, adjacent to Crittenden Co.

Subject:  Twins between 1 and 2 years old; probably same twins as in FPY 186.  In the approximate date of the photo mount, the only known twins related to Florence (Pierce) Yandell, the collector of these photos are Electra Florine and Ethel "Letha" Maurine Pierce, b.1898, daughters of George Collin Pierce (1877-1965) and Lucy Ruth Boaz (1880-1963),

Date:  1899.

 

 



187

 

FPY 187:  Gelatine-silver print (~10x8"); loose photo; inscribed on the bottom front in ball point pen: "The Musketeers"

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown; a musical band consisting of three women, about in their 20's, wearing baggy clown costumes, and with a number of string and strumming instruments. 

Date:  c.1930's.

 

 



188

 

FPY 188:  Gelatine-silver print, probably taken in a studio (~7x9½").

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  Unknown; a girl about 3 years old

Date:  probably 1930's or 1940's.

 

 


As is:
189
Corrected for skew:


 

FPY 189:  Print of studio portrait now damaged; the digital file is from a photograph of the print.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  George Washington Pierce (1854-1943), and wife Sarah J. (Tabor) Pierce (1857-1911).  They were identified by a descendant, from whom the photographic copy was obtained. 

 

     Because the digital photograph was apparently taken at an angle, producing distortion, the perspective was corrected using Photoshop until their appearance was normal. 

 

     Even though not part of the collection of Florence (Pierce) Yandell, this photo is included here because they are Florence's aunt and uncle.

Date:  c.1900; they appear to be in their 40's.

 

 



190

 

FPY 190:  Gelatine-silver snapshot; the digital file is from a photograph of the print.

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  James Stanton Pierce (1890-1961), son of George Washington Pierce (1854-1943) and Sarah J. (Tabor) Pierce (1857-1911) and his wife Tommie J. (Birchett) Pierce (1895-1982), daughter of James Birchett and Martha Jane Brown.  They are sitting in a horse-drawn carriage.  Photo from and identified from a descendant.

Date:  c.1920; they appear to be about 25-30 years old.

 



191

 

FPY 191:  Printing-out paper print, part of a strip of photographs generated in an automatic photographic booth; original is ~2½x10".

Photographer:  Unmarked.

Subject:  James Stanton Pierce (1890-1961); son of George Washington Pierce (1854-1943) and Sarah J. (Tabor) Pierce (1857-1911), and husband of Tommie J. (Birchett) Pierce (1895-1982).  Photo from and identified by a descendant.

Date:  c.1910; he appears to be about 20 years old.

 



192

 

FPY 192:  Scan of a figure in the book: A Pictorial History of Crittenden County, Kentucky, p. 81.

Photographer:  Unknown

Subject:  Among others not identified, William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), at the counter on the left.  This image is used as a known to identify other images of him.  

Date:  c.1920's

 

 

 

 

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