Florence Pierce Yandell Photos


 

Florence (Pierce) Yandell Loose Photographs 1880's

 

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.

 

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. 

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

 If I have made errors, and you have correct or additional identification/information, please contact me (mathew_brady@msn.com and allow me to correct the errors.

 

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  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.
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.
FPY 001 Detail:

One of the last known photo of Mary Anna (Bettis) Pierce (1825-1902), wife of Stanton Pierce (1821-1911).
FPY 001 Detail:

Cora A. (Pierce) Crider (1869-1915) standing with her husband, George M. Crider (1861-1917).
FPY 001 Detail:

Judge James Perry Pierce (1841-1916).
002

FPY 002: Cabinet card (4x6" photo); 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.

Discussion: 
     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.

     The strip to the left shows 7 images of James Perry Pierce, taken throughout his lifetime.
003 FPY 003:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.

Photographer:  Unknown.

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 the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1885; he appears to be about 45 years old.
004 FPY 004:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.

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

Subject:  Emeline (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 the collection of photographs.

Date:  c.1890; she appears to be about 50 years old; she died in 1895.
005
FPY 005:  Carte de Viste (2x4"), marked "Anna" on back.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  Mary Anna (Bettis) Pierce (1825-1902), identified by comparison to known images (see strip at left).  Mary Anna is the maternal grandmother of Florence (Pierce) Yandell (1861-1938), the owner-collector of the 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.
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 1800+/-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.

     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.  Stanton and Mary were the parents of five children, including  James Perry Pierce (1841-1916), the husband of Emeline F. Rolston (1840-1895).  James and Emeline were the parents of seven children, including Florence. 

Date:  1860-1869

007 FPY 007:  Cabinet card (4x6" photo); 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.

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

008 FPY 008 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); 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.
009 FPY 009 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.

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

Subject:  William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), 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.
010 FPY 010 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.  This is an identical card to CCHS 241.

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date:  He has put on some weight since FPY 009, so c.1890.
011 FPY 011 Mounted photograph

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

Photographer:  Unknown.

Subject:  William Bennett Yandell (1857-1940), identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date:  The St. Louis World's Fair was in 1904.
012 FPY 012 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.

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

Subject:  Cortis Jackson Pierce (1864-1924), identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date:  He appears to be about 20 - c.1885.
013 FPY 013:  Mounted photograph; unmarked as to subject or date.

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

Subject:  Cortis Jackson Pierce (1864-1924), identification from comparison to identified photographs.

Date:  He appears to be 40-50, so the photo is from about 1905-1915.
014 FPY 014 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.

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

Subject:  Ambie B. Pierce (1867-1888).   This is definitely Ambie since the very same image appears in an album with identification (Margaret (Bond) Pierce Album 4 Part 1, Image 0060).

Date:  It has to have been taken near when she died, so c.1887.
015 FPY 015 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); 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.

Subject:  Cora A. Pierce (1869-1915).  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).

Date:  c.1887.
016 FPY 016 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.l-r Nell Walker and Cora A. Pierce c. 1890-500.jpg
017 FPY 017 Cora A. Pierce c.1890-500.jpg
018 FPY 018 l-r Nell Waller and Cora A. Pierce c.1890 in Ft. Smith, AR-500.jpg
019 FPY 019 Cora A. (Pierce) and George M. Crider-500.jpg
020 FPY 020 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Norval Lee Pierce c.1880 cabinet-500.jpg
021 FPY 021 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Norval Lee Pierce 1900 cabinet-500.jpg
022 FPY 022 Norval Lee Pierce c.1900-500.jpg
023 FPY 023 Norval Lee Pierce Jr. and James Frank Pierce c. 1928 6x8-500.jpg
024 FPY 024 Norval Lee Pierce c.1926-cropped-500.jpg
025 FPY 025 Florence E. (Pierce) Yandell c.1905-500.jpg
026 FPY 026 Cora A. (Pierce) Crider c.1905-500.jpg
027 FPY 027 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.same photo as 245 Ira P. Pierce c.1886 cabinet-500.jpg
028 FPY 028 Ira P. Pierce c.1895-500.jpg
029 FPY 029 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Ira P. Pierce c.1892-500.jpg
030 FPY 030 Ira P. Pierce c.1905-500.jpg
031 FPY 031 Ira P. Pierce c.1905-500.jpg
032 FPY 032 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.George Collin Pierce c.1895 cabinet-500.jpg
033 FPY 033 George Collin Pierce c.1895-500.jpg
034 FPY 034 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.

prob. Ella Cox cabinet-500.jpg

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

Even though 
035 FPY 035 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.unmarked cabinet c.1890 - same as 065 - probably Joseph Oscar Pierce-500.jpg
036 FPY 036 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.John T. Franks b. 1859 c.1885 see photo 247 cabinet-500.jpg
037 FPY 037 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Ella (Cox) Pierce and Miriam 1898 cabinet-500.jpg
038 FPY 038 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Miriam E. Pierce 1898 cabinet-500.jpg
039 FPY 039 Miriam E. Pierce 1898-500.jpg
040 FPY 040 Miriam E. Pierce c.1899-500.jpg
041 FPY 041 poss. Miriam E. Pierce c.1900-500.jpg
042 FPY 042 George Collin Pierce c.1895-500.jpg
043 FPY 043 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.probably Thomas Jefferson Yandell c.1885 (same Stevens-Chicago mount as 009 WB Yandell, cabinet-500.jpg
044 FPY 044 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Cortis J. Pierce Pierce c.1882 cabinet-500.jpg
045 FPY 045 Willis Champion Pierce c.1890-500.jpg
046 FPY 046 Willis Champion Pierce and Willis Conway Pierce 7 Aug 1896-500.jpg
047 FPY 047 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.4 generations, L-R- Jacob Ayhart Pierce, Willis Champion Pierce, Willis Conway Pierce, and Stanton Pierce, c.1896 cabinet-500.jpg
048 FPY 048 Stanton F. Pierce c. 1895-500.jpg
049 FPY 049 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Stanton F. Pierce and wife, Mary (Bettis) Pierce, c.1890-500.jpg
050 FPY 050 House of George Collin Pierce (seated) with 2nd wife Lucy (Farris), Norval Stanton Pierce (tyke), Ruth (baby). Standing are probably two of Lucy's brothers, c1908-500 .jpg
051 FPY 051 Ruth Farris (the 2nd Lucy Ruth) Pierce c.1900-500.jpg
052 FPY 052 Norval Stanton Pierce son of George Collin Pierce, c.1916-500.jpg
053 FPY 053 James Perry Pierce c.1860 cdv-500.jpg
054 FPY 054 prob. Florence E. Pierce c.1865 cdv-500.jpg
055 FPY 055 James Perry Pierce c.1860 cdv-500.jpg
056 FPY 056 James Perry Pierce c.1853 cdv-500.jpg
057 FPY 057 prob. James Perry Pierce c. 1850 same person as 056-500.jpg
058 FPY 058 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.James Perry Pierce c.1866 (when in IL after Civil War) cabinet-500.jpg
059 FPY 059 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.same photo as 209 probably James Boyce Pierce (1872-1950) c.1890-500.jpg
060 FPY 060 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.George Washington Pierce c.1885-500.jpg
061 FPY 061 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.probably Jacob Marion Pierce, or other son of Jacob Ayhart Pierce c.1895-500.jpg
062 FPY 062 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.cabinet c.1890-500.jpg
063 FPY 063 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Family 1 Son 1 poss. Malcolm Greenlee cabinet c.1885-500.jpg
064 FPY 064 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Family 1 Son 2 poss. Dycus Greenlee cabinet c.1885-500.jpg
065 FPY 065 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.unmarked cabinet c.1890 - same as 035 - probably Joseph Oscar Pierce-500.jpg

This photo does indeed appear to be the same man as in Photo 035.

From the ears, he is most probably a Pierce.  He resembles Joseph Oscar Pierce (1872-1950) more than any other of the many Pierce men approximately 20 in 1890.  See 
066 FPY 066 Small Dress-up Photo original-500.jpg
067 FPY 067 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.unmarked cabinet c.1890, probably Joseph Oscar Pierce-500.jpg

068 FPY 068 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.poss. Ardenia (Boyd) Rolston cabinet c.1880-500.jpg
069 FPY 069 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.poss. David William Rolston same mount type as 068 poss. husband cabinet c.1880-500.jpg
070 FPY 070 Emeline F. Rolston cdv c.1860 Asheville, NC- original cleaned-500.jpg
071 FPY 071 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.unknown, cabinet c.1890-500.jpg

He is definitely has the Pierce wide ears.  The downward trending relatively thick lips and shape of left ear all match Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1968).
072 FPY 072 L-R Dr. J.O. Dixon, MD; Dr. George Stone eyeglasses; Dr. I.H. Clement, MD 8x10 c.1900-500.jpg
073 FPY 073 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.cabinet c.1900 John W. Flynn-500.jpg
074
Mary (Bettis) Pierce (1825-1902)
Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930)
Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1842-1929)
Willis Champion Pierce (1864-1941)
Jennie (Peay) Pierce (1869-1946)
Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1968)
James Boyce Pierce (1881-1954)
FPY 074 Back- Willis Pierce, wife Jennie, Jacob Marion Pierce, Middle- Jacob Ayhart Pierce, wife Elvira, Mary (Bettis) Pierce, Front- James Boyce Pierce, 8x10, July1893-500.jpg

075
detail
FPY 075 School Photo, Jacob Marion Pierce 3rd from left in back c.1888 6x8-500.jpg

     This photo is completely unmarked, giving no indication who in it is related to Florence Pierce - not to mention why all the boys are wearing girls dresses.  Seriously, apparently that was a common thing around 1900.

     My first guess was that the bare-headed boy in the back row was James Boyce Pierce (1881-1904). 

However, the shape of the jaw, thickness of ear-tops and slightly slanted eyes peg him as Jacob Marion Pierce (1878-1868) - see the photo just above, detail to 074, fortunately taken from the very same angle - straight-on.
 
076 FPY 076 George Collin Pierce c .1925-cyan and blue removed-500.jpg
077 FPY 077 George Collin Pierce c.1900-500.jpg
078 FPY 078 Miriam Pierce c.1915-500.jpg
079 FPY 079 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.cabinet maybe Miriam Pierce c.1905-500.jpg
080 FPY 080 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.prob. Miriam Pierce c.1900 cabinet-500.jpg
081 FPY 081 George Collin Pierce miniature dated 1896-500.jpg
082 FPY 082 George Collin Pierce c. 1905 (inscribed 'Sister Florence'-500.jpg
083 FPY 083 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.cabinet c.1895-500.jpg
084 FPY 084 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Florence Pierce (left), comforting mother at Amby's death 1888 cabinet-500 .jpg
085 FPY 085 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Rev. John S. Henry (see p. 205 of A Pictorial History of Crittenden Co., KY for ID), cabinet c.1890-500.jpg
086 FPY 086 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Paducah cabinet-500.jpg

Looks like John Stanton Pierce (1869-1944), son of Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929)
087 FPY 087 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.cabinet prob. Miriam Pierce c.1898-500.jpg
088 FPY 088 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.same photo as 251, same as 204 poss. James B. Pierce cabinet c.1900-500.jpg
(correction - not James B. Pierce)

Looks like Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959), son of Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929).

The CCHS 204 photo, while clearly him, looks a lot more like the identified photo Miscellaneous
089 FPY 089 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.cabinet Clarksville, TN stamp c.1895-500.jpg

Looks like Wirt Ayhart Pierce, son of Jacob Ayhart Pierce (1842-1930) and Elvira (Oliver) Pierce (1845-1929).
090 FPY 090 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.poss. Sarah (Tabor) Pierce, wife of George W. Pierce cabinet c.1900-500.jpg
091 FPY 091 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.cabinet McMinnville, Warren Co., TN stamp c.1890-500.jpg
092 FPY 092 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Florence E. Pierce cabinet c.1885-500.jpg
093 FPY 093 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.cabinet c.1900-500.jpg
094 FPY 094 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Ruth Farris, Mrs. George Collin Pierce 2nd wife cabinet c.1900-500.jpg
095 FPY 095 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.W.P. Fife, the Drummer Evangelist cabinet c.1895-500.jpg
096 FPY 096 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.W.P. Fife, the Drummer Evangelist cabinet c.1895-500.jpg
097 FPY 097 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.G.C. English, Fairfield IL July 15, 1887 cabinet-500.jpg
098 FPY 098 Miriam (Pierce) Dobyns and James Harold Dobyns c.1928 5x7-500.jpg
099 FPY 099 Elvira (Oliver) Pierce Sep. 2, 1934 age 90 years-500.jpg
100 FPY 100 Pierces c.1920 back,Cort,Ira,Laura(Miles),G.Crider,Cora,W.B.Yandell, FloY.,Ella(Cox),kneeling,Miriam-500.jpg
101 FPY 101 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Richard N. Dorr and Jessie (Degroffenreid)Dorr, cabinet c.1902-500.jpg
102 FPY 102 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Fayellina (3) and Milton Wilson Dorr (18 mo.) ch. Richard N. Dorr & Jessie, cabinet, c.1902-500.jpg
103 FPY 103 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.T.D. Kingston (Marion, KY) stamp, cabinet c.1895, maybe Electra and Ethel Pierce twins, 1899-500 .jpg
104 FPY 104 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.T.D. Kingston (Marion, KY) stamp cabinet c.1895-500.jpg
105 FPY 105 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.T.D. Kingston (Marion, KY) stamp cabinet c.1895-500.jpg
106 FPY 106 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.Bertrand Spokane, WA stamp cabinet c.1900-500.jpg
107 FPY 107 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); .Jennie Dorothy Pierce (1897-1991) dau. Willis, same as 108, back- 'Mrs. WB Yandell Han & Bro', cabinet ~1904-500.jpg
108 FPY 108 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.same girl as in 107, Jennie Dorothy Pierce (1897-1991) & brother Warren Vinson Pierce (1901-1989), cabinet c.1904-500.jpg
109 FPY 109: post card, 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 (see FPY 074), especially since they had a daughter Dorothy who looked much like this woman.  But that is incorrect (corrected 16 Feb 2017).
     However, it did seem that the woman 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.
     The correct identifications are Richard Miles Pierce (1874-1959) and wife, Jessamine Davis (1876-1975), identification from comparison to identified photographs (see left).  Jessie also appears in FPY 110.

Date: This could very well have been taken on the occasion of their marriage in 1897
FPY 109: husband on left comparison to known Richard Miles Pierce images middle and right.
FPY 109: wife on left comparison to FPY 110 (also unknown) and to known Jessamine (Davis) Pierce on right.  In the 1904 known image, she appears to have some pregnancy weight that obscures her sharp chin, but certainly has the same stare and mouth set as in FPY 110.
110 FPY 110:  Mounted photograph.

Photographer:
  Unknown.

Subject:  Previously thought to be Jennie (Peay) Pierce (corrected), she is actually Jessamine (Davis) Pierce (1857-1940), identification from comparison to identified photographs (see FPY 109).

Date:  Probably c.1897 - same year as FPY 109.

111 FPY 111 Ella T. Cox c.1885-500.jpg
112 FPY 112 prob. Walker c.1895-500.jpg
113 FPY 113 prob. Myrtle Walker c.1895-500.jpg
114 FPY 114 prob. Walker, c.1895-500.jpg
115 FPY 115 prob. Kate (Shewmaker) Pierce, wife of Willis Conway Pierce c.1915-500.jpg
 116 not used   
117 FPY 117 Ella (Cox) Langley, Ft. Smith, Ark c. 1895-500.jpg
118 FPY 118 Berna Langley c.1900 Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
119 FPY 119 prob. Berna Langley Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
120 FPY 120 Ella Langley, Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
121 FPY 121 poss. Helen Cox, Ella's sister, Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
122 FPY 122 Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
123 FPY 123 prob Berna Langley Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
124 FPY 124 prob. John H. Langley, Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
125 FPY 125 possibly Elvira (Oliver) Pierce, the woman in 074-500.jpg
126 FPY 126 family from Charleston MO c.1900 Solomon Gwaltney family-500.jpg
127 FPY 127 Cabinet card (4x6" photo); unmarked as to subject or date.the wife in 126 Charleston, MO this is Marion, KY c.1890 Fannie (Yandell) Gwaltney-500.jpg
128 FPY 128 Mrs. William C. Brewer (Naomi Gwaltney) Charleston, MO Jan 25, 1905 (daughter in 126)-500.jpg
129 FPY 129 William C. Brewer Charleston, MO Jan 25, 1905-500.jpg
130 FPY 130 son in 126 Charleston, MO c.1905 prob. Alonzo Gwaltney-500.jpg
131 FPY 131 Chaleston, MO c. 1928-500.jpg
132 FPY 132 son in 126 Charleston, MO c. 1905 - images only-500.jpg
133 FPY 133 son in 126 Charleston, MO c.1905-500.jpg
134 FPY 134 Naomi (Gwaltney) Brewer Charleston, MO c.1915-500.jpg
135 FPY 135 same woman as 122 dated 1906 prob. Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
136 FPY 136 same photographer as 135 but younger boy dated 1911 prob. Ft. Smith, Ark-500.jpg
137 FPY 137 Florence (Pierce) Yandell c. 1895 same mount as 116 and 117-500.jpg
138 FPY 138 same man as 126 c.1890 Marion, KY Alonzo Gwaltney-500.jpg
139 FPY 139 maybe same as 140-500.jpg
140 FPY 140 Marion, KY c.1895-500.jpg
141 FPY 141 same woman as 143 Kate Shewmaker Pierce-500.jpg
142 FPY 142 Sonny McLaren c.1925-500.jpg
143 FPY 143 same woman as 141 Kate Shewmaker Pierce-500.jpg
144 FPY 144 2nd Ruth wife of George Collin Pierce from Marion, KY-500.jpg
145 FPY 145 poss. 144 when younger from Horton, Brown Co., KS c. 1895-500.jpg
146 FPY 146 poss. James B. Pierce son of Jacob see 074-500.jpg
147 FPY 147 poss. James B. Pierce son of Jacob see 074-500.jpg
148 FPY 148 poss. Kate (Shewmaker) Pierce-500.jpg
149 FPY 149 poss. Kate (Shewmaker) Pierce-500.jpg
150 FPY 150 maybe a copy of an earlier photo c.1860 poss. Jacob Pierce-500.jpg
151 FPY 151 Ora Pickens, servant for James P. Pierce 1900-500.jpg
152 FPY 152 Teddy Pickens, servant for James P. Pierce 1900-500.jpg

Date: c.1905.  He was born April 1894 (1900 census), and looks to be about 10 years old now.
153 FPY 153 cdv, maybe same person as 061 Mictchell, Dakota Terr. 1883 (printed on back)-500.jpg
154 FPY 154 c.1910-500.jpg
155 FPY 155 c.1890 Norval Lee Pierce-500.jpg
156 FPY 156 photo 1 of series-500.jpg

Same frame type as FPY 152 Teddie Pickens c.1905
157 FPY 157 photo 2 of series a copy of 162-500.jpg
158 FPY 158 photo 3 of series-500 .jpg
159 FPY 159 photo 4 of series-500.jpg
160 FPY 160 photo 5 of series-500.jpg
161 FPY 161 photo 6 of series-500.jpg
162 FPY 162 photo 7 of series-500.jpg
163 FPY 163 photo 8 of series-500.jpg
164 FPY 164 Teddie Pickens servant for James P. Pierce c.1897-500.jpg
165 FPY 165-500.jpg
166 FPY 166 George Collin Pierce miniature copy of earlier photo-500.jpg
167 FPY 167 Cora A. (Pierce) Crider 1902 miniature copy of earlier photo-500.jpg
168 FPY 168-500.jpg
169 FPY 169-500.jpg
170 FPY 170 from Rossland, B.C-500.jpg
171 FPY 171 from Rossland, B.C-500.jpg
172 FPY 172-500.jpg
173 FPY 173-500.jpg
174 FPY 174-500.jpg
175 FPY 175-500.jpg
176 FPY 176-500.jpg
177 FPY 177-500.jpg
178 FPY 178-500.jpg
179 FPY 179-500.jpg
180 FPY 180-500.jpg
181 FPY 181 marked Gaylord, Mich August 1917-500.jpg
182 FPY 182 same pattern as 183-500.jpg
183 FPY 183-500.jpg
184 FPY 184 Norval L. Pierce, Jr. 2 yrs old (on back)-500.jpg
185 FPY 185 same as 186 Princeton, KY-500.jpg
186 FPY 186 prob. Electa and Letha Pierce daus of George C. Pierce and the 1st Ruth Princeton, Caldwell Co., KY-500.jpg
187 FPY 187 8x10-500.jpg
188 FPY 188 7x9-500.jpg
189 FPY 189 GWPierce&SarahTabor.jpg
190 FPY 190 JamesP&TommieB.jpg
191 FPY 191 james stanton pierce, 2of4-500.jpg
192 FPY 192 Yandell Gugenheim store-500.jpg

 

 

 

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