09 February 2010

More Treasures from the To-File Pile: CARR Family

John Henry CARR
Here is a photo of Great-Grandfather John Henry CARR. I don't have the original, so I can't see the bottom identification of the photographer very well. But, it does look like a British motif. Consequently, I'd guess this was taken between 1895 and 1907.

He was born 20 July 1862 in Castleford, Yorkshire and died 13 January 1933 in Los Angeles, California. His occupations included postman, slater, belt maker, engine driver, electrical 'engineer' at a smelter, janitor, and 'engineer' for the Los Angeles Auditorium Building.

Bertha Maud (Carr) HEGWER

This photo of the 6th of his 7 children was the adjacent item in the to-file pile today. I received these photos electronically from my cousin some time ago and I am very grateful for her sharing them.

My guess is that this is circa 1913 in Logan Canyon, Utah or perhaps shortly earlier and somewhere in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Grandma Bertha was born 13 Dec 1893 in Racine, Wisconsin. The family went back to England when she was a baby, but they returned to the USA in 1907. She died 21 September 1972 in Susanville, California. I knew her best of my grandparents and treasure this photo since all the others I have are about 1960 or later.


With all the unusual rain we've had, I'm making unexpectedly good progress on the to-file piles. There are still three piles, but they are much smaller!
Are you jealous?


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