Category Archives: Pictures

New Walker Family Picture Albums

Good Evening, After a long period of fiddling with it I’ve finally managed to add two new items to the Walker Family information.  Both posts are photograph albums… one is general photos of the family going back to William Alexander … Continue reading

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Shane Family Pictures

I’ve just finished putting together a picture gallery of Shane Family pictures… it includes 21 photos, some old, some new.  Oh…. hover your pointer over the photo to see the title.  Enjoy! Sue

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The Marriage of James Shane and Theresa McDonough

Wedding of James Shane and Theresa McDonough My grandfather’s brother James Shane married Theresa McDonough on February 13, 1889 in Sand Springs Iowa.  The Delaware County Courthouse provides a detailed record: Affidavit by:    Dennis Kehoe Groom:     James … Continue reading

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Graduation Day, 1910

My dad was just a youngster when his family moved first to Minneapolis, then to Portland, Oregon and it was in Portland that dad received most of his early education.  So I wanted to share with you a favorite picture … Continue reading

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The Button Box

You never know when something’s going to pop up. Just the other day, in an Email from my cousin, came  information that an old button box that had belonged to my great-grandmother Zilpha Shipman Boss was on display at the … Continue reading

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Stereoscopic Picture

************************* ****************************** Among the interesting things I inherited from my parents is this stereoscopic picture, a picture that presents me with a mystery to solve. First a little history about stereoscopic pictures:  Stereoscopic pictures are  any set of photographs that … Continue reading

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Baby Picture – Francis Leo Shane

Hi Everyone, After posting the birth information for my dad, I discovered this picture of him as a baby… maybe about 5 or 6 months old? Francis Leo (Frank) Shane, son of Robert Shane and Susan Samels Picture is the … Continue reading

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Births and Deaths of Susanna and Willie Shane

Susan and Robert Shane were parents to three children, my dad and his siblings Susanna and Willie.  Sadly, neither Susanna nor Willie lived beyond childhood and are buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Monticello, Iowa.  Susan (Samels) Shane made a … Continue reading

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The Birth of Frank Shane

My dad, Frank Shane was born in Monticello Iowa on September 17, 1897 the son of Robert Nolan Shane and Susan Clara Samels.  Dad’s full name was Francis Leo Shane but he always went by “Frank” or sometimes F.L. Shane.  … Continue reading

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It’s a bowler…. no, it’s a derby…

It’s Uncle Will, not Uncle Bill posed for the camera with flair. On his head was a bowler, or is it a derby that covered his full head of hair? _________________________________________________ According to Wikipedia, the Bowler (a hard felt hat … Continue reading

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