This is the 1888 wedding photo of William Powell (b 1861, Fond du Lac Co., Wisconsin to Jeremiah and Sarah Powell) to Amanda Jane Walters (b 1868, Douglas Co., Minnesota to John Franklin and Ellen Walters)
at DeSmet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota USA
Pat Powell They do not look very happy. Also I wonder why the man is sitting and the woman is standing. Any ideas?
Feb 09, 2015 · Reply
Kathy Doto It was quite common for people not to smile for photographs then. On the other hand Amanda may have been unhappy that she couldn't marry the Italian man she wanted to because her parents did not approve(according to family story). In old wedding photos I have often seen the man sitting and the woman standing - can't say why.
Feb 10, 2015 · Reply
Pat Powell What is the story of the Italian man she wsnted ti marry? Who told you thay story? Thanks for responding. I live in Dallas, Texas. I am a semi-retired college English professor. My father was from Findlay, Ohio: Robert E.Powell. He was the son of Dwight Powell and grandson of SullivanPowell.How are you part of the Powell family?
Feb 11, 2015 · Reply