Barbara Curtis

AncientFaces Member since Jul 08, 2015

About: Searching for McDowell in NY and CO; Reilly, O'Neill, Mazza, Gebhardt in NY area. Curtis/Demeritt/Johnson from the Bahamas and Key West, FL.

Researching: Johnson, Mcdowell, Franz, O'Neill, Reilly, Aulbach, Busch, Gebhardt, Curtis, Gaskill, Bodenhamer

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This is a photo of Ada McDowell who graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor's degree and then a master's. Was supposed to teach business arts in Tillamook, OR school district but don't think that happened. She moved to Chicago and worked for a law firm there until her death around 1981.
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This is on a heavy metal piece. I had them digitally redone. I think this is a picture of my Great-great grandfather Louis (Luigi) Mazza with his wife, Luisa, and my great-grandmother Mary (Maria) taken in Italy before they came to the US in about 1877. They came into Vermont but then to NY by 1890.
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I have the original of this photo and was told that it was my grandmother's favorite uncle, Robert McDowell. This Robt was born in Brooklyn in 1852 and moved to CO @1886. The crosspiece has the number "84" which is the National Guard unit for Brooklyn. Since this Robert McDowell wasn't old enough to serve in the Civil War, it may be a different McDowell.
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Barbara Curtis 2009 NY Military Museum has verified this is a genuine Civil War uniform from the buttons. I think this may be a photo of a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Anyone know about a GAR unit of the 84th perhaps in Brooklyn, NY? If this is Robert McDowell b. 1852, he moved to Denver, CO in 1886. He married Sadie (Sarah) Freeman from NY who was born in VA in 1865.
Sep 20, 2009 · posted to the photo Robert McDowell of Brooklyn, NY?