Chris Hain

AncientFaces Member since May 22, 2015

About: Be sure to check out my websites for my HAIN and CAMPBELL families. They contain lots of photos! Other surnames: PETTICREW, WILEY, DUNNING, CORLIS, BUNCH, BUSH, HOBBY, FAULKNER

Researching: Dunning, Campbell, Bush, Wiley, Corliss, Bunch, Tonkin, Hain, Petticrew, Sifert

Chris's Photos

Hazel 'Elsie' Daum, Elgin Illinois circa 1900: I've just become very curious about an old black and white postcard-photo I purchased at a second hand shop. It's of a very striking woman in a long white dress. She seems to be holding a diploma. The photographer mark says: "West Photo-Coliseum Bldg-Elgin, ILL" On the back is handwritten: 'Hazel Daum' and 'Elsie'. I'd date it somewhere between 1880 and 1910... based on the fashion. Anyone with any info?
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Grover, Howard, Mary & Ruth Kimmerle, the children of Charles and Ella (Dunning) Kimmerle of Michigan: This photo from my family's collection is already "tagged" with names. The boys in the top row are Grover (b.1884) and Howard (b.1885) Kimmerle. Their sisters in the front are Mary (b.1887) and Ruth (b. 1890) Kimmerle. It was taken sometime between 1892 and 1895 I'm guessing.
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This is one of a set of 3 postcards (which appear to be written in Italian?) that feature the same Husband, wife and daughter over a span of time in the early 1900's. The progression seems to be 1-Happy Family, 2-Husband gets called to war, 3-Wife on her own with baby daughter! Can anyone translate the Italian for me? It might provide clues. Be sure to check out all 3 shots.
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This is one of a set of 3 postcards (which appear to be written in Italian?) that feature the same Husband, wife and daughter over a span of time in the early 1900's. The progression seems to be 1-Happy Family, 2-Husband gets called to war, 3-Wife on her own with baby daughter! Can anyone translate the Italian for me? It might provide clues. Be sure to check out all 3 shots.
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This is one of a set of 3 postcards (which appear to be written in Italian?) that feature the same Husband, wife and daughter over a span of time in the early 1900's. The progression seems to be 1-Happy Family, 2-Husband gets called to war, 3-Wife on her own with baby daughter! Can anyone translate the Italian for me? It might provide clues. Be sure to check out all 3 shots.
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This photo was in my Grandfather's collection from Christmas 1950. From left to right, Gordon Hain, Russell Hain and his wife Marjorie Hoffmaster Hain. And at the far right is my grandfather, Richard W. Hain. This is probably in Cass County, MI.
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Having shared the photo (charcoal drawing) of my ancestor David Hain born in 1805 in NC, I thought it would be appropriate to share this unique photo of David's brother Jacob Hain. This photo was probably taken just a couple years before he died at the ripe old age of 99! I hope a descendant of Jacob's line will be able to comment further on this unique pioneer. Discover more about Jacob and his family here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haingenealogy/hain/PS01/PS01_090.HTM
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This photo was taken a year before Nora Hobby Corliss Powers died. Abram Wimple Corlis, the father and husband of this household, died in 1913 at the age of 60. Nora remarried Delos Powers. The spelling of the surname has varied between each of these siblings. My ancestor, Keith Corliss, went with the double 's' spelllng. Hope others find this photo of interest.
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This is a fun shot with the names hand-written on the side, so folks are identified, if you know them! I do know that Bill Hain (my great grandfather) is the gentleman squatting with the white hat in the lower right. I also know that Charlie Kimmerle is the gentleman sitting on the ground with the dark vest showing only his right side of his face, because of a birthmark/growth on the other side (so I've been told). Ed King (of the famous Wm King & Son Organ Manufacturers) is the white bearded gentleman standing in full suit behind Bill Hain.
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I should know who this is, but she's a mystery. There was an Eva May Spaulding who married one of my Hain uncles (Ralph). I would almost assume this is a sister to her. But this woman married someone with the surname Warren, I'm guessing. Thought I would post this in case it helps someone else.
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Chris Hain Sorry it wasn't clear Sophronia. Benton Harbor, MICHIGAN
Aug 28, 2012 · posted to the photo Dunning -Benton Harbor School Normal
Chris Hain Hi Lisa. I'm pretty sure (without checking my notes) that Ella M Dunning is behind her dad, the seated gentleman (Emmett R Dunning) in the middle front with the vest, beard and hands clasped. It's a little late, so I might be wrong.
Aug 28, 2012 · posted to the photo Dunning Reunion
Chris Hain Hi Lisa. Thanks for checking these photos out. Katherine Kimmerle Follett was one of the main reasons I started researching our family. I didn't recognize her handwriting. Be sure to check out my website by pasting in your URL: freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haingenealogy/hain/WC_TOC.HTM
Aug 28, 2012 · posted to the photo Hain and Kimmerle Family Group Shot
Chris Hain Thanks to the brilliant italian-detective work of Jacque Tessadri McDonnell she was able to translate this card and remove some of its "Mystery Status". She states that the guy is Ruffino Salvatore. He is sending a picture to his father. It is a picture of his daughter Maria and Granddaughter. I finally got on he was writng around his signature. He must of wanted to add more to his note." Jacque also found that Ruffino Salvatore petitioned New York county supreme court- civil 29 jun 1920 for naturlization.
Feb 24, 2010 · posted to the photo Mystery Italian Family Postcard #1
Chris Hain Thanks to the brilliant italian-detective work of Jacque Tessadri McDonnell she was able to translate this card and remove some of its "Mystery Status". The card starts: "Dear father here is a photgraph of my wife and my daughter Miriam . I think they had recieved a knife and table from a grandfather."
Feb 24, 2010 · posted to the photo Mystery Italian Family Postcard #2
Chris Hain Thanks to the brilliant italian-detective work of Jacque Tessadri McDonnell she was able to translate this card and remove some of its "Mystery Status". The card translates: "hello grandpa and grandma, Thank you for the presents of the coats you gave us. To let them know her health is good and she is asking her grandpa for family photo."
Feb 24, 2010 · posted to the photo Mystery Italian Family Postcard #3
Chris Hain I added this photo back in 2001. I now have a new website link, where you'll run into my new email: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~haingenealogy/ I can also email you a jpeg with much better resolution than this pixelated mess!
Mar 12, 2005 · posted to the photo Hain Family Reunion ca. 1905
Chris Hain I added this photo back in 2001. I now have a new website link, where you'll run into my new email: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~haingenealogy/
Mar 12, 2005 · posted to the photo 1924 Niles RR Car Dept, Michigan
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