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Photo by MB Barton of Alexandria, South Dakota, taken circa 1880, of Louis Bemelman (1835-1888). Louis Bemelman lived in Turner County, South Dakota.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota postal workers around 1900. Walter Powell might be on a bicycle at the far right.
William Powell b 1861 Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin and wife Amanda Jane Walters Powell born 1868, Douglas County, Minnesota with their two sons Walter Powell b 1891 and Melvin Powell b 1895 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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)
This photo was found among my family's old photos, identified as great-grandpa Powell family on a note stuck to the back. The photo was analyzed and given an approximate date of 1900 based on clothing styles.
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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 · posted to the photo Powell / Walter Wedding