This is a photo of Delia and Carl Ping on a farm somewhere in Monroe County, Indiana. There is not much of a story to tell. I had this picture for many years and never knew who they were. A relative finally identified them.
Photo taken ca 1940 at Cascades Park, Bloomington, Indiana (left to right) Grace (Cox) Wray, Roy Gardner, Alton Gardner, John Cox, Edna (Cox) Conder, Lillie (Tate) Cox, Cassell Conder, Molly (Tate) Gardner, "wife of Paul Edson", Paul Edson, Jesse Edson, Stella (May) Edson. 3 girls in foreground, Irene Edson, Marilyn Gardner and Betty Edson.
Delmar Ray Haywood probably taken in Bloomington, Indiana
This photo is believed to be of Dorcas after the death of her first husband, and she was left with two children to raise. Dorcas lived near Bloomfield, IN at the time. At the bottom of the photo it says "Ready for the races" which might have been in Indianapolis, IN. Dorcas was the d/o Henry and Toni (Pearson) Love. First marriage was to Veryl Foster Floyd and second to Roy Thomas Gardner.
(From left to right) Mary Etta 1854-1934 married James Wm Thrasher, Sarah Harriett 1861-1941 mar. Samuel Pafford, Sabra Ann 1841-1917 mar. Thomas Isaac Gardner, and Frances Rebecca 1849-1934 mar. Wm Martin Sparks. All lived in Monroe Co. IN. They are the daughters of Henry and Rebecca (Gentry) Burch and granddaughters of John and Judith (Southern) Burch.
Isaac Henry and Mary Alice (Molly) (Tate) Gardner. Isaac born in 1874 and Molly 1878. Both born in Monroe Co., IN. Isaac's parents were Thomas Isaac and Sabra Gardner. Molly was born to John and Nancy Catherine (Ballenger) Tate. They had 4 children, Iona (died a baby) Alton, Roy and Sadie. Molly's grandparents, John and Nancy (Weiss) Ballenger were from Bavaria. During the 20's Isaac was a well known tent preacher preaching all over southern Indiana.
Rebecca Linzey (Gentry) Burch born in 1820 in NC married Henry Burch in 1840 in Monroe Co. In. She died in 1906 and is buried in the Burch Cem. Monroe Co. IN. Her middle name is probably Lindsay. She and Henry had 13 children one was Sabra Ann. Her father was Richard Gentry who is listed in "Gentry's in America". Her mother was Rebecca Barnett or Barrett.
Thomas Isaac Gardner and his wife Sabra Ann (Burch) Gardner. Thomas 1844 to 1908. Sabra 1841 to 1917. Both lived on their farm near Stanford, Monroe Co., IN. They had 3 children, Edgar, Isaac Henry and Jeanettie (Sparks) Gardner.
Thomas Bradford Burch brother to Sabra Ann (Burch) Gardner, born 8.29.1843 Monroe Co. In and died about 1921 and buried in Burch Cem. Monroe Co. Thomas married Samantha Hostetter and then Della Fern Worley.
Sabra Ann (Burch) Gardner born 1.28.1841 in Monroe Co. IN, died 6.1917 Monroe Co., IN. Married to Thomas Isaac Gardner in 1870. Daughter of Henry and Rebecca (Gentry) Burch. She was the granddaughter of John Lawrence and Judith (Southern) Burch and the great granddaughter of William and Mary Ann (Lawrence) Burch. She had 3 children, Edgar Erasmas, Isaac Henry (my grandfather) and Jeanettie (Sparks) Gardner. She, her husband, parents, grandparents and children are all buried in Burch Cem. Monroe Co., IN