This was a great Christmas because we were all home together. Here are mom's 11 children Mike, Randy, Laura, Teresa, Kathy, Suzie Harper and Alan, David, Linda, Mary & Penny Russell.
This is a picture of Alfred "Henry" O'Neil (aka Roberts) and his wife and daughter. The census records tell us that he was married to a Mary in 1903 - 1910. I believe he has a daughter and a son by this marriage. Then in 1910 he married a Rose. He told us there was a baby boy born about 1921 and they divorced. He was using his birth name O'Neil at the time. In 1922 he married again, only this time he used the name Roberts. His father's family came from Ireland in 1852 and he was born in CA in 1881.
Mikie & Laurie Harper (1 1/2 and 3 yrs young) found a new friend to play with. This is a young lab puppy and they are playing out in the California sunshine.
Elsie Marie Duncan married William Theodore Russell about 1933. They had seven children. We never knew who William's father was. He was born in Fort Smith, AR 30 AUG 1912 / d. 1980 CA
He married a second time to Etta M. Harper in 1954 and had five more children.
Baby photo of my grandfather: Alfred Henry Roberts b. 31 DEC 1880 d. 28 APRIL 1940 ( AMADOR Co., CA) in an auto wreck.
This is a photo of Alfred (Henry) Roberts and his first wife. The little girl was in a fatal auto accident shortly after this photo (within 2 yrs?), then in 1921 there was a little boy born to this couple....(A. H. ROBERTS Jr., I believe). Their grief stricken lives parted their marriage and Henry moved on and remarried. Does ANYONE know of this little family?
This was a family picknic on one hot summer day and families (Roberts & Crosby) were celebrating the 4th of July. Alfred "Henry" Roberts is far left with wife Elsie M. Crosby and children. names: http://www.geocities.com/wodiandhubby/Roberts.html
Horace Sidney Crosby b. 12 MAR 1841 in Royal Oaks MICH.(His father was Henry Sibley Crosby b. 7-24-1788 in Stillwater Saratoga, Colo. d. 3-15-1877 m. Lydia Joanna Wilkie (had 4 ch.)
second wife (his mother) was Sarah Ann Capron (had 12 ch.)
m. Adda Elmira Kingdon b. b. 7-27-1851 at Cincinnatti, Ohio / d. 9-5-1927 She was one of 5 children (daughter of Samuel Drew Kingdon of England)
C. Harper was born 9-20-21. He was a 'waistgunner' and flew 32 missions over Germany.
He enlisted for a second term.
Back of picture: Children of Edwin H. Baxter. Marion E. 4 yrs. old and Geraldine E. 2 yrs. old. Found in flea market, 'so cute' button shoes and all!!