Lynda Byrne

AncientFaces Member since Apr 25, 2015

About: As the genealogy & local history librarian at Wareham (Mass)Free Library, I am always interested in finding family histories and photos from our area. Some early family names here are: Bates, Besse, Bourne, Burgess, Bumpus, Maxim, Fearing, Swift, Gibbs, and Savery. The early 20th Century brought to our town, many ethnic groups seeking work in the cranberry industry. We are proud to share our history with families of Finnish, Cape Verdean and Italian descent. We must all remember that photographs are more than just faces. They were taken to capture a moment in history.

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Eddie & his trained crow.The photo, taken during a break in England was sent to him 30 yrs. later by an 82nd buddy.
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George F. Ames Jr., Petty Officer 2nd class (cook) visits with his grandfather, Jesse Snell in Wareham, Ma.
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William H. Snell at age 26. Photo taken before leaving home in Wareham, Ma.
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Eddie Ames at Pilgrim Memorial School: Children leaving the outlying village primary schools would enter Pilgrim Memorial in center Wareham Mass. It was destroyed by fire in the 1960s. On the site now stands the new Wareham Free Library.
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Newly married George & Ella Ames, spend a day with her father, Jesse, her sister Grace and Effie & Geo. LaGasse (aunt & uncle). East Wareham, Ma. A wagon ride to the fishin' hole
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George F. Ames: Bridge Academy in Dresden,Maine now houses the town library. The young man in the back row is my grandfather, George F. Ames. Can anyone identify the others?
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Victoria J. Westgate Stringer 1849-1916, was the mother of 21 children. She was nicknamed 'Biddy' for her resemblance to a mother hen with her brood. She's pictured here with my Gr.Grandmother, Josie.
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1905 photo of Bernice Maria Snell, Elmer Snell, Grace Frances Snell, Esther Louise Snell, and Ella Josephine Snell, Josie & Jessie Snell's Children: This was the only photo taken of these siblings together as children. Note that Esther took advantage of showing off her perfect attendance (star) pin from the East Wareham Methodist Church school.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Mackie enjoys her 7th birthday party with her Onset playmates. Her father Jimmy ran the dining room and her mother, Georgianna kept the inn and beauty shop there. This was also their home.
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Bernice (Snell) & Pauline Liffers with Esther (Snell) & Eugene Biodeau; Cape Cod or Bust: Heaven knows what they were up to! The sisters(front seat)had just moved back to their native Wareham,Ma. after years of living in Boston. Perhaps they felt like tourists!
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