Effie Mae (Fisher) Burnside

Effie Mae playing cards or telling fortunes. (Mother: Hannah Macy Diveley; Father: Unknown) Burnside Bambrough.

Effie Mae was born in 1908 in Brownstown, IL. She was 16 years when she pretended to be a fortune teller or card player in this pic. Her last name listed on the back of the original photo is BURNSIDE, her first husband who died jumping off a moving train. Her father is unknown. A fake father surnamed Fisher is listed on her birth certificate. My Aunt Effie & my mother, Jennie, said that Fisher was not her father. Effie's stepDad is Henry Krempp. She had no children but two husbands: Bill Burnside & Bill Bambrough. She died in Peoria, IL. Her Mom, Hannah Macey Diveley, died 1922 when she was an about 14 years. Her half-sisters, Marie, Blanche, & Jennie, moved to Holdrege, NE to be taken care of by their Maternal Aunt Clara (nee: Diveley) Fleischman. Her brother, Henry, was unofficially adopted by Joe & Annie Nagel, & they eventually moved to Arizona near the Navajo Indian Reservation.
Date & Place: in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois United States
1908 - Unknown 1908 - ?
Updated Feb 04, 2016

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Effie Mae Burnside playing cards in Peoria County Illinois in 1924.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Rachael Rawson
She looks like a gypsy fortuneteller!
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Kathy Schweitzer Buffington
Yes, she is reading tarot cards.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Annette Friedel
I love the name Effie!
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
me too!
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Jenni Hartman
I believe it's a Jewish name
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Pat Rowland Carothers
I had a great aunt named Effie.
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Doris Krueger Buchmann
I had an aunt from Germany named Elfriede, called "Effie".
Feb 04, 2016 ·
John Schroeter Jr
it's a nick-name for several names.
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Pamela Crosby
Possible a nickname for Euphemia or a similar name.
Feb 06, 2016 ·
Gale Kell
My maternal grandmother's name was Effie Mae.
Feb 28, 2016 ·
Laura Harmon Vickers
Love everything about this picture!
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Bob Cassell
reminds me of the moon landing.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Patricia Gaffney
Quite! ;-)
Feb 04, 2016 ·
Sheree Lloyd
Who is the face in the background I wonder spooky !
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Terri Allen
Great photo
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Rita Hauler
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Susan Jeffries
Love this silent picture of "Her time" . like the bottom of her dress, looks like beads.just like this picture.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Melissa Andreyo
Love her outfit
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Angela Eccleson
so very beautiful.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Judie Augustine-zambrano
How cool is she!!!!!
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Diane Elizabeth
Christina Christina Booth, this is the site !
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Karen Jaquay
She looks like a fortune teller .
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Rose Derifield Robinson
Love the picture
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Pamela Crosby
Could also be telling fortunes using playing cards. Popular those days and my mother knew how to do it.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Hal Biggiam
Is that Peoria Illinois?
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Darlene Williams
What a cutie !
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Mary Beth Hanlon
They look like tarot. Cool.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Susan Dorman
Pretty neat necklace too. Is that an elephant?
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Penne Powers Thomas
Love the scarf or hst.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Hilary Hanna
Beautiful shot!
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Faiza Farooq
My father born in 1929.
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Willy Dereany
Great photo of nice woman
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Lisa Downey Harris
Fortune teller?
Feb 04, 2016 · Reply
Lisa Kelley
She is so beautiful
Feb 05, 2016 · Reply
Becky Kelly
Love this picture.
Feb 05, 2016 · Reply
Sherry Richmond
Effie can be short for Effrine, Effemia, or Euphemia. Probably other names too.
Feb 06, 2016 · Reply
Sue Rinehart Nebgen
My grandmothers name was Effie, so I have always loved the name..
Feb 07, 2016 · Reply
Carol Bura Alnsour
Looks like tarot reading to me, rather than playing cards.
Feb 09, 2016 · Reply
Freda Rushton
Such an interesting picture, Love the decorations on her dress and the head piece. Now that IS style !!!
Feb 10, 2016 · Reply
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Wow, she certainly is pretty, just lovely, great picture.
Mar 03, 2016 · Reply
Donine Beck Diez
it looks to me like she is playing solitaire
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Melody White
My mother name are Effie which she hate her name
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