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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Elsie ALEXANDER at age 14 months which was taken in July 1899 at the Griffin & Gretter Studio in Wilkes Barre, PA. The photograph is noted as "from Lilian" on the back. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Elsie and her family:

Sara or Sarah Elsa ALEXANDER was b. May 1898 in Kingston, PA to parents William F. ALEXANDER (b. 1867) and Lilian or Lillian G. NOAKES (b. 1873). Elsie married twice, to Charles Ernest RUCK (1892-1965) and to James Patrick DIAMOND (1895-1982). Elsie died 5 Oct 1963 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Census records provide the following details:

1900 census of Dorranceton, PA:

William ALEXANDER, age 32, born Oct 1867, married 7 years, born PA, parents born PA, a Milling Company Collector
Lillian ALEXANDER, wife, age 26, born Jul 1873, married 7 years, 1 child/1 living, born PA, parents born England/PA
Elsa ALEXANDER, dau, age 2, born May 1898, born PA
John G. NOAKES, brother-in-law, age 23, born Jun 1876, born PA, parents born England/PA, an Auctioneer
Louisa NOAKES, sister-in-law, age 19, married 1 year, 1 child/1 living, born NY, parents born NY
+ 1 Hired Girl

1910 census of Manhattan, NY:

William F. ALEXANDER, age 41, married 15 years, born PA, parents born PA, a Mill Stockholder
Lillian N. ALEXANDER, wife, age 35, married 15 years, 1 child/1 living, born PA, parents born England/PA
Sara Elsa ALEXANDER, dau, age 11, born PA

1920 census of Manhattan, NY:

William ALEXANDER, age 51, born PA, parents born PA, Milling
Lillian ALEXANDER, wife, age 46, born PA, parents born England/PA
Elsa ALEXANDER, dau, age 21, born PA

1930 census of Queens, NY:

William F. ALEXANDER, age 62, married at age 26, born PA, parents born PA
Lillian N. ALEXANDER, wife, age 56, married at age 20, born PA, parents born England/PA
James P. DIAMOND, son-in-law, age 34, married at age 31, born NY, parents born NY, a Police Detective
Elsa DIAMOND, dau, age 31, married at age 28, born PA

I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of the family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Thanks,
Shelley
in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA United States

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