Fitzgerel Baby

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I've "rescued" an old photograph of one of the children of Mrs. R. S. FITZGEREL which was taken at the Mattern Studio in Frankfort, KY. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's or early 1900's with the infant in the photograph about 1 year old. Mrs. FITZGEREL'S homestead is noted as being the house east of the School House. Someone has also written "God Bless you Sister" on the front of the photograph. I don't know if this means the baby was a girl or not. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this family:

Robert S. FITZGEREL was b. 1868 in Kentucky to parents Richard Henry FITZGEREL (b. 1840) and Mary Jane FITZGERALD (1845-1937) or Mary Patricia OWENS (b. 1848) or Mary F. FITZGEREL. He was one of 5 children born to this couple including, Robert S.; Carry S.; Harriet E.; William T.; and Bascom FITZGEREL, all born between 1868 and 1879. Robert married Annie L. FITZGEREL and they had 5 children including Carrie E. FITZGEREL (1908 or 1909-1995).

Census records provide the following detail:

1920 census of Elmville, KY:

Robert S. FITZGEREL, age 51, born KY, parents born KY, a Shop Owner
Anna L. FITZGEREL, wife, age 29, born KY, parents born KY
Carrie FITZGEREL, dau, age 11, born KY
Jessie FITZGEREL, son, age 8, born KY
Richard FITZGEREL, son, age 6, born KY
Joe W. FITZGEREL, son, age 3, born KY
Clara F. FITZGEREL, dau, age 5 months, born KY

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

Thanks,
Shelley
Date & Place: in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky United States 40601
People:
None / Unknown

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Ancient Faces
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A "found" photo, the buyer did a lot of research so maybe you can help reunite the family.
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Currita Alonso Merino
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Rebecca Hill Higgins
I say, a boy...
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Monika Vikingstad Midttveit
I think it looks like a boy too. And also how the parents or the photographer has parted the baby's hair at the middle. It seems more like a "boy hairdo".
Dec 08, 2018 ·
Rebecca Hill Higgins
Totally...the hair part was a pretty strict tradition, because they both wore the same types of clothing until they were well potty trained...Center part for boys, side part for girls...
Dec 08, 2018 ·
Monika Vikingstad Midttveit
Yeah I know that they both wore dresses. I would say this baby is a boy.
Dec 08, 2018 ·
Rebecca Hill Higgins
Yep...
Dec 08, 2018 ·
Julie Heyen
Looks a little like a baby Adolf Hitler to me.
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Patricia L Parcel
Thats a boy
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James Obrien
BOY
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Heather Olmsted
Boy
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Rhonda Rexford Eiseman
Boy
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Deborah Hailey
A boy
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Brigitte Cherubini
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It could be a boy.
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Paula Rodrigues
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It s a boy!
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Liz Cain
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Thought Centers were boys. Looks like a boy to me.
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Bea Clarissa
Bruce Dern with the finger pointing.
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Desiree Rahman
Center = Girl, Side = Boy: [external link]
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Enid Jasper
HE OR SHE IS SAYING" I'M NUMBER ONE"haha
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Ree Young
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A number of museums say that, based on studies of portraits over the centuries, a center part is a pretty sure indicator...in this time period...that the baby is a girl. Clothing styles and colors, toys, books, flowers, etc. appear in portraits of both genders, but the way the hair is parted seems to be the giveaway.

I figure the museums have a lot of reliable sources and historians, so I'm going to say this is a girl.
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Brin Ash
Is there something wrapped around the baby's left hand thumb?
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Karen Rudolph
The toes on her right foot?? 🤔
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Carmen Tardaguila
Boy
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Judy Schroeder Bingham
I'd say boy!
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Judy Schroeder Bingham
And he's a cutie. . .!
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Pat Rowland Carothers
I think it's daughter Carrie, born 1909 in Kentucky. Following is 1910 census: Name: Robert S Fitzgeral
Age in 1910: 42
Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Elmville, Franklin, Kentucky
Street: Peak's Mill And Elmville County Turnpike
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Annie L Fitzgeral
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Blacksmith
Industry: Own Shop
Employer, Employee or Other: Own Account
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 2 Robert S Fitzgeral 42
Annie L Fitzgeral 20
Carrie E Fitzgeral 1
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Kathryn E Bass
Plus bangs out of face is an indicator of a girl. Boys wore theirs down.
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Rocky Baker
🤔I'll said boy
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Ruby Miller
Boy!
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Egh - pff
Hair parted down the middle.says boy to me. They dressed boys in dresses until they were potty trained.
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Gene Leforge
Boy!!
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Linda Rushing
Boy. As to the cloths --girls and boys wore "dresses" .
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Linda Collins
Boy
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Linda Collins
🤔
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Nancy Nelson Cherrington
Boy because of center part.
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Carine Munro
boy
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David Phelps
Now look here My Feet are cold.LOL
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Marianne Luban
Looks like baby is anticipating the Boogie Woogie era with that raised finger.
Dec 08, 2018 · Reply
Debbie McGennisken
A gorgeous boy.
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Loretta Worden
Boy.
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Kaydie Nielsen
Boy
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Abby Balderama
The face looks like a boy.
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Karen Frazer Foreman
Boy
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Becky Kelly
Love these old pictures.
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Maureen Slocum McCracken
I say boy.
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Brenda Cunningham
I say boy.
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Stephanie Johnston
Boy
...middle hair parting
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Carroll Rossi
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Looks like a boy.
Dec 09, 2018 · Reply
Patrick K Wickersham
Nah, boys wore dresses u til they were out of diapers back then.
Dec 11, 2018 · Reply
Patrick K Wickersham
More practical
Dec 11, 2018 ·
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