Patricia Massey

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2020 marks 20 years since the inception of AncientFaces. We are the same team who began this community so long ago. Over the years it feels, at least to us, that our family has expanded to include so many. Thank you!
Elwin Lampman
Elwin Lampman was born in 1853, and died at age 84 years old in 1937. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elwin Lampman.
Lucinda Jane Merrifield
Lucinda Jane Merrifield was born in 1835, and died at age 89 years old in 1924. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lucinda Jane Merrifield.
Lewis Lampman
Lewis Lampman was born in 1842, and died at age 79 years old in 1921. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lewis Lampman.
John Crawford Lampman
John Crawford Lampman was born in 1838, and died at age 87 years old in 1925. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Crawford Lampman.
Elizabeth Ann Lampman
Elizabeth Ann Lampman was born in 1836, and died at age 76 years old in 1912. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Ann Lampman.
Permilla M Gilbert
Permilla M Gilbert was born in 1840, and died at age 85 years old in 1925. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Permilla M Gilbert.
Lampman Family
Lampman Family
A photo of the Lampman family: Back row, right side is my great grandfather Elwin Lampman (1853-1937). He is surrounded by his siblings from left: Lucinda Jane Merrifield (1835-1924), Lewis Lampman (1842-1921), Dr. John Crawford Lampman (1838-1925). Ladies seated, from left: Elizabeth Ann Lampman (1836-1912), Permilla M Gilbert (1840-1925)
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Anna Marie (Braunger) Kriege
Anna Marie (Braunger) Kriege
A photo of Anna Marie (Braunger) Kriege, My maternal grandmother
November 1920
Sioux City, Iowa
Kizer family
Kizer family
A photo of Mary Ann and Martin Kizer Jr.
People in photo include: Martin Kizer Jr.
Date & Place: in Indiana US
Elma (Bowman) Simmons
Elma (Bowman) Simmons
A photo of Elma (Bowman) Simmons (right) and her sister Mary (Bowman) Duncan, known to the family as "Aunt Mait".
Date & Place: in Dutchess County, New York USA
Magda Rosenberg
Magda Rosenberg
A photo of Magda Rosenberg who was only 8 when she was deported to Auschwitz Birkenau in 1944
Date & Place: in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj - Napoca County, CJ Romania
President George H.W. Bush
President George H.W. Bush
A photo of future U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, a Navy pilot in World War 2, at age 18. Two years later, in 1944, his plane was hit and he had to parachute out of the flaming vehicle - he was in a small raft for 4 hours until he was rescued.
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Margot Steinhardt
Margot Steinhardt
A photo of Margot Steinhardt who was only 4 when she was sadly murdered at Auschwitz Birkenau on April 17,1942
Date & Place: in Eberswalde, BB Germany
Erma  Galgoczi Szabo; Wedding Day
Erma Galgoczi Szabo; Wedding Day
A photo of Erma Grace Szabo, daughter to Walter and Rose Galgoczi, on her wedding day at St. Stephen's Church in South Bend, Indiana. May 05, 1934.
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Blanche Morehouse Conley
Blanche Morehouse Conley
A photo of Blanche Morehouse Conley. Blanche is the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Conley & Elizabeth Boone (Anderson) Conley. She married Ben King 31 Oct 1926 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Norman and Marjorie (Deel) Been
Norman and Marjorie (Deel) Been
A photo of Marjorie Deel Been and Norman Been.
Kuschnereit and Larson Families
Kuschnereit and Larson Families
A photo of Bertha Kuschnereit at about age 5 and her sister, Anna, on the stoop of their building around 1921. The street address was 573 W. 130th St. in Manhattan. Neighbors included Larson twins and Mildred Freeberg.
People in photo include: Florence Larson, Mildred Freeberg, Martha Larson, and Anna Kuschnereit
Date & Place: at 573 W. 130th Street in Manhattan, New York United States
Mary Leona Smith, infant
Mary Leona Smith, infant
A photo of Mary Leona Smith Thorup. An Autobiography: I made my arrival into this world on December 11, 1892, at 6:30 P.M. At the time my parents lived on 1st Avenue and P Street. It was on a Sunday and the day my father was assigned to be the speaker at Sacrament Meeting. It was a close race with the stork that day, but I arrived in time for him to greet his new daughter and hurry to church in time to fie his speech. The April following my birth, my father left my mother and my sister Vera (who was two years old) and me to fulfill a two year mission in England. While on that mission, my father visited his relatives in Leicester, Leics. Co., and my mother’s uncle, Joseph Howarth, in Rhodes, Lanc. Co., and collected the births, marriages and deaths of those families. When I was four years and nine months old, my parents moved into their first new home. By this time there were three children, and right after we moved to our new home, my sister Venice was born. This home was on 352 Hampton Avenue and had three rooms. As the family grew, so did the house. It finally had eight rooms and an enclosed summer kitchen. This home was in the Second Ward of Salt Lake Stake, and we were a part of that ward for nearly ten years, when it was divided and we were then in the new ward which was called, Liberty Ward. My father was the first Bishop, and he chose the name for the ward. He was Bishop at the time of my marriage. I attended the Salt Lake High School, where the West High School stands today, taking a business course. I was privileged t work as the secretary to the Principal of the High School for four years prior to my marriage. They were very happy years and my life was enriched by the associations of the fine faculty members. It was not compulsory to go to High School at that time, and so many who did, went on to gain prominence in the state and community. While living in the Liberty Ward, before my marriage, I was organist for five years. I learned to love music and the beautiful anthems the choir sang. We often had soloists from other pars of the city sing in our ward and I would accompany them. Jessie Evans Smith came more than once and I remember her rich contralto voice. Axel B.G.Ohlson was director of the Swedish Choir of Salt Lake City. I would love to leave with my family this lesson: The more you work in a ward, the more you love it. I loved the liberty Ward because I was so much a part of it. I had all my social, as well as spiritual life in that ward. At the time of my marriage, the choir gave me a party and the amusement hall was full of friends who came from the ward to attend. When I was nineteen years of age, my sister, Vera Austin, invited us to go on a vacation with them. I was in July 1912. My sister and her husband and their baby, Edwin N. Austin, Jr., and myself, and a family by the name of Secrest and a young man named Alvin Theobald Thorup, went on a trip to Bear Lake. This trip can be made in a day today. As we left from Garland, Utah, at that time, we went in covered wagons and took a week for the trip. Altho Alvin Thorup and myself had lived in Salt Lake all of our lives, we met each other in Garland. One year and nine months later, we were married. We were married on April 15, 1914, in the Salt Lake Temple by Heber J. Grant who later became president of the Church. Our first home was at 1040 Lake Street. My husband purchased the home soon after he met me and rented it until our marriage. To me it was a dream house. There were five rooms and a bathroom. We lived in this house for thirteen years, all of our children being born while we lived there. Vera Luana Thorup, was born on Jun 18, 1918, Robert Smith Thorup was born on May 24, 1919, and Donald Wallace Thorup was born on July 12, 1926. In November 1918, a bad epidemic of influenza spread over the world. My husband and I were stricken with the disease. After several days of fighting the disease, my husband’s life was despaired of as the doctor said he could not live through the night. That evening, Brother Soren Jacobsen told Bishop J. Percy Goddard he felt that he had a blessing to give my husband. Unless a person was a nurse or doctor, he did not enter a house where the disease was. But, Bro. Jacobsen, and my father put on face masks and came and gave my husband a blessing, and promised him that he would live. They also came in the bedroom where I was and gave me a blessing and promised me that he would live. Although I had not slept but an hour or two at a time before this, I had complete faith that my husband would live and I slept soundly all night. Twice that night the nurse attending my husband told the next door neighbors that she could feel no pulse beat, but by morning my husband was conscious and I awoke to hear him talking. In July 1927, we left our friends and memories and moved into a new home on 1644 Harvard Avenue. Vera was 12 years old, Robert was eight, and Wally was just one. We lived in that house for seventeen years, seeing our family grown to womanhood and manhood. In 1941, war was declared and my two sons joined the Navy and both did duty in the Pacific Area. These were trying days, and we were s thankful when I was over and we were a family reunited again. In 1944 we moved again, this time to 1754 Laird Avenue. We were still in the same stake and in the same neighborhood. We lived in Bonneville Stake for twenty-seven years. I was the president of Yale Ward primary, as well as primary teacher while living in Yale ward, and Superintendent of Junior Seminary while living in Yalecrest Ward. We made many friends and had such rich spiritual experiences while living in that stake. My husband became owner and manager of Campus Boot Shop. It was necessary for him to go on many business trips and I had the pleasure of accompanying him on many of them. I have been to New York City many times. I had the wonderful experiences of attending the opening night performance of the Metropolitan Opera in New York with my son Robert. I had gone to see him receive his commission in the Navy. I attended the Worlds Fair in San Franscisco and in New York City, in 1939. I have visited many of the large cities in the United States and Canada. I have visited the Hill Cumorah and the Sacred Grove. I have visited the Kirtland Temple, Cardston Temple, Idaho Falls Temple, Manti and St. George Temples and have done work in the Salt Lake, Logan and Mesa Temples. I have six living sisters and two living brothers. Two sisters died in infancy and one brother whom I dearly loved died at age 27 years. My sisters and brothers were all married in the Temple, and we are very proud of each other. I have known and loved Pres. Heber J. Grant, Pres. Albert Smith, and Pres. David O. McKay. My husband died on July 16, 1956, My loss has been very great, as I dearly loved him. He was a wonderful husband, and father. He lived to know our fine son-in-law and two lovely daughters-in-law. He was privileged to see eight of our grandchildren. A ninth one came to us after he died. (Our 1st great grandchild was born march 30, 1964, a son, Bret Heiner Thunell.) Two years before my husband died, we moved to 1315 South Wasatch Dr. When we lived on Harvard Ave. we used to go for a ride on Wasatch Dr. where there were no houses, just a road and hills. I am now living on that road and the houses are being built far to the East in the hills. During the first seven years, I was in this house; I was in four wards and two stakes. (Due to the great growth of the area.) When I was girl, we had neither electricity or plumbing or telephone. Very few people had automobiles. I have lived to see so many wonderful inventions, even to seeing a man fly into outer space and return. I have seen our church grow from one stake to several hundred stakes. Last December, I celebrated my Seventieth Birthday. My family gave me a dinner party. What joy to look into the faces of such a wonderful family as we surrounded the table. I am so very proud of every one of them and know my husband is proud of them also. Mary Leona Smith Thorup died on December 30, 1981 at the age of 89.
Date & Place: in Utah United States
Nora Castle's Children
Nora Castle's Children
I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of two children belonging to Mrs. Nora CASTLE of Philomath, OR. The photograph was taken at the Crawford & Paxton Studio in Albany, OR sometime in the 1890’s most likely. The two children appear to be about 3-7 years old at the time it was taken. Notes on the back of the photograph indicate that the family lives “at sawmill 9 miles west” and that they wish to have a crayon bust drawn from the photograph of the girl. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this CASTLE Family:

Leonora “Nora” WILCOX CASTLE was b. 25 Sept 1866 in Brownsville, OR to parents Thomas J. WILCOX (1815-1896) and Martha Ann STEPHENS (1828-1900). Nora was one of 8 children born to this couple including, Zenes S.; Sheldon a.; Robert Jurson; Seth W.; Ralph; Ulysses Grant; Leonora “Nora”; and Joel B. WILCOX, all born between 1847 and 1869. Nora died 26 Jun 1933 in The Dalles, OR and is buried in the Coburg IOOF Cemetery in Coburg, OR.

Nellie C. CASTLE FRANZ was b. 3 Jan 1889 and died 27 Dec 1968 and is buried in the Coburg IOOF Cemetery in Coburg, OR. Nellie was married twice, first to Edward Curtis WALKER (b. 1882) and a second time to John C. FRANZ.

Raymond W. “Ray” CASTLE was b. 4 Apr 1891 to parents William N. or M. CASTLE (b. 1864) and Leonora “Nora” WILCOX (1866-1933) in Philomath, OR and died 23 Feb 1934 in Fresno, CA and is buried in the Coburg IOFF Cemetery in Coburg, OR. Ray died of injuries sustain in an automobile accident. Ray’s family moved to Irrigon, OR when he was 14 years old. Ray joined the Army in 1916 and served in France until his discharge in 1919 and he moved to Fresno, CA in 1924. Ray was married to Emma (b. 1896). Ray’s obituary indicates that his Father and a sister Nelle C. FRANZ of Coburg, OR survived him.

Census records provide the following details:

1900 census of Philomath, OR:

William N. CASTLE, age 35, born Jul 1864, married 14 years, born IN, parents born IN/OH, a Farmer
Leonora CASTLE, wife, age 33, born Sept 1866, married 14 years, 2 children/2 living, born OR, parents born OH/MO
Nellie CASTLE, dau, age 11, born Jan 1889, born OR, at School
Raymond W. CASTLE, son, age 9, born Apr 1891, born OR, at School

1910 census of Irrigon, OR:

William M. CASTLE, age 45, married 23 years, born IN, parents born IN/OH, a Farm Laborer
Leonora CASTLE, wife, age 43, married 23 years, 2 children/2 living, born OR, parents born OH/MO, a Dressmaker
Ray W. CASTLE, son, age 19, born OR

1920 census of Irrigon, OR:

William M. CASTLE, age 55, born IN, parents born PA/IL, a Government Inspector
Lenora CASTLE, wife, age 53, born OR, parents born OH/MO, a Dressmaker
Nellie CASTLE, dau, age 30, divorced, born OR, a Laundry Bookkeeper

1920 census of Ogden, UT:

Raymond W. CASTLE, age 28, born OR, parents born IN/OR, a Railroad Conductor
Emma CASTLE, wife, age 24, to USA 1919, Vosges, parents born Vosges
Nelle CASTLE, sister, age 31, born OR, parents born IN/OR

1930 census of The Dalles, OR:

John C. FRANZ, age 47, married at age 39, born Germany, parents born Germany, to USA 1885, a Hotel Clerk
Nelle C. FRANZ, wife, age 40, married at age 32, born OR, parents born IN/OR

1940 census of The Dalles, OR:

John C. FRANZ, age 57, born Germany, a Hotel Clerk
Nelle C. FRANZ, wife, age 51, born OR

I’m hoping to locate someone from this family so that this wonderful old treasure can be returned to its rightful place with family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Date & Place: in Philomath, Benton County, Oregon 97370, United States
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