1942 Allegheney County Pa Police Criminal by SherwoodsTreasures. Born May 1912 in South Carolina and later finding his way to Allegheny, Pennsylvania, where he died in 2004, Charles Vandross looks almost amused that he had been arrested. The record doesn’t reveal why he was picked up by police. All we know, is that he was.
This picture post card holds some great genealogy clues because it contains not just a name, but also the names of some relatives. These types of clues are some of my favorite type because it helps narrow down the identity of the specific person. The one thing that it didn’t tell us was a location.… Read More Lena Green
This photograph of sweet little sisters Mary Elizabeth and Elinor J Sieber was found at Aunt Arties Antiques in New Albany, Indiana. The price tag left it out of my price range but I pulled out my camera and took these quick snapshots for longevity sake. Hopefully, a descendant will read this and be able… Read More Mary Elizabeth and Elinor J Sieber
While at the “Old Town Shop” in Corydon, Indiana on a rescue mission, I got to chatting with the counter clerk when I spotted this propped up on a small shelf behind the register. I was beyond excited that she let me handle it and snap a quick camera photo as she told me that… Read More A. Kirpen Beard Grower Extraordinaire!
This little beauty was spotted in a small showcase box in the “Old Town Store” in Corydon, Indiana. The clerk there was super sweet and unlocked the case and allowed me to photograph it for the site. Hopefully a descendant will locate it here and drop her a thank you for her act of kindness!… Read More Henry Clemens Work ID Pin
I found Carrie Hamblen (possibly Hamblin) while on a short trip to the Copper Awning, a local antique store. These are snapshots, not scans, because I dropped her off at the Oldham County Historical Society after the purchase. The back of her photo card was stamped with my local city, LaGrange, KY and a small… Read More Carrie Hamblen LaGrange KY
Oldham County, Kentucky resident Howard Wilhoyte poses at attention in his ROTC uniform for this photograph found in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook.
Though untitled, I compared this to other photographs in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook and it is safe to say that this is Howard Wilhoyte…. or a secret twin. LOL!
Located in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook is this portrait of Hewett Wilhoyte of Goshen/Prospect, Kentucky.
Tall and proud they stand together in this photograph from the Wilhoyte Scrapbook, Willie Peters and the 3 Wilhoyte boys; Richard, Howard, and Hewett. If you look close you will notice that all 4 have a rolled up pants leg! Whether they were mimicking the old original “Old Bachelor’s Club” is for you to decide.… Read More The Old Batchelor’s Club
These 3 adorable children are written into history simply as ‘Benny Sanders Little Kids’. A short amount of research time turned up a man named Benny Sanders on the 1940 census in Oldham County, Kentucky. There are only 2 children listed on that census, and they may or may not be 2 of the same… Read More Benny Sanders Little Kids
Though this photograph was not labeled, it was easy to identify this as being Willie Peters based on other photographs in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook. Little is known about Willie, other than his birth year showing as 1917 on the 1940 census, when he was listed as a boarder at the Wilhoyte house in Oldham County,… Read More Willie Peters Portrait
Taken in 1934, this photo from the Wilhoyte Scrapbook shows Richard Wilhoyte during visit to Mount Vernon. It must have been exciting to visit such a place so different than his home in Oldham County, Kentucky!
“Richard at the Annapolis Naval Training Station” This photograph was taken in the 1930’s when he was younger, but when he was older Richard joined the Navy, serving during WWII! Maybe this trip to Annapolis, Maryland to see the boats inspired him as he grew older! The original image is part of the Wilhoyte Scrapbook,… Read More Richard at the Annapolis Naval Center
This photograph features Willie Peters. Willie is listed as a boarder, living with the Wilhoyte family in Oldham County, Kentucky, on the 1940 census.
This photo in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook is titled ‘Howard in front of Washington’s home’.
A long way from his Prospect/Goshen, Kentucky home, Howard stands straight and poses for the camera in this photograph. The image is part of the Wilhoyte Scrapbook collection.
This photograph in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook show Howard and Hewett enjoying some time by a creek.
This picture features Hewitt, Howard and Richard Wilhoyte sitting in and horse drawn cart that they built together! It is one the photographs in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook.
Found in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook, this photo features Hewitt Wilhoyte (of Prospect/Goshen, Kentucky) enjoying time in front of a ‘log cabin’ built by Richard and Howard. The photograph is dated 1936.