Friday, January 27, 2017

Photo Friday :: Brunette Sister

This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!


"Brunette sister"

All that the back of the photo said was 'brunette sister'. Good thing 'blonde sister' was on the same page. Comparing this to a photo I published last year I was able determine this to be Priscilla Dicken Junkin. Priscilla was the oldest daughter born to A B Dicken(s) and Hester Ashby. Priscilla was born in Iowa in 1858. She married J Irving Junkin in Iowa in 1881. The couple had one son, Ralph, before Priscilla was widowed in 1888. She remained unmarried the remainder of her life. Priscilla died in 1934 and is buried in Washington Co, Iowa.

Priscilla is my 1st cousin 4x removed.  

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