Friday, June 16, 2017

Photo Friday :: Applonia Rowley

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!


{very badly damaged - hand colored}

Applonia Rowley "Plone"
taken about 1873 at Will Chenoweth Studio
Blandinville, Ill.

Plone Rowley was the only daughter of Marcellus M Rowley 
and Drucilla Criss Rowley. 
Born November 11th 1871 in Iowa
Died June 28th 1938 in Mercer Co, Illinois
Married Edward Petrie

Applonia Rowley is my 1st cousin 3x removed
the daughter of my 2nd great grandmother's brother

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