I’ve been able to identify a few people in photos. This is a photo of the Miller children:
Children of Brownie Miller and Sarah Amnie Vandivier
Notice the doll? Now I know who was pushing the toy baby carriage, although I’m a little confused. According to census records the youngest child was Charles Ray Miller. I know at one time male children were dressed the same as girls, but I didn’t know people did it into the 20th century. Obviously my family did. Maybe they didn’t want to waste clothing.
The child below might belong to the family too. She has the same the curly blond hair as the next to youngest child, Martha Miller.
Blond child in chair
I just found this photo shown below. The girl pictured I know now is the second oldest daughter in the group photo, Annette Miller. She married Tom McLeish and they had 4 children, including Mark, Tom and Janice.
I believe the boy in the next photo is her oldest brother James Ivan Miller.
James Ivan Miller
Do you remember this photo with James identified?
James with boys holding puppies
There were only two little boys named James in the family. He’s much younger and squinting in the sunshine, but I think this is James Miller. The jawline and the ears are the same. The hair color is a little darker, but his hair might be damp or dirty. I’m not quite sure what happened to James. He may have died 2004 in Alexandria, VA, but I’m not sure and I don’t have the time right now to wade through all the James Millers on Familysearch.org. It seems to be a very popular name.
Here are photos of children that didn’t quite fit other categories. I wish I knew if they grew up and who they were. ( That sounds odd, but in researching my families I learned that “in the old days” it was a lot easier to die when you were young.) So when you’re making your special scrapbooks that are so popular these days or just keeping your photos digitally on your laptop, please remember to identify everyone. Someday someone else may want to know who they are.
Two Children By Porch
Little Girl With Doll and Toy Baby Carriage
Little Girl In Chair
Child With Toy Horse
Posed Group of Children
I like this photo very much.
Young male fiddler
Is it possible that this is the same person as Chester Vandivier, son of George Vandivier and Martha Daniel?
I am deviating from the theme a bit to post photos of family homes. I believe most were in Reserve Township. I don’t know where they are exactly or what family members lived in them, but I’d like to. I wish the photo quality were better.
Indiana farm in the Vandivier family.
This is River View Farm, taken in the first half of the 20th century. Does anyone recognize the farm? Does anyone know who lived there then?
Young Woman Holding Baby
Young Woman in Yard
It looks like there might have been a young child in her family. She’s living in some kind of development. The architecture is more distinctive than modern ranch houses. Maybe someone would be able to recognize it.
It’s too bad the photo is so out of focus.
Girl with Flowers
This is obviously a studio photograph.
Girl Wearing Coat with Fur Cuffs
Young Woman by House
The Vandivier family seemed to like dogs.
There is a Vandivier family with twin boys. When I have time I may be able to determine who they are. I’m not even sure that the boys are the babies in the photo, but it makes sense.
Two babies in carriages
Two Blond Boys