Here are photos of two Vandivier infants.
Are infants dressed up for baptism like this still? I’ve only seen such dresses in antique stores, but then I’ve never had to shop for one.
I’ve been able to identify a few people in photos. This is a photo of the Miller children:
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.
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.
Do you remember this photo with James identified?
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.
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.
This is a photo of Vina Marie Vandivier, called Vinnie, daughter of George Vandivier and Martha Daniel, in honor of the cousin who just contacted me. She was born 10 September 1908 in Parke County. She married Zenith Johnson 1 January 1924. The children I have listed for them are Waneta, Bobbie, Leroy and Herald.