Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can ~ #24 Unidentified Children

This is a spin-off of my 52 Ancestors: #14 Albert Spencer LILLIE (1848-1913) ~ Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can blogpost in which I featured a few photos from a collection of old photographs my 4C1R Joe Rooney shared with me. I asked Joe about using the photos and he kindly wrote, Please use them at your will.  I feel it is keeping it in the family and don’t need credit.  If anything, I appreciate your evaluations, identifications and detective work.  I’m hopeful you and yours enjoy them.  On a blog, in a book, above a cloud.”

#24 Unidentified Children

childrenunidentifiedBarefoot little girl in nightgown with sibling in a babydoll carriage

These children were not identified on the back of this ca. 1900-1910 photograph. The photographer was L. A. Williams of Vienna, Illinois.

Lewis A. Williams was born 31 October 1849 in Tennessee. He married Eva W. [–?–] about 1876; per census, they did not have children. He worked as a wheelright in 1880 in Galatin, Saline County, IL; photographer in 1900 in Vienna, Johnson County, IL; proprietor of a studio in 1910 in Vienna; and as a bookkeeper in 1920 in Carrier Mills, Saline County, IL. He died 13 October 1920 in Carrier Mills.

Any guesses on who these children may have been or they could be identified?

Links to previous posts in this series may be found in Old Photographs

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Joe Rooney kindly gave me permission to use these photographs on my blog.

Joe ROONEY wrote on 15 February 2015: This collection of photographs was scanned at 300 dpi color by me. The original photos were sent by Sandra Lillie about ten years ago after she found them cleaning out a relative’s garage in Southern Illinois, finding no other takers (suckers). She believes they were a collection by L Vance Lillie. Many of the pictures seemed to be removed from frames or were in albums evidenced by fading characteristics and may have been from other’s collections. I scanned the reverse if there was laboratory advertising or writing. Some of the authors’ identification may be figured out of the handwriting matches. I did not scan the reverse of photos where there was only a three digit number that I believe to be sequence numbers on a roll of film. I didn’t spot any obvious helpful commonalities.

© 2015 Cathy Meder-Dempsey

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Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

As a military brat I've lived in Georgia, France, Idaho, West Virginia, Spain, South Carolina, Texas, and Luxembourg. Married 36 years with two grown children. When I’m not doing genealogy, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful countryside in Luxembourg and surrounding countries.

2 thoughts on “Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can ~ #24 Unidentified Children”

  1. Dear Cathy, I am always so impressed with your work on others’ behalfs! I am going to share this just to give it more exposure to different poeple. It would be so wonderful to get an identiy! Helen

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