1889 Family Reunion Photograph

It’s been a Scanning Marathon these past couple of days. My recent blog posts have been about a project that I am working on, for a member of the generation before me. What that meant was a scanning project I have been waiting to really work on, was put on hold. Little did I know, that my 1st Cousin, one time removed was going to pass away. The photos were her daughters collection. Several hundred photos.

I received a call earlier in the week that Marian Reynolds Bartram (1922 – 2012) had died. It wasn’t necessarily a surprise, but it was, and very sad for me.

The Marathon started. Scanning both sides, as there won’t be time to scan and label correctly, but I need to get these photos back to my cousin. The nice thing is that they were not is shoe boxes for were grouped in large envelopes.

The photos were in some sort of order, not sure what the order was, but I scanned by Envelope, in the order that the photos were in the envelope. Not taking a lot of time looking at the details, but wanted to make sure that any writing on the photo, front or back, was in the scan. Twice as much time to scan, but the labeling later will be a little easier.

Still have about 300 to go, but I will be able to get them done for the weekend. The good news is that I will be able to have two Digital Picture Frames for the Celebration of Her Life on Saturday. One for her, and the second for their 5 daughters.

The milk crate, with the photos will be returned along with a digital copy of the photographs. Since there were so many names on the Photos, and I had many of the names in my genealogy management software, I printed a Kinship Report for my 2nd cousin. So, she will know, if she doesn’t already know, what the relationship between her and the person in the photograph. There will also be a Genealogy Report from one of her ancestors.

Which brings me to the topic of this blog post (yeah, finally)

In one of the envelopes was this picture:


On the back:


Family Reunion of Isreal L Bartram on his 80th birthday 1889.

Look at all of the people in that photograph. In another envelope was another photograph. Same birthday party, much smaller group.


Same place, same time, just not as many folk. Not knowing who the people are (yet), not sure what this smaller group is. But, Isreal L Bartram is there.

Yet, in another envelop is a 4 generation photograph.


Names on the back are the fist line, the 2nd line is information that I have about that person.

Isreal Bartram
Isreal L. Bartam – Born: 1809

J. Hibbard Bartram
J. Hibberd Bartram

Geo H Bartram
George Hibbert Bartram – Born: 1868, Died: 1924. Farm Accident

G Maurice Bartram
George Maurice Bartram – Born: 1895, Died: 1943: Farm Accident

Side note: A son of G. Maurice Bartram was killed in an Automobile accident.

There have been many pictures that I have been familiar with, some not so much, but many with names, dates, locations on the back. I am sure that by the time I finish, I will have a couple of other surprises, yet to be scanned.


2 Responses to 1889 Family Reunion Photograph

  1. I’m sure your efforts will be much appreciated both now and in the future. So very sorry for your family’s loss.

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