Eli and Elizabeth K. (Barry) Strong or James R. and Polly Roberson (Legg) Strong?
The photographer of this photograph was U. E. McDaniel of Nevada, Missouri. Thus, it was probably taken in
the early 1870's. On the back of the photo, my Aunt Geraldine has identified the couple as Eli and Elizabeth and given
the date of their marriage. Aunt Geraldine recalls that she was just trying to clarify what was lightly written
in pencil on the back, but no such writing appears. She assumes she was influenced by something Aunt Bertha had written
elsewhere. Note Eli and Elizabeth were married in 1860 and so this could not be a wedding photo.
I believe this to be Eli and Elizabeth, but it is not without doubt. See the continuation link at the bottom of
this page for more discussion.
Who is the man on the locket from the photo above?
I believe this is Eli's image, but see the continuation link at the bottom of this page for more discussion.
Who are these cousins?
This image is an enlarged cutout from a photograph of a family picnic. The back of the photograph contains
the following note: "Harry, a cousin, Ida & Mother on one end. Vernie & Bertha on the other end. Taken
at the Park in Nevada, Mo. when we were home on vacation. Taken, developed & mounted by Harry, 1908" Omitted
from the cutout are Harry, Ida and Polly on the left and Bertha and Vernie on the right, leaving the cousin and his family.
I suspect the note was written by Bertha, who was probably then living in St. Louis.
I believe the cousin is Henry G. Strong and his family, but see the continuation link at the bottom of this page for