Found Family Fotos Part 2
Wayne County, NY
This page is for posting photos of Wayne County residents or photos taken at Wayne County studios that *you'd like to reunite or share with a descendant or will be donating to a historical society*. If you have a Wayne County photo you'd like to post on this page, let us know and tell us what you have and we can discuss file format. Please do not send pictures or other types of files without notice, as I delete all email that I'm not expecting that contain attachments.
ELLA MAY STEBBINS
Found in Ontario County in a junk box in the summer of 2004, this photo of 21-year old Ella May Stebbins of Marion was
taken by Gurnee photographers, location not stated, in January 1900. Wouldn't it be great if all early photos had this detail on the back!
Ella May Stebbins was born Aug. 1, 1878, and died Nov. 18, 1905, age 27-3-17.
Ella May, her parents, and a brother are found on our site in the Marion Cemetery listings.
Found in Ontario County in a junk box in the spring of 2003. This carte de visite is dated on the back 1883, with notation "J.C. Norris, My Teacher at Walworth Acad." Photo taken in Palmyra N.Y. by G.M. Elton photographer (George M. Elton). He appears to be in his early to mid-30s. If he's related to you, please contact the site coordinators and tell us about him. This photo will be donated to the Office of the County Historian.
UPDATE August 5, 2003, from Mary Riley!
I am not related to J. C. Norris but here is a bit of information on him. This comes from "Norris Family in America" by Leonard Allison Morrison, published 1892.
Jacob Norris (Silas, Walter, Job). He was born July 25, 1806 in Phelps, Ontario Co., NY. Resided in Palmyra and Marion, NY. Married Dec. 2, 1828 Anna E. Caldwell. Married 2d, Lydia M. Griswold, Aug. 14, 1845. He died April 3, 1857. Children, born at Palmyra, NY -
Mary E. Norris, b. Nov. 10, 1831; m. Robert Hale. Res. Marion, NY (Robert Hale was a brother of my great, great grandmother Rebecca Hale Teachout)
Rachel L. Norris, b. Nov. 8, 1834; m. Peter I. Querean. Res. Red Creek, NY
Joseph Carlton Norris, b. Palmyra June 14, 1849. He resided there 24 years; in Walworth 12 years and for the last seven years in Canadaigua, NY. He is a teacher and principal of the academy in that place. He married Dec. 10, 1868 Julia Helen Bennett of Walworth, NY, daughter of John Dennison and Mercer (Topliff) Bennett.
Child: Lyman Carlton Norris, born Walworth, NY, April 5, 1875.
A WALWORTH ACADEMY STUDENT
Found in Ontario County in the same junk box in the spring of 2003. This carte de visite is also dated on the back 1883, with notation "Seldon B. Ford, A Schoolmate," in the same handwriting as the above photo. Photo taken in Rochester N.Y. by Pomeroy photographer, with date printed on back by printing machine. This is probably Seldon Ford, found in the 1880 census of Marion, Wayne County NY, age 20, farm laborer, residing in the household of Veniah Rice. He might be the Seldon B. Ford residing in Albion, Calhoun County MI, b. NY ca 1861, age 68 in the 1930 census. If he's related to you, please contact the site coordinators and tell us about him. This photo will be donated to the Office of the County Historian.
PALMYRA GIRL WITH PARASOL
Found in Ontario County in the summer of 2003. This 1880s cabinet card of a very well-dressed teenage girl, with silk gown and parasol and sewn straw hat, is unidentified. Taken by G.M. Elton of Palmyra, N.Y. On the back it says "The Only Photographer in America Holding Four Gold Medals Awarded in National Competition." If she seems familiar to you from your own family photos, please contact the site coordinators. The original photo will be available for viewing at the Office of the County Historian, to whom it's being donated.
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