Archive for the ‘Pictures’ Category
I went to Eastlawn Cemetery over the weekend searching for pictures for Find a Grave and I found this stone on my way out. What captured my attention was that the gentleman was a member of the 42nd Rainbow Division in WWII. So was the subject of my project Knowleton Carson. I haven’t had the opportunity to do any research on this person yet but it it just captured my attention.
I was at the Pima County Antique fair today and I found some old pictures that I thought were very interesting.
I thought maybe if I posted the pictures here that perhaps anyone looking for Blenman family members would appreciate them.
Apparently, the Blenman family has some big business here in Tucson. There is an elementary school named after Charles Blenman, who was a judge here in Pima county.
Here is a picture taken of Mrs. Charles Blenman (first name Louisa) taken in 1915, in San Fransico, California.
Below is another picture taken in San Fransico, dated 1912, with Louisa and Son Charles, Jr.. Charles is 14 months at the time the picture is taken.
Below is a picture of Louisa, Charles Jr. and youngest son William (noted on back of picture as Billy) dated 1915.
Census Records for 1930 has the family living in Pima county Arizona. At this time, William is 16, and Charles Jr is 18.
I was unable to locate pictures of Charles Sr, who was a lawyer from England, myself; however, I did find this Picture of Charles Sr. Charles Sr, died in 1936. In 1878, Charles established the only known example in the world of a San Francisco Victorian home built in Territorial-style of adobe mud, called the Blenman house, in Tucson.
According to the St Petersburg Times dated April 19, 1941, Charles Jr (now a Lieutenant in the US Navy) married Ms. Rhea Loomis.
I finally was able to scan some old pictures of family. I found one of Keith, his dad and his grandmothers.
In the picture below, on top we have Robert Earl (father in Law) and Keith. Sitting we have from left to right, we have Hazel (Keith’s great grandmother) and Gladys (Grandma) and Amber (Keith’s oldest daughter).