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I want to locate any fellow Orella’s. It’s the Orella line that initially hooked me into the genealogy path….Orella is the family of my father’s, paternal Grandmother, Dariel Antonia Orella Hadsell. Sadly I never met Dariel, however, I felt sometimes that I must have known her as much as Grandpa Bill talked about her.
If you have any input or feedback or info on an Orella in your life, let me know!
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.