Category: Unknown Photos

Wesley Howard & Julia Ann Coyer Cemetery Location

My great-grandparents lived in Scioto, Lawrence, and Jackson Counties. My great-grandfather was Wesley Howard who married Julia Ann Coyer. He served in the Civil War and was buried in LOPP cemetery. Do you know where this is? I am told it might be somewhere near Beaver. My cousin who lives in Wellston, Ohio, has a Civil War marker he would like to put on his grave but no one knows where this cemetery is. Maybe it has changed names. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Becca Howard Clark
Roanoke,VA
BeccaAnn315@aol.com

WebAdmin Note: This location has been identified as Lapperell Cemetery in Lawrence County, Ohio. The information of Julia Coyer Howard can be found here. Requestor has been notified of this information on April 28, 2017.

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Possible Morgan or Salsbury Portraits

I found the following pictures in my great great grandmother Ruth Anna Salsbury Garvin’s photo album and do not recognize any of them. We have identified most of the pictures in the album but these have been difficult. They may be from the Morgan or Salsbury side of our family history. My family lived in Scioto County. If anyone knows anything about the identity of the people in the pictures they can contact me at bobbollink@aol.com.
Bobbie Headley

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Unknown Lutz Studio Photograph

I am descended from Robert Keppler Burns born in Columbus/Bexley, OH, son of my Grandfather Andrew William Burns born in Lucasville to Great Grandfather Michael Burns (born Byrne in County Laois, Ireland) and Great Grandmother Mary (Crowe) Burns. I came across several old matted photographs with the attached one done by Lutz’s Studio and bearing on its back the reference “Mike Burns?” and “Second Street” pertaining either to my Great Grandfather Michael Burns or to his son my Great Uncle Michael Burns. I have a photograph of my Grandfather Andrew Burns’ brother John A. Burns and wife also taken at Lutz’s Studio bearing on its back the reference “88 West Second St.”

The attached photograph taken at Lutz’s Studio has the same background as the photograph at your website described as follows:

Unidentified male taken at “Lutz” studio in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Date unknown.

I have an old photograph of a young woman who I believe to be a sister of my Grandfather Andrew Burns bearing on its back L.Kiefer Artistic Photographer, and an old photograph of another young woman who I believe to be another sister of my Grandfather Andrew Burns bearing on its back H.B. Hull Paragon Art Gallery; both photographers/galleries were of Portsmouth.

I have a number of photographs, e.g., one of a baby who I believe to be a brother of my Grandfather Andrew Burns showing on its front stock B.G. Harris, one of a young woman showing on its front stock Harris Art Gallery, another believed to include a niece of my Great Grandfather Michael Burns showing on its front stock B.G. Harris of Portsmouth.

I have a photograph who I suspect to be of my Great Great Grandmother Mary (O’Laughlin) Crowe as a young woman showing on its front stock Gillett of Portsmouth, another of my Great Grandmother Burns as a young woman, a young man either her brother or husband (my Great Grandfather Michael Burns), and presumably my Great Great Grandparents Andrew Crowe and Mary (O’Laughlin) Crowe showing on its front stock Gillett of Portsmouth, and a photograph of an elderly woman believed to be my Great Great Grandmother Mary (O’Laughlin) Crowe (but maybe one of my great aunts) who lived well into her 100s (1807-1911).

My grandfather and his siblings were born as follows: John A. Burns in 1870, Mary (Burns) Williams in 1872, Michael Burns in 1876, Elizabeth “Lida” (Burns) Martin in 1879, Andrew Burns in 1882, Margaret (Burns) Moulton in 1884, and Charles Burns in 1887. My Great Grandmother Mary (Crowe) Burns was born in 1844. My Great Grandfather Michael (Byrne) Burns was born in 1843.

I would greatly appreciate any knowledge any of you folks have about the years the galleries/photographers above were in operation. I suffering through the process of posting photographs to my website and when completed I’ll send you the links. I have quite a few Lucasville-area photographs.

Please Contact Robert Burns with any information at RobertBurns@OBLaw.com

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The Unknown Lady


I found the picture in a book I purchased from the Ye olde book shoppe on 9th Street in Portsmouth Ohio.
Please contact Plstac@aol.com with any information.

 

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Chick or Maddy Family Photographs

I recently received about 100 pictures that were my grandmother’s. Only about 8 were identified. The two pictures are probably from the Chick or Maddy family. I believe the two men with beards are the same person. If anyone can help I would be grateful.
Kathleen Bennett Keenan
kkvk@earthlink.net

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Possible Local Politicians

My name is Rick Whisman and I’m a local historian in the Huntington, West Virginia area. Recently, I purchased 3 photographs from the 1800s taken in Portsmouth, Ohio. As these photographs appear to be people of possible local (i.e., Portsmouth, Ohio area) notoriety (e.g., politicians, etc.), I was hoping that you might be able to identify them for me. Anyway, any help you could provide me with the identification and possible biographical information on these individuals would greatly be appreciated. Also any information on the photographer would additionally be appreciated. I would like to thank you in advance for your help regarding this matter/request. I look forwards to your response.
Again, thank you for your help.

Rick D. Whisman, MA
Rdw1881@aol.com

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Furnier Family of Adams County Ohio

The pictures above were submitted by Mr. Floyd E. Weaver who writes: “photographs of various members of the Furnier Family
of Adams County. I have no idea who the individuals are. Anyway you can assist me in finding out will be much appreciated.”

Floyd E. Weaver
email: FEWeaver@comcast.net

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Help Identify 1930 Wheelersburg Basketball Players

 

Wheelersburg High School

If you recognize anyone in the photos, you may contact Cheryl at cjskinner07@comcast.net
Cheryl J Skinner (CJ)

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1951-52 Unknown Lucasville gentleman


This photo was submitted by Corresponding Secretary Pat Russell who writes:

” It’s thought to be taken about 1951-52, some old gentlemen in Lucasville. Jesse Caudill, was identified sitting as the first man sitting in the front row. Don Caudill has written me about this. It was supposedly in the Portsmouth Times about 1951-52 and we’re trying to find the names of the other fellows.” If you have any information regarding this photo, please contact:

Pat Russell at pat.russell@verizon.net or send mail to PO Box 812, Portsmouth OH 45662.

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Unknown Organization


The men in this picture belong to some type of class or organization. All of the men are wearing a ribbon, an award maybe?
The only known individual in this picture is John Krick (Back row, 2nd from left).
I would appreciate any help identifying the other individuals, the ribbon and anything about the organization.
Thank you!
Bill Krick
jkrick@cinci.rr.com

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