Miss Rawley’s 6th Grade Class Valley School District 1930’s

This photo has been identified as Miss Rawley’s 6th grade class. I am guessing that the class is in the Valley School district in the 1930s. If anyone can give a clue, I would appreciate hearing from them. Donald H. Caudill
Morgantown, WV.

Edwin G. Turner’s Grandparents?

These two unidentified pictures belonged to my Great-grandfather Edwin Godwin Turner (1872-1952), who lived most of his life in Scioto Co., OH. Edwin G. Turner was the son of Martin Slocum Turner and Emaline (Rose) Turner. His grandparents were Joseph and Aurilla (Slocum) Turner AND Simon S. and Mary (Griffith) Rose. All of these lived in Scioto Co., OH. It is believed that these pictures might be of Edwin G. Turner’s grandparents. Any information on these pictures would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Chris Robinson

Ohio Civil War Veterans 1915 Portsmouth Ohio

“I would guess that the church (in the background) might be the Old Methodist Church in West Portsmouth. The third from the right is Abraham Doll, and I think the second from the right is his brother, my great-great-grandfather, Peter G. Doll.” If you know any of the people in this photo, please email
Richard Doll

WebAdmin Note: “Mrs. Rosemary Crabtree recognized the photo (above), posted in the last edition of SCCOGS News. She said it was taken at the Bethany Baptist Church in Rushtown – which is still standing.It is a photo of the members of the Robinson Post GAR. She said she knew that Abraham Doll was in that Post but had info that Peter was in the Bailey Post at Portsmouth, but he could have transferred maybe.” The below Google Streetview image displays that unique stained-glass window and door that is exhibited in the above photograph.

Family of William T. and Christina Miller Mackey

“This family photo was taken in Portsmouth in early January 1950 after the funeral of my grandmother, Chrisina Miller Mackey. I have long wondered about the location and names of the buildings in the background. Is anyone able to identify the buildings for me?”
Chester L. Sheffer
8611 Arran Road
Richmond, VA 23235

WebAdmin Note: This photograph was taken approximately near 1818 8th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio. The location in the background is the former Excelsior Shoe Factory / Mitchellace building that is now occupied by Sole Choice. The below Google Sreetview helps identify the location. Requestor has NOT been notified of this information and follow-up is necessary to complete this request.

Crain, Paden, VanSkiver or Parker? Maybe you know!

This is one of my favorite photos. We have no idea who he is. The filigree around the picture is gold and the picture has been cut out and glued into the oval.
Possibilities are Crain or Paden who were from Portsmouth, Ohio or VanSkiver or Parker who were from Preble and Butler Counties.
Some of the families stayed and some went to Indiana, in the 1870’s.
Barb Crain-Caldwell

Possible Crain Family Member

Unidentified male taken at Central Gallery in Hamilton, Ohio. I thought this might be a Crain because he looks a lot like a Crain cousin of mine. This photo and the photo Unidentified male taken at “Lutz” studio were on facing pages of my g-grandmother Crain’s album.
Barb Crain-Caldwell

Searching for Crain Relatives

This is a photo of my great-grandfather, William Edward Crain, b. 1865, Portsmouth, Ohio, to A. J. or J. A. and Mary Ann Paden Crain. It is a copy of a tin-type.
I have been trying to find my Crain relatives for over 40 years to no avail. Also would like to know what happened to siblings of Mary Ann Paden.
Her parents were Henry and Ann Wiley Paden. Sibs; William, Maggie, John, Sarah and Ellie of Portsmouth, Ohio, later Green Twp. I can find no records of these people except census with Henry and Ann.
Barb Crain-Caldwell

Is this Will or James Crain?

I can’t tell if this is Will, born 1865, maybe his brother, James Thompson Crain. born 1868, or someone else altogether.
The one on the right is William Edward Crain and wife, Elizabeth VanSkiver with their children Elsie M., born 1889 and Clarence Albert born 1890, both in Indiana.
Will was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, and James was born in Missouri. I think their father died in Missouri, prior to 1870.
Will and James lived with Henry and Ann Wiley Paden in Portsmouth until after 1880 when they came to Indiana. James died 1888 unmarried.
Barbara Crain-Caldwell

Searching for Great Grandfather’s Name

This is my Grandfathers Father ? Farrington. My Grandfathers scrapbook had this photo in it and on the back has Williards Father, whom was my Grandfather. Am hoping someone may know what his first name was. Most of our family lived in Iowa, Maine and came from England. This Man and my great Grandmother Elizabeth were my Grandfathers parents.

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

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.