Forget Me Not Friday - Anna Carrie Kephart

During my genealogy research, I often find cousins and other people who have photos of my family. I'm always thrilled when I get sent a photo I didn't already have, especially one that's really old and awesome. I acquired these sometime in the last year or so and I've loved them since. So, I thought I'd share them today for Forget me Not Friday.

Chester and Carrie Kephart Duncan

In this photo is my 2nd great aunt, Anna Carrie Kephart. She was born August 12, 1884 in Spencerville, Ohio. Her first marriage was to Chester A. 'Chet' Duncan, on March 28, 1904. I don't imagine that this photo was taken too long after that, because sadly, Chester Duncan died on August 30, 1908. 

Chester's health was not the best. I don't know exactly what was wrong with him, but I found several articles in newspaper archives that mentioned him taking a trip "over land" for his health. Some articles mention trips with his wife, others were with his father, and always for his health. It wouldn't surprise me if the wagon in this photo was how they made such trips.

Chester and Carrie Duncan Cabin

In this next photo, you can see the wagon again in the background on the left. I'm not sure if the cabin in the photo belonged to Chester and Carrie, or to his parents. It's a neat photo though and I can only imagine that they built the cabin themselves.

I'm so glad I have these photos. They are such a wonderful peek back into the lives of my ancestors from so long ago.