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Family resemblance
« on: July 13, 2012, 09:38:14 PM »
This photo was taken about 1868-70 so it is just a touch past our period but I thought it was interesting. It is my great 3x grandfather Charles Franklin Perry when he was about 20 years old.  I am a lot older now than my ancestor was when he was photographed but the family resemblance across the distance of over a 120 difference in our birth dates. I took a quick picture of myself for comparison. If I can dig up my senior picture, the resemblance is chillingly close.

Does anyone have their ancestor photos to contribute?

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 11:13:28 AM »
Not the same as what you've described, but when I saw a photo of William Zimmer from his journal "Frontier Soldier" I felt a chill skitter across my scalp. He looked so much like my grandfather, Otto, that it was uncanny. Someday I'll dig deeper into my own past and see if I can find a connection. I suspect there is somewhere, even if not a direct one.


(I probably should add that my last name is also Zimmer.) 8-10-'12

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 10:39:00 PM »
Caleb, that is a lot sexier than my uncle's story. He was just the owner of a lead mine in Missouri during the 1870-80s.

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 11:40:46 AM »
It's going to be really cool if I can find a connection. William Zimmer retired in Southern Ohio, not far from where my family lived in Southern Indiana. Being the owner a lead mine isn't too shabby either, though, especially if you're a black powder shooter. (Better than finding out you're a long-lost uncle to the Kardashians.)

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 04:41:50 AM »
Here is a pic of my dad (on the right) and a friend from 1920 or so. It was probably done in Indiana and was obviously staged. See the clean town shoes and reversed pistols in the holsters. Regardless, it helps my some understand why I dress up and play with guns....

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 12:37:26 PM »
That's a pretty good looking outfit you're wearing there, Mingo. A mite too clean (IMO- :)) perhaps, but still a good start.

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 07:50:46 PM »
i've rolled around in the dirt since then.. ;D

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2012, 09:30:21 PM »
 :D It ain't a cattle drive, but it'll do.

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 07:09:03 PM »
This is my grandfather George Washington Strong and one of his sisters out riding. Circa 1915
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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 07:13:21 PM »
Next is a tintype of Dr. Charles H. Strong, my Great Great Grandfather circa 1867. He was a surgeon in the 30th Illinois Infantry in the Civil War.
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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 07:17:26 PM »
This is a tintype of my Great Great Grandfather, John Anderson Williams circa 1865.
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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2012, 01:44:44 AM »
Ah My Good Netizens -

I have been told by numerous folk at rondys that I bear an uncany resemblence to Frank Hamilton Cushing, who went west with a Nat'l Geographic expedition to the Zuni Nation in 1879 and stayed to live with them. He was initiated as a priest into the Bow Clan taking the name Medicine Flower, and became a great proponant of their issues. 



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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2012, 05:42:17 PM »
Caleb my Dad's family is from that same area also.
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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2012, 11:52:57 PM »
Rooster: We were in Spencer and Warrick counties in Indiana later on, but Vanderburg County in the beginning. My family on my maternal side settled in Evansville around 1825. My dad's side of the family got there in the 1870s (I think, little shady on that). Not overly close to Ohio, but not too far away, either, especially by skiff.

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2012, 12:44:31 AM »
This photo was taken about 1868-70 so it is just a touch past our period but I thought it was interesting. It is my great 3x grandfather Charles Franklin Perry when he was about 20 years old.  I am a lot older now than my ancestor was when he was photographed but the family resemblance across the distance of over a 120 difference in our birth dates. I took a quick picture of myself for comparison. If I can dig up my senior picture, the resemblance is chillingly close.

Does anyone have their ancestor photos to contribute?

-Dave

Good likeness for sure,but ain't gonna bring no money at auction fer either one~~ :D
Bunch a ole scudders!

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2012, 11:14:34 PM »
Hi,

Here is a pic of my maternal/maternal great-grandfather and my SASS namesake, one Watt (Wadd) Watson Ellis ....



My moniker is my great grandfather's name. He served with the 2nd Florida Mounted Regiment in the Civil War. Afterward, he came home, packed his wife into a wagon, and was one of the first NorteAmericanos on the Frio River southwest of San Antonio ..... Kinda where present day Dilley is ...

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2012, 11:15:26 PM »
Hi,

And here is a pic of Wadd Watson Ellis I and II:

My moniker is my great grandfather's name. He served with the 2nd Florida Mounted Regiment in the Civil War. Afterward, he came home, packed his wife into a wagon, and was one of the first NorteAmericanos on the Frio River southwest of San Antonio ..... Kinda where present day Dilley is ...

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2012, 11:35:01 AM »
This thread sure makes me realize that I have virtually zero old family photos saved to a digital format. I'll have to look into a scanner capable of doing negatives as well as prints.

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Re: Family resemblance
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012, 07:57:44 PM »


Bunch a ole scudders!

 

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