The people in the photos on these pages cannot be identified by the owners. We are hoping that some viewer might recognize the subjects. If you can identify any of our Mystery Photos, please contact us...thank you! click on some pictures for larger versions.
Abesville and Galena School Photos
The photographs listed below were submitted by Don Henderson. Don believes the photos were taken in the Abesville and Galena communities.Don's grandmother, Ruth Eutsler began teaching in the small school in Abesville when she was about 18, around 1930. She remained a teacher in Abesville and later in Galena until about 1955.Don would appreciate your help with identification of the people in the pictures.
The photo above was submitted by Jan McDaniel. Pictured at left is Jan's great-grandmother Florence Rosie (Bailey) Cloud, wife of Austin Cloud. Next to her is her brother George A. Bailey. Jan's grandmother identified Florence and George but not the other two women on the right. Jan believes the women might be sisters of Florence and George.
This photograph was sent to us by Cheri Mello. According to Cheri, "The only ones that are identified are the big girl on the left who looks like she is going to walk away (Billie Mack Callen), and the girl dead center with a white headband (Louise Duncan). The photo must be from around 1939 or 1940." Cheri's mother attended school in Blue Eye, Missouri so Cheri thinks this must be a Blue Eye School photo.
The photo above was submitted by Joyce Ackerman who believes it may be members of the Bowman family who lived in Stone or Taney County, Missouri. She thinks it may be the family of Nancy Caroline Gilbert White Bowman. Though the photograph is in a bad state Joyce is hopeful that someone will be able to recoginize some of the people
According to Samuel West some of the students in the above photo were identified by Chester Brown, a descendant of Rufus Burton Brown including: Front row, from left: 2nd Lemuel Rufus West, 3rd Edward Stine, 4th Burton Stine, 6th Chester Brown. Second row: 4th Dewel Steele, 11th Opel Steele, last Ruth Steele. Third row: Jewel Steele. Sam thinks that the teacher, Edna Werner was possibly married to someone in the Cloud family.