As a hobby I rescue old photographs from auctions and antique shops.Recently I obtained a box of photos from California.Two of them had names written on them and they were that of a Sailor, "Carol Mann, mama's younger brother", and ther other was "Miss Elwyn Sharp" of 1717 Chestnut St. Houston, in 1923.Along with them was another obvious photo of Elwyn and then there was an unidentified man, in an Army uniform.They were all early 1900s.
I did a look up and found a Carol M.Mann who was born in TX, June 16, 1902 and died in California March 29, 1971. The photo of Carol, was taken while he was in the Navy and the photo indicates that it was taken in California.
The look up on Elwyn, shows that Elwyn is in her household as a child, in 1910, with father Albert, mother Ola and sister Ethel.This was in Cherokee Co. The 1920 census shows her with her mother and step father J.F. Taylor.Sister Ethel is married to Theodore Drewling.In 1930 she lives w/ her mother and she's single and 21.The one portrait of Elwyn is a wedding style photo, tea length gown, wearing a hat and carrying a bouquet.The other one, she's stunning, w/wavy curly hair and just beautiful. If that one isn't Elwyn, then it's her sister Ethel.
I don't know if there are connections with the two different surnames, but they both came to me from California and both have Texas connections.I'd like to locate family and get these into the hands of someone who will appreciate them.I only ask what I have into them and expense for postage and a sturdy mailer.