Oh, Thank you Shawn. Did you receive my e-mail address I sent? I included the following information about the family...............
At one time I had Lena Arnetta Kupfer Acton's wedding picture, but I gave it to my cousin years ago, when he was doing genealogy.No one has heard from him or seen him since 1995!Not even his only sister.
I have no way of getting it back.
I can tell you that she was very pretty, with dark curly hair, and must not have been very tall, as she looked about the same height in the picture as Johnny Acton, and the Acton men were very short..
All I have of the old pictures is a small picture of two of her children, when they were young: Harry Durward Acton (Grandpa), and Waldmer Acton. I think she had five children: (I may not have them in order) Harry, Waldmer, Nellie, Bessie, and Leslie Herbert (or Herbert Leslie)...Uncle Les used both names interchangeably. Uncle Les was fifteen years younger than Harry. I do know that Harry was the oldest, and Les was the youngest.
I know little of Uncle Wal, except that he moved out to CA, he had a daughter (name not known), and was murdered in CA, maybe SF, before I was born in the 1940's. His murderer was never found.
Bessie had at least one son.I don't know her married name.I understood that she died before I was born.
Aunt Nellie Hannah had reddish hair. Uncle Ed Hanna was born in Quaker City, OH, and he and Nellie are buried there. He came up to Newark to work on the B&O. Later he was the bookeeper/accountant for the Eagles (??) over in Columbus, OH. They had two daughters: Arnetta and Fayetta. Arnetta never married, and died in the late 1970's in Columbus. Fayetta ran off years ago and was never heard from again.
Uncle Les lived at Anaheim CA.He had one son, Roger, who had three children. One of Roger's children was named Robbyn.One of her sons, now in his thirties, is named Israel Morrow, although Morrow is no longer Robbyn's last name. Uncle Les died in the 1980's. Aunt Garnet must have been around a 100 when she died later.
Harry was my grandfather. He had two sons, Durward and (Harold) Willard. Harry lived to be 92, and also was murdered in Coumbus, OH, in the 1970's. His murderer was never found. Willard lived nearly to his 80th birthday. I think he had a stroke. Durward lived to be 92, and died of emphysema.
*NOTE Grandpa's Cousin, Joseph Acton, lived close to The Boyd family in Hendrysburg, and Grandpa knew Bill Boyd (Hopalong Cassady), when he was a little blonde-haired boy. Grandpa was a young man then.
Not much to offer you in return for your generous off of shared pictures, but it is all I can remember. Winogene
OH!!I just remembered....one of Lena's sisters was a famous opera singer married to a Philadelphia lawyer. Her name might have been Emma Brown. Or Mary Emma Brown??
I am not sure of her name,but I do have somewhere, two old silverplated forks with the monogram MEB on them.
She looked like what you would expect a diva soprano to look like: light (sandy??) hair and a bit stout. She died when my father was young. I have heard him use the term "coloratura soprano."
Back when an ordinary working man made only three or four hundred dollars a year, the New York City Opera company offered this lady $1000 for one night's performance in New York City. She accepted and they sent a private railway car down to Philadelphia to get her and take her back.
A picture of her and her husband, standing in front of their large stone fireplace in their grand house was in that same album that had Lena's picture in it that I gave to our cousin.