Nichols, Harringtons, Picketts, and more of Allegan Co., MI
Updated January 10, 2008
|About Our Family Research
My great grandmother, Abby Smith Harrington was the reported source of the information cited here. Since she's no longer with us, I can't go back and ask her if she's sure about what was written on the backs of these photos. I CAN tell you that the same information has led me on a number of wild goose chases, so if you find an error here, please contact me by email and I'll happily make the correction. I have already made corrections where I knew they were needed.
The following surnames are associated or allied in some manner with the people whose images are found within this site. :
Abbot, Allen, Atkins, Barber, Barnes, Blain, Borgan, Brophy, Brush, Bucknell, Bullis, Burlingame, Butcher, Clack, Cochran, Cole, Cornwell, Denison, Dusenbury (Or Duzenbury, Dusenberry, etc.), Eastman, Ehle, Elrod, Frank, Frohm, Garrett, Harrington, Heath, Hellwriggle (spelling?), Hilbert, Hill, Jackson, Keith, Kessler, Ketchum, Laker, McConell (or McConnell?), Mitchell, Morse, Moses, Nichols, Noah, Pickett or Picket, Potter, Pratt, Price, Pullen, Rice, Robinson, Rose, Shinville, Smith, Sooy, Speidel or Spidel, Tanner, Tiefental, Truax, Van Gelder, Varney, Wilcox, Williamson, Zimmerman, and Zuse.
Most of my families have early New England ties leading to Southwest Lower Michigan's Allegan County in the communities of Wayland, Dorr, and Hopkins. Upstate New York and the area in and near Geauga County, Ohio predominate the families' histories in most instances, too.
My early concentration is on placing photos left by my grandmother and her mother online, but I've also added some from my father's and my husband's Norman lines. Another special thanks is extended to newly discovered cousin, John Keith for supplying additional photos from our Smith lines.
Textual information may follow later, but I'd be delighted to exchange information with cousins in the meantime. If you feel you have a connection here or can identify any of my mystery cousins, please feel free to contact me by email:
livsnana "at" Yahoo "dot" com
You know, use the @ and the period key, but for now, I'm receiving so much spam at this address and I figure it might be coming from here.
Everybody has one and the brick wall that I'm currently obsessing over is:
LAVINA or LOVINA CHILDS
Second wife of Hezekiah Nichols who rests with him (died in 1869) at the Old Settlement Cemetery in Chester, Geauga Co., Ohio. Lovina's marriage record is elusive and I find no record of her predecessor, Lois Kelley's death. Hezekiah had at least eleven children and all of them were born in Vershire, Orange Co., Vermont between 1809 and 1830. I'd like to find out which children belong to which mother.
The names of these children are:
i.....Elizabeth a.k.a. Betsey 1-17-1809
iv....Cleora 12-16-1814 (died young)
vi....Granville 06 15-1820
- Mrs. Shinville, a few years later (28 KB)
This is our other photo of Mrs. Shinville. "Aunt Lena (or Tina?) Burlingame's mother." She was just her grandmother in that one.
- Will VanGelder (31 KB)
This is an old friend of either Charley Harrington's or Isaac Smith's. Will was from Albion, Michigan. No name was stated for Mrs. Van Gelder.
- Beulah Pullen (35 KB)
Pretty little Beulah was the daughter of Edith Ehle and Joe Pullen.
- Stella Zimmerman (48 KB)
I think Stella may have been a student at an area school where Fern Harrington taught.
- Penitentairy Glen in Geauga County, Ohio... (19 KB)
We came to this spectacular example of natural beauty as we drove out of Kirtland, Ohio on our way to Chardon. ( believe we were on Chardon Road.) This photo can not do the image justice as you may not be able to tell how large this is except for knowing that the little dot on the bridge at the far end is the roof of a car.
There are a number of trails to explore where you can get other looks at this natural marvel.
- Irene Louise Smith of Terre Haute, IN (28 KB)
I'm not sure if Irene is the little girl in the picture or if she's the mother. We have a couple of Smith lines that this child could be attached to, so if you her please contact me.
- Unknown Civil War Vet (49 KB)
Cousin John Keith of Plainwell is interested in finding out about the Civil War soldier pictured here. Expert evaluation reveals that he is a Sergeant in the uniform of what was - at the time - "a western state." Michigan WAS a "western state" at the time, so he's likely from here. The photo was found among John's Keith great-grandparent's things. I'll pass along any messages sent to me about him.
- Uncle Martin Harrington and Lydia Elizabeth Potter (18 KB)
Martin and Charlie's father Samuel Harrington were brothers. Lydia was the daughter of Martin's daughter, Maud.
My family would like to thank the Harrington branch for endowing us with that wonderful pair of vertical creases between our eyebrows as evidenced here. On the other hand, we appreciate his ability to retain hair on his head!
- Luella Burchardt (28 KB)
This may be Louella. Spelling a friend's name correctly wasn't exactly high priority. She was a friend of Fern Harrington's.
- Unknown Girl - A (26 KB)
The photo was taken at Wayland's Philley Studios.
- James and Amy (?) Tanner (55 KB)
Postcard photos were enormously popular and this was one of them. I am going to trust that this couple was James and Amy as inscribed. Amy's maiden name was Cochran; her first husband was Charles Bullis m. July 1871. The date of her marriage to James is unknown, but it looks like this photo was taken at the same Lamoni, Iowa house where the rest of the Cochrans were.
- Mary, Mrs. Martin Harrington (14 KB)
Mary Elizabeth Stillwell was Uncle Martin's wife.
- University Barber Shop in Santa Clara, CA (45 KB)
The Truax brothers, John and Roy, were very dear friends of Fern Harrington Williamson's. They went west and opened a nice barber shop in California.
- Who are they??? (30 KB)
This attractive couple goes unknown...unless you can help me out. If you know who they are, please email me.
UPDATE...1-3-02 Francis Tanner and Frank Wilcox??? Let me know if you agree!
The photograph comes from the S. Philley Studio of Wayland, Michigan.
- Myra Pickett (39 KB)
Myra was the daughter of Ensign Pickett and Rachel Ann Rice; the sister of Alice Ann Pickett.
- WHS Senior Skip Day 1950 (48 KB)
I need help here! Here are some kids from Wayland's Class of 1950 that are enjoying the long gone tradition of skipping a day of school at the end of their senior year to enjoy a day at the beach of Lake Michigan. Left to Right is Milt VanDuine, Myrtle Sooy, unknown, my mom Nancy Williamson, unknown, and Bob Arlyn Sooy. (The Sooy entries are thanks to Ronda-Lynn!)
- Unknown Boy - A (23 KB)
The S. Philley Studio of Wayland produced this image of an unknown boy. He and Unknown Girl - A may be related as the photos were together.
- Unknown - Is he a Nichols or a Smith??? (33 KB)
If you can help me, I'd be very happy. I can only speculate here, but he has that Nichols appearance to me. Be sure to email me if you know. It's an S. Philley of Wayland, Michigan photo.
- Philura, Carlos, Susan, and ??? (32 KB)
The three Nichols siblings who came to Allegan County, Michigan were Philura (back left) and her husband Isaac B. Smith, Carlos (back right) and his wife, Malvina Jackson, and Susan (front right) and husband Volney Hilbert. but we are not sure who the fourth person is. If you can shed any light on this, please let me know. Her eyes lead me to think that she is another sister, perhaps Relief Nichols, but we'd like to know for sure.
- Williamson picnic at Gun Lake? (34 KB)
That's a guess. A lot of my Williamson cousins were from Barry County. I can make out Fern with a coffee cup raised sitting next to husband Roy. It also looks like mean old Robert sittin on the left. Heck, the whole group seems to be having a really wonderful time, don't they?
- Unknown Baby - A (29 KB)
Wallet sized photo on heavy photo board. On the back it tells that J.W. Sessions, Photographer of Wayland, Mich. - Negatives Preserved is the artist.
- Nichols or Smith??? (32 KB)
This photo was taken at the Kruger Studio on Canal Street in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan.
I'm guessing that he's a Nichols or a Smith cousin, but I'm not always accurate at guessing. If you know, please drop me an email note.
- Cleora Nichols grave (31 KB)
Sisters Cleora and Philura Nichols married brothers William Lee and Isaac Benjamin Smith, respectively. Cleora died and Wm. Lee married again. This stone is in Old Settlement Cemetery in Chester, formerly Chesterland, Ohio in Geauga County.
- Gretchen Eastman Grant (48 KB)
This is my paternal grandmother's sister. She married Duncan Grant and was the mother of James Grant.
- Unknown Baby - B (39 KB)
Also see Unknown Girl C and Unknown Mother and Daughter A. I think these may all be the same little girl. This one is taken at S. Philley's in Wayland.
- Clara Cochran and Elbert Smith (16 KB)
Clara Cochran was the granddaughter of my GGGgrand Aunt Almira Barnes. Clara's husband Elbert Smith, was the grandson of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
- Little Hezekiah Nichols grave (34 KB)
Little Hezekiah was the very young son of Orville Nichols and Lavira Pratt. He was his grandfather Nichols namesake, who also rests with his wife, Lovina Childs Nichols in Old Settlement Cemetery of Chester, Ohio.
- Gretchen Eastman (45 KB)
Gretchen and Lillian Eastman were sisters. Lillian was my paternal grandmother. Their home was in Evanston, Illinois.
- Clara Cochran Smith (23 KB)
Clara Cochran Smith as a woman of perhaps fifty or sixty years.
- Willliam Lee Smith (42 KB)
Wm. Lee Smith was the husband of Cleora Nichols. She died and he married Anne Clark. Cleora's husband's brother, Isaac B. Smith was her sister Philura Nichols' husband.
- Kessler Reunion (51 KB)
This is a photo of a Kessler Family Reunion that was held in Hillsdale, Michigan. These Kesslers all came from Wittingen, Germany and of all these people here, I have been unable to connect with any of them. If you have a copy of this photo in your possession, PLEASE email me!!! Maybe we can figure this out together.
- Eliza Allen and Timothy Rose (22 KB)
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Rose of Wayland, Michigan. She was the daughter of Nancy Barnes (Chloe Burlingame's aunt) and Ephriam Allen and Timothy was the son of George W. Rose and Harriet Barnes (Nancy's sister).
- Abbie and Charlie Harrington (22 KB)
Abbie Smith and Charles Harrington. This is likely a wedding portrait.
From Joy Studio in Wayland, Michigan.
- Harrington Children (43 KB)
These gorgeous children were Clifford, Allen (Seth), Claude, and Rosie (Rosella) Harrington, children of Bob (Luther) and Bertha Harrington and the grandchildren of Samuel Harrington and Rosella Denison.
- Baby Clifford Harrington (45 KB)
Clifford Harrington, son of Luther (Bob) and Bertha Hellwriggle Harrington.
- Unknown Girl - B (30 KB)
Such a chubby little cherub. This came from Wayland's Philley studio.
- Unknown Mother and Daughter - A (23 KB)
This one came from the Bingham studio in Plainwell. She seems to be the same little Unknown Girl C and maybe Unknown Baby B. Let me know if you recognize either of them. What magnificent eyes they have! These beauties couldn't go unrecognized.
- Pearl and Hattie Bucknell (35 KB)
These beauties were the granddaughters of Isaac B. Smith's sister, Harriet Smith and her husband, Oliver Perry Pratt. Their parents were Carrie Pratt and Sewell E. (Everett Bucknell) Abbot.
- Unknown Girl - C (29 KB)
Also see Unknown Mother and Daughter A as well as Unknown Baby B. This time, the photographer was Schellhous of 84 and 86 Monroe Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This little girl seemed to have done her share of traveling.
- Timothy Barnes III (62 KB)
Patriarch of several Wayland area families. While Timothy was but a visitor to the area (from Geauga County, Ohio), his descendants include Chloe Burlingame Smith, Nancy Allen, Almira Cochran, Harriet Rose, Timothy Dwight Barnes, and others.
- Philura Nichols Smith (18 KB)
My GGGgrandmother, she was born in Vershire, Orange Co., Vermont in 1830.
- Beverly Butcher (19 KB)
Ties into Pickett line?
- Young Silas Tanner of Michigan (17 KB)
"Silas Tanner" was the only thing written on the back of this photograph. Since the given name was so popular in the Tanner line, it's impossible for me to say just where this young man fits in. To complicate matters, my families have had many ties to the Tanner family on many different levels. Carlos Nichols daughter, Estelle married James Tanner, the son of Alanson Tanner and Laura Burlingame. My Mauchmar nieces and nephew even have ties to the same family on their father's side. It is safe to assume that this young man lived in Allegan County.
- Albert Truax and Arthur Bullis (86 KB)
It kind of looks as if these two were very popular with the ladies.
- Charles Addison Harrington (18 KB)
Charlie was the husband of Abigail (Abigal) Smith. His parents were Samuel Harrington and Rosella Denison.
- William L. Kessler (46 KB)
This photo was taken in about 1920. The bassinet that he is shown sitting in is the same one that all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have used.
- Frank and Gertrude Brush (16 KB)
Related to Chloe Burlingame Smith, but I don't know how. Please email me if you know.
- Allen, Claude, and Rosella Harrington (34 KB)
Three of Luther and Bertha's children. Luther, who traveled life's path using the name Bob, and Charles Harrington were brothers.
- Who is this? (22 KB)
If you know, please drop me a line.
- Unknown Baby and Granny (19 KB)
The baby may be Carroll Williamson, shown in another photo on this site. The woman could have been a model for Warner Brothers cartoons. If you can enlighten me, please take a minute to email me.
- Luther and Bertha Harrington Family (44 KB)
Luther and Bertha with three of their children, Rosie, Allen, and Claude.
- Carroll Williamson (22 KB)
Son of Clair Williamson and Eva Gustavson. Clair and Roy Williamson were brothers.
- Roy Williamson (47 KB)
Husband of Fern Harrington, father of Tommy and Nancy Williamson
- Harry Sooy as a young man (36 KB)
Harry Sooy was a cousin on the Smith side, the son of Milo Sooy and Inez Smith, the elder Isaac Smith's sister.
- June and Shirley Harrington (33 KB)
Carlton Harrington and Gladys Mead were the parents of these pretty young ladies.
- Tommy and Nancy with Roy Williamson (37 KB)
Tommy and Nancy were Roy's only children. Dad would have passed away later.
- Do you know this young woman? (19 KB)
I concentrated my scan on this young woman's face, but it appears that she may have just graduated, judging from her dress. I'd guess it was taken in the later 1920s to early 30s. This portrait is from the Nielsen Studio in Allegan, Michigan.
- Hazel Harrington (24 KB)
Hazel was Fern Harrington's first cousin and the closest thing to a sister that Fern knew, despite the distance of many miles between them. Hazel's father, Dick (Louis Sullivan) Harrington and Fern's father, Charlie Harrington were brothers. Hazel later married Roy Stoneman.
- Hazel Harrington Stoneman and her family (38 KB)
Hazel and Roy Stoneman lived in the Chagrin Falls, Ohio area.
- Whose Grandmothers are these??? (27 KB)
Here are four generations of lovely ladies. I have no clues to offer as far as the phographer's studio is concerned, but my ESP tells me that they lived near Dorr. They look like they were very cheerful, pleasant women, don't they?
- Leota Speidel Elrod (29 KB)
Is that spelled correctly? It may have been Leola Spidel! It was kind of hard to read where it was written. The writer stated that she, "went to school to me in Page 1926." Fern Harrington had been a teacher and probably the one who stated that.
- Who is this little cutie? (23 KB)
This cute little thing is probably someone's grandmother or great grandmother. I have no clues to offer about where the photo was taken. I LOVE the socks!
- Tressie Blain (16 KB)
This is an extremely beautiful woman. I believe the same woman may be shown with a lovely little girl in 'Unknown Mother and Daughter A' on this site.
- Anton Eastman (67 KB)
Anton's name may have been Oestman, Ostman, Oestmann, or Ostmann!
He and his family lived in Chicago in the late 1800s, but it is believed he died in the Denver, Colorado area.
Anton was my great grandfather who suffered from alcoholism and was an artist who painted angels in churches in Europe. He was William L. Kessler's grandfather.
- Nichols Siblings (58 KB)
The back of this photo says that the back row, left to right has Philura Nichols Smith, Oscar Nichols, Aunt Susan Nichols Hilbert, and Uncle Carlos Nichols. The front row, left to right has Aunt Ellen Nichols wife of Uncle Orville Nichols next to her, and Aunt Relief Nichols Dusenbury or Chardon, Ohio.
These are some of the eleven children of Hezekiah Nichols. All the children were born in Vershire, Orange Co., Vermont between 1809 and 1830. Their mother was either Lois Kelley or Lavina (or Lovina) Childs.
- Young Roy Williamson (46 KB)
Roy as a young man. Unaware that it even existed, this sweet little photo was given to the family by a friend many, many years after his death.
- Avery Smith family (28 KB)
Seated in front is Avery Smith, son of Isaac B. Smith and Philura Nichols, and Avery's wife, Chloe Burlingame Smith, daughter of Wm. H. Burlingame and Abigail M. Barnes. Behind them are their children, Isaac Smith and his sister, my great-grandmother, Abigail Smith who later marries Charley Harrington.
- Unknown Old Lady & Bertha Burlingame Brophy (139 KB)
The background of this photo appears to be the same as many other Burlingame family photos. I assume it was in one of the family's homes. I think someone, perhaps Charlie Laker, had a camera of his own. If you have any information on the older woman's identity, let me know.
- 1889 School in Allegan County (85 KB)
This photo was taken in 1889 of the Sheiren School. In the lower left corner is Abbie Smith and in the upper right, second boy from the right is her brother Isaac Smith. Others include Ethel Cole, Bertha Frank, Bird Frank, Ray Sooy, Lena Frohm, Susie Clack, teacher Gertrude Robinson, Katie Frank, Stella Cornwell, Erwin Cole, Blanche Cole, Fred Clack, and Nellie Cornwell.
- Little Clifford Harrington (24 KB)
Clifford was the son of Bob (Luther) and Bertha Harrington. Luther and Charlie were brothers.
- Unknown Older Barber Children (59 KB)
I am not aware of the relationship of these girls to my own family. Check out the other two Barber family pictures, too.
- Charlie Harrington family (32 KB)
Charles Addison Harrington and Abbie Smith Harrington with their children Seth Carlton and Fern Rosella.
Charlie was the son of Samuel Harrington and Rosella Denison. Abbie's parents were Chloe Burlingame and Avery Smith. Little Carlton later marries Gladys Mead and Fern marries Roy Williamson.
- Harry Sooy (27 KB)
Harry Sooy MAY be the son of Inez Belle Smith and Milo Sooy. Inez was the daughter of Isaac B. Smith and Philura Nichols.
If you can confirm or wish to correct this, please contact me.
- Baby Carlton Harrington (16 KB)
Little Carlton's look is one that we find dominates the genes of most of the babies born in our family.
- Lillian Eastman (11 KB)
Born Helena Magdalena Eastman her father was Anton Eastman or Oestmann, etc., and her mother was Johanna LeSeur or Lesser. Lil married the elder W.L. Kessler and was the mother of the infant WLK whose picturen also appears here.
- Chloe Burlingame and friend Celia Chachulski (20 KB)
Chloe and Celia were close friends and neighbors in Hopkins Township. The Chachulski or Chuchulski name later evolved into Chulski with some of the descendants.
- Cochran Four generation portrait (31 KB)
Asa Cochran and his mother, Almira Rebecca Barnes Cochran Morse with Asa's son, Frank and his son. Almira was the daughter of Timothy Barnes III and Ruth Taylor and sister of Abigail Barnes Burlingame. Almira married George Cochran in 1840.
- Unknown Younger Barber Girls (39 KB)
I don't know their names, but they're little dolls, aren't they? I don't know if they're related or how. If you know, please write. Also have a look at the other two photos of their older sisters and their parents that I have on this site.
- Hazel's daughter Margie Alice Stoneman (13 KB)
From Barbara Paddock Adams: I got goosebumps as soon as I saw it. I believe it's my mother Margie Alice Stoneman, born April 24, 1921. I've
never seen that photo before but I feel strongly that it's my mom.
*This information is confirmed by Barbara Adams - August 2007 Thank you SO much, Cousin!
- Fern Harrington and Roy Williamson (48 KB)
This is Fern's and Roy's wedding portrait. Fern is the daughter of Charlie Harrington and Abbie Smith Harrington. Roy is the son of Robert Williamson and Alice Ann Pickett.
- Alma Burlingame (9 KB)
Alma Burlingame was the daughter of Phillip Burlingame and Margaret ?. Alma and Clarence, also pictured on this site, were brother and sister.
- Update! ... William Noah (48 KB)
This photo was labled Uncle William Noah...We know that he came from the Cleveland/Geauga County area and while I don't have my notes handy, I think he lived near Morley or Grant, Michigan.
William Noah was the husband of Robie Burlingame. Robie was W.H.'s sister, making him Chloe Burlingame Smith's uncle.
- Harriet Smith Pratt (25 KB)
The Smiths, Pratts, and Nichols all seemed to have been a tight circle of friends and family.
Harriet and (the elder) Isaac B. Smith were siblings. Isaac married Philura Nichols.
Philura's older sister, Cleora married Isaac's brother Wm. Lee Smith; Cleora died young and William remarried.
Philura's brother, Orville married Lavira Pratt.
Oliver Perry Pratt married Harriet Smith and was Lavira Pratt's brother.
- Abbie Smith (9 KB)
Daughter of Avery and Chloe Smith
- Roy Williamson in uniform (20 KB)
My grandfather, Roy Williamson in his U.S. Navy coat. Look closely and you'll see the stripes at the collar.
- Grace Clack Atkins (15 KB)
Grace would have been a friend of the family. This was probably a graduation portrait and it was photographed by the Erkine Studio in Battle Creek, Michigan.
- SOLVED!!! Nichols Family!!! (49 KB)
Solved by cousin John Keith - Good work, John! This IS a gathering of the descendants of the Orville Nichols family. The two boys in front are Oscar and Willie Nichols, the sons of Abner Nichols.
- The Charlie Harrington Family, later (35 KB)
From left to right...Carlton, Charlie, Fern, and Abby. Taken about 1916 or later.
- Allen Barnes' sons (17 KB)
The sons of Allen Barnes (Timothy Allen Barnes) are Timothy Dwight Barnes, who married Grace Hill and Leverett Allen Barnes who married (1) Ella May Price and (2) Hazel M. Mitchell. Timothy Dwight died in a fire.
- Oliver Perry Pratt and Harriet Smith? (21 KB)
While it is a safe assumption that the woman in this photo is Harriet Smith, my cousin would like to know if anyone recognizes the gentleman as Oliver Perry Pratt. If you can help, drop me a line and I'll put the two of you together to compare notes.
- Cute, Baby Carlton Harrington (13 KB)
Carlton Harrington and my grandmother, Fern Harrington were brother and sister.
- Laura Garrett - MYSTERY SOLVED!!! (16 KB)
This is a really beautiful photograph of a very lovely, young woman.
Laura Garrett is the daughter of Ruth Nichols (daughter of Hezekiah) and Albert Garrett.
Also see a picture of Charles Garrett on this site.
- Mother and Daugher??? Harringtons? (25 KB)
These lovely ladies appear to be mother and daughter. The only clue that I have is that we also have a few Harrington pictures that are mounted the same way as this one is, on a white, leatherette embossed frame board. Like some of the other Harrington photos, it's a tiny picture measuring only about 1" x 2". Email me if you know.
- Charles Garrett - MYSTERY SOLVED!!! (13 KB)
Charles Henry Garrett is the son of Ruth Nichols and Albert Garrett. Ruth's father was Hezekiah Nichols of NH>VT>OH.
- Bertha Burlingame Brophy (17 KB)
Bertha was the daughter of George Burlingame and Gladys Emmons; greatgranddaughter of Hardin Burlingame.
- Belle's sister Bird Borgan (45 KB)
Bird or Birdie Borgan was the half sister of Belle Burlingame Laker. Their mother was Lucia Varney. Mrs. Borgan resided in Newbeg, Oregon.
- Allen Barnes and wife Rosie (26 KB)
Timothy Allen Barnes born in Geauga Co., Ohio was the son of Timothy Dwight Barnes and Adaline Allen. Rosetta McConell is Allen's wife.
- Walter and Ina Rose (17 KB)
The back of this photo says differently. It tells that it is Walter and Inez Rose Zuse. Then and Now helped me figure out that it would probably be Walter Rose and his baby sister, Ina.
Ina's married name was Zuse and I think that around my great grandmother's house, Ina Zuse translated to Inez Zuse. These two cuties were the children of Eliza Allen and Timothy Rose.
- Luther and Bertha Harrington (31 KB)
Luther was more commonly known as Bob.
- Clarence Burlingame (22 KB)
Clarence was Chloe Burlingame Smith's Uncle. Her father, William Horace Burlingame and Clarence were brothers; sons of Hardin Burlingame and Lavina Heath.
- George Burlingame (50 KB)
George was Chloe's half brother.
Their father was Wm. H. Burlingame. Chloe's mother was Abigail M. Barnes who died in Kirtland, Geauga (now Lake) County, Ohio. Wm. H. later married Lucia Varney.
- Unknown Young Man (19 KB)
This image was found in a box of photos whose general association is thought to be with our Roy Williamson line around Wayland. We don't know if this is a cousin or a family friend. If you recognize him, please write.
- Jennie ??? (22 KB)
The back of this photograph says only "Jennie." No studio is indicated.
If anyone knows more than that, please contact me.
- Unknown Class (32 KB)
It looks as if this is Roy Williamson and his classmates. The school and its location is unknown as are the names of the other children. We believe Roy to be in the front row, fifth from the left. We are also curious about the girls in the checked frocks. Was there a sale on the yard goods or was this a type of uniform?
- Allen Harrington, age two (23 KB)
Seth Allen Harrington was the son of Luther and Bertha Harrington.
True to Harrington form, Seth went through life as Allen and Luther as Bob.
- Estella Nichols and James Tanner (14 KB)
Estella Nichols, daughter of Carlos Nichols and Melvina Jackson with her husband, James Tanner. Estella later married Fred Moses.
This photo is from the Porter Studio in Allegan, Michigan
- Unknown - Williamsons or Picketts 'Out West' (57 KB)
There were some cousins 'Out West' that Roy Williamson visited. We suspect this is a picture from that trip. If you recognize them, I'd love to hear from you. Their home would have been Washington or Oregon.
- Abbie, Carlton, and Charlie Harrington (15 KB)
This was The little family before Fern arrived.
- Little George Laker and his dog (29 KB)
This is a lovely little photo of young George Laker, his bicycle, and his dog.
George was the grandson of William H. Burlingame and his second wife, Lucia Varney through their daughter Belle who married Charlie Laker.
- Cousins Out West? (30 KB)
Our guess is that these are Williamson cousins who lived in Washington or Oregon. Do you know them? Let us know.
- Baby Rosella Harrington (35 KB)
Better known as Rose, she was the daughter of Luther and Bertha Harrington. It is thought that she probably lived in the State of Washington.
- Young George Laker (34 KB)
A young George Laker is shown here. He appears to be about ten years old or so.
George is the son of Charlie Laker and Belle Burlingame.
- Unknown Wayland Baseball Players (35 KB)
More of the photos found from the Williamsons. We don't recognize the faces, do you? Please let us know who this is.
- Ensign Pickett's hitching post (31 KB)
This is a photo of E.W.'s hitching post that was outside his home on East Superior Street in Wayland, Michigan.
- Belle Burlingame Laker (18 KB)
Belle was the half sister of my GGgrandmother, Chloe Burlingame.
William H. Burllingame was their father; Lucia Varney was Belle's mother.
- Maud Willett and Joseph Aube (21 KB)
This pair is from my husband, Ron's branch. Maud's family was probably originally Ouellette and Joseph's was Aubert. This photo was their engagement portrait. The family considers Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to be their home.
- Carrie Pullen (22 KB)
Carrie might be related to little Beulah and Bennie?
- Ensign Pickett at home (231 KB)
If you look closely, you can see Ensign Pickett standing in front of his house. It still stands today in excellent condition after several loving owners have resided in it. Ensign was my GGgrandfather; Roy Williamson's grandfather.
- Uncle Charlie Laker (26 KB)
Charlie Laker was Belle Burlingame's husband; father of George and Bessie Laker.
- George Tiefental Family (44 KB)
That's the only description on the back of this photo. We're unsure of where they lived or Fse neighbors they were, but Allegan County is a safe bet.
- Cochran Family (44 KB)
This mystery is solved...
This is the George Cochran Family. Shown with George is his wife Almira Barnes Cochran and their children. To the right of her is her son Asa with whom she spent her latter years. Other pictures of Almira and Asa's family are on this site.
- Fred Hilbert, Sr. (19 KB)
Fred was the son of Susan Nichols and Volney Hilbert. The Hilberts have remained friends with my own family to this day.
- Bessie, Charlie, and Belle Laker (28 KB)
Belle Burlingame Laker and her young family.
- Unknown relationship: William and Eva Barber (46 KB)
Pictures of William, Eva, and their five daughters were amongst my grandmother's things. I don't know how or if they are cousins, but the photos are nice and undoubtedly mean something to someone. There are two other photos of this family on this site. Have a look and let me know if you have any information.
- Burlingame gathering? Smith party? (67 KB)
This IS cleaned up! I can pick out Chloe Burlingame Smith and daughter Abby Smith Harrington. Is the handsome gent with the handlebar moustache Avery Smith? Any input is welcome. Let me know.
- NW Corner of Main and Superior in Wayland (37 KB)
I'd guess this to be in the mid to late twenties, but if anyone knows for sure, I'd be happy to post it.
- Ina Rose (20 KB)
Ina Rose, daughter of Eliza Allen and Timothy Rose, sister of Walter.
- Bessie and George Laker in the snow (45 KB)
I just love this picture! It was beginning to fade with age, but when I scanned it and began to adjust the image a bit, I noticed that it was snowing!
The children pictured here are the half niece and half nephew of my GGgrandmother Chloe Burlingame Smith.
- Alice Ann Pickett Williamson, baby Lois, & Robert (39 KB)
We have only a couple of photos of our Pickett family (not a single one of Ensign Pickett where you can make out his face), so it's nice to have this one of his daughter, Alice Ann. She married Robert Williamson and is shown here with their baby granddaughter, Lois Kaechele.
- Sylvia Pullen Ketchum (14 KB)
I don't know too much more than just that. Sylvia Pullen would probably be related to Bennie, Beulah, and Carrie whose pictures are found on this site.
- Baby George Laker (31 KB)
It appears that George is about a year old here. He is the son of Charlie Laker and Belle Burlingame.
- Louisa Addie Burlingame Sharp (20 KB)
Known in my family as Aunt Addie Sharp, she was the daughter of William H. Burlingame and second wife Lucia Varney. Addie would have been a half sister of Chloe's and full sister of Belle's.
- Beulah and Bennie Pullen (29 KB)
To the best of my knowledge, Beulah and Bennie Pullen were not related to my family. They were neighbors of my family's and apparently very close friends.
- Unknown bride and groom (36 KB)
This portrait was created by the Kosciusrko Co. at 535 Stocking Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I suspect these were close friends of the family in Dorr Twp.
- Celia Chuchulski and James Kubiak (30 KB)
Celia was Chloe Burlingame's dearest friend. This is Celia's wedding portrait.
- Mrs. Shinville (36 KB)
"Aunt Lena's (Tina's?) Mother Mrs. Shinville, Bertha Burlingame Brophy's Grandmother," according to the back of this photo. Also on this site is another photo of her a few years later.
Comstock Park, Michigan 49321
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