Effie Allen Shenk, born 1889, Clarke co Virginia
EFFIE ALLEN SHENK was born Nov 29, 1889 in Clarke Co Virginia. She was the daughter of ERASTUS and CATHERINE/CALLIE/CATTIE (Chrismore) SHENK.
The 1900 census shows that Effie's mother has 3 living children, but only Effie is at home.
An elderly relative has in her collection,a picture identified as Effie Allen Shenk ( as a young woman.) The picture was taken by C Fred Barr photographer of Winchester, VA.
Also, there are 3 large (unidentified) pictures of a group of people outside a house. The group consists of an older couple, 2 younger couples, another younger woman, and a male child (maybe 5 or 6). These pictures were taken by Whitaker photographers of Berryville, VA.
We are trying to determine 1) if the group picture is of Effie and her family; 2) how Effie Shenk is related to our family (in other words, why did someone in the family have these pictures?).
Our family is in Kansas and Missouri and we don't know of any connections to Virginia.
Any help with this 'mystery' will be appreciated.