Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 51: Visiting the Longley's corn field

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

This photograph is from my grandfather's photo album that I scanned during Scanfest in January:

The caption below the photograph says "At the Longley's, July 23, 1916." At least we have the date! I can identify the following persons in the photograph:

* Henry Austin Carringer (far left)
* Abigail (Vaux) Smith (second from left - note stylish face net)
* Della (Smith) Carringer (third from left)

I assume that the others are from the Longley family - all seven of them (mom, dad, four children, grandma) and the dog. I haven't run across the Longley's in my research, but they may be neighbors, coworkers, or family friends developed over 30 years of living in San Diego. I looked for a Longley family with four small children in the 1920 census for San Diego County, and there was only the James Longley family in El Cajon with children born in 1911, 1914 and 1916 - those don't match the kids in the photo. I didn't find a likely candidate family for Langley either. Oh well!

Because I can't identify the family, I can't identify the setting, other than a corn field somewhere in San Diego County!

This photograph was pasted into the album of Lyle L. Carringer, with pictures dating from approximately 1908 to 1925, and was handed down to his daughter (my mother) who gave it to me after 1988.

1 comment:

Gloria said...

You've got me interested in this one. I'm researching the Longley line originally from Firsby Lincolnshire England emigrating to MA settling mostly in the Groton, Shirley, Pepperell areas.I know there were two or three families that left for CA during the gold rush to seek their fortune. Perhaps this family is in some way related to those families, if so they may be relatives of mine. If you discover the names please let me know. gloria dot oren at gmail dot com
Gloria Oren