Wednesday, June 9, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 106: Carringer and Kemp families in 1920?

I'm posting 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.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can. Many of these were "new" to my digital photograph collection.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

There is no writing on the back of this photograph. Based on the ages of the known people, and the presence of a baby, my conclusion is that this may be a photograph taken by my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer, in the 1920 time frame.

The persons in the photograph are (left to right):

* Della (Smith) Carringer, wife of Austin Carringer, mother of Lyle Carringer and grandmother of Betty Carringer
* Emily (Auble) Carringer, wife of Lyle Carringer, mother of Betty Carringer, and daughter of Georgia Auble
* unknown female
* Austin Carringer (holding baby), husband of Della Carringer, father of Lyle Carringer, grandfather of Betty Carringer
* Betty Virginia Carringer (held by Austin Carringer), daughter of Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer
* Georgia (Kemp) Auble, mother of Emily (Auble) Carringer, grandmother of Betty Carringer
* unknown female
* unknown male

The male on the far right may be Franklin Kemp (1880-1953, birth name Alfred Francis Edward Kemp), the half-brother of Georgia (Kemp) Auble. According to family lore, Franklin owned or worked on a ranch in Ramona during the 1910 to 1930 time period, although I haven't found any record of this. In the 1920 US Census, Franklin and wife Ellen (Elliott) Kemp resided in Los Angeles at 2957 Brighton Avenue. They had no children. If the man on the right is Franklin Kemp, then one of the two unknown females is his wife.

The male on the far right may also be James Alexander Kemp (1872-1934), a brother of Georgia (Kemp) Auble. One of the females may be his wife, Bertha (Fuller) Kemp (1874-1951). They resided in Los Angeles in the 1920 time frame. They had three children, Myrtle (born 1893), LeRoy (born 1896) and Edith (born 1903).

One of the unknown females may be Myrtle Kemp (1893-1970) or Edith Kemp (1903-1980), daughter of James and Bertha (Fuller) Kemp. Unfortunately, I don't have any identified family photos of Myrtle or Edith Kemp to compare to.

I do not recognize the setting for this photograph from the known San Diego area homes. It may be the Ramona ranch, or it may be one of the Los Angeles area homes.

One of my tasks today will be to look for more census records for the California Kemp families.