Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Give their face a place - Ada Woodward

One of the pictures in the Carringer/Smith family collection is of Ada Woodward, age 13, taken in November 1898 - according to the handwriting on the back of the picture.

Look at the long hair. I wonder what color it was? Look at the eyes. I wonder what color they were? Look at the face - absolutely beautiful. Stunning in fact.

The writing on the back of the picture says:

"Ada Woodward, 13 years old, Nov 1898.

"Nellie Woodward's girl, her father Charlie Woodward played organ at our wedding in Wano Kan 1887, Sep. 11th. Her brother Gene was a little older, after they went away from there he died of Dyptheria."

In the 1900 census, she was age 14, and resided in Belleville, Republic County, Kansas with her grandparents, Frank and Celia Munger, along with her sister Nellie, age 10.

I have been unable to find Ada Woodward after the 1900 US Census. I don't know what happened to beautiful Ada Woodward. I hope that she had a wonderful life and passed on the genetic makeup that her Redfield and Vaux ancestors passed to her.

Posted for the "Give Their Face a Place" theme for footnoteMaven's Smile for the Camera Carnival.


Lori H said...

Oh Randy, She is beautiful. I wonder if her hair was red? It's just gorgeous. She must have been the envy of all the girls in town.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Don't you wish they let folks smile for the camera in those days! She was too pretty not to smile!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Good choice, Randy. Really neat!


Renate Yarborough Sanders said...

My goodness, she's quite beautiful! I hope you can find out more about her. I love the hair!!!

Mel said...

What a startling photo, Randy! She is beautiful and only 13. She seems so serious but maybe that's because of the style of the day (no smiling!)