Wednesday, July 7, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 110: Pentecost Children

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:

This is a photograph of Walter Auble Pentecost (age 6) and Vernon Francis Pentecost (age 2), as noted on the back of the photograph in the hand of either their mother, Bessie Auble Pentecost, or my grandmother, Emily (Auble) Carringer. It was taken in the 1909 to 1910 time frame.

Walter was born 8 December 1904 in Illinois, and Vernon was born 26 January 1906 in Illinois, according to the California Death Index, 1940-1997, on They were sons of George William Pentecost (1869-1953) and Bessie (Auble) Pentecost (1881-1969). The Will Pentecost family resided in Whittier in Los Angeles County in the 1930 to 1950 time frame. My grandparents would visit them occasionally on their trips to the Los Angeles area.

Bessie Auble was the daughter of William A. Auble (1845-1901) and Mary S. Thompson (1860-1927), who resided in Vermilion County, Illinois. William A. Auble was the brother of Charles Auble (1849-1916), the father of Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer. Therefore Bessie and Emily were first cousins. Walter and Vernon are my second cousins, once removed.

I don't know anything more about Walter and Vernon Pentecost. If there are Pentecost family members (my cousins!) who would like a digital copy of this picture, please contact me at I may have other pictures of this Pentecost family.

1 comment:

Tonia said...

This is a great picture! I love old pictures of children; they always seem so serious.