Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Emily Kemp Auble in About 1916 -- Post 564 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

An Auble cousin gifted me with a photograph album of her family several years ago which included quite a few photos of my grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer and her parents, Charles and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble.

Included in the photo album, created by Bessie (Auble) Pentecost in about 1930, was this intriguing photo:

This photograph is of my grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977), taken in about 1916, when she was a high school student.  The setting may be the back yard of the Auble house at 767 14th Street in San Diego, or some other place. 

Several years ago, while doing Auble research, a descendant of Will and Bessie (Auble) Pentecost contacted me and offered the album to me, telling me that it had many photographs of the family of my grandparents (Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer).  I have kept the album intact in case she ever wants it back, but have digitized many of the photos of my Carringer and Auble families. 

Unfortunately, there were no photographs of the parents of Charles Auble, David and Sarah (Knapp) Auble of Terre Haute, Indiana. 


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JN1943 said...

Randy, since she was approx 17 yrs old and is dressed up and formally posed, I wonder if the occasion is the day of her graduation. It is spring or summer by the photo so that fits. Our parents all posed us similarly for such an important occasion.

Judyth Neuzil

Randy Seaver said...

Hi Judyth,

Thank you for the comment. I don't think that Emily graduated from high school. The family information indicates that she left school after her father died in March 1916 and went to work to support her mother.

This may be a photo before or after her wedding in June 1918, but she looks younger than 19 to me. It may be a photo from the 1916 school year too.