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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sepia Saturday # 85

Well I am late this week and I think I missed a couple of weeks but SS goes on.

A few weeks ago I wrote about
Thomas Clinton Crume,Sr.
from my cousin John Riedel's paternal family history
book recently published and gifted to me and to our local Genealogy Society.
 I had chosen to write about Mr. Crume because his photo and story was so typical of what Sepia Saturday is about, if there is anything typical about this great little adventure in blogland.

Martha Baynum "Mamie" Riedel Crume's relationship to the author of the book is
greataunt on his paternal side.

She was born 10/15/1885 in Ky. to
Charles Riedel and Mary Geneva Fritz.
She was one of 7 children.
She married Thomas Clinton Crume, Sr. on June 7 1911 at Mill Creek Baptist Church in Nelson Co. Ky.
She was a homemaker, of course, and manager of the family nursery, serving station and restaurant in Florence, Ky. 
She died Nov. 15, 1950 in Kenton Co. Ky.
The earliest record that John has of his family is that of Johann Franz Hyeronimus Riedel born in Kuttelbery*, Austria on Sept 30 1811 and died on Sept 11, 1863. He became an physician and one night on a home call had an accident in his buggy and was killed.
*=Kuttelberg now know as Spalene, as of 1996 all towns in Austria are renamed and located in the country of Czech Republic.
I am working with John to find such stories about his maternal side which would be my paternal side.

I tried to decide what the cause of the whiteness on the photo but I have decided it is the trim on the dress or the sheen of the fabric.

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Pondside said...

Such a serene-looking lady. I enjoy these fragments of lives-past.

Marydon said...

So enjoy your photos & family shares, Peggy. Lovely picture ...
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~

La Petite Gallery said...

This is so interesting, I love tracing family history..
Have a blessed Sunday, be well. yvonne

Little Nell said...

What a serene pose. You could be right about the dress - very glittery.

Deanna said...

Sweet Summer Blessings toy ou!
Lovely portrait of this Lady!

Bob Scotney said...

I'm intrigued by the detail you turn up about the family history. The 'decoration' of the dress caught my eye immediately. A stately lady.

Alan Burnett said...

You are quite right - it is exactly what SS is all about : it is that perfect mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary. A great image.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

She looks such an elegant lady.

barbara and nancy said...

It sounds like Mamie was a lot more than a homemaker!-- manager of the family nursery, service station and restaurant!!!! What a woman!

Tattered and Lost said...

Fascinating how the holes in the dress, the pattern, create a circle, her arm crossing the center.

Karen S. said...

Absolutely, and it's such an enjoyable journey for us to look into their travels through life as well...nice post, thanks so much, glad to see your SS again!