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Journal by patfristik

This is the most treasures photo I've received to date. I obtained it last year from a 92 yr old cousin. It is my grandfather's parents, siblings and himself, (although he is partly cut off). It was amazing to get it in the mail. She sent her original copy in an envelope and told me to copy it and just send it back! I was so nervous about it's return until she let me know it arrived safely!

Surnames: FRISTIK
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on 2012-09-02 17:36:46

patfristik has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: FRISTIK.

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by queenofsheba on 2012-09-10 00:28:13

Thanks for sharing this with all of us. I never tire of looking at old photos and I wonder what led to that particular photo being taken and I llove the old style attire, their "Sunday Best".

by irishgirlgreen on 2012-09-10 15:09:25

Do you know what year this photo was take? It looks very similar to one I have of my grandfather's family and he is 96. The Victorian drapes with all the fringe and the clothing style. He was about 6 in the photo so it would be about 1920ish or so. This is one of those, "I'd love to be a fly on the wall" photos. To see the whole scene and the preperation etc not just the actual image, but the video!

by patfristik on 2012-09-11 19:10:18

The picture was taken between Sept 1902 and Jan 6 1904. There was a baby brother who is not in the picture who died in Sept 1902 and the little girl standing in the middle died Jan 6 1904 from a gunshot. Did you notice their mother was added in? According to Grandpa, she had died in 1901, she had been committed to an insane asylum. I just received her death certificate in the mail, and she died Jan 6 1908. So for some reason, their father allowed the children to believe their mother was gone long before she died. Their father died around 1905 and there were 4 children left, the older girl sitting in the chair also had passed away around 1904, and they were separated and sent away to different areas in Pa.

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