Alice Kate Marshall Heffner (1873-1950) and her husband, David Heffner (1868-1939) ~ a classic American photograph, isn't it?
The Heffners with granddaughter Anne Elliott, daughter of Violet Kathleen Heffner Elliott. David Heffner was born in Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Heffner and Mary Ann Stayner.
Alice Kate Marshall Heffner (called Kate) was the eighth child and fourth daughter of William K. Marshall and Anna Mary Rumbarger of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
David Heffner (1868-1939) ~ detail from prior photo.
Kate Marshall Heffner
Kate Marshall Heffner ~ either just arriving or on her way home!
Anna Mary Rumbarger Marshall, mother of Kate Marshall Heffner. This photograph was taken in 1921 in the backyard of her Reynoldsville home by a professional photographer. The occasion was the visit of Kate Heffner's neice--Anna Mary's granddaughter--Evangeline Seeley from Kansas to see her Pennsylvania Family. Grandmother Marshall was 83 years old, and would live nearly three more years. She bore twelve children, all of whom survived childhood with eleven of them living past the age of 20.
The identification on the previous photo, with the words "Mother Marshall" written in the hand of Kate Marshall Heffner.
William Kelker Marshall (1829-1911), Kate Marshall Heffner's father. Born in Butler, Pennsylvania, he was reared in Lawrenceburg (now Parker) in the northwestern tip of Armstrong County on the Allegheny River. In the 1850s, he moved his young family to the forests of Washington Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in the lumbering business. By the late 1870s, the family moved to East Main Street, Reyndolsville, where he spent the rest of his life. He was a lumberman and farmer and the father of twelve children.
The Heffners, with Ann Elliott and her mother, Violet Heffner Elliott.
From the left: Merredith and Laura Heffner Wilson, Kate and David Heffner, their granddaughter, Anne Elliott, and her mother, Violet Heffner Elliott.
Violet Heffner Elliott (left); Laura Heffner Wilson (seated); unknown person (standing, right). Could this be their sister Hazel Heffner Daugherty? Violet's daughter Anne thinks not.
Violet Kathleen Heffner Elliott
Anne Elliott, with her Aunt Laura Heffner Wilson looking on.
Anne Elliott Stempel, daughter ot Violet Heffner Elliott and her husband Ralph L. Elliott (1882-1967)
Retirement celebration and recognition for Ralph L. Elliott (1882-1967), who worked many years at Westinghouse, near Pittsburgh.
Hazel Heffner Daugherty (1893-1979) with grandson David E. Daugherty
Elmo F. Barnett Daugherty (1913-2003) and husband Thomas (Tom) H. Daugherty (1915-1962). Tom is the son of Hazel Heffner Daugherty.
Tom and Elmo Daugherty with son David? And if it's David, the year is 1938. A classic photo here--note the baby's carrier.
Kate and David Heffner with . . . ?
Kathryn Bell Daugherty Marsh (1917-1981), daughter of Hazel Heffner Daugherty and her husband Harry Daugherty (1890-1974).
Laura Heffner Wilson and her mother, Kate Marshall Heffner
Anna Laura Heffner Wilson (1900-1990). She was named for her Grandmother Marshall and for her mother's sister Laura Eva Marshall, who died in 1897; she was the first daughter born to this family after the death of her Aunt Laura Marshall.
Anna Laura Heffner, born May 5, 1900 in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Merredith DeMotte Wilson (1901-1982), son of Cecil E. Wilson and Belle Forrester Wilson; husband of Laura Heffner.
Uncertain identification~perhaps Cecil E. Wilson and Belle Forrester Wilson, Merredith Wilson's parents.
Merredith and Laura Wilson
Merredith Wilson, right, and an unknown helper, building the Wilson's home in Monroeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Merredith worked for Westinghouse . . . ?
Merredith was an inventor, and is shown here during World War II with his motorized bike. He's holding up "one" finger, to show the service station attendant that it takes only one gallon of gas. This picture appeared in a Pittsburgh newspaper woth the account of WIlson's invention, at a time when gasoline was rationed on account of the war effort.
Merredith WIlson, Laurel Week Parade 1978, Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, where he and Laura lived in retirement. He was ever the character! See the next image for his own caption to this clown-on-a-bike picture.
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Merredith's caption for his clown photo, written on the reverse of the picture.
Laura Heffner WIlson and her husband Merredith (center right) at a 1970s Marshall Family Reunion near Kittanning, Pennsylvania.
Detail of previous photo. To Laura's left is Florence Williams Marshall (1900-1989), whose husband Clifford W. Marshall (1879-1964) and Laura were full cousins.
Merredith WIlson was an amateur photographer, and this is one of his pictures.
Another of Wilson's Pennsylvania scenery photos.
The Heffner Sisters: Anna Laura Heffner Wilson, Hazel Marie Heffner Daugherty, and Violet Kathleen Heffner Elliott. The man in the background is . . ?
The Heffner Graves, Reynoldsville Cemetery in Jefferson County, Pennaylvania
Grave of Ralph Elliott, Bradys Bend Cemetery, near East Brady, Pennsylvania. This area was the home of Elliott's family.
The grave of Violet Heffner Elliott, Bradys Bend Cemetery
The grave of the Daughertys, Reynoldsville Cemetery.
The grave of the Wilsons, Reynoldsville Cemetery.