John Wesley Robinson, younger brother of my great grandfather Hon. Thomas Robinson. Photo taken by G.M. Elton Photographers of Palmyra NY, probably about 1870. John Robinson was a school teacher.
Dr. Francis Belden Putnam, husband of my great great aunt Julia Frances Barber
Luella Barber Robinson (later North). Clyde NY , late 1870's. One of our oldest photos.
My grandmother LBRN' s inscription says: "Baby Robinson" Possibly it is her little sister Alena Robinson, who died of diphtheria at age 8. Picture is old, on rigid backing, probably from 1880's.
Olld Robinson picture; 3 inscriptions: one by LBRN with date "July 23/ 87" one at top says "Aunt Luella and friends"; one in LRNK handwriting says one of the men standing may be her father Charles North, this is probably mistaken. Girl at right in black skirt probably my grandmother Luella Barber Robinson, later North, at age abt 16.
Luella Barber Robinson (later North), age 16, about 1888. Palmyra NY
Jane Robinson, about 40 years old, 1870's. She lived 1831-1927. born on ocean crossing; parents were emigrating from north Ireland to Canada, then to Wayne Co. NY. She was an unmarried school teacher.
Mystery: an old Kemble group picture hard to identify individuals. Probably includes Bickel and/or Zartman cousins. Males could be the four Kemble brothers; male standing at back left could be William Penn Kemble, the male standing at back center looks like Adam or Franklin . (Edward was oldest; Adam and Frank the youngest). Girl seated in middle row second from left looks like Lydia Kemble. Before 1900.
Luella Barber Robinson (later North), 1894 at age 22
Mary Luella Robinson Hall, my grandmother Luella Barber Robinson North's older sister. Mary died at age 28, leaving two young daughters. enhanced
Luella Barber Robinson, later North. age 28. retouched, not too good.
Bertha Eugenia Doty Miller (Kemble) in nurse uniform about 1898
Bertha Eugenia Doty, later Kemble, Registered Nurse. taken about 1898
My grandmother Luella Barber Robinson, later North, with her Clyde NY "Embroidery Club". July 1899. Luella is in front center in a dark dress. She described this group as rather boring with their constant talk about babies (most of them were married).
Great Aunt Harriet Sophia North, older sister of SLK's grandfather Dr. Charles H North. (There may have been 17 years' difference in their ages). She brought her brother Charles and my grandmother Luella B Robinson together. LBR described her as a very strong-minded woman. She trained as a Montessori teacher in California. enhanced
William Penn Kemble about 1906. Probably Mt. Carmel PA.
Thomas Robinson with grandsons Thomas R. North and Grover N. North. About 1920
Isaac Kembel/Kemble, wife Matilda Bickel Kemble and their family, c. 1885. Youngest boy at center would be Franklin, older girl standing Lydia,younger girl sitting is Laura. Man standing at right looks like my grandfather William Penn Kemble; I am speculating that man standing at left is Edward Kemble and man standing center is Adam. enhanced and exported 2013
Uncle Adam Kemble working in pharmacy age abt 17, 1895. He went on to become a medical doctor (urologist), training and practicing in Washington DC. Photo taken in Mt Carmel PA
Dr. Charles H. North, perhaps age 20, year abt 1887, Palmyra NY
Young Charles H. North about 1890
Franklin Kemble Sr., West Point Cadet about 1908
Four Kemble brothers (sons of Isaac), about 1900. William Penn K. is standing at left; man standing beside him is Adam or Frank (I can't be sure); man seated on left is Adam or Frank; man seated on right is probably Edward, the oldest.
Probably Adam Kemble M.D. abt 1905
Probably Isaac Kemble with white beard in front of his house located in Mt Carmel PA, Herndon, or Tower City. Abt 1900
College dorm room Kutztown PA State Normal School [teachers' college] 1904. Probably Aunt Laura Kemble at left.
Laura Kemble (probably) abt 1900
Lydia Kemble about 1910, Mt. Carmel PA
Baby Robert Penn Kemble, probably dressed for baptism. Mt. Carmel PA 1905. Best image.
Robert Penn Kemble, age about 3, 1908 Mt. Carmel PA
Thomas Robinson North age 2+ abt 1911, Dannemora NY
Funny postcard from Bobby (Robert Penn Kemble) to Uncle Franklin Kemble Sr. Little Bobby in buggy at left; father William Penn is walking children, who is girl? postmarked 1906; I finally figured that a parent must have written the postcard!
Bobby (Robert Penn Kemble) age about 2, 1907-1908. Mt Carmel PA
Probably Isaac Kemble (1839-1909) with grandson Robert Penn Kemble. About 1908
Robert Penn Kemble age abt 4, probably 1909. Mt Carmel PA
Robert Penn Kemble (Bobby) abt 1908 with belt
Little Robert Penn Kemble age about 3, 1908? nice. straightened and exported
Matilda Bickel (Kemble) before 1900.
Matilda Bickel (Kemble) with grandchildren Betty (left) and Bobby [Robert P.] Kemble. about 1910, Mt Carmel PA
Kemble group about 1910. Children in front probably Robert Penn Kemble and sister Betty. Old man in white beard perhaps patriarch Isaac Kemble. Man standing in back 2nd from left probably William Penn Kemble, woman standing 4th from left probably his wife Bertha Eugenia. Woman sitting at far left could be Laura Kemble. Northumberland Co. PA
Dr. Charles H. North (seated at left) probably pictured with his Dannemora State Hospital staff. Before 1918
Hazel Hall, later Kassor, May 1911. Stony Point NY. Hazel was the granddaughter of Hon. Thomas Robinson and his wife Sarah Jane Barber. She was the daughter of Mary Robinson, later Hall. She was the mother and Virginia and Deborah Kassor.
Robert Penn Kemble age about 10, 1915 Mt. Carmel PA
Robert Penn Kemble about 8 years old, abt 1913. enhanced
Flu epidemic 1918 -- nurse in field hospital. This is not my grandmother Bertha E. Kemble but it could have been. She was a nurse and risked her life working in a field hospital set up outside Mt. Carmel PA.
Sarah Jane Barber Robinson, her husband Hon. Thomas Robinson, with their grandson baby Thomas Robinson North "the center of attraction" about 1910. Probably at Clyde NY Probably taken by their granddaughter Hazel Hall (later Kassor).
Hon. Thomas Robinson with grandson Thomas Robinson North. c. 1910. Probably taken in Clyde NY by Thomas' granddaughter Hazel May Hall (Kassor).
Baby Thomas R. North; lower picture is with his mother Luella B. (Robinson North). c. 1910, probably taken by his cousin Hazel Hall (Kassor). near Dannemora NY. enhanced for contrast.
Baby Thomas R. North, probably spring 1910, Dannemora NY
Jane Robinson, c. 1910, age aabt 75. Probably taken by her grand niece Hazel Hall (Kassor). Clyde NY?
Luella Barber Robinson North, my grandmother, abt 1911. Dannemora or Clyde NY. She is age about 39 here, and would yet bear two more children. Enhanced
My grandmother Luella Barber Robinson North c. 1911 when she about 39. Taken in Dannemora or Clyde NY by Hazel Hall (Kassor)
"Onawawek", camp on Chazy Lake, Clinton Co. NY, hand built by Dr. Charles H. North and fellow members of his Dannemora State Hospital staff before 1905.
Another view of "Onawawek", the camp on Chazy Lake NY built by my grandfather Dr. Charles H. North and his friends before 1905. Photo probably taken by my cousin Hazel Hall (Kassor) about 1911. Photo enhanced.
"Onawawek" was the name of the stone and wood camp built by Dr. Charles H. North and friends of his, some from Dannemora State Hospital. It's said they did a lot of the work themselves. This probably taken c. 1910, perhaps by Hazel Hall (Kassor). enhanced
Dannemora NY scenes, taken about 1912. enhanced
Little Tom North age 2+ Plattsburgh NY abt 1911 enhanced
My uncle Thomas R. North, possibly taken in Clyde NY, 1911. Enhanced
Luella Barber Robinson North and her husband Dr. Charles H North with their first child Thomas R North, August 1911 Clyde NY. Taken by Hazel Hall (Kassor). The North couple would late in life go on to have two more children: My mother Luella the following year, and Grover Nelson North after five years. cropped and enhanced
Probably Thomas R. North at left, with friend who was a son of Dannemora State Hospital staff. Dec. 1912, taken probably by Tom's first cousin Hazel May Hall (later Kassor)
Little Luella Robinson North (later Kemble) "Ticky" , 1914 or 1915, at home at superintendant's house on Dannemora NY State Hospital grounds
Little Luella Robinson North (later Kemble) age abt 3; she was then nicknamed "Ticky". In front of their house on Dannemora Hospital grounds. Probably summer 1915. Photo taken by her cousin Janet North (Holt).
At Chazy Lake, Clinton Co. NY. Thomas Robinson is old man at far left, his daughter Luella Robinson (North) beside him with top-knot hair, her cousin Harry Frear standing at far left, two Kassor girls seated at front; Charles H. North seated at right. Older woman seated at center is probably Sarah Barber Robinson. Taken before 1911.
On Chazy Lake, Clinton Co. NY. Thomas Robinson is older man at far right; Charles H. North is probably the one standing, his wife Luella Robinson (North) is woman in back, her cousin Harry Frear is young man in front, and one of the Kassor girls is sitting at left front. Probably taken before 1911.
Dannemora State Hospital. Half moon window on 3rd floor at right was sitting room of superindant's quarters, where my mother Luella North (Kemble) was born in 1912. In 1914, North family moved to a house built for them on hospital grounds. Photo probably taken abt 1910
At Dannemore NY State Hospital: unknown skier, getting some air. Before 1918
Little Luella R North "Ticky" in winter. near Dannemora NY 1914-1915
Hazel Hall (later Kassor) with little cousin "Ticky" (Luella R North, later Kemble). Abt 1915 at North home on grounds of Dannemora State Hospital
Thomas Robinson North and younger sister Luella North (later Kemble). Tom is almost seven, Luella is 3 1/2. December 1915, Dannemora NY (in their house on State hospital grounds. Interesting Christmas tree, undoubtedly cut by my Grandfather North from the surrounding forest.
Thomas R North and sister Luella R North (later Kemble), December 1915 Dannemora NY. They are in their home on the grounds of Dannemora State Hospital.
Picnic near Dannemora NY. My mother Luella North (Kemble) told me that she was the child at left center, the child at right her brother Tom. The lady second from left was said to be the children's mother Luella B. Robinson North. She looks older than her age, although she would have been in her mid forties, and perhaps had yet to bear her third child. Mom identified the others as servants; the man at right was the chauffeur. That was the way they lived in Dannemora.
Picnic near Dannemora abt 1916. According to my mother, Luella B Robinson (North) is the older woman 2nd from right; her two young children Luella (my mother), and son Tom are center. The other adults are said to be servants, the man is the chauffer. There is a copy or near copy of this elsewhere.
Tom North with little sister Luella "Ticky" (probably). 1914 or 1915, near Dannemora NY enhanced
Luella Robinson North (later Kemble) at a pretend teaparty, age 3. Clinton Co. NY, probably summer or fall 1915.
Thomas R North, younger sister Luella R. North, and "BUNNY". My mother told me this wild rabbit in foreground was a favorite of theirs. Summer 1916 or 1917, near Dannemora NY
Sarah Jane Barber (Robinson) about 1905
Sarah Jane Barber Robinson, c. 1910, probably Clyde NY. taken by her granddaughter Hazel Hall (Kassor).
left, Sarah JB Robinson, husband Hon. Thomas Robinson, and their granddaughter Hazel May Hall (later Kassor). June 1910, Robinson home in Clyde NY. enhanced
My great grandparents Hon. Thomas Robinson and wife Sarah Jane Barber Robinson. St. Augustine FL, Feb. 1911. I think Sarah died later that year. She looks well and happy here.
Luella B. Robinson (North). Press photo for her 1921 campaign for Children's Court Judge, Clinton Co. NY
Luella Barber Robinson (North) campaign press photo probably abt 1924 when she was running for second term.
Luella Robinson North, later Kemble, age about 11.
Luella Robinson North (later Kemble) in her teens, about 1927. Plattsburgh NY. cropped, enhanced, exported
Four generations: Left to right in back: Thomas Robinson, his daughter Luella Robinson (North), her daughter and my mother Luella North (Kemble) and several cousins of mine. Young boy at left front: my uncle Grover Nelson North. 1925
Grover Nelson North, age abt 13, on his way to St. Paul's private boarding school. abt 1929.
Arline Hall-DeWitt Chapman wedding party, Oct 2 1915 Waterbury CT. Bride Arline Hall at center right, with groom standing beside her; bridesmaid is Arline's sister Hazel Hall. Martin Hall, father of bride is at far right. The Hall sisters were my first cousins once removed, daughters of my great aunt Mary Robinson Hall. We descend from Hon. Thomas Robinson and his wife Sarah Jane Barber.
Grover Nelson North portrait, probably taken c. 1937. enhanced
Grover Nelson North with his wife (or fiancee) Virginia Bleh; his graduation from Yale University abt 1937. They married very young and later divorced.
Young Robert Penn Kemble, perhaps age 15. c. 1920 Mt Carmel PA
Robert Penn Kemble in his early 20's portrait (2) enhanced and exported
Robert Penn Kemble in 1932, age about 27. Probably taken in Mt. Carmel PA
Princeton graduation 1927: Robert Penn Kemble
Probably Frances Elizabeth Kemble -- the flapper! -- age about 15, 1922.
Judge Luella Barber Robinson (North) and her three children: Standing from left, Thomas R. North, Luella R. North (later Kemble), Grover N. North. 189 Cornelia St. Plattsburgh NY abt 1934
Luella Robinson North (later Kemble), probably Mt. Holyoke College graduation picture, 1933. enhanced & exported
Our second cousins Virginia and Debbie Kassor, about 1935. They were the daughters of Hazel Hall and Otto Kassor, and the granddaughters of Martin Hall and my great aunt Mary Robinson Hall.
Wedding party: Center, bride Luella R. North and groom Dr. Robert P. Kemble, best man Dr. Chester Ridgway at far right; at left bridesmaids Ann Marie Johnson and Betty Nichols. Plattsburgh NY December 26, 1936.
Golden couple: Luella North Kemble and Dr. Robert Penn Kemble perhaps in their Philadelphia PA apartment. Early in their marriage. SLK does not recognize the fireplace. 1937?
Dr. Robert Penn Kemble at leisure. His notes on this photo are humorous: he was experimenting with photography. Perhaps his and LNK's Phila. apartment early 1938.
Luella North (Kemble) perhaps in their Phila. apartment early 1938
Luella North (Kemble). Probably early or late 1938.
Luella North (Kemble) the beauty. Her husband's "artistic" photography. Perhaps early 1938 in their apartment?
Glamorous Luella North (Kemble). She is in a car. Her humorous notes indicate that "subject is trying to move from front to back seat". Apparently her husband Robert P. Kemble was experimenting with photo techniques. Possibly Worcester MA 1941
Dr. Robert P. Kemble at the Philadelphia Guidance Center where he trained as a chlld psychiatrist. 1938. enhanced and exported
"Sally Lou" Sarah Luella "Sally" Kemble Sept. 1938. She was born Sept. 4. She is in ancestral crib where her father also was cradled.
Baby Sarah Luella "Sally" Kemble age abt 1 month with parents Luella and Robert P. Kemble. Abt Oct. 1938
Sally Kemble abt 2 months. Dad always insisted it was her first smile.
Baby Sally Kemble age 2 1/2 months. Outing on Rittenouse Square, close to her parents' apartment. Note old style baby buggy.
Sarah Luella Kemble baptism certificate. Mt. Carmel PA Dec. 25, 1938
William Penn Kemble and wife Bertha Eugenia Doty (Kemble) in back of their Mt. Carmel PA home. Possibly late 1938 on occasion of granddaughter Sally's baptism. Or perhaps a wedding anniversary?
Sally Kemble age about 1 year
"The Bath" Sally Kemble about 10 months. Dad and Mom considered it her best picture. Summer 1939, taken by Dad
Sally Kemble's second Christmas, 1939. She is age 15 months. Note Mickey Mouse toy at left and Raggedy Ann at right.
Sally Kemble at left; her "friend" is probably George Bland. Summer 1941?
Birth announcement for Richard Penn Kemble in the Ashland (PA) Daily News Jan. 1941
Luella North (Kemble) and first son Richard Penn Kemble age 1 month. Worcester MA March 1941.
Richard Penn Kemble, age 1 month. Worcester MA, abt March 1941
Sally Kemble age 2 1/2 with baby brother Richard Penn age 1 month. Worcester MA abt March 1941
William Penn Kemble with grandchildren Sally and baby Richard Penn Kemble. Worcester MA abt March 1941
Lydia Kemble, age about 55
Sally Kemble with brother Richard Penn, summer 1941 Worcester MA
Sally Kemble near Kemble house on Worcester State Hospital grounds Her Dad was employed there. Early 1941?
Sally Kemble, age 2+. Spring 1941, Worcester MA State Hospital grounds, where her Dad worked and where we lived.
Captain Robert Penn Kemble, Sandwich, Cape Cod MA, Sept. 1941. Our pre-WW II Ford is in the background
Dr. Robert Penn Kemble in Army uniform during World War II. enhanced
Captain Robert Penn Kemble, Army Medical Corps, 1943. Note Medical Corps insignia on his lapel.
Sally Kemble with brother Richard Penn. Probably fall 1941
Bertha Eugenia Doty (Kemble) with granddaughter Sally. Spring 1941 Worcester MA, probably.
Sally Kemble spring 1940 or 1941
Sandwich MA, summer 1941 or 1942, Captain Robert P. Kemble, little Sally, baby Richard Penn with mother Luella
Luella North (Kemble) with son Richard Penn. Probably fall1942
Richard Penn Kemble in Sandwich MA late summer 1941?
House in Sandwich MA which Kembles rented in summer 1943 when Robert Kemble was stationed at Army Camp Edwards. Some of Sally's earliest memories are from there. Luella North (Kemble) in foreground.
Richard Penn Kemble age abt 1 year, on his Grandmother North's back steps. Plattsburgh NY early 1942
Little Sally Kemble age about 3 with her Uncle Thomas Robinson North and "Nanny", her grandmother Luella Robinson (North). Near Plattsburgh NY early 1942?
Sally Kemble age 3 1/2, with brother Richard Penn Kemble age one, in their grandmother North's back yard, early 1942. cropped and enhanced
Luella North Kemble (center) age 29, sister-in-law Betty Gordon North, three year old Sally K. Unknown girl at left. Winter 1941-42 Plattssburgh NY
Thomas Robinson North stepping up. Probably taken in 1942.
Thomas Robinson North. Probably taken in early 1942.
Elizabeth "Betty" Gordon. She married Thomas R. North. Probably taken 1942 in Plattsburgh NY.
Thomas R. North-Betty Gordon wedding April 21, 1942, Plattsburgh NY
Thomas Robinson North age abt 32 with his little nephew Richard Penn Kemble. Plattsburgh NY 1941
Grover N. North probably early 1942 near Plattsburgh NY perhaps Dannemora He appears to be on skis.
Luella North center, her brother Thomas R. North age about 32, 3 year old Sally, unknown friend at left. Plattsburgh NY 1941-1942
Sally Kemble, age 3 1/2 in snow. Plattsburgh NY (her grandmother's house), early 1942. enhanced
Probably Richard Penn Kemble, at grandmother North's house, Plattsburgh NY early 1942
Richard Penn Kemble, probably age 2. Worcester MA or Plattsburgh NY
Richard Penn Kemble age 13 months, in his Grandmother North's back yard, 189 Cornelia St. Plattsburgh NY enhanced and exported
Luella Barber Robinson North, age abt 70, with her younger son Grover Nelson North age abt 26, c. 1942. He is in Army uniform.
Thomas Robinson North, SLK's maternal uncle, in Army uniform about 1943. Note Army JAG [legal] insignia on his lapel.
Thomas Robinson North with his mother Luella Robinson (North). Probably taken in 1942.
Grover Nelson North in Army uniform, summer 1944
Wedding: Leroy "Pete" Sharer and Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Kemble. July 1942 at "The Shack" a property owned by Betty's father William Penn Kemble on Penn's Creek Selinsgrove PA. Betty's brother Captain Robert P. Kemble is standing at left.
Sally Kemble and brother Richard Penn, July 1943, Danville KY
Sally Kemble (right) with Karl Schaefer. Probably summer 1941.
Sally Kemble summer 1940, age abt 22 months. Worcester MA. enhanced, cropped, text added.
"Chip off the Old Block" LNK's caption. Sally Kemble with Dad Robert Penn Kemble, summer 1941 or 1942.
Sally Kemble with brother Richard Penn. 1942?
Sally Kemble age about 21 months, Worcester MA 1940 enhanced, exported
Sally Kemble age 4 and brother Richard Penn age 2. Probably Danville KY early 1943.
Sally Kemble, summer 1941? Lake Champlain NY
Sally Kemble in pool age about 3. Boy is probably George Bland. There appears to be a child in playpen at back. Worcester State Hospital grounds summer 1943?
Luella B. Robinson (North) age 70 with grandchildren Sally and Richard Penn Kemble. July 1942
Richard Penn and Sally Kemble Feb 1943. Note old Encylopedia Britannica and old WWII globe, which Eugenia Kemble still has.
Richard Penn Kemble about 3 years. Danville KY or Butler PA
Sarah Luella "Sally" Kemble with her first pet: kitten "Kenton", July 1943, Danville KY
Sally Kemble age 4, indoors by Britannica. Danville KY March 1943. enhanced and exported
Sarah Luella "Sally" Kemble with some antique furniture, June 1942. Plattsburgh NY or Danville KY, more likely Plattsburgh cropped and exported
Richard Penn Kemble age 2, taken in Lexington KY 1943
Richard Penn Kemble age 2, Danville KY Feb. 1943
"Sisterly love": Richard Penn Kemble (left) age abt 2, his sister Sally age 4. Danville KY probably fall 1942
Sally Kemble and brother Richard Penn. Probably fall 1942, Danville KY
Richard Penn Kemble, age 2 1/2, July 1943 Danville KY
Sally Kemble age 4 and brother Richard Penn age 2. Summer 1943 Danville KY.
Party at our rented house given for Dad's military colleagues at Darnell General Hospital. Danville KY 1943
Storm damage Danville KY summer 1943. Sally K remembers being terrified during this sudden storm which was probably a minor tornado or "derecho"
Sally Kemble age four, Danville KY 1942
Sarah Luella "Sally" Kemble and brother Richard Penn Kemble abt 1944
Sally and Penn Kemble, Danville KY portrait, 1944/45
Sarah Luella "Sally" Kemble age 6 with pigtails, Plattsburgh NY 1944/45
Richard Penn Kemble with sister Sarah Luella, probably 1944
Richard Penn Kemble (1941-2005) age abt four. Portrait
Richard Penn Kemble age 4, already a rebel. 1945
Sally Kemble age 6, winter 1944-1945. In back of her grandmother "Nanny" North's house Plattsburgh NY
Major Robert Penn Kemble and wife Luella North (Kemble) probably 1943 or spring 1944 in Butler PA
Luella North Kemble in Butler PA, probably early 1944. Coat is muskrat fur.
Sally Kemble age abt 5
Picnic near Erie PA. Luella North Kemble and her first two children Richard Penn and Sally. LNK is pregnant with Eugenia. Summer 1944.
Luella North (Kemble) and her 3 children, winter 1944-45. From left, Richard Penn, baby Eugenia, Sally
Luella North (Kemble) with baby Eugenia, Plattsburgh NY winter 1944-1945
Sally Kemble and brother Richard Penn. Probably early 1942, Plattsburgh NY
Sally, Richard Penn, baby Eugenia. Winter 1944-1945 Plattsburgh NY
Sally Kemble in ballet tutu, probably summer 1946, Plattsburgh NYLittle sister Eugenia is lurking at left.
Two pictures of baby Eugenia Kemble age about 10 mnths. Plattsburgh NY 1945.
Eugenia Kemble age abt 18 months, Plattsburgh 1945-46
Sally Kemble age 6+ Plattsburgh NY 1945
Army Major Robert P. Kemble, El Paso Texas 1945
Army Major Robert Penn Kemble with actress Ingrid Bergman, at Butler PA hospital 1944. Enhanced
Army Major Robert Penn Kemble with actress Ingrid Bergman, at Butler PA hospital 1944. enhanced 2
William Penn Kemble letter to son, Dr. Robert P. Kemble-- his brother Adam stricken with cancer. July 1943. p. 1
Dr. Adam Kemble with his grand niece Mary Elizabeth Harter. Probably taken in Mt. Carmel PA summer 1943 a few months before he died of stomach cancer.
Dr. Adam Kemble obituary, Mt. Carmel Item Nov. 1943
Winter view of "The Shack", William Penn Kemble's summer property on Penn's Creek Selinsgrove PA. Kemble family spent summer of 1946 there (five of us); we had no home at that time! Outdoor privy, no running water inside.
Idyllic summer: Sally Kemble and brother Richard Penn on raft on Penn's Creek near Selinsgrove PA, summer 1946. Our grandfather had a cabin there; he spoiled us including buying us this raft.
Eugenia Kemble age 22 months, July 1946. Probably at Grandpa Kemble's summer place "the Shack" near Selinsgrove PA
William Penn Kemble with two of his grandchildren: Eugenia K (left) and her brother Richard Penn K. July 1946 at "The Shack", WPK's property on Penn's Creek, Selinsgrove PA cropped and enhanced, exported
William Penn Kemble in formal dress, possibly for a Masonic function. He was in late seventies here, photo perhaps taken in 1955. Mt Carmel PA, in his Mt Carmel Item (newspaper) office? enhanced
Grandpa Kemble with Penn age five and Gene almost two, at "the Shack" Selinsgrove PA summer 1946 enhanced
Kemble rented home on East Frederick Street in Millersville PA, as it was 1946-1952
Dr. Robert digging in his Millersville vegetable garden about 1947. Enhanced
Dad's (RPK's) seedlings. He later would plant them in his big outside garden. Millersville PA spring abt 1948
Garage at rented Kemble property Millersville PA. Our old pre WW II Ford is in the garage. Before 1949
From left: Richard Penn, Sally, and Eugenia Kemble. Millersville PA 1948
Richard Penn Kemble age 7. School picture, Millersville PA
Richard Penn Kemble (1941-2005) with our terrier Clony. About 1950, Millersville PA
Eugenia Kemble on swing in Millersville, abt 1948
Eugenia Kemble hanging from tree in Millersville PA abt 1948
cousins Eugenia Kemble and Leroy Ralph Sharer, Mt. Carmel PA probably fall 1947
Leroy Ralph Sharer age about six, in back yard Mt Carmel PA. Taken about 1949
Sally age 9+ with bubblegum; sister Eugenia 3+. Millersville PA summer 1947.
Baby Grover Kemble, Millersville, probably late fall 1948 when he was a few months old
Baby Grover Kemble with mother Luella North (Kemble). Probably late fall 1948, Millersville PA
Baby Grover Kemble with his Mom Luella North Kemble. Millersville PA, probably early 1949. enhanced
Eugenia Kemble probably winter 1948-1949, Millersville PA
Cousins Leroy Sharer and Eugenia Kemble, 1947 or 1948, Mt. Carmel PA
Baby Grover Kemble about 10 months old, being swung by "Aunt Betty" Nichols. Sally K is at left, Aunt Betty Sharer at far right. Millersville PA summer 1949
Grover N. Kemble (left) with cousin Peggy North. Millersville PA probably 1949
Grover Kemble, abt Oct 1949, Millersville PA
Grover Kemble abt May 1950. Kemble 1949 Ford in background
Grover Kemble age 21 months, June 1950 Millersville PA. Car is our new (?) 1949 Ford
Grover N. Kemble, age about 10 months. 1949, Lancaster PA
Grover Kemble, probably Oct. 1949, Millersville PA.
Margaret "Peggy" North (later Tacardon) age abt 3. Millersville PA 1949 or 1950. She is in Grover Kemble's old baby buggy.
Baby Grover in pen with Cousin Peggy North. Summer 1949, Millersville PA
Margaret "Peggy" North (later Tacardon) sitting on wagon, Cousin Eugenia Kemble pulling her. Millersville PA about 1949
LNK with Betty Nichols, Millersville c. 1947. enhanced and exported
Luella R. North Kemble in overalls, Millersville PA spring 1949? She was age 36 + at that time. enhanced.
Sarah "Sally" Kemble age about 9, Millersville PA. Batons were cool!
Grover Kemble, left, with next door neighbor Paul Heisey. Summer 1951 Millersville PA enhanced
Richard Penn Kemble age abt 8, Millersville PA abt 1949
Dr. Robert Penn Kemble, president of the Lancaster PA chess club, taken with his children abt. 1950. Baby Grover front left, Sarah Luella back left, RPK, Eugenia, Penn at right.
Richard Penn Kemble (left) and George Bland. Taken about 1951 at the Bland's old mansion in Chestnut Hill PA
Richard Penn Kemble age abt 10, with Blands' puppy. Taken at Bland's old mansion in Chestnut Hill PA abt 1951
Some Kemble kids fooling around. Front: Eugenia, Richard Penn, Sally. George Bland in back. Taken at Bland's old mansion Chestnut Hill PA abt 1951
Kemble children 1950-51, Lancaster PA. From left: Eugenia age 6, Penn age abt 10, Sally age 12 seated holding Grover age 2.
Sally Kemble age about 12 in Millersville PA perhaps 1950. She is petting "Wendy" her fox terrier who had 4 puppies.
Richard Penn Kemble age about 12. Note hair in a pompadour. Probably Lancaster PA, 1953
A Kemble group: left to right Laura, William Penn, Lydia, Penn's daughter Elizabeth "Betty" Kemble Sharer, Penn's wife Bertha Eugenia (sitting). Young Leroy Sharer Jr. (Betty's son) in front. Birthday party given William Penn and Lydia by Mt. Carmel [PA] Item newspaper staff April 1951. Penn is age 75. He was owner/manager of Item for 60 years.
William Penn Kemble's 75th birthday party at Mt. Carmel Item; he is dancing with sister-in-law Ethel Smyser Kemble. His grandson Leroy Sharer Jr. is wandering around.
Leroy "Pete" Sharer, his wife Elizabeth "Betty" Kemble Sharer, and their son Leroy Sharer Jr. April 1951 Mt. Carmel PA, William Penn Kemble's 75th birthday party.
Bertha Eugenia Doty (Kemble) and husband William Penn Kemble at his 75th birthday party, Mt. Carmel PA April 1951. They don't smile.
Birthday party for William Penn Kemble and his sister Lydia given them in April 1951 by his Mt. Carmel Item (newspaper) staff. Penn and Lydia are pictured at center with Lydia accepting a gift.
Eugenia Kemble, age 6 or 7, Millersville PA. Our front yard!
Eugenia Kemble age about 3
Bertha Eugenia Doty (Kemble) with son Robert P. Kemble (in back) and grandchildren: left to right, Sally Kemble, Eugenia Kemble, baby Grover Kemble, Richard Penn Kemble, Leroy Sharer Jr. About summer 1949.
Eugenia Kemble age abt 5. Millersville PA abt 1949
Schoolgirl Eugenia Kemble abt 7 or 8, taken abt 1951 Millersville PA
Bettine Twitmire, Sally K's friend at her home in Millersville PA 1950
Luella R. North Kemble, Millersville PA abt 1949. She is about 37 years old.
Luella North Kemble (right) with close friend Alice Crothers Bland. about 1950. They are about 38 years old
Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Kemble Sharer, about 1950. Mt Carmel PA
At golden wedding of William Penn Kemble and Bertha Eugenia Doty: restive younger generation with great Aunt Lydia Kemble. Front: Leroy Sharer Jr. with balloon. Clockwise around table: Mary Elizabeth Harter, Eugenia Kemble, Richard Penn Kemble, Jean Ann Harter, Sarah Luella Kemble. Little Grover N. Kemble standing in back with Lydia. 1952
Younger generation of Kembles, bored to death at senior Kemble (WPK and Bertha E Doty) golden wedding, 1952. Left to rt.: Leroy Sharer Jr., Sally Kemble (in front), Eugenia Kemble, Jean Ann Harter (in front), Richard Penn Kemble, Grover Kemble. Mary Elizabeth Harter is obscured. In Item building, Mt. Carmel PA
Sally Kemble age about 20, portrait taken in Morris Plalns NJ. Hair too short!
Grover Kemble age 4 at father's 25 th Princeton reunion.
1018 Woods Ave. Lancaster PA, where Sarah Luella lived with parents, brothers and sister from fall 1952 to abt 1958. Photo with Sally Kemble and sons Robert and Carl Zacarias taken about 1985
Dr. Robert Penn Kemble in his forties.
Dr. Robert P. Kemble abt 1954, Lancaster PA. He had this portrait done after he was diagnosed with skin cancer (malignant melanoma). At the time he did not know if he would reccover.
Robert Penn Kemble age 49, after he was diagnosed with cancer (malignant melanoma). He had surgery and recovered. Fabian Bachrach portrait taken 1954, Lancaster PA. enhanced
Dr. Robert P. Kemble, taken before skin cancer surgery, Lancaster PA, 1954. He feared he was going to die, but he recovered. Portrait by Fabian Bachrach: fixed into frame, hard to scan.
William Penn Kemble at testimonial dinner in his honor by Rotary Club, about 1952, Mt. Carmel PA Honored guest General Gavin is at his left.
Kemble children, probably December 1953 Lancaster PA. Left to right: Richard Penn, Grover, Eugenia "Gene", Sarah Luella "Sally". Two discontent adolescents. Note Christmas tree: that kind of thing was not Dad Robert Kemble's strong point.
Luella R. North Kemble portrait, date unknown. She became prematurely gray in her 30's; was this taken before? She never colored her hair.
Luella North (Kemble) with youngest child Grover. Christmas 1954 Lancaster PA
Dr. Robert Penn and Luella North Kemble loading or unloading their car at rental cottage on Lake Megunticook, Camden ME. Car was a Ford Galaxy. Summer 1962?
Grover Kemble, age 3 or 4, abt 1952 portrait
Grover Kemble the elf. Age abt 9, Lancaster PA
Grover Kemble age about 9, school picture. enhanced
William Penn Kemble and wife Bertha Eugenia Doty Kemble. Probably Christmas 1956, shortly before he died.
Margaret Ann "Peggy" North (later Tacardon) Christmas 1957, 189 Cornelia St. Plattsburgh NY
Margaret Ann "Peggy" North, Dec. 1957, Plattsburgh NY
North family, from left: Betty Gordon North, daughter Margaret Ann "Peggy" North, Thomas R. North. Christmas 1957, 189 Cornelia St. Plattsburgh NY
Grover Kemble age 9 or 10, with cat "Gypsy", Morris Plains N.J. enhanced
Grover Kemble, probably age 9+ on Maine seacoast 1958. Sister Eugenia is in background. enhanced
Grover Kemble age abt 10 in front of our "stable", Morris Plains NJ, abt 1950. When Grover was in his late teens, he and H.S. friends used to sometimes drink in this place, unbeknownst to their parents! straightened
Richard Penn Kemble age about 14, abt. 1953, Lancaster PA
Kemble "children" with Cousin Peg North in foreground.. In back Sally and R. Penn, Grover K to left of Peg, Eugenia to right of Peg. Abt 1959, Morris Plains NY
Richard Penn Kemble had nine lives. He was asleep in back seat when this happened; driver fell asleep at wheel. All survived by falling out on to road when chassis was torn from car. 1959 Casner Illinois
Robert P. and wife Luella Kemble at left; right, Robert's sister Betty Kemble Sharer and husband Leroy "Pete" Sharer. Dog Viki. Kemble's West Hanover Avenue home in Morris Plains NJ, owned by Morris County. abt 1962?
Elizabeth "Betty" Kemble Sharer and husband Leroy "Pete" Sharer in front of Bob and Luella Kembles' home in Morris Plains NJ. 1962?
Sarah Luella "Sally" Kemble, graduation picture Mt. Holyoke College 1960. They made us wear this off the shoulder top for the portrait. My parents thought I looked over-glamorized; it "wasn't me".
Kemble family at their residence: 300 West Hanover Ave., Morris Plains NJ. In back left to right: Eugenia, Dad Robert P. Kemble, Mom Luella North Kemble, Richard Penn K. Front Sally K. and Grover K. abt. 1965?
Eugenia Kemble age about 13, c. 1957
Eugenia Kemble in Girl Scout uniform.
Eugenia Kemble , high school about 1960, age abt 15
Eugenia Kemble, high school graduation photo, Parsippany-Troy H.S. New Jersey 1962
Brothers Grover N. Kemble (left) and Richard Penn Kemble. Morris Plains NY, summer 1965?
Richard Penn Kemble moving in or out of his parents' Morris Plains NJ home. ABt 1962
Grover N. Kemble, Lake Megunticook, Camden ME. Probably summer 1963, when he was 14. He is already bound to a guitar.
Luella Robinson (North) , center front, age abt 90. Left front, on ground, her daughter Luella North (Kemble). Right front: grandchildren Peg North and Grover Kemble. Standing: son Thomas R. North, his wife Betty, Luella N's son in law Dr. RP Kemble, granddaughter Sally Kemble, son Grover N. North. Morris Plains N.J. abt 1962 enhanced.
Grover Kemble, Parsippany HS (NJ) cross country record. Probably early 1965
Grover N. Kemble high school yearbook picture, Parsippany Troy (N.J.) H.S. 1966
Eugenia Kemble 1964?
Robert Penn Kemble on daughter Gene's horse "Barney". At home, Morris Plains NY abt 1960.
young Grover Kemble with Dad Dr. RP Kemble, with pets. Morris Plains NJ abt 1960. Grover mounted on horse "Barney". Dogs are German Shephard Viki and Gordon Setter "Mac" being petted by RPK. Boy in middle may be Hap Noble.
Grover North abt 1966
Pavel Kempel, our Russian rapper cousin. Family Tree DNA reports a 37 marker match with Grover Kemble's Y chromosome DNA (genetic distance 2). This means a probable common paternal ancestor about 8 generations back. Pavel tells SLK that his paternal ancestor migrated from Ittlingen, Germany to the Volga in Russia in 1761. There is paper evidence that our early paternal ancestors in PA were named Kempel. Picture taken 2011. Facebook
Sarah "Sally" Kemble age 4, Danville KY July 1943. straightened and enhanced. exported
Eugenia Kemble age abt 11. Her tomboy phase. A school photo, Lancaster PA. enhanced
Probably baby Sarah "Sally" Kemble. Her mother writes "almost 6 months old". Late Feb 1939. enhanced
Dr. Robert Penn Kemble, late 1930's or early 1940's. With pipe and old telephone. Telephone may not have even had dial. My mother LNK (RPK's wife) captioned this photo "The Breadwinner at Work". enhanced and exported.