Memorabilia


June 29, 2006

BALLOU, BECKMAN, & RELATED

I've "rescued" a group of old photographs belonging to the BALLOU Family. The photographs and information discovered through very limited research follows:

 
*        Orlando BALLOU Jr. of Butte, MT, dated 1901, child of about 2 years
(seated)

*        Orlando BALLOU Jr. of Butte, MT, dated 1901, child of about 2 years
(standing)

*        Hester & Orlando BALLOU Jr. of Butte, MT, dated 1901, girl appears
to be about 4 years old and boy is 2 years

Orlando Ralph BALLOU b. 18 Apr 1898 in Butte, MT to parents Grant Albee BALLOU and Rose PATTERSON, Orlando died 2 Mar 1943; Hester BALLOU b. 10 Sept 1894 in Phillipsburg, MT to parents Grant Albee BALLOU and Rose PATTERSON, married Roy KNAPP

*        Delcar BALLOU, taken at the Rendall Studio in Santa Rosa, CA,
1870's, infant, noted "son of Daniel BALLOU"

1910 Census of Los Angeles, CA includes the family of Delcar W. BALLOU with
records indicating the following:

Delcar W. BALLOU, age 38, married 6 years, born CA, parents born IL⁄IN

Ethel L. BALLOU, wife, age 36, married 6 years, 2 children⁄2 living, born
CA, parents born OH

Jean BALLOU, son, age 5, born CA

Gesed BALLOU, son, age 2, born CA

Daniel W. BALLOU b. 26 Feb 1837 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH to parents Isaac Albee
BALLOU and Hannah ALLEN, died 9 Mar 1885 in Oakland, CA

*       Ralph N. BALLOU and Ralph N. BALLOU Jr., no studio or location, taken early 1900's, father in his 20's or 30's, child less than 1 year old

Ralph Norton BALLOU b. 15 Jan 1877 in Naperville, IL to parents Sylvester Allen BALLOU (son of Isaac Albee BALLOU and Hannah ALLEN) and Elizabeth NORTON, died May 1939 in Florida, CA

*        Leonard BALLOU, taken at Briggs Studio in Santa Rosa, CA , dated 8 May 1902, child is age 17 months, note "son of Arthur BALLOU, grandson of Volney BALLOU"

Leonard BALLOU b. 28 Aug 1899 died March 1983 in Butte County, CA, Grandfather Volney BALLOU was another son of Isaac Albee BALLOU and Hannah ALLEN, Volney J. BALLOU b. 20 May 1827 in Galway, NY to parents Isaac Albee BALLOU and Hannah ALLEN, married Rosa A. MOYER in April 1866 in Naperville,
IL, Volney died in Santa Rosa, CA on 4 June 1877

*        Volney BALLOU, taken at Briggs Studio in Santa Rosa, CA, age 16 months, noted "son of Arthur"

Volney BALLOU was born 23 Sept 1899 and died Sept 1985 in Sonoma County, CA

Arthur W. BALLOU b. 5 Nov 1874 in Santa Rosa, CA was the son of Volney J. BALLOU (son of Isaac Albee BALLOU and Hannah ALLEN) and Rosa A. MOYER, 1880 census of Santa Rosa, CA includes the family as follows:

Rosa A. BALLOU, widow, age 39, born PA, Farming⁄Keeping House, parents born Germany⁄PA
Albert L. BALLOU, son, age 17, born IL, Works on Farm, parents born NY⁄PA
Eunice BALLOU, dau, age 13, born CA, parents born NY⁄PA
Althea BALLOU, dau, age 11, born CA, parents born NY⁄PA
Margaret J. BALLOU, dau, age 10, born CA, parents born NY⁄PA
Arthur BALLOU, son, age 5, born CA, parents born NY⁄PA

*        Edna & Bert BALLOU, taken at N. R. Davidson Studio in Santa Rosa,
CA, picture taken 1897, also dated 8 May 1902, couple in their 30's or 40's

1910 census of Santa Rosa, CA includes the family as follows:
Albert BALLOU, age 47, married 12 years, born IL, parents born NY⁄PA, a Farmer
Edna BALLOU, wife, age 32, married 12 years, 3 children⁄3 living, born NE, parents born OH⁄PA
Leonard BALLOU, son, age 10, born CA
Kenneth BALLOU, son, age 3, born CA
Helen BALLOU, dau, age 1 years and 4 months, born CA
John C. MCWILLIAMS, Father-in-law, age 69, a widower, born OH, parents born PA⁄OH, Cutlery & Plateware

In 1920 the family remained in Santa Rosa, CA with census records providing
the following information:

Bert L. BALLOU, age 56, born IL, parents born NY⁄PA, a Farmer
Edna BALLOU, wife, age 42, born NE, parents born USA
Leonard BALLOU, son, age 20, born CA, a Farmer
Kenneth BALLOU, son, age 13, born CA
Helen BALLOU, dau, age 11, born CA

*        Clarence O. BALLOU, taken at Maxwell Studio in Walla Walla, CA, man in his 40's

See information regarding 1870 census of Lisle, IL and family of Orlando BALLOU noted below including son Clarence

*       Eleanor BECKMAN of Naperville, IL, taken at Bannister Studio in
Naperville, IL, dated 1907, baby age 6 months, noted "daughter of May BALLOU
BECKMAN and Bernie BECKMAN"

May BALLOU b. 16 Dec 1879 in Naperville, IL to parents Sylvester Allen
BALLOU and Elizabeth NORTON, married Bernard C. BECKMAN on 24 Oct 1901.

In 1910 the BECKMAN Family was living in Naperville, IL with census records providing the following information:

Bernard C. BECKMAN, age 32, married 9 years, born IL, parents born Germany,
a Paint Company Manager
May BECKMAN, wife, age 31, married 9 years, 2 children⁄2 living, born IL, parents born NY
Bernice BECKMAN, dau, age 7, born IL, a Public School Pupil
Elenor BECKMAN, dau, age 4, born IL
Fannie SCHULTZ, servant, age 22, born IL, parents born IL, a Private Family Servant
Eliza BALLOU, Mother-in-law, age 61, a widow, 4 children⁄4 living, born NY, parents born Ireland
Alice BALLOU, Sister-in-law, age 21, born IL, parents born NY, a College Student
Edith BALLOU, Sister-in-law, age 21, born IL, parents born NY, a College Student

In 1920 the BECKMAN Family was still living in Naperville, IL with census records providing the following information regarding the family:

Bernard C. BECKMAN, age 42, born IL, parents born Germany, a Shingles and Roof Manufacturer
May B. BECKMAN, wife, age 40, born IL, parents born NY
Bernice BECKMAN, dau, age 17, born IL
Eleanor BECKMAN, dau, age 13, born IL
Sylvia Allen BECKMAN, dau, age 8, born IL

*        Florence BALLOU, dated 1902, no studio or location, woman in her
20's, noted "Graduation at State Normal School, Weston, Oregon"

*        Florence BALLOU, taken at Crystal Springs Farm (Old Highway) at
Milton - Freewater, OR, appears to be taken in the early 1900's, Florence is
dressed in a geisha costume and appears to be in her teens

Florence Perdita BALLOU b. 22 Oct 1880 in Milton, OR to parents Orlando
Ralph BALLOU and Elizabeth BOYD, married David BROWN on 30 Sept 1903 in
Freewater, OR

*        Myra BALLOU, taken at Evergreen Heights in Seattle, WA during a
pearl wedding anniversary for Mr. & Mrs. NEALERUS, taken 16 Oct 1907, woman
in her 50's or 60's, noted "spinster"

1870 census of Lisle, IL includes the family of Orlando BALLOU including a
daughter Myra BALLOU:

Orlando BALLOU, age 36, a Farmer, born OH
Elizabeth BALLOU, age 33, Keeps House, born NY
Allis BALLOU, age 9, born IL
Myra BALLOU, age 8, born IL
Grant BALLOU, age 6, born IL
Clarence BALLOU, age 4, born IL
Edna M. BALLOU, age 6 months, born IL
August SOHOMEL, age 28, born Prussia
Liddia KNAUSS, age 20, born PA

1920 census of Umatilla, OR included the household of Elizabeth B. BALLOU
including Myra BALLOU as follows:

Elizabeth B. BALLOU, age 82, a widow, born NY, parents born Ireland⁄PA, a
Farmer

Myra J. BALLOU, age 57, born IL, parents born OH⁄NY

In addition to these photographs I've also recovered many others which I believe are all related in someway to the BALLOU Family described in this group of photographs.  They include members of the BOYD, MATHER, BUELL, WYATT, BOUTON, REED, BARRETT, MCDUFFIE, ROOD, ARMITSTEAD, BROWN, DAVIES,
ELY, CHURCH, SAXTON, SHAW, BURT, BLALOCK, HOLMES, and RENN Families.

 I am hoping to see all these photographs returned to their rightful place with family.  If you are a member of this family, or know someone who might be, please contact me.

Shelley Cardiel  cardielsATcomcast.net (replace AT with @)



October 9, 2003

UDSTAD - GAMAGE - O'DILL - STALLMAN - WEBB - SPRINK - MILLER - FOWLER - WACKERLIN - ZENTMEYER - GROOM - PATTERGER  and LEHMAN

Photographic "Gold Mine" for someone........
I was recently given a large box containing hundreds old photos , several 8mm. movie films, some musical & VCR tapes that supposedly belonged to a BAUER Family who resided in Dupage County Illinois (west of Chicago) in the early 1900s.  Most of the professional portraits were taken at various photo studios in Aurora & Chicago, Illinois .
Only a few are identified with surnames of  UDSTAD - GAMAGE - O'DILL - STALLMAN - WEBB - SPRINK - MILLER - FOWLER - WACKERLIN - ZENTMEYER - GROOM - PATTERGER  and LEHMAN.
Some candid reunion⁄vacation (?) shots with a location noted are -- Johnson City, TN. - Thorntown, IN. - Davenport, FL. and Clearwater, FL.    

 

 
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