I wrote this seven years ago. Well I think it was seven years ago. I will have to check. I have learned a lot since 2007 when I got addicted to genealogy. I never meant to go on a mission to find lost ancestors, but it happened anyway.
I shall return with this beautiful group photo taken in April or May 1916. Now this is what I had written on Boxing Day…
Boxing Day at last!
I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas like the Arther Myers’ family back in the 50s.
A few years ago I was contacted by a descendant of the Myers family. Jason had shared many dozens of old photos of Arther Myers and Rosealina Larose’s family.
These happy people will forever live in our hearts. This is why I have been writing so much about people even if I am not closely related to them.
A reader once commented…
If you write it, they will come.
I could not have said it better. These pictures were taken on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day. Just look at the Christmas tree on the right of Rosealina.
Rosealina is wearing the same dress and Arther has the same tie on this picture.
I wonder which Christmas it was? Maybe there was a caption at the back.
Here it’s easier to date this picture.
50 years after
Arther and Rosealina married on April 22, 1907, so this picture was taken on April 22, 1957, give or take a few days.
Here’s a picture where Rosealina is a little more serious and looks a little younger.
Arther looks like the quiet type. Old pictures talk a lot you know. This is why they are so important to keep them. They remind us of people we loved so much when they are not around anymore.
Arther died on August 4th, 1959. Rosealina rejoined him on June 21, 1969. I am sure they had a happy life and had happy beautiful children.
This is what I found.
Joseph Arther Hormidas Myers 1908-1986
Alice Sophrinie Myers 1910-1999
Paul A. Myers 1912-1979
Irene Myers 1916-1999
Beatrice Rose Myers 1919-2010
Ernest Edward Myers 1921-1983
Agnes B. Myers 1925-
Some are seen on this picture taken on the same Christmas day. Same tie, same dress, same happy people.
Merry Christmas everyone!