Sam and Tilda

I just love old pictures even if I am not closely related to people who are pictured.

This picture is called a cabinet card. I don’t collect them per se, I just share them on Our Ancestors since 2009.


Salomon Ringquist  and Matilda  Larsson

Collection the Tillman  family

Salomon Ringquist  and Matilda  Larsson emigrated to the United States from Sweden. At least this is what I could find about them thanks to Jen who shared several old pictures and got me curious

This is another picture…

Salomon Ringquist and Matilda  Larsson are posing for posterity with their three daughters: Hannah, Marie, and Corine….


Collection the Tillman  family

Stay tuned…

How I met Little Ethel?

How I met Little Ethel and your ancestors?  

With a family  picture shared in 2014.

The Gosselins

Collection the  Tillman family

Henri Gosselin and Emma Leblanc with their children

How I met your ancestors?

The urge to find  about  my roots at first and then the pleasure  in discovering distant cousins, uncles, aunts along the  way.

How  I  found  out about  Little  Ethel is first  thanks  to Chris who shared this picture.

Rose and Alphonse

Rose Maynard and Alphonse Gosselin

Then Jen found out about Our Ancestors and she shared these but said in 2014 to wait  before  posting them.

The wait  is over.

Henri and Emma

Collection the  Tillman family

Henri Gosselin and Emma Leblanc

family picture

 Rose Ménard and Alphonse Gosselin’s wedding
17 September 1907

Collection the  Tillman family

Alphonse and Rose's wedding identification


The Gosselins

The Gosselins

Collection the  Tillman family

Sitting from left to right

Corad (Jen’s great-grandfather), Henry Alphonse Gosselin (Jen’s great-great-grandfather), Ethel, Emma Leblanc Gosselin (Jen’s great-great-grandmother).

Standing from left to right are Arthur, Ernest, Alphonse, Rose, and Harold.

It is well

Find a  Grave

Find a Grave

A reader just replied to a comment made on this article I had written  in 2011

This is the article  in question.


Louis Joseph  Combe is Sylvia’s father who is still living and has a lot of pictures of her family. Her daughter sent them to Robin who is in the process of scanning them all.

Louis Combe was a photographer by trade, but obviously he did not take this photo. 

Louis Joseph Combe

This is the original photo Robin had scanned two days ago.

I did a little editing just using Paint…

It was worth taking the time to do it since Robin took the time to scan 44 pictures.

I won’t be posting or editing all of them.

Only some that will be touching people’s lives so to speak.

I believe the motorcycle picture would have been taken around 1915, maybe earlier. Louis would have been 21 in 1912.

Louis Joseph Combe was born in 1891 in Custer, in South Dakota. He died in 1987.  

His father was Victor Combe who was a French immigrant. Victor Combe arrived in the U.S. in 1885 and in 1890 he married Virginia Grandbois who was French-Canadian.

Louis Combe married Sylvia Bleau who was the daughter of David Bleau and Agnes Alexandre who both had French-Canadian ancestors. Agnes is my first cousin twice removed. Her mother Philomene was my great-grandfather’s sister.

Robin has found a lot about her roots and her husband’s, but now she has a lot of pictures to go around and share them with all of us.

The Combe Family

She also found three people passionate about genealogy.

About 1915…?

In 1917…?

A little History Detectives…?

Where was that picture taken…?


Now the comments…

First Ryan’s comment

I love the picture of my Great grandfather Louis on the Harley! Such a cool picture, and you did a great job cleaning it up. I’m going to print that one and hang it in my office at home! I also love the pic of my grandpa Louis and great uncle Larry and will print and frame that one also. Great stuff!

Glee’s  comment

Hi my name is Glee Moureen Combe Judson. I believe the great uncle Larry mentioned above is my father, Lawrence Victor Combe (Sr.) b. 10/29/1921 d. 06/24/2003. Louis Joseph Combe, Sr.was my dad’s father. His oldest daughter referred to above as Sylvia, was known to her nieces and nephews as Aunt Marie. It would be nice to receive this information, if possible. Our son just happens to live in New Haven, Ct and is interested in knowing more about our family history. Grandpa (Louis Combe) moved his family from Connecticut in 1927 to Southern California.

Thank you for sharing this information and photos.