Monday, August 24, 2009

Orphan Photo #30

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This photograph is of Euphemia Kyner.  It was taken in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania by the photographer, Bishop.  On the back of the photograph it also states “Alexander Kyner’s sister.”  With that being the case, I suspect that this is the Euphemia I found in the 1850 U.S. census for Southampton, Pennsylvania, daughter of George and Mary (?), sister of Alexander.  She was listed as age 22 in the census.  Also noted on the back of the card is that she was single.  Since cabinet cards didn’t come into play until the mid 1860s, and based on her age, I would suspect this was take about the mid to late 1860s.  I am unable to find her beyond the 1850 census, so I suspect that she was married shortly after the photo was taken, or she perhaps died.

I am currently working on finding some living relatives in the hopes of handing this photograph over to family.  Wish me luck!


1850 U.S. Federal Census, Southampton, Franklin, Pennsylvania; Roll  M432_782; Page: 352; Image: 198.



Tom Kemp

Terrific find.


My great grandmother lived about an hour away from Chambersburg... it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere. So cool to see this! Very unique blog, too. I just found it but am enjoying going through it :)

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