Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Family Coincidence

This is a picture of my Great Uncle Max and Aunt Esther

Max was 2 and Esther 4
Nov 1910
I never knew the bear was a prop

Nov 14 diary entry of their sister

Now look what I found when comparing notes with my
5th cousin
Our common ancestor is my 4th and her 5th Great Grandparents 

her Dad and his siblings
same chairs
same tea set
Same BEAR!

How funny the Mitchell family ended up in the same town and at the same photographer for a tea party.
What a sweet coincidence!
Just thought you would enjoy

Adam and Elizabeth McMachen Mitchell
My Line                                                                                       Cousin Jane's line
John Mitchell                                                                               Robert Mitchell
Martha Mitchell Galbreath                                                           James Mitchell
James Galbreath                                                                           Luther Mitchell
Max and Esther Galbreath                                                        William Mitchell
                                                                                                    Harry Mitchell

I was so taken back when I notice the similarities
Hope you get a kick out of it too!



ann said...

You just gave me a great idea. We are having a family reunion this weekend. I should photograph the little girls at tea. Such sweet photos and a very creative photographer for those days.

Pat Cantwell said...

Love this, dear friend!!!
I've heard it said, "History repeats itself".

Susie said...

Ann, Those are charming pictures. I love their dresses. You have the best records of your family history. I love it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a wonderful archive you have! Do you think portraits used to be more of an art form? Wonderful pictures.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh yes I enjoyed the tea party pictures and it amazes me how much family history you come up with and have

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Old family photos are so fun and interesting to look at. You are very lucky to be able to read their diary. Interesting window into everyday life back then.