|Posted on July 5, 2012 at 11:35 PM|
My aunt has been cleaning house, and I've been on the receiving end of some of the family treasures! Knowing my passion for family history and anything old, she has been giving me boxes of old greeting cards from family members, some photos, obituaries, and old deeds.
My grandmother was Cora Blanche Norris. She married Philip Carl Fisher. So, the treasures are not just from the Fisher family, but from the Norris family too.
This deed shows the relationship that existed between the Norris and Fisher families from an early date. The entire deed, along with another one, can be viewed in the Local Houses, Places, and Deeds photo album.
I have also inherited a large number of unknown photos. I'm not sure which side of the family many of them belong to. They may even be friends of the family who shared their portraits and were saved through the years. One of the unknown cuties is featured below.
Who is this sweet little boy? I sure wish I knew! You can view his photo and other unknowns in the Unknowns photo album. If you recognize someone, please leave a comment on the photo.
My aunt also shared a school booklet from the Upper Corner School in Penn Township. The Upper Corner school was a one room school for grades one through eight, and these souvenir booklets were given out by the teacher in place of a yearbook for these rural schools. The booklets provide the teacher's name, and a list of all the students for the given year. Sometimes, they even inclue a photograph of the teacher.
Finally, my aunt shared some obituaries and newspaper clippings that my grandmother had collected. The obituaries are included in the Photos and Obits area of the website. The obituaries are grouped by the individual's last name.
The above obituary was for my great-uncle, Cloyd H. Rhodes. He was married to my grandmother's sister, Carrie Norris.
As my aunt continues to clean, I can only hope she will continue to find more family treasures such as the few I have shared with you above. As always, I invite you to share your family treasures on this website with others who share an interest in the Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley.